New Applications Brochure on Complex Motion Control Systems for Scientific Research
(Nanowerk News) Precision motion control systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently released its newest catalog of precision motion solutions for Beamline Instrumentation. The PI Group offers a wide range of high-performance single and multi-axis positioning products, in addition to custom engineered solutions.
Building upon decades of experience with motion control and nanopositioning, PI has demonstrated thorough application knowledge to develop and manufacture a plethora of solutions from compact non-magnetic positioning components to full beamline-instrumentation turn-key systems. While the instrumentation of the individual experimental stations is highly specialized, common denominators are long-term stability, high spatial resolution, position repeatability, motion with multiple degrees of freedom, and often the adaption to ultra-high vacuum environments.
PI is the solution partner to deliver a standard or customized product for diverse applications from miniature single axis motors to ultra-precision air bearing systems and parallel kinematic 6-axis Stewart platforms. The broad portfolio of drive technologies is available, from classical magnetic linear motors to stepper motors and non-magnetic piezo motors, UHV and EUV ready. PI develops, manufactures, and qualifies all its core technologies in-house, resulting in a high measure of flexibility with positioning resolution to 0.0001/µm and travel ranges to 1000mm.
Applications of Beamline Instrumentation
There are a myriad of educational and industrial testing scenarios. Examples of where PI has system success include nanotomography, laminography, systems with nanoscopic spatial resolution, vacuum chambers, and full-field X-ray microscopes.
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+.