CHARON2HD stacked platforms

The CHARON2HD platform is the high dynamic version of the existing CHARON2 family. Using dedicated electronic configurations, all combinations ranging from a simple XY stage to a complete motion system comprising 7 axes are available. CHARON2HD is suited for a broad range of applications and use cases due to its compatibility with all current and future modules and options.

CHARON2HD family members are equipped with larger ironcore motors providing the necessary power to reach a new level of dynamics. The acceleration has been doubled to reach 20 m/s2 while the maximum velocity can reach 2 m/s. Mounting interfaces are the same and allow a drop-in interchangeability with the CHARON2 stacked platform so to provide an upgrade path.

With all-conditions field proven decades of uninterrupted operations and large manufactured volumes of this architecture, CHARON2HD represents the most flexible and high dynamic entry point for turn-key motion solutions and sets a new record in price-per-performance ratio.

Its position accuracy of ±1 µm level paired with excellent bidirectional repeatability and high dynamics sustains applications development in all technology and industry fields.

CHARON2HD remains another perfect example of ETEL vertical integration, based on proprietary IP for motors, electronics and controlling know-how, and synergy with HEIDENHAIN when relating to world-class positioning accuracy feedback.


  • Total stroke : up to 475 mm x 410 mm
  • Compact footprint
  • Payload up to 30 Kg
  • Included options and features: rails particle suction, custom signals,  pneumatic lines, and more.
  • ISO2 clean room compatibility
  • Tip-Tilt correction with the Z3TM+ combined module
  • Built-in vacuum supply at chuck level
  • Short move and settle times

Main specifications

DescriptionX (bottom)Y (upper)Theta
Position accuracy±1 µm±1 µm±3 arcsec
Position stability±2 nm±2 nm±0.02 arcsec
Bidirectional repeatability±0.4 µm±0.4 µm±2 arcsec

Ask for the corresponding Integration Manual for more information.

DescriptionData sheet
Modular / VHP
Interface drawing3D model
CHARON2HD XY 0365 x 0355 / On request 
CHARON2HD XY 0475 x 0410 / On request 
CHARON2HD XYT (DXR+) 0365 x 0355 / On request 
CHARON2HD XYT (DXR+) 0475 x 0410  / On request
CHARON2HD XYT (DXRH) 0365 x 0355​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On request
CHARON2HD XYT (DXRH) 0475 x 0410  ​​​​​​​On request
CHARON2HD XYZ3TM+ 0365 x 0355 / ​​​​​​​On request 
CHARON2HD XYZ3TM+ 0475 x 0410  / ​​​​​​​On request