New Catalog: Nanometer-Precision Motion Systems with Magnetic Direct Drives and Air Bearings from PI
(Nanowerk News) PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader in motion control and nanometer precision positioning solutions, is releasing a new catalog of its magnetic direct drives and air bearing technology solutions, including actuators, linear stages, multi-axis gantry systems, and customized systems. Application-specific solutions include precision automation in optics and semiconductor manufacturing, assembly, and test equipment.
The PIMagŪ Magnetic Direct Drives, based on technology developed and manufactured in-house, deliver optimum performance via position and force regulation. Nanometer precision is achieved by closed-loop control with position feedback from absolute linear encoders or interferometers. 3-phase linear motors and voice coil drives provide fast acceleration, high scanning speeds, and extreme lifetime due to the zero-wear drive principle. Air bearings allow extremely uniform motion with constant velocity, extremely smooth positioning without rumble coupled in from mechanical bearings.
A family of motion controllers, along with robust software covers all aspects of application integration from easy setup to cross-platform use and high-speed communication.
PI has in-house engineered solutions with over 4 decades of experience working with customers to provide products that meet application demands, and can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the 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 eleven subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 850.