Optical Micropositioners

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Compact 6-Axis Hexapod handles loads to 130 lb.

May 3, 2016

Driven by brushless servo motors, Model H-900KSCO provides dynamic motion in XYZ, pitch, roll, and yaw. Hexapod features parallel-kinematic design for 6° of freedom, eliminating need for moving cables and resulting in stiff, compact positioning solution. With travel ranges up to 200 mm, rotation to 66°, linear speeds up to 80 mm/sec, and angular speed of 30°/sec, H-900KSCO is suited for motion simulation, industrial production, precision machining, and motion stabilization. Read More

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Motorized Vertical Elevator Stage provides precise positioning.

March 1, 2016

Constructed of black-anodized aluminum alloy, AZ60-A non-cantilevered moving wedge vertical elevator stage supports up to 15.43 lb loads without loss of parallelism. Dimensions are 183.7 x 80 x 38 mm (~42 mm when raised), 60 x 95 mm drilled and tapped stage has 4 mm vertical travel, and travel speeds reach 2.5 mm/sec. Design provides smooth, straight (to <5 µm), vertical motion and parallelism (<20 µm to mounting surface). Resolutions are 1.25 µm (full step) to 0.125 µm (1/10 micro step). Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Digital Controller operates closed-loop nanopositioners.

February 1, 2016

Designed with small footprint for integration into OEM environments, LC.300 Piezo Controller operates closed-loop, flexure-guided nanopositioners, with smooth linear motion and nanometer precision. nPControl Basic Software offers ability to change PID control parameters and apply notch filters via Windows-based GUI. When combined with nPoint's line of nanopositioning stages, LC.300's 20-bit resolution provides sub-nanometer positioning capabilities. Read More

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Tip/Tilt Piezo Stage targets research and OEM markets.

September 18, 2015

Featuring position noise of 0.2 microradians with strain gauge sensors, Model RXY3-410 provides accuracy for advanced applications, such as beam steering, image stabilization, and laser scanning. Piezo-driven, flexure-guided device is characterized by travel of 3 mrad for tip and tilt motion and resonant frequency of 1,400 Hz, which allows for scanning and settling times of less than 3 ms. Design provides pairing option for mirrors of 2 in. or larger and offers linearity of less than 0.02%. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

New Products Debuted in Munich, by PI

July 21, 2015

Auburn, MA - Motion and precision positioning systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) formally launched many new products and technology developments at Laser World of Photonics, held in Munich, Germany last month, to complement their existing comprehensive portfolio of precision motion control and positioning technologies, components, and systems. As the premier international conference and... Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Piezoelectrical System precicely positions microscope revolver.

September 10, 2014

Mounted between objective revolver and microscope stand, MIPOS R120 allows operator to switch between lenses without changing setup. Parallelogram design and solid-state flexure hinges make unit free of mechanical play and eliminate any evidence of friction and stiction. Equipped with capacitive or strain gauge sensors, unit ensures resolution in nanometer range, repeatability, and stability. System features up to 5 kg load bearing capacity, and resonant frequency suit dynamic applications. Read More

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Micro-Positioner produces motion with 6 degrees of freedom.

July 29, 2013

Featuring freely programmable center of rotation, H-820 Hexapod 6-Axis Positioner is suited for applications that require multi-axis motion and flexibility but do not need nanometer or sub-micrometer precision. Driven by brushless motors, parallel kinematic unit delivers linear travel to 100 mm, rotary travel to 60°, load capacity of 20 kg, and velocity of 20 mm/sec. Applications include industrial automation, alignment and assembly of mechanical components, micromachining, and X-ray microscopy. Read More

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Direct-Drive Z-Axis Nanopositioners Meet the Requirements of Your Most Demanding Positioning Applications

May 2, 2013

• Nanometer performance in a large travel format (25 mm, 35 mm, 50 mm, 60 mm travels) • High resolution (2 nm), repeatability (75 nm) and accuracy (300 nm) • In-position stability of <2 nm • Anti-creep crossed-roller bearings • High dynamic performance Aerotech's ANT-L-Z crossed-roller, Z-axis, nanopositioning stages are the best-in-class in combining speed, accuracy,... Read More

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Hexapod / SpaceFAB Parallel Precision Robotic Positioning Systems from PI

July 27, 2012

Auburn, MA, PI (Physik Instrumente) LP - a leading manufacturer of motion control systems for nano-automation - provides a complete line of highly accurate 6-axis robotic parallel positioners (Hexapod/SpaceFAB) for advanced applications in fields as diverse as bio/nano-technology, aerospace, medical technology and lasers/photonics. <4444>Parallel Robots: How do they Work? Hexapod parallel... Read More

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Linear Dual-Axis Stages provide 1 nm resolution.

September 16, 2011

With low profile of 85 mm, Series ANT130-XY offers travels up to 160 x 160 mm with 1 nm resolution, 75 nm repeatability, and 250 nm accuracy/axis. Stages utilize crossed roller bearings and direct-drive technology, which has no hysteresis or backlash, enabling accurate motion in both X and Y dimensions. Applications include data storage, semiconductors, laser micromachining, sensor testing, material deposition, and MEMS/nanotechnology device fabrication. Read More

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Micromanipulator features fully enclosed 3-axis design.

August 13, 2009

Weighing 2 kg, Model MP63 combines DC gear motors, rotary encoders, lead screws, and non-contact limit switches in fully enclosed assembly. Unit provides 25 mm stroke in each direction with 5 micron accuracy and ±1 micron repeatability. Standard straightness and flatness is ±3 microns. Cable connectors are located on one end, and, as option, assembly can be made clean room compatible. Read More

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Micropositioning System suits parallel kinematic systems.

July 6, 2009

Driven by 6 LTA actuators, Hexapod 6-axis micropositioning system features anti-friction coated spherical joint design. Hexapod XPS electronic controller offers freely-definable virtual pivot point, instrument grade I/O, hardware-based input triggers, event triggers, high-speed data acquisition, TCP/IP communication, and integrated TCL programming language for on-board processes. Two user-definable coordinate systems are provided, which facilitate incremental displacements. Read More

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Nanopositioning Systems suit super-resolution microscopy.

May 6, 2009

Featuring 0.8 in. profile, PI nano(TM) Series delivers accurate motion with sub-nanometer resolution in 2 and 3 axes. Piezo controller is included and comes with 24-bit USB port, Ethernet, RS-232, and analog interfaces, as well as software support for all major image acquisition packages. For highly stable, closed loop operation, piezoresistive sensors are applied directly to moving structure and precisely measure displacement of stage platform. Read More

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Piezo Stage, 3-axis Controller offer nanometer resolution.

February 19, 2009

Available in X/XY/XYZ configurations, NPX linear stages use frictionless guide design. Multi-axis XY and XYZ devices utilize parallel motion principle, ensuring parallel and straight motion up to 400 micron travel. Mounted between microscope and objectives, NPO NanoFocusing stages allow up to 250 micron focusing range. NPA Translators can generate forces up to 1,000 N, while PSM Ultrafast Piezo Steering Mirror provides sub-microradian resolution, tip, tilt, and z-motion for optics. Read More

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