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Communication Systems & Equipment

Planar XY Air Bearing Stage provides vibration-free motion.

Offering travels up to 200 x 200 mm, A-311 PIglide IS Series features fully preloaded air bearings that provide frictionless motion, resulting inÂ- negligible hysteresis or reversal error. Single base plate design facilitates integration in tight spaces. By eliminating height and overhung loads of XY stack design, stage achieves 0.1 µm/in. straightness and flatness and...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Piezo Flexure Positioning Stage deliver frictionless Z motion.

Offering travel ranges of 50–250 Â-µm, PIHera miniature closed-loop Z-stages are equipped with absolute-measuring direct-metrology capacitance sensors and provide resolution down to 0.1 nm. Flexure-guided piezo nanopositioning stage provides vibrationless motion, and FEA-optimized package lends to high stiffness and extended lifetime. Along with positioning...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Linear Motor Stage includes absolute encoder.

Equipped with integrated absolute-measuring encoder with less than 2 nm resolution, PIMag® V-551 offers travel to 230 mm and eliminates time required for referencing. Velocity to 500 mm/sec and quick acceleration is provided by ironless magnetic linear motor, resulting in accuracy and smooth motion. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage ensure guiding accuracy with 1...

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Architectural & Civil Engineering Products

New Products Debuted in Munich, by PI

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 trade...

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Mini Positioning Stages offer 1 nm or 4 nm resolution.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Mini Positioning Stages offer 1 nm or 4 nm resolution.

Available in open-loop and closed-loop versions measuring 21 mm wide, Series Q-521 offers travel ranges of 12, 22, and 32 mm.Â- Piezo-driven linear positioners are based on stick-slip gearless motor principle with self-clamping motor design that provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. Equipped with integrated linear encoder, stages provide...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Planar XY Air Bearing Stage serves precision motion applications.

To maximize throughput whileÂ- promoting precision, PIglide HS uses magnetically preloaded air-bearings on Y axes and vacuum preloaded X-Y puck that floats on reference surface. Cross-beam mounts to Y axis via flexural coupling that provides yaw-compliance without sacrificing system stiffness, and gantry axis is dual air-bearing H-bridge design incorporating dual linear...

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Hexapod Controller supports 6 axes and 2 servo motor channels.
Controls & Controllers

Hexapod Controller supports 6 axes and 2 servo motor channels.

With RTOS, 6-D vector motion control, high-level command set, and optional collision avoidance software, C-887.52 maximizes performance and precision of hexapod parallel positioning systems. Path accuracy and dynamic performance are ensured viaÂ- 10 kHz servo update rates and error compensation. Also, users can specify center of rotation with one command. Along with integrated data...

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Pre-Configured Hexapods support 6-axis precision motion.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Pre-Configured Hexapods support 6-axis precision motion.

Featuring parallel-kinematic design with 6° of freedom and no moving cables, H-845 Series supports loads to 1 metric ton. Hexapods achieve step sizes from 0.5 Â-µm and repeatability to 2 µm, with linear travel ranges to 340 mm and rotation ranges to 60°. Each comes with C-887 vector motion controller, powering 6 hexapod axes and 2 additional motorized single axes. All...

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Mechanical Power Transmission

Automation Actuator features closed-loop force, position control.

Offering force resolutions to 5 mN and linear encoder resolution of 100 nm, V-273 automation actuator comes with controller that reads actuator's force and position sensors in parallel and seamlessly switches from closed-loop force control to position control and vice versa. Along with variable step size and frequency, N-472 actuator has >10 million cycle life expectancy, position sensor...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

6-Axis Motion Simulator Hexapod Obtains Exclusive Imaging Certification from CIPA

Auburn, MA –- Precision motion and positioning systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) LP recently obtained certification for the miniature, high-dynamics H-811.S11 6-axis motion and positioning Hexapod from the Camera and Imaging Product Association (CIPA), an international association of camera manufacturers that establish technical standards in the field of image generation. Setting the...

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