Press Release Summary:
- Available in 26 mm., 52 mm., and 102 mm. linear motion ranges
- Precision-ground ball screw and high resolution motors allow sub-micrometer resolution with position repeatability up to 0.1 microns
- Can reach bake-out temperatures of up to 300°F (~150°C) and are ideal for High Vacuum (HV) and Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) applications
Original Press Release:
New Precision Linear Stage Family for Ultra High Vacuum Applications
This precision stage series is available in 3 linear motion ranges, for 3 different vacuum levels, and with different motors, from PI.
June 2020, Auburn, MA – A leader in nanopositioning solutions, PI (Physik Instrumente) LP introduces a new high precision linear translation stage family for High Vacuum (HV) and Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) applications. The L-509 vacuum stage series is offered for 3 different vacuum levels: 10-6 hPa, 10-7 hPa, and 10-9 hPa.
Different Linear Motion Ranges
Linear motion ranges of 26mm, 52mm, and 102mm are available. The precision-ground ball screw and high resolution motors allow sub-micrometer resolution with excellent position repeatability up to 0.1 microns.
Different Bake-out Temperature Ranges, Different Motors
The new vacuum linear stage series was designed from the ground up for vacuum compatibility, with each component qualified to work under the specified conditions. Everything, from the base materials, nuts and bolts, encoders, cables, limit switches was selected for optimal performance.
Stage variants with closed-loop servo motors with position feedback encoders can be baked out up to 250°F (~120°C), while for the highest vacuum levels, stepper motors (open loop operation) are used. Here, bake-out temperatures of up to 300°F (~150°C) can be reached.
Other Vacuum and UHV Positioning Products
PI provides a wide range of vacuum and UHV compatible linear stages and rotary stages for nanopositioning and micropositioning applications, including piezo flexure stages, piezo motor solutions and even multi-axis systems such as 6-DOF hexapod parallel positioners to cover the most demanding vacuum motion applications. Industries served include semiconductors, aerospace, optics and photonics, precision automation, life-sciences, and big science research.
Working with You
PI’s in-house engineered systems and components have enabled customers around the world to increase their productivity and technological advantage for 5 decades. With a large basis of standard precision motion products and proven methodologies, PI is in the position to quickly modify existing designs or provide a fully customized OEM solution to fit the exact requirements of your application from the whole motion range from finger-tip sized nano-positioners to large scale stages with long travel ranges, through a plethora of different drives and guiding systems.
PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1300 people worldwide. PI’s customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors, and aerospace.