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Posted: Mar 06, 2017

OEM Driver for Miniature Positioning Systems is Small and Affordable

(Nanowerk News) PI (Physik Instrumente) LP, known industry-wide for precision motion components, systems, and solutions, announces a new OEM driver for miniaturized piezo inertia positioning stages. Applications include precision opto-mechanical alignment, bio-medical instrumentation, photonics alignment automation, microscopy, micro-manipulation.
E-872 stick-slip motor driver
*NEW* OEM driver, shown with Q-522 multi-axis miniature positioning stage.

Easy Controls, Full / Microstep Variations

The new E-872 driver is designed to complement the size of the ultra-compact inertia motor positioners it manages. Control is simple with step and direction input via TTL signals. The high 20kHz full step frequency delivers fast response. A version with 256 micro steps allow for extremely smooth motion with nanometer resolution. With its low current consumption and affordable price, the E-872 wont drain your power source or your budget.

OEM Solutions

With a long track record of working with OEMs in the most demanding industries from Semiconductor Technology to Medical Design industries where product performance, quality, and the ability to ramp up, are critical, PI offers a quick path to a solution based on 1,000s of COTS products or a fully customized design. See examples of PIs OEM capabilities here.
E-872 Specifications, Datasheet, More Information
Video: Operating Principle of Piezo Inertia Motors

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 twelve subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents, and total staff of 950+.
Source: PI (press release)
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