Press Release Summary:
Measuring just 22 mm wide and based on piezo inertia drive motor, Q-Motion Linear Positioning Stages provide precision positioning and alignment of opto-mechanical components both in research and OEM instrumentation. Self-clamping motor provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without need for brake. Several options are available for Q-522 stage series, from open-loop designs to closed-loop versions and high-end feedback sensors providing 1 nm resolution.
Original Press Release:
Q-Motion Miniature Piezo Nanopositioners
San Francisco, CA -- Precision positioning systems specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) recently introduced a new series of miniaturized, piezo-driven linear positioners at the 2015 Photonics West conference -- the world's most important trade show and conference on photonics developments.
PI's new Q-Motion positioning stages are ultra-compact, only 22mm wide come with travel ranges from ½" to 1 inch (26mm).
Q-522 Compact Positioners, Economical in Open and Close-Loop
Several options are available for the Q-522 stage series, from economical open-loop designs, to low-cost closed-loop versions and high-end feedback sensors providing 1nm resolution.
Vacuum compatible stages are also offered and a non-magnetic option is in preparation.
Applications of the Q-Motion Miniature Linear Stages
Precision positioning and alignment of compact opto-mechanical components both in research and OEM instrumentation. Fields of application include photonics, bio-technology, nanotechnology, precision-optics, life-sciences and medical design.
Cost-Efficient Inertia Drive System
The drive principle is based on a cost-efficient piezo inertia drive motor (stick-slip). Stages and drive can be customized for larger production quantities.
Self-Clamping at Rest, High Stability
The self-clamping motor design provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without the need for a brake -- another space and energy saving advantage of the Q-Motion positioner series.
Custom Designs for Industrial Customers
PI has a long history of working with instrumentation manufacturers and can easily modify existing designs or completely customize piezo devices to fit the exact requirements of the application.
More Information, Specifications and Datasheet
PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo motors, air bearing stages and hexapod parallel-kinematics for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eight subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 800+.
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