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Piezomotor Rotary Stage has low-profile, high-speed design.
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Piezomotor Rotary Stage has low-profile, high-speed design.

Based on PILine® piezomotor drive technology, M-660 direct-driven rotary stage has 0.6 in. profile and reaches speeds of 720°/sec while offering resolution to 40 Â-µrad (8 arcsec). Self-locking ceramic direct drive holds position steady at rest, with no energy consumption or heat generation, while direct coupling optical encoder provides phase lag-free, backlash-free feedback to...

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Nanopositioning Stages suit super-resolution microscopy.
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Nanopositioning Stages suit super-resolution microscopy.

Designed for Leica, Nikon, Olympus, and Zeiss inverted microscopes, PI nano1x3(TM) series XY and XYZ nanopositioning stages offer subnanometer resolution over travel ranges of 200 Â-µm. Featuring 20 mm profile, they include 24-bit controller with USB, Ethernet, and RS-232 interfaces and wide-band analog interface. Units also have 24-bit DAC converters, in addition to piezoresistive sensors...

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Stage Controllers support 100 picometer command resolution.
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Stage Controllers support 100 picometer command resolution.

Nanopositioning stage controllers feature USB interface and 24-bit DA/AD converters to work with piezo nanopositioning systems from 1 mm and up. It also includes RS-232 interface and analog interface for compatibility with NI cards. Software libraries and GUIs provide support for LabView, Matlab, and text-based programming languages while programmable data tables allow random waveform generation....

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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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