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Posted: Mar 18, 2016

Highly Dynamic XY Linear Motor Scanning Stage, Introduced by PI

(Nanowerk News) Motion and precision positioning systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. introduces a new compact metrology XY stage the L-731. The magnetic linear direct drive ensures high velocity and acceleration, ideal for inspection and microscopy.
compact metrology XY stage L-731
High Travel Accuracy, Stability
With a travel range of 205mm square and solid velocity to 100mm/sec, the L-731 delivers high accuracy and smooth motion. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist guarantee superior guiding accuracy (1.5µm straightness for loads up to 20kg).
An integrated optical reference encoder and limit switch provide further positioning control and accuracy for this compact stage with 5nm resolution. DC servo motor versions are available on request.
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Specifications, Datasheet, More Information
Standard and Custom
PI has in-house engineered solutions with over 4 decades of experience working with customers to provide products that meet application demands, and can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.
Applications of the L-731
Fields of applications include automation, semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology, metrology, microscopy, micro-manipulation, including cleanroom applications.
Features & Advantages
  • Travel Range 205mm x 205mm (8)
  • Sensor Resolution 5nm
  • Velocity to 100mm/s
  • Load Capacity to 20kg
  • Integrated Direct Drive Linear Motors and Linear Encoders
  • 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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