1 - Tiger controller
1 - XY stage
2 - Stilts (single-axis stages with mounting brackets; one master, one slave 1)
1 - Optical breadboard ≥ 600 mm wide
1 - Ruler or measuring tape
1 - 5 mm hex driver
4 - M6 washers
4 - M6 x 25 mm socket head screws (stilts to metric breadboard)
1 - 4 mm hex driver
2 - M6 x 16 mm flat head screws (stage to left LS)
2 - M6 x 14 mm flat head screws (stage to right LS)
1. Plug the XY stage into the Tiger controller.
2. Measure the distance between the X- and X+ mounting holes in the XY stage’s bottom plate, as in Figure 1. (Use the joystick or a serial command to move the X-axis to either side to reveal the mounting holes.)
3. Space the stilts on the breadboard so that the stage will mount
4. Loosely mount the stilts using the M6 washers and 25 mm socket head screws, 2 per side, to:
5. Plug the stilts into the Tiger controller.
Measure the position of the slides of the stilts relative to their bodies. If there is a discrepancy of ~1 mm or greater,
NOTICE: Commanding the slave-axis after the XY stage has been mounted can result in permanent damage to equipment.
1. Mount the bottom plate of the stage to the stilts, as in Figure 4. Work in a criss-cross pattern, gently tightening the screw farthest from the one you just tightened. Do the sequence once gently, and then again to properly seat all the screws. This ensures the stress is applied evenly.
NOTICE: Firmly mount the XY stage to the stilts before tightening the stilts to the breadboard, else permanent damage to equipment may occur.
2. Tighten the screws fastening the stilts to the breadboard after the stage is firmly mounted.4) Again, work in a criss-cross pattern, gently at first, to ensure all screws are properly seated.
3. After the screws are tightened, it is important to:
NOTICE: To control the vertical movement of the stage, send commands to the master-axis ONLY, else the stilts lose alignment and permanent damage to equipment may occur.