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Micro beam steering applications

Precision beam steering modules are easily integrated into portable instruments

New Scale creates miniature actuator systems for precise point-to-point beam steering and dynamic movements up to 1K Hz. Our direct-drive piezoelectric motors inside the modules hold position with zero power and no servo jitter. The effects of external vibrations on the mirror position are highly damped.  

M3 smart modules have fully-integrated closed loop controllers - no external control board is needed! They communicate directly with your system processor over a standard serial interface. They have low drive voltage and low power use, making them ideal for portable instruments.

New Scale offers both standard and custom M3 beam steering modules for different applications and form factors. 

Standard products

Please see our M3-RS Rotary Stages for standard beam steering and mirror positioning systems.

micro beam steering system

 Standard two-axis, two-mirror beam steering system


Custom products

Please see our custom engineering capabilities for several examples of custom beam steering modules we have developed and patented for specific beam steering applications. Tiny M3 beam steering systems are comparable in size to MEMS devices, but offer a larger range of motion and accommodate higher-power lasers with larger beam diameters. 

M3 Smart Modules: simple, precise, smart

Our M3 (micro-mechatronic) smart module design platform yields complete closed-loop motion modules with high precision and tiny footprint. These “all in-one” smart modules require no separate electronics and interface directly with your system processor and power supply. Send simple serial commands from your processor directly to the module’s built-in controller using a standard I2C or SPI interface. This enables you to achieve the fastest time to market with the lowest total cost.  M3 modules have low power consumption and low input voltage for battery-powered operation.

Contact us today to discuss your micro beam steering requirements.