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High Precision Linear Positioners

A large variety of high precision linear positioners, XY stages and vertical linear stages is offered by PI miCos. These highly accurate systems are available with many different drive options from stepper motors to rotary servo motors and electromagnetic linear motors.Â-  Miniature stages with piezo motors are also offered.  Applications for these linear motion systems include...

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Miniature Piezo Motor Positioners use crossed-roller bearings.

Driven by stick-slip-type and piezo-stepping-type linear motors, LPS Series achieves resolutions in low nanometer range and below. Smallest model in series measures 20 x 23 x 10 mm, while largest member features travel ranges of Â-½ and 1 in. and employs synchronized piezo stepping motor for forces to 10 N. Integrated linear encoder provides 0.5 nm resolution. In addition to single-axis...

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XY Precision Linear Stage suits metrology applications.
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XY Precision Linear Stage suits metrology applications.

Equipped with PIOne interferometric linear encoder, 2-axis PI miCos MCS can handle loads up to 45 lb withÂ- resolution to 5 nm and repeatability of 0.2 µm. With reduced maximum speed, 1 nm resolution is feasible. Stage provides 4 in. of positioning range in both axes and achieves ±2 µm straightness/flatness of motion. Angular precision is also optimal with yaw of only...

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Motion Controller suits closed loop positioning systems.
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Motion Controller suits closed loop positioning systems.

Equipped with dual-core architecture for servo handling and command interpretation, 4-axis C-884Â- controls motorized linear translation stages and rotary positioners. High-speed encoder interface allows use of direct-metrology linear and angular scales with resolutions down to nanometer and µrad realm and below. With servo update rate of 20 kHz, digital servo controller supports...

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Mars Rover Science Laboratory with Piezo Actuators and Motorized Positioners from PI and PI miCos
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Mars Rover Science Laboratory with Piezo Actuators and Motorized Positioners from PI and PI miCos

Auburn, MA - Long before Curiosity started its long journey to Mars, when NASA decided to have positioning stages from miCos GmbH and piezoelectric actuators from PI (Physik Instrumente) LP work together millions of miles away on the Red Planet, both companies were not aware that a down-to-earth collaboration lay in their near future. Endless tests (in the case of the piezo actuators 100 Billion...

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Co-Fired Piezo Actuators combine compact size, low voltage.
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Co-Fired Piezo Actuators combine compact size, low voltage.

Achieving long travel ranges with motion to 2 mm and nanometer resolution, Bimorph co-fired piezo actuators achieve mechanical amplification effect via different layers expanding at different rates. Response times in millisecond range accommodate fast switching or scanning applications, while monolithic design promotes mechanical stability. Operating at temperatures to 150°C over 0-60 V...

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Hexapod / SpaceFAB Parallel Precision Robotic Positioning Systems from PI
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Hexapod / SpaceFAB Parallel Precision Robotic Positioning Systems from PI

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. Parallel Robots: How do they Work? Hexapod parallel positioners...

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Precision Linear Stages are available with diverse options.
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Precision Linear Stages are available with diverse options.

Comprising 20+ product families, PI miCos products range from miniature translation stages with positioning ranges of 40 mm to high load, linear translation stages with travels to 1 m. Motorized positioner range covers open loop stages with stepper motors and leadscrew drive to high-speed and high-accuracy models with linear encoders featuring up to 1 nm resolution. Options include servo,...

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Microscope XY Stage utilizes ceramic linear motors.
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Microscope XY Stage utilizes ceramic linear motors.

Delivered as complete system including controller, joystick, and software, Model M-687 is available in versions for Olympus IX2 and Nikon Eclipse Ti inverted microscopes. Unit features travel range up to 135 x 85 mm and speeds up to 120 mm/sec. Self-clamping ceramic linear motors provide positional stability, while linear encoders with 100 nm resolution deliver direct position feedback to...

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XYZ Nano-Positioning Stage for 3D Laser Lithography System
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XYZ Nano-Positioning Stage for 3D Laser Lithography System

Auburn, MA - Piezo nano-positioning systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) provides a 3-axis nano-positioning stage that is employed in a novel laser lithography system by Nanoscribe GmbH. The lithography system can produce complex 3-dimensional structures, fully automatic and repeatable with a precision and flexibility previously unavailable. Sub-micron structures with sizes of up to 1 mm...

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