Alignment Turning Stations

Alignment Turning Stations with Fully Integrated Measurement Technology

High-Precision Alignment Turning of Mounted Lenses


The ATS 200
Manufacturing Mounted Spherical, Aspherical and Infrared Lenses with up to 200 mm Diameter

Alignment Turning Station 200

The ATS 200 was developed with the aim of simplifying the alignment turning of mounted lenses for the user. TRIOPTICS has extensive experience and patented technology for measuring the centration of lenses and objectives. Moreover, TRIOPTICS has been using high-precision air bearing spindles and linear stages for many years. The development of a proprietary alignment turning machine is therefore a logical step for the advancement of its technology.

Key Features of ATS 200

  • Widest range of applications in the class for mounted lenses up to 200 mm diameter: spherical, aspherical and infrared lenses, measurement of center thicknesses and flange surfaces
  • Integrable measurement technology: mechanical and optical distance sensors, OptiSurf® low coherence interferometer, second autocollimator
  • Intuitive Usage: One software solution for all measurement and machining processes
  • OptiCentric® measurement technology with MultiLens measures the centration of both lens surfaces with one autocollimator, second autocollimator as an option
  • ATS 200 Mounting

    ATS 200 Mounting

    Optimized granite setup increases rigidity and thermal stability in the working area

  • Intuitive alignment process with plano-calotte alignment chuck and live monitoring with the help of the software
  • Advantages of the vertical setup: Prevents the spindle causing a tilting moment during machining, reduced footprint, convenient loading and unloading
  • Wear-free, aerostatic axes guarantee highest accuracy



pdf ATS 200 & 400 PDF Brochure – English
pdf ATS 200 & 400 PDF Brochure – German


The ATS 400

Alignment Turning Station 400

Alignment Turning Station 400

The ATS 400 is currently the largest alignment turning station in the ATS range and was developed in cooperation with LT Ultra. It is especially suited to alignment turning of large workpieces. It is characterized by its ultra-stable, vertical design and the built-in OptiCentric® measurement system. The ATS 400 is unique in its class and especially suited for high-precision alignment of large workpieces with a diameter of up to 400 mm.

Key Features of ATS 400

  • Unrivaled manufacturing accuracy: lens centration of better than 0.5 μm
  • Combination of turning machine and the world leader OptiCentric® measurement system
  • Mounted lens is measured from both sides: as a result measurement is faster and more stable and non-transparent lenses can be measured
  • Additional equipment with tactile and optical sensors
  • Vertical design of the Alignment Turning Station 400 means it can hold heavy samples up to 30 kg with large diameters up to 400 mm
  • Ultra-precise axes with hydrostatic bearings, high rigidity for processing steel and Invar cells
  • Intuitive, manual adjustment of the lens, because the chuck’s shift and tilt functions are separate from each other (plan/calotte principle)