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Posted: Aug 04, 2016

Ultra-Fast Compact Piezo Nanopositioning Stage, from PI

(Nanowerk News) Nanometer precision and motion control industry expert, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., delivers new solutions for very small position changes, coupled with speed, and high force in its P-630 nanopositioning stages. With design flexibility to meet custom assembly requirements and proven demonstrated reliability of many billions of cycles, PI piezo actuators are being utilized in research and industry microstructuring and scanning applications, precision positioning of optical elements, and micromachining.
P-630 nanopositioning stage
The new P-630 X-axis nanopositioning stage, with a large clear 30mm diameter aperture, 0.1nm resolution, and a small footprint and low-profile, will ensure high accuracy and long life with travel ranges to 80Ķm. Equipped with an internal capacitive sensor that allows for precise, extremely stable motion, the stiff flexure design, with a natural frequency of >3 kHz, enables exceptional responsiveness and accuracy. Vacuum version is available.
Read Piezo Flexure Actuators and Other Piezo Mechanisms for Precision Motion Control Applications
High Performance Electro-Ceramics Drive
PIís proprietary PICMA piezo ceramics were successfully tested for 100 billion cycles by NASA/JPL which qualified them to be used in the Mars Roverís instrumentation and testing equipment. Four years after Curiosity first landed on the red planet, PI products are still going strong at peak performance and reliability. PICMA technology integrates ceramic insulation that is polymer-free, humidity resistant, and able to tolerate a temperature range of -20 to 80 C. Read more here.
Specifications, Datasheet, More Information
Standard and Custom
PI provides in-house engineered solutions with over 4 decades of experience delivering products that exceed expectations and application demands of our customers. PI can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.
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 850+.
Source: PI (press release)
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