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- Experts in metrology and
SYMETRIE is one of the world's leading providers of hexapod solutions for
positioning and motion applications.
Our vision is to be dedicated to help customers through a motion world.
Our strategy is to build long-term relationships with our customers.
Our corporate identity is made of the following values:
Innovation, Reactivity, Quality'
A dedicated team...
Our team of qualified engineers is specialized in hexapod technologies. Our
engineers stay available to discuss about your hexapod projects and are
committed to find the best way to solve your positioning and/or motion
...to answer to your specific needs
All our hexapods can be adjusted to your specific needs:
- High payload hexapod
- Vacuum hexapod
- Clean room
... for an optimal solution
From the project study to the final delivery on our customers' site,
SYMETRIE manages your high accuracy projects.
- NanoPos is a miniature hexapod for positioning and
adjustment of precision components with a 10 nm resolution.
It has been developed for the most demanding applications, such as optics or
NanoPos comes with outstanding characteristics for its small size thanks to
the integration of extremely compact piezo stages, high quality joints and
low friction mechanical parts.
Its closed loop control with linear optical encoders enables it to reach the
highest precision performances.
- BORA is a miniature hexapod for the positioning and
adjustment of precision elements with a resolution of 0.1 Âµm.
BORA is the most compact hexapod of SYMETRIE. It meets the most demanding
criteria of the optics and nanotechnologies in terms of resolution,
accuracy, stability and size. Its dimensions allows an integration in a
small invironment, for instance at the tip of a goniometer for an
application on synchrotron.
- The BREVA hexapod has been specially designed to provide
angular accuracy. It allows angular positioning of objects like probe or
sensors with an accuracy of 0.01 Â°.
- SIRIUS is a high accuracy positioning hexapod. It allows
the adjustment of objects of 60 kg with high resolutions. The hexapod SIRIUS
meets the highest standards during the phases of testing and adjustments in
the areas of optics, aerospace or aeronautics
- SONORA is a manual hexapod for the adjustment and static
positioning of high payloads following the 6 degrees of freedom (3
translations and 3 rotations)
The hexapod SONORA allows static positioning. SONORA was created for the
manual adjustments of high payloads with high accuracy (max 500 kg for 50 Âµm
SYMETRIE realised a specific SONORA adjusting 17t payload with 0.5 mm
- SURES is a very high accuracy positioning hexapod. It
allows the adjustment and the set up of objects of 500 kg with high
resolutions. SURES is particularly adapted to the field of spatial and to
- MISTRAL is a dynamic hexapod for the motion and
simulation of payloads up to 1 ton on important linear and angular travel
- SIROCCO is a powerful hexapod for the motion and
simulation of payloads up to 2 tons following the 6 Degrees of Freedom.
Its main advantages:
- High payload capacities
- A simple and reliable software
- Exceptional speed and acceleration
- Possibility to adjust a measurement system providing motion control
- AQUILON is a hexapod for the motion and simulation of
very high payloads (6 tons) following the 6 degrees of freedom. This hexapod
is the most powerful of our range.
- Very large travels 800 mm of linear course
- Pivot point can be chosen
- Command control from ergonomic interface
- Angular course up to 40Â°
- For high accuracy positioning
Metrology is our job. Each engineer goes through a meticulous training in
metrology before the conception and realisation of a hexapod. This ensures
very high quality products and solutions from SYMETRIE.
For your specific needs
Our experience in a such domain allows us to answer quickly and clearly to
High payload adjustment with high accuracy
- The laser Megajoule project takes place near Bordeaux,
France. It will be the most powerful beam laser generator in the world. It
will allow the simulation of nuclear fusion.
At the center of the spherical test room of 10 meters diameter, 240 laser
beams converge towards a micro-target.
High payload positioning
- Six axis positioning
This hexapod is a high accuracy hexapod for automatic measurements. It
allows high payload alignments.
Its mobile support provides high stability and helps displacements.
High payload positioning
High accuracy positioning
Automatic production chain
- To meet the quality requirements of satellite
manufacturing, and particularly during the assembling process, THALES
requested a system composed of two hexapods allowing operators during the
mirror assembling part.
In this system, the first hexapod realizes mirror positionings, and the
second hexapod realizes, in real time, position measurements with extreme
Optical qualification bench
- CEA and NASA wish to control CCD sensors that captures
the images taken by the telescope.
Both companies requested SYMETRIE's expertise for testing bench realisation.
This will adjust CCD sensor position and testing lighting source
- SYMETRIE supplied this positioning system to the CEA
(French Atomic Energy Commission) under the Laser Megajoule project. This
system allows micro-target adjustments and positioning in the convergence
centre of 240 beam lasers.
This system works on high nuclear rays levels.
Six axes positioning
Hexapod allows six axes positioning following 6 degrees of freedom on 3
rotations and 3 translations.
- Dynamic hexapods
Hexapods architecture is composed of six actuators mounted together to
realise six axis motions. This structure allows complex motion with high
This kind of architecture is even more interesting because it makes possible
the fit of both needs: high payload capacities and excellent stiffness
Our experience for your need
Specialist of hexapod technologies, SYMETRIE can study with you the solution
that fits you best.
- SYMETRIE realized a wide range of swell simulators using
hexapod technology. The choice of this technology is even more important
that it allows very real simulation.
Our range of products can be easily adapted to your special needs regarding
speed, actuator course and payload.
Our flexibility allows us special design.
Motor bench positioning
- D2T company has been chosen to realize this motor bench
system. D2T found that the hexapod technology could easily answer to the
technical specifications of its customer.
The hexapod technology has been chosen because it allows full integration
under bench with free space between operators and motor system.
Motion sensor testing
- This installation consists of high dynamic motions
hexapod which includes a measurement octopod. The measurement system
measures in real time the motions realized by the motion hexapod.
This specific architecture allows live control and qualification of motion
sensor. Experience are far more efficient thanks to the leak of delay.