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DECam hexapod
ADS designed and built for Fermilab the hexapod pointing system for their Dark Energy Survey experiment on the 4.2m Blanco telescope.

The main features of this hexapod are hereafter listed:
  • payload = 3500 Kg
  • X,Y,Z displacement stroke = +/- 10 mm
  • Rx,Ry angular stroke = +/- 100 arcsec
  • stiffness = 700 N/um (axial), 100 N/um (lateral)
  • min incremental step = 1.5 um, 1.5 arcsec
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