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Posted: Oct 22, 2015

Multi-Axis Piezo-Motor Positioners: Ultra-Compact, Stackable Linear and Rotary Stages by PI

(Nanowerk News) Precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. presents miniaturized, multi-axis linear and rotary positioners. With 50 models in the Q-Motion piezo motor family, PIs minute stages represent varying sizes and motion ranges.
Multi-Axis Piezo-Motor Positioners
So Many Solutions, Standard / Custom
While open loop designs are more economical for applications where the absolute position does not matter, high-precision motion applications will benefit from the cost efficient encoders employed in the closed-loop stages, providing resolution from microns down to 1nm. Vacuum compatible stages, UHV and non-magnetic options are also available. Additionally, PI can quickly modify any standard stage, or provide a fully customized OEM part to meet the exact application requirements.
Piezo inertia motors (stick slip motors) allow for the design of miniaturized precision positioners at an affordable price. PIShift linear motors are used in Qmotion linear stages, rotary stages and multi-axis parallel-kinematics compact positioning systems for applications such as photonics alignment and micro assembly.
Controllers and Software
PIs digital motion controllers and drivers come with ample software support, a graphical user interface programming examples and LabView drivers. An easy to use command and driver set common for all PI controllers make implementation a simple plug-and-play exercise, keeping programming costs and time low as well.
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Applications Examples
Applications include automation, photonics, semiconductor-technology, bio-nano-technology, life sciences, precision optics, metrology, microscopy, micro-manipulation, including cleanroom applications.
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 800+.
Source: PI (press release)
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