(Nanowerk News) PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader and solution provider in motion control and precision positioning components and systems, is releasing a catalog of its ultrasonic piezo motors, stages and positioners for precision motion and automation applications. The products range includes compact, high speed, or cost effective customized OEM designs.
Piezo Motor Properties
Ultrasonic piezo mechanisms are direct drive motors with self-locking properties. They cover a very large dynamic range with velocities from microns/second to 100s of millimeters/second. The ceramic nature makes them intrinsically vacuum compatible. Easily integrated into other components, piezo motors do not generate or are affected by magnetic fields, making them ideal for E-beam and electron Microscopy applications.
Small, highly responsive digital motion controllers are available to match the performance and properties of the ultrasonic drive principle.
Standard and Custom
Standard positioners include thumbnail sized miniature rotary stages, matchbox-sized linear stages and large XY stages for applications such as scanning microscopy. In addition to the many standard products presented in the new catalog, PI can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.
Applications include semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology, metrology, microscopy, micro-manipulation, including cleanroom applications.
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.