XY Open-Frame Piezomotor Stage features linear encoders.

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Model M-686 low-profile stage has 0.1 µm resolution linear encoders and piezo motor drives providing speed of up to 100 mm/sec. Designed for automated-positioning applications in inspection and microscopy, it is 27 mm high with 150 x 150 mm footprint and has 78 x 78 mm aperture and travel of 25 x 25 mm. It can be operated in closed loop with C-866 piezo motor controller/driver and combines with high-resolution scanning microscopy piezo stages.



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Large Aperture XY Piezomotor Stages for Microscopy Move Faster and Feature a Lower Profile



July 2007, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. - a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and piezo-based precision motion-control equipment for bio-nanotechnology, photonics and semiconductor applications - introduces the new M-686 low-profile XY open-frame piezomotor stage with linear encoders.

More Information: http://www.physikinstrumente.com/en/products/prdetail.php?sortnr=1000580

Features & Advantages:
o Fast: Piezo Motor Drives Provide High Speed to 100 mm/sec
and Response Time in the Millisecond Range
o Precise: Closed-Loop w/ 0.1 µm Resolution Linear Encoders
o Large Clear Aperture: 78 x 78 mm
o Compact Design: 27 mm Profile Height only, 150 x 150 mm Footprint
o Long Travel: 25 x 25 mm
o Stable: Self-Locking at Rest
o Flexible: Combines with Nanopositioning / Scanning Stages

About M-686-XY Piezomotor Stages and Scanners
The low-profile M-686 open-frame XY piezomotor stages are mainly designed for automated-positioning applications in inspection and microscopy. For ultra-high resolution applications they can be combined with nanopositinng scaning stages; the low profile height of the M-686 (only 27 mm) provides for a very compact system.

Space Saving Piezo Motors
Compared to conventional motorized translation stages, the M-686 provides a lower profile and smaller footprint. The compact PILine® piezoelectric linear motors and high resolution linear encoders make both the leadscrew / duct and flanged, bulky stepper motor employed in traditional stages obsolete. In addition, the piezo motors are self locking at rest and hold the stage in a stable position.

Combines with High-Resolution Scanning Microscopy Piezo Stages
For ultra-high resolution applications, a number of piezo-nanopositioning systems can be mounted in the XY motor stage. They are available as fast, XY scanners (for fluorescence microscopy), as Z positioners (3D imaging), or with up to 6 Axes.

Closed-Loop Operation: Optimized for High Velocity and Rapid Step/Settling
The M-686 stages can be operated in closed-loop with the new C-866 piezo motor controller / driver. This highly specialized controller achieves very short settling times (millisecond range) and can handle speeds up to 400 mm/s.

About PI
PI is a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion-control equipment for photonics, nanotechnology, semiconductor and life science applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoelectric and electromagnetic drives for 35+ years. 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 and total staff of 450+.

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