Manipulators and aligners position items in several degrees of freedom, sometimes across only very small distances. Manipulators and aligners are used to arrange parts in the manner frequently required during assembly processes. While manipulators travel distances of several centimetres, aligners often move only a few millimetres or degrees. Combining an aligner with a fast automation system such as a robot can make your unit a thousand times more precise. The robot carries out the rough, large movements while the aligner positions objects with micro-precision. Sharing the task between these two components can raise the throughput and make extreme precision cost-efficient.