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Faster Laser/Piezo Autofocus System Offers Throughput with Flexibility
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Faster Laser/Piezo Autofocus System Offers Throughput with Flexibility

Partnership between specialists in automation can yield important benefits to research and OEM users. With each player bringing specific expertise, teamwork often surpasses what a single organization can achieve. A case in point: the engineers at Motion X and PI have developed a novel, laser-based system that combines Motion X's high-bandwidth autofocus sensor with PI's high-speed piezo driven...

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Miniature 6-Axis Robot at MD&M Show
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Miniature 6-Axis Robot at MD&M Show

Anaheim, CA - nanopositioning specialist PI exhibits its latest 6-axis robotics positioning system at the MD&M West show, the world's largest medical design & manufacturing event. The miniature hexapod system provides more than 10 lbs of force and motion in all six degrees of freedom. It can be used for manufacturing and placing of parts requiring very high precision, for microscopy applications...

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Linear Piezo Motors provide push-pull forces to 130 lb.
Controls & Controllers

Linear Piezo Motors provide push-pull forces to 130 lb.

Offering travel ranges to 20 mm and holding forces to 177 lb, N-216 NEXLINE® Nanopositioning Actuators are based on coordinated motion of preloaded linear and shear piezo elements acting on ceramic runner. Closed loop versions are equipped with linear encoder for direct position measurement of moving runner. Encoder features 5 nm resolution over full travel range. In open-loop operation,...

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Slide Scanner Piezo Stage suits high-resolution microscopes.
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Slide Scanner Piezo Stage suits high-resolution microscopes.

Featuring 5 msec step and settle, and travel ranges up to 200 Â-µm with sub-nanometer closed-loop resolution, P-736 high-speed microscope slide Z-scanner piezo stage is suited for microscopy and imaging applications. Unit features 0.8 in. profile and is designed for inverted microscopes from Leica, Nikon, Olympus, and Zeiss. Stage is packaged with digital controller, which includes USB,...

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Piezomotor Rotary Stage has low-profile, high-speed design.
Communication Systems & Equipment

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.
Agricultural & Farming Products

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.
Agricultural & Farming Products

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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