Dynamic Positioning & Scanning Delivered in Integrated XY Linear Motor Drive
(Nanowerk News) Precision motion control and nanopositioning industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) now offers a new reference class XY stage in its PIMag® series of high dynamics linear motor stages with the V-731, equipped with incremental linear encoders for direct position measurement and 3-phase electromagnetic linear motors. Fields of application include micro-assembly, biotechnology, precision laser machining, optics, lens testing, and photonics alignment.
*NEW* PI’s V-731 low-profile metrology XY stage
Design with ironless linear motors improves smoothness
The proprietary PIMag stages do not require mechanical components in the drivetrain as the force is transmitted directly by magnetic forces to the motion platform, without friction and zero-wear on the drive. The ironless, non-cogging linear motors provide very smooth motion, and a high dynamic velocity range along with rapid acceleration. They are ideal for applications where high or extremely constant velocity is required and reliability and maximum uptime are crucial.
The V-731 stage is equipped with integrated linear encoders providing 10 nanometers resolution. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist guarantee excellent repeatability to 100 nanometers from this compact low profile stage, measuring only 310x310x80mm.
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.
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+.