PITTSBURGH, Penn., April 13, 2016 — The HEX500-350HL high-load, precision hexapod from Aerotech’s HexGen series is designed for applications in x-ray diffraction, sensor testing and high-force device manipulation. Aerotech’s A3200 motion control software drives the hexapod, which is actuated with 6 high-accuracy struts built with precision preloaded bearings, ball screws and drive components. The HEX500-350HL is designed with a 150-mm-diameter clear aperture in both the platform and base to allow for workpiece access from the bottom. The base is designed with mounting holes to adapt directly to English or metric optical tables. The hexapod can also be vacuum prepared for demanding applications in synchrotron sample or optics adjustment, semiconductor manufacturing and inspection, or satellite sensor testing.