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Posted: Aug 15, 2011

Two Cool Technologies Combined: Apple iPad Controls PI Mini Hexapod

(Nanowerk News) PI's miniature M-810 and M-811 hexapod 6-Axis positioners can now be controlled by an Apple iPad.
PI electro-mechanical Hexapods and Piezo Hexapods are compact and very precise multi-axis positioning system, providing significantly higher accuracy and resolution than hydraulically driven systems.
The new M-810 and M-811 miniature Hexapods find use in many high-tech fields: medical engineering, X-ray microscopy, photonics alignment, semiconductor test & metrology, astronomy, precision machining, aeronautics, high-energy physics, etc.
PI is the leading manufacturer of high-accuracy hexapods. The company introduced its first hexapod 2 decades ago for a precision optical alignment system in an astronomical telescope and provides a large variety of different models with load capacity from 2 kg to more than 2,000 kg.
Features and Advantages
  • Smallest Industrial Grade 6-Axis Hexapod Positoner (Stewart Platform)
  • Sub-Micron Precision
  • Software for Photonics Alignment
  • Very High Forces and Load Capacity for its small Size
  • Travel to 40 mm / 60
  • Load Capacity: 5 kg
  • Compact: 10 cm in Diameter, Height < 12 cm
  • Pivot Point Defined By User / Software
  • Mature 6-Axis Hexapod Controller and Software
  • More information on the Hexapod at: http://www.physikinstrumente.com/en/products/prdetail.php?sortnr=700884.
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    Source: PI (press release)
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