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Piezo Controller offers optical path control, beam steering.
Controls & Controllers

Piezo Controller offers optical path control, beam steering.

Intended for piezo-based steering and stabilization mirror platforms, E-616 multi-axis controllers are offered in 4 open and closed-loop models as bench-top and OEM module versions. Closed-loop units contain 2 servo controllers, sensor circuit channels, and 3 power amplifiers that provide up to 10 W peak power. Internal coordinate transformation simplifies control of parallel kinematics designs,...

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Nanopositioning Systems suit super-resolution microscopy.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Nanopositioning Systems suit super-resolution microscopy.

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...

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Linear Actuator/Manipulator replaces motorized actuators.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuator/Manipulator replaces motorized actuators.

Based on Piezo Walk principle, N-380/N-381 NEXACT® ceramic linear motor actuators provide piezo-class resolution below 1 nm and millisecond responsiveness. Piezo Walk drive effects linear motion directly, eliminating backlash and wear. Self-locking when powered down, actuators accommodate virtually unlimited travel ranges due to stepping technology while retaining stiffness. Characteristics...

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Controls & Controllers

PI Receives US-Patent for Piezo Actuator Technology Enabling Higher Reliability

Auburn, MA, - Dec. 2008 - PI (Physik Instrumente), a leading manufacturer of piezo actuators and precision motion-control equipment has received a United States patent for its development of innovative multilayer ceramic actuators. PI's exclusive PICMA® piezo-ceramic actuators are based on the novel stress reduction and encapsulation technologies which increase lifetime by several orders of...

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Positioning System offers six degrees of freedom.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Positioning System offers six degrees of freedom.

With 10 cm dia and height of 11.8 cm, M-810 Miniature Hexapod 6-Axis Precision Positioning System offers travel ranges of up to 40 mm in XY plane and 13 mm in Z-direction. Capable of positioning loads of up to 5 kg at velocities up to 10 mm/sec, it comes with 6-axis Hexapod controller and software, and 6 high-resolution actuators that are connected directly to single moving platform. Users can...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Piezo Stages suit scanning microscopy applications.

Compatible with various imaging acquisition packages, P-737 PIFOC® Piezo Z-Focusing Stage features up to 500 Â-µm travel, nanometer precise motion under closed-loop control, and set of LabView drivers with analog control option. It allows for millisecond sample settling, enabling Z-stack imaging with multiple objectives. Designed for biotech research microscopes using deconvolution and...

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Piezo Stage Controller offers multi-axis trajectory control.
Controls & Controllers

Piezo Stage Controller offers multi-axis trajectory control.

Designed for piezo nanopositioning systems with up to 6 axes, E-712 features up to 50 kHz sensor update rate, 20-bit D/A converters, and 600 MHz processor. It has Ethernet interface for remote control, real-time operating system, integrated power amplifiers, and optional external high-power amplifiers. With higher-order polynomials-based digital linearization algorithms, unit offers positioning...

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Controller operates piezo stepping linear motors.
Controls & Controllers

Controller operates piezo stepping linear motors.

Designed for setup and automation of NEXACT® linear motors, Model E-861 provides open and closed-loop modes. For closed-loop operation, high-resolution linear encoder input is provided, backed up by required DSP processing power. For open-loop-operation, step size, count, and frequency can be set by software. Velocity of 10 mm/s and more with nanometer resolution is obtained. Up to 16...

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Piezo Controller System is available with 3 or 6 axes.
Controls & Controllers

Piezo Controller System is available with 3 or 6 axes.

Modular Digital Piezo Controller System E-712 offers up to 50 kHz sensor update rate. It includes 20-bit D/A converters enabling subnanometer position resolution over travel ranges of over 1,000 Â-µm. Featuring real-time OS, it offers auto-calibration and remote control via TCP/IP interface. Software-tunable proportional-integral digital servo with 2 notch filters allows operation of...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Piezo Motor Linear Slide offers speeds up to 8 ips.

Consisting of 4 parts, Model P-653 can replace classical drive elements such as miniaturized motor/lead screw systems or other linear motors. Unit measures 8.0 mm in length with travel range of 2 mm and sub-micron resolution, combined with holding force of 0.15 N. Assembled as unit, moving slider and piezo motor are mounted on PCB driver board requiring 5 Vdc supply. Non-magnetic ceramic motor...

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