Bespoke Motion Solutions

Heason Technology offers its own extensive design and manufacturing capability to provide customised motion control solutions. Our Project Gallery below includes a selection of interesting and diverse examples where we have helped our customers across the industry to fulfil their challenging motion control requirements.

Bespoke Application projects from Heason

Heason Technology has successfully delivered a £ ¼ million precision motion solution to Synchrotron Soleil, the French national synchrotron facility and research laboratory. ANTARES will benefit from a new and powerful Scanning PhotoEmission Microscope (SPEM) technique that will use the Heason Technology designed manipulators to both focus the beam and perform sample scanning with nanometre precision in combination with three independent detectors producing precise sample...

Risø DTU (National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy) a part of the Technical University of Denmark recently awarded a contract to Heason Technology to provide motion control systems and significant professional motion engineering services to help develop a full scale multiple LIDAR based laser scanner system. Called Wind Scanner, it is used to measure wind turbulence in three dimensions around huge wind turbines to further understand wind turbulence effects on...

Heason Technology’s new range of low-cost Cartesian style gantry positioning systems are aimed at pick and place applications in the growing biomedical and laboratory automation market and other industries where medium precision and medium duty robotic handing for assembly or parts sorting is required. The design is based on our own PLA range of low costleadscrew actuators which feature an extruded aluminium housing and a robust linear motion guide support bearing system in a...

Leading manufacturer of safety devices for the lift industry, Atwell International Ltd, required a test platform for British Standard qualification for it’s VG Overspeed Governor. To achieve this they worked in conjunction with Heason Technology to produce a turn-key solution for their requirement. As a motion system integrator Heason were able not only to provide suitable motion components but the ability to design and build the framework, the relevant mechanical interfaces,...

The project involved the supply of six complete EPICS based control systems, with each controller capable of 4 axis synchronised motion control, interfacing with the Danfysik built advanced permanent insertion devices which are known as Moveable Gap Damping Wigglers. Insertion devices are used to generate synchrotron radiation and the damping wigglers reduce the beam emittance so as to ensure the optimum luminosity as well as provide a broadband, high intensity source of x-ray...

Anthony Best Dynamics (ABD) of Bradford-on-Avon, UK, turned to leading independent precision motion specialists Heason Technology for zero backlash rotary actuators for its Suspension Parameter Measurement Machine (SPMM). ABD’s kinematics and compliance measurement machines measure the quasi-static suspension characteristics that are important to ride and handling. The machines measure the kinematic characteristics due to suspension and steering system geometries, and compliances...

Heason Technology designed and developed a pair of custom servo motors for this demanding application which called for a 100 percent form, fit and function replacement for an existing, but obsolete, design. The servo motors are an integral part of actuators that are deployed on the forward deck on modern naval vessels and subjected to extreme environments. Heason Technology’s motion engineering experts set about the project to re-design the permanent magnet servo motor...

Heason Technology have been commissioned to deliver neutron beam modifying Jaw Packages for the WISH and Nimrod instruments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source.  ISIS uses neutron scattering as a powerful non-destructive tool that can penetrate and reveal the molecular structure of materials using beams of neutrons and incredibly sensitive detectors. WISH and Nimrod are two of several instruments in TS2 that use a variety of...

Heason Technology constructed this large scale gantry positioning system for MBDA to operate in a vertical orientation inside an anechoic chamber to test RF guidance systems on the Meteor missile system. Rather than costly live firing trials, this state-of-the-art, purpose built facility allows MDBA to “fly” the missile in a simulated environment. The gantry designed and built by Heason is largely manufactured from custom carbon fibre sections. Two vertical travelling beams...

Scientists at the Diamond Light Source in South Oxfordshire are using a custom-engineered 21-axis positioning system designed and built by Heason Technology to provide beam collimation, optical focussing and optical modification for the newly commissioned I24 Microfocus Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) beamline. One of the major applications for this beamline is to investigate the link between the structure and function of molecules known as membrane proteins. These proteins prove...

When the Space Geodesy Facility at Herstmonceux, East Sussex faced reliability problems with their ageing telescope, their engineers turned to Heason Technology for expert assistance. The thirty year old telescope forms part of a global tracking network to monitor the paths of Earth-orbiting satellites to quantify, for example, the amount by which sea level is currently rising.  The scientists at Herstmonceux track passing orbital satellites and accurately calculate...

Many Motorsport based simulation platforms employ a traditional six legged Stewart platform (or hexapod).  This device is mechanically simple and provide a strong and robust platform. However, hexapods have limited linear translations.  Extended linear travel, in particular in the surge and sway axes, provide maximum realism to the driver providing maximum vestibular stimulation Heason’s motion engineering experts engaged with the customer’s extensive...

Four independent jaw blades each positioned via a leadscrew driven by a 1.8 deg stepper motor integrated into a custom vacuum enclosure. This eliminates the requirement for additional chamber Jaw blade position feedback via motor step counting in the subsequent motion control electronics. Optionally conductive linear potentiometers can be specified to provide absolute position measurement or rotary incremental encoders can be fitted to the rear of the motor shafts. Additional...