SS-30 Flexure-Based Galvanometer
Ideal for Raster Imaging Applications
Features Capacitive Position Sensing
Nutfield Technology’s SS-30 Flexure-Based Galvanometer with capacitive position sensing, offers exceptionally smooth scanning. This moving-magnet galvo is ideal for the most challenging applications such as small scan angle, high-duty cycle raster imaging, and printing. Cross-axis flexures replace ball bearings such that errors due to rumble and lubrication are eliminated, enabling smooth scanning, and long service life.
The SS-30 Flexure-Based Galvanometer is intended for large mirrors with recommended aperture range of 20mm to 50mm. It is ideal for use the page scanner in raster imaging systems, having great smoothness at low velocity. It’s also great as a tracking scanner for viewing or marking moving objects or for stabilization in imaging systems.
When integrated with Nutfield’s QD-4000 servo amplifier, the SS-30 Flexure-Based Galvanometer Scanners deliver excellent speed and accuracy. Due to the spring force inherent in the flexure pivot, some scanning modes, such as large angle point and shoot, are not recommended.
Contact Nutfield Technology for assistance with identifying a solution for your scanning application.
Key features of the SS-30 Flexure-Based Galvanometer:
Aperture range – 20mm to 45mm
Cross Flexure Pivot replaces ball bearings
Ideal for raster applications
Excellent cross-axis repeatability
Flexure pivot reduces on-axis jitter
No lubricants – useful in vacuum applications
Extended life in small angle applications
Specifications for the SS-30 Flexure-Based Galvanometer:
|Rated Excursion - Raster||±20*|
|Rated Excursion - Vector||±10*|
|Rotor Inertia||8.25 gm-cm²|
|Recommended Beam Aperture||7-15mm|
|Torque Constant||2.8*10⁵ dyne-cm/amp|
|Coil Resistance||5.8 ohm|
|Coil Inductance (@ 1kHz)||450 µh|
|Angular Sensitivity||100 µ amp/°|
|Gain Drift||50 ppm/°C|
|Offset Drift||40 µrad/°C|
|Repeatability||up to 10 µrads|
|Step Response Time|
|(1% of full scale, 99% settled)|
|20 mm (Si) X-Mirror||700 µs|
|45 mm X-Mirror||900 µs|
|Cable lengths available:||0.43 m to 0.6 m|
|Storage Temperature:||-10 to 50°C|
|Operating Temperature:||0 to 40°C noncondensing|
|All specifications are using Nutfield Tech's QD-4000 Servo Amplifier.|
|* Due to spring force inherent in the cross flexure pivots, some types of motion are not recommended. Continuous raster scanning can be performed at|
larger angles than vector or point-and-hold applications.
Nutfield’s SS-30 Galvos are ideal for the following applications:
High Speed Scanning
Ideal for high-duty cycle or small angle applications
Excellent for high-resolution imaging applications
Accessories available for the SS-30 Galvanometer:
Cables – available lengths 7″ to 24″ (0.0178m to 0.610m)
QD-4000 Servo Amplifier
Documentation for the SS-30 Flexure Galvanometer:
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