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Posted: Apr 12, 2017

66 Lb. Pushing Force in PI's New High Resolution Linear Actuator

(Nanowerk News) A linear actuator is a positioning device that provides motion in 1 degree of freedom. Designed for highly accurate and fast repetitive industrial applications, the L-239 compact linear actuator is the newest addition to the suite of motion control solutions available from precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente).
High-Load Linear Actuator, L-239, shown with PI’s Mercury Motion Controller
NEW High-Load Linear Actuator, L-239, shown with PI’s Mercury Motion Controller.

High Quality Components, Built to Last

Equipped with precision ground ball screws for higher speed and a longer service life, the L-239 high force actuator has a positioning range of 52mm (2”), pushing force of 300N (66lbs), and 50mm/sec (2”/sec) maximum velocity. The nonrotating tip enables uniform motion as it prevents wobble, torque, and wear at the point of contact. Noncontact limit switches protect the mechanics, while a direction-sensing reference point switch speeds up the homing procedure and supports automation applications. For vacuum-applications, special versions to 10-9 hPa are available.
Specifications, Datasheet, More Information

Which Motor Do You Need?

Resolution of 100 nanometers (0.1 microns) and repeatability down to 0.5 microns is achieved by a closed-loop servo motor for higher velocities or a micro-stepped 2-phase direct-drive motor. Other motor and encoder options for OEMs are available on request.
Read blog: “Performance, Resolution, and Velocity Control of Stepper Motor-Driven Precision Positioners”

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 customer’s 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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