Pre-Configured Hexapods support 6-axis precision motion.

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Featuring parallel-kinematic design with 6° of freedom and no moving cables, H-845 Series supports loads to 1 metric ton. Hexapods achieve step sizes from 0.5 µm and repeatability to 2 µm, with linear travel ranges to 340 mm and rotation ranges to 60°. Each comes with C-887 vector motion controller, powering 6 hexapod axes and 2 additional motorized single axes. All position values can be commanded as Cartesian coordinates, and center of rotation can be changed on-the-fly with software command.

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6-Axis Precision Motion for Loads to 1 Ton

Auburn, MA -- Precision motion control systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. announces the H-845, a new series of preconfigured high-load hexapods. This newest addition extends PI’s catalog to 50 standard hexapods covering a large variety of applications, from palm-sized units for micro-manufacturing to high-speed motion simulators and vacuum and UHV compatible units.

Heavy Loads Made Light

The H-845 series provides an easy solution to complex multi-axis precision motion applications with models available in various travel ranges, load capacities, and velocities. With 6 degrees of freedom, no moving cables and a large clear aperture – advantages of the parallel-kinematic design – the new H-845 models benefit from PI’s long experience with hexapod design, manufacturing, control and software tools, resulting in fast solution implementation adaptable to each customer’s need.

In Control

H-845 hexapods achieve step sizes from 0.5µm and repeatability to 2µm, with linear travel ranges to 340mm and rotation ranges to 60 degrees. Each hexapod comes with the C-887 high performance vector motion controller, powering the six hexapod axes and 2 additional motorized single axes. Control is easy - all position values can be commanded simply as Cartesian coordinates, and, the center of rotation can be changed on the fly with a software command.

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Applications Examples

Precision assembly, testing & manufacturing, astronomy, aviation, and aerospace, high-energy physics research.

Features & Advantages

6 Axis Motion with virtual pivot point (XYZ, Pitch, Roll, Yaw)

Handles loads to 1 metric ton

Actuator resolution <50 nanometers

Velocity to 20 mm/sec

Repeatability to ±2 microns

Positioning range up to 220mm (linear) 60 deg (rotations)

Scalable design: Dimensions, travel ranges and loads

Drive: brushless motors with brake

Includes State-of-the Art Vector Motion Controller

Extensive software package 

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