PRO Tower 4i/6i Vertical Interferometer: Up To 300mm Optics

  • Overview

    PRO Tower 4i/6i Overview

    The PRO Tower 4i/6i is a fast, ergonomical, and easy-to-use vertical interferometer capable of measuring the wavefront and radius of optics up to 300 mm in diameter. It has a motorized stage with 1,000 mm of travel and is available with a CGH stage for aspheric measurements.

    Multiple advanced features make the PRO Tower ideal for fast in-process metrology or final metrology of precision optics:

    • Shop floor convenience: Very stable platform with large lab-grade granite core for operating on shop floor
    • Robust radius scale: Renishaw metal scales with 10nm resolution are less sensitive to airborne particulate compared to glass scales
    • Precise radius measurements: +/- 1 micron positioning accuracy
    • Highly accurate configuration: Vertical interferometry allows optic to be measured in a relaxed state
    • Extensive size capabilities: Part apertures up to 300mm, radius up to 1200mm
    • Asphere capability: Available with optional CGH stage with position control
    • Exceptional ergonomics: Upward looking with objective at waist level
    • Customizable: Available with a wide variety of interferometers and transmission spheres
    • Crash avoidance software: Programmable safeties per job
    • Easy viewing of the latest software: Available with MetroPro X, displayed on a high resolution LCD screen
    • Mobility: Platform on wheels for easy movement, leveling feet for fast set up

    The PRO Tower is available in two versions: the PRO Tower 4i integrates a 4″ interferometer system, while the PRO Tower 6i operates with a 6″ interferometer. Both have programmable servo positioning of the Z-axis stage for easy use, as well as a powerfully simple Graphical User Interface.

  • Specs

    PRO Tower 4i/6i Technical Specifications

    Vertical Interferometer Specs* PRO Tower 4i/6i
    Working Diameter Range 1-300 mm (0.04"-11.8")
    Objective Size Up to 203.2 mm (8", Custom)
    Resolution of Encoder 0.0001 mm (0.000004")
    Wavefront Measurement Accuracy lambda/20 (dependent on objective accuracy)
    Z-Axis Stage Travel
    6" Zygo Verifier 1,000 mm (39.4")
    4" Zygo Verifier 1,250 mm (49.2")
    Cross Slide Travel
    X-Axis 50.8 mm (2")
    Y-Axis 50.8 mm (2")
    Machine Dimensions
    Width 1,700 mm (66.9")
    Depth 1,600 mm (63")
    Height 2,200 mm (86.6")
    Weight 1,814 kg (4,000 lbs.)

    *Specifications subject to change. Contact OptiPro for the latest specifications.

    Machine Features

    • Wavefront measurement of spherical and plano optics
    • Available with CGH stage for aspheric measurements
    • Radius of curvature measurement
    • 127 TPI tip tilt stage for fine adjustment of fringes
    • Available with an upward looking 6″ or 4″ Zygo Verifier
    • Tripod base with three active isolation pads for stability in a production environment
    • Lab grade granite core with precision rails for accurate movement
    • Servo driven Z-axis with variable speed joystick for easy positioning
    • 30 inch high resolution LCD screen with live display of interferograms
    • Ergonomic work station to make changing expensive objectives safe and easy
    • Easy access to interferometer for service to minimize any production losses
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