X-Axis Positioning Stage delivers subnanometer step precision.

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With frictionless, flexure-guided design and travel ranges to 80 µm, P-630 nanopositioning stage, featuring clear 30 mm dia aperture and 0.1 nm resolution, is designed for accuracy and extended life. Internal capacitive sensor allows precise, stable motion, while stiff flexure design, with natural frequency of >3 kHz, promotes responsiveness and accuracy. Vacuum version is available. Directly driven product utilizes piezoceramic actuators with all-ceramic insulation.

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Ultra-Fast Compact Piezo Nanopositioning Stage, from PI

Full integrated flexure-guided design delivers repeatable subnanometer step precision.

Auburn, MA – Nanometer precision and motion control industry expert, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., delivers new solutions for very small position changes, coupled with speed, and high force in its P-630 nanopositioning stages. With design flexibility to meet custom assembly requirements and proven demonstrated reliability of many billions of cycles, PI piezo actuators are being utilized in research and industry microstructuring and scanning applications, precision positioning of optical elements, and micromachining.

The new P-630 X-axis nanopositioning stage, with a large clear 30mm diameter aperture, 0.1nm resolution, and a small footprint and low-profile, will ensure high accuracy and long life with travel ranges to 80µm. Equipped with an internal capacitive sensor that allows for precise, extremely stable motion, the stiff flexure design, with a natural frequency of >3 kHz, enables exceptional responsiveness and accuracy. Vacuum version is available.

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High Performance Electro-Ceramics Drive

PI’s proprietary PICMA piezo ceramics were successfully tested for 100 billion cycles by NASA/JPL which qualified them to be used in the Mars Rover’s instrumentation and testing equipment. Four years after Curiosity first landed on the red planet, PI products are still going strong at peak performance and reliability. PICMA technology integrates ceramic insulation that is polymer-free, humidity resistant, and able to tolerate a temperature range of -20 to 80 C. Read more here.

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PI provides in-house engineered solutions with over 4 decades of experience delivering products that exceed expectations and application demands of our customers. PI can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.

About PI

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 eleven subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 850+.

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