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PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

16 Albert St., Auburn, MA, 01501, USA

  • 508-832-3456

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PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

Controls & Controllers

C-884.6DC 6-Axis Motion Controller comes with data recorder.

Oct 13, 2017

C-884.6DC 6-Axis Motion Controller is be used to power brushless servo motors and DC motors. Unit is equipped with incremental and absolute encoders and offers ID chip detection and features Python macro command language. Product comes with interfaces such as USB, TCP/IP and RS-232, programmable analog and digital I/O lines, an SPI display port and joystick port. Controller provides... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

S-335 Piezo Steering Mirrors are suitable for image processing.

Sep 12, 2017

S-335 Piezo Steering Mirrors come with integrated motion amplifier, which provides tip/tilt angle up to 35mrad. Units offer tip/tilt motion of top platform around two orthogonal axes and are flexure-guided. Products are suitable for image stabilization, laser beam steering, materials processing, and lithography applications. S-335 is based on a parallel-kinematics design with coplanar... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

V-408 Linear Motor Stage is equipped with 3-phase linear motor drive.

Sep 01, 2017

V-408 Linear Motor Stage is designed with high load capacity precision crossed roller elements with anti-creep cage assist. Delivering a velocity up to 1.5m/sec, unit’s linear encoder offers 10 nm resolution. V-408 is available in 1 in. and two in. models with 25mm and 50mm travel range and provides 20nm minimum incremental motion and geometric performance with 4µm straightness and... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers

Piezoelectric Micro-Tube Transducers are suitable for nanopositioning.

Aug 25, 2017

Piezoelectric Micro-Tube Transducers feature inner diameters up to 200 microns. Units are suitable for fiber alignment and imaging applications in medical, optics/photonics and microscopy. Products are available in sizes such as 0.2/0.5mm ID/ with 4mm length and 0.9/1.5mm ID/OD with 15mm length. Tubes come with optional multi-segmented electrodes for multi-axis scanning operation.

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Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

U-723 Mini XY Stage is integrated with optical linear encoders.

Aug 18, 2017

U-723 Mini XY Stage is powered by direct-drive ultrasonic piezoceramic motors. Unit is used for scanning and positioning applications and offers more than 0.8 in. travel per axis. Product comes with a foot print of 42x42 mm and features high speed motion up to 200 mm/sec. Mini XY stages’s encoder provides position feedback with 10 nanometers resolution. U-723 is compatible with mobile... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Multi-Axis Positioning Stages are integrated with linear encoders.

Jul 14, 2017

Available in N-865 and Q-845 models with 2 and 6 Nanometer incremental motion respectively, Multi-Axis Positioning Stages are driven by piezo ceramic motors. Delivering resolution of 0.5 and 1 nm resolution, N-865 and Q-845 can support loads up to 15N and 10 N. Q-845 achieves velocities up to 5 mm/sec. Embedded with software programmable virtual pivot points for alignment processes, units come... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

A-60x MTT PIglide Stages are used in high-end industrial inspection.

Jul 01, 2017

Providing complete frictionless and non-contact motion, A-60x MTT PIglide Stages are constructed from stainless-steel with table diameters from 75 mm to 300 mm. Suitable for metrology, roundness measurement and part gauging applications, units are mounted to roatary air bearings with stages for manual adjustments in X-Y-tip-tilt.

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H-811.i2 Hexapod comes with load capacity of 11 lbs.

Jun 21, 2017

Equipped with low friction ballscrews brushless motors and controller, H-811.i2 Hexapod is available from 50 mm to 1 m base sizes. Offering travel ranges up to 34mm linear and 42° rotary, unit comes with 5 nanometers of strut resolution. Providing velocity of 20 mm/sec, product is suitable for optics, automotive and photonics applications.

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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

N-331 Piezo Linear Motor Drive features incremental encoder.

May 26, 2017

Suitable for optics, microscopy, automation technology, imaging technology and medical engineering applications, N-331 Piezo Linear Motor Drives are available with three standard travel ranges from 25 to 100 mm in open and closed-loop configurations. Capable of positioning loads up to 5 kg with nanometer precision, units are equipped with 8 PICMA® piezo actuators arranged in V-shape that... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

LMS-180 Linear Stage features linear encoder with sine/cosine output.

May 22, 2017

Available with travel ranges from 6 to 20 in., LMS-180 Linear Stage offers smooth motion with 15 nm resolution and repeatability down to 0.05 microns. Unit delivers 500 mm/sec maximum velocity when driven with SMC Hydra closed-loop motion controller. Equipped with ironless electromagnetic linear motor, unit’s recirculating ball bearings provide 250N load capacity. Product also comes with... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

A-62x PIglide Series Air Bearings eliminate breakaway stiction.

May 01, 2017

Suitable for inspection, metrology, calibration, and scanning applications, A-62x PIglide RM Rotary Air Bearing Stages are equipped with slotless torque motors and optical encoders. Delivering velocity of up to 2500 rpm with up to ±50nm motion errors and axial runout to ±50nm, units provide point-to-point indexing or constant velocity scanning. Offering tilt error of 0.3arc-sec, positioners... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

L-239 Linear Actuator is equipped with precision ground ball screws.

Apr 17, 2017

Featuring non-rotating tip and non-contact limit switches, L-239 Linear Actuator has 52 mm positioning range, 300 N of pushing force and 50mm/sec maximum velocity. Used in automation applications, unit’s non-rotating tip prevents wobble, torque and wear at the point of contact. 10-9 hPa versions are also available for vacuum applications.

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Controls & Controllers

A-81x Motion Controllers come with ultra-low noise PWM drives.

Apr 08, 2017

Designed with closed loop servo control, motor drives and power supplies, A-81x Motion Controllers are equipped with sine/cosine output incremental encoders and BiSS-C protocol supported absolute encoders. Capable of controlling 1, 2 or 4-axis air bearing positioning stages, product uses air bearings for vibration-free motion. Units are housed in 19 in. rack mount design.

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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

E-872 Motor Driver can be controlled with TTL signals.

Mar 10, 2017

Suitable for opto-mechanical alignment, bio-medical instrumentation, photonics alignment automation, microscopy and micro-manipulation, E-872 Motor Driver delivers fast frequency response with 20kHz full step frequency. Offering smooth motion with nanometer resolution, unit is available with 256 micro steps version.

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

E-754 Nano Positioning Controller features 20-bit analog command interface.

Feb 27, 2017

Used in nanopositioning, nano-automation, photonics, bio-nano-technology, microscopy and micro-manipulation applications, E-754 Nano Positioning Controller features USB, Ethernet, SPI and RS-232 interfaces. Unit provides ultra-fast servo with 50 kHz update rate and 22-bit resolution. Embedded with auto-calibration chip for quick start-up and interchangeability, controller comes with software... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

L-402 Linear Positioning Stage comes with crossed roller bearings.

Feb 13, 2017

Used in micromanipulation, test systems, and opto-mechanical alignment automation applications, L-402 Linear Positioning Stage is equipped with direct drive stepper motor or a DC-servo/ gearhead and rotary encoder. Designed with 0.12µm resolution and 0.5µm repeatability, unit offers velocity to 5 mm/sec and has half inch travelling range. L-402 features 22.5 mm wide XY and XYZ stack... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Linear Positioning Stages and Motion Controllers come with linear encoders.

Jan 19, 2017

Suitable in optics inspection, metrology and interferometry, Linear Positioning Stages and Motion Controllers feature ironless 3-phase motors. Having 4 to 9 in. travel range, V-551 features encoder with 2 nm resolution. Available in 5 to 20 mm travel range, V-552 is equipped with V-52x series voice coil drive. Equipped with automatic detection of motor phase, C-891 motion controller can run on... Read More

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

6-Axis Motion Hexapods provide sub-micron precision.

Dec 23, 2016

With bases ranging from 100mm to 1m, 6-axis parallel positioning hexapods provide precision and versatility for loads from 2 kg to 1,000+ kg. Ranging rotation to 60 degrees with sub-micron precision, H-850KML combines up to 100mm linear travel and offers 400kg self-locking capability. H-850KML is ideal for many automation and test applications. Providing linear travel range to 45mm and... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multi-Axis Positioning Family comes with high-resolution encoders.

Dec 10, 2016

Supported with extensive software packages, Multi-Axis Positioning Family of Linear, Vertical and Rotary stages are used in high duty cycle applications, industry and research fields. Product comes with choice of stepper and servo motors. Linear stage can travel up to 155mm and has motion increments from 0.6microns down to 20nm. Vertical stage travels up to 1 in. with incremental motion to... Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

PIHera Piezo Positioners offer vibrationless motion.

Dec 02, 2016

Suitable for OEM production automation, metrology systems, scientific research and lab automation applications, PIHera Piezo Positioners P-620.1 to P-629.1 deliver unlimited resolution and vibrationless motion. Equipped with absolute-measuring direct-metrology capacitance sensors, units provide -20 to 80°C temperature tolerance. Offering 0.02% positioning accuracy, positioners feature PICMA®... Read More

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