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Posted: Jan 06, 2017

New Multi-Axis SiP Alignment Systems for Test and Production From PI

(Nanowerk News) Nanopositioning equipment manufacturer PI now offers a new family of automated alignment engines for silicon photonics applications including 3 to 6 axis mechanisms, controllers with firmware based alignment algorithms, and the software tools to meet the high accuracy demands of different markets, such as packing, planar testing, or inspection.
Multi-Axis SiP Alignment Systems
Nanoscale Accuracy, Multi Degrees-of-freedom
Very stiff stacked multi-axis systems and parallel-kinematics 6 DoF systems with high speed and high throughput achieve alignment times of less than 1 second for single and double-sided alignment tasks, with all axes driven by one controller or one software interface using one global coordinate system. Interdependencies of axes are automatically compensated for and integrated coarse-fine solutions deliver 25mm closed-loop motion for first light and 100 µm high-speed, piezo-flexure based nano-align motion in X, Y, Z. Longer linear travel ranges are possible.
One of 2016 Most Technologically Significant Products
An R&D 100 winner in the Analytical/Test category, PIís one-step global optimization product line addresses the requirement of incorporating multiple parallel optical paths with multiple, interacting inputs and outputs, all requiring optimization. The advanced alignment systems of the F-712.HA2 and F-712.MA2 are based on a highly specialized digital motion controller with embedded advanced alignment and tracking functionality and a hybrid precision scanning and tracking mechanism combining the advantages of piezoelectric on servo-motorized drives. Led by Head of Photonics Market Segment Scott Jordan, PIís development team comprises more than a century of photonics alignment automation experience and includes foundational participants in the field.
Watch the SiP System Video
Standard and Custom
PI has over 4 decades of experience providing in-house engineered precision motion control solutions, and can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the customerís application.
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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 twelve subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents, and total staff of 950+.
Source: PI (press release)
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