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Posted: Jun 07, 2011
New Nanopositioning Systems Catalog From PI
(Nanowerk News) PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. -- a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning stages and precision motion-control equipment for bio-medical, semiconductor, imaging and nanotechnology applications -- has released a new catalog on nanopositioning systems.
The 160-page catalog focuses on piezo flexure based nanopositioning systems capable of repeatedly moving distances as small as the diameter of an atom. It covers single axis stages, XY and XYZ stages as well as tip/tilt platforms for active optics, imaging and laser beam steering. Parallel kinematic positioners (2-axis systems to complex 6-axis hexapods) and novel hybrid systems as well as ceramic precision linear motors are also shown.
A nanopositioning controller section discusses software, explains interfacing options and different digital servo control models and algorithms that increase linearity in static and dynamic applications.
PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo nanopositioning systems, piezo motors and actuators for photonics, bio-nanotechnology, medical engineering & semiconductor applications. 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 eight subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 600+. PI USA designs and manufactures piezo products at the company's US headquarters in Auburn, MA.