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Posted: March 26, 2008

New Catalog on Precision Linear Actuators from PI

(Nanowerk News) PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. - a leading manufacturer of ultra-precision motion-control and sensing equipment for semiconductor, astronomy, medical technology, nanotechnology, photonics, and life science applications - has released a new brochure on Precision Linear Actuators.
The brochure presents a variety of sub-micron to sub-nanometer precise compact actuators, featuring novel ceramic piezo motors as well as classical motors.   
Systems range from pen-tip-sized ceramic actuators for high-volume optics & medical applications, to high-force non-magnetic ceramic actuators for ultra-precision vacuum applications. 
PDF Catalog download:
High-speed ultrasonic actuators provide velocity to 800 mm/sec (32 in/sec) and accelerations to 20g, while flexure actuators respond to control input in as little as a few 100 µsec to operate fast pumps or position optics in high-speed focusing or alignment applications. 
In addition to the novel piezo ceramic motors and actuators, a number of ballscrew actuators with servo and stepper motors are also available; they provide resolution in the 0.1 micron range, and forces to 400 N (40kg / 88 lbs)
Non-magnetic and vacuum compatible versions are offered throughout the product spectrum.  These precision actuators are designed for applications in fields such as:
  • Aerospace & Astronomy
  • Semiconductor Metrology
  • Medical Design
  • Ultra-Precision Machining
  • Test & Measurement
  • Photonics, Optics,  Microscopy
  • Biotechnology / Life Sciences
  • Precision Motion Control
  • About PI
    PI is the industry leader in ultra-precision motion control devices for nanoscale manufacturing, test and research applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision actuators with piezoelectric and electromagnetic drives for 35+ years. 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 and total staff of 450+. PI – Moving the NanoWorld.
    Source: PI
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