Positioning Systems for VK-X Microscopes

Measure more with your VK-X microscope

Have you ever wanted to use your VK-X microscope to measure larger parts, automate your process, or combine additional capabilities with the off-the-shelf Keyence unit? Well, we build large format stages and accessories that unlock more power from these already useful microscopes. 

Large travel stages

Your parts are big! We build motorized positioning stages with travels between 300 millimeters and 2.5 meters in length.

More automation

Add more to your automated data acquisition process. Reduce the amount of operator interaction and speed up your measurement cycle.

Easy installation

Our equipment is thoughtfully designed to be plug-and-play with the VK microscope and its controller. Take the easy route this time!

Support

Worried about technical support? Our people, help guides, and how-to videos will make sure your equipment is optimized for your needs.

Step 1: Choose your capabilities

Option #1

Basic Integration

User works 100% from the Keyence VK Viewer interface

How does it work?

These larger travel stages are stepper motor driven. The VK microscope’s internal stepper motor controller will be used to drive the XY axes. This integration does not require any additional software. 

When would this option be ideal for me?

Product for this option

Large Format Stage – Base Product (LF-B)

Option #2

Expanded Integration

Additional software is used to extend the VK's capabilities

How does it work?

Servo driven stages of a variety of travel and payload capacities are controlled by a Peak Metrology developed software interface. This product uses the programming libraries provided with the Keyence VK-X. 

When would this option be ideal for me?

Product for this option

Large Format Stage – Expanded Product (LF-X)

Step 2: Check off important considerations

Your application is unique. It is important to understand what decisions can impact the performance and capability of the equipment you buy. 

Do you need a vibration isolation system?

You want to maintain the performance of the microscope over a larger measurement area. We will help you understand your options.

The full technical report can be found here. 

Do you need a rotary stage?

Rotary motion is helpful in many applications. We build and integrate rotary stages as part of our Expanded product offering

A full report of rotary stages being used for alignment can be found here. 

Do you need additional sensors or automated Z motion?

If your part has large changes in height across its surface you will likely need to use a larger travel Z stage and/or a height sensor. We automate Z stages and integrate external sensors in our Extended product option. 

Do you need something custom?

Half of the machines that we build include some level of customization for one reason or another. Don’t hesitate to ask what is possible. Below are just a few examples of common customizations. 

Check out one of our custom machines in the video to the left.

Additional Resources

Educational articles, white papers, and videos to help you make more informed decisions about your equipment purchases. 

Help files, CAD downloads, and installation videos. Get in touch with your peak representative for the password. 

Turn your metrology challenge into project success.