ASTROnomical and LABoratory technologies
AstroLab is small consortium of some specialists
interested in research and development
of astronomical, measurenent and laboratory technologies.
also works as normal engineering office. Our equipment is CAD system
and FEA analyser FEMAP, LISA and MECWAY
are here since 1991 and we made many interesting jobs in various disciplines
(Astronomy, medicine, measurement technologies, education).
of our projects are listed here:
ALPD and ALLA -
Laser measuring system
A few years ago we
develoed a simple laser position detector
for "LIMTEK laser"
Below is listed some informations about our measuring system:
|For newest informations about
our laser measuring system,
click here - file: ALPD_ALLA2010.pdf
We named it an "ALPD" (AstroLab
First completely finished version was
When USB2.0 interface was established,
we developed a new version
of the detector - ALPD5 with accuracy
ut to + -0.0025 mm
From ALPD5 we are developing a two
durable and cheap, accuracy 0.01mm;
screeen size 20x20mm
precision detector - accuracy is better than 0.001mm;
screen size 10x10mm
For ALPD5,6,7 we developed a many special measuring and real time adjusting
procedures (straightness measurement,
flatness, verticality, perpendicularity....)
for large machines and constructions.
We reached the accuracy better than
0.02mm / 10m
For ALPD detectors we developed an adjustable semiconductor laser ALLA.
(Curent version is ALLA2). This device alows very quick set-up procedure.
With adjusting screws you can align a
laser as is needed and starts the
measurement. The device is supplied
via USB interface - The notebook
(or standard PC with WIN XP or Win7,
is everything what you need for
measurement with ALPD and ALLA.
Some pictures of ALPD detectors and ALLA are listed here.
The ALPD was used in SMERAL Brno, Fermat
a.s., TEPLARNY Brno, TDZ Partners, CKD Turbotechnik, etc....
For TG Drives Brno, Enetex-TEP and many others we developed:
-Laser Cutting machine with dual 1500x1000mm work table
-Many power units (motor+gearbox....)
- 20kg 6axis welding robot
-2kg 3axis hyper speed robot
-76 000Nm high torque stepping gearbox
-many engineering calculations (FEA, dynamic,
for Parabel.cz we developed three lifting systems for rehabilitation of
Some of these systems allow dynamical unweight of pacient when patient is
walking or running
For planetarium in Prague we
developed and manufactured:|
- Zeiss Cosmorama lift system, which
allows to rise Cosmorama prohection system 1250mm up.
- Robotic solar radiotelescope with videotelescope.
This device shows the radio and
visual picture of Sun to public there.
For Stefanik observatory (Prague,Petøín) we developed
cloud coverage detector
for fully automatic skywatching system.
tables with basic experiments from optics and physics
- each year we making manitenance of all big telescopes
on this observatory
| Repairs and general reconstructions of an astronomical equipment|
- During our activities we built a
large knowledge base. Now, if you have
a problem, with yours astroequipment,
when it needs a repair or reconstruction.
we can help you.
- We finished a general repair of two
telescopes (Zeiss Coude 150mm, Cassegrain 200mm
on observatory Michalovce
| We upgraded some astronomical telescopes to fully
robotical state: |
- 650mm refractor to fully robotical
Ondøejov - Czech.rep)
- 600mm refractor to fully robotical
robotisation of the roof)
(observatory Skalnate Pleso -
- Complete renovation and
robotization of Zenit Telescope
Ondøejov - CZ)
| Upgrade of Coude focus of 2m large telescope (observatory Ondøejov)|
We made new, fully robotical 500mm refractor for observatory Ondøejov
| We upgraded both 500mm solar spectrographs|
(HSFA1,HSFA2)to fully robotical devices (Ondøejov)
| We installed many videocameras to various industrilal and
is small part of our jobs... you can
write us your problem and we will see.