New Whitepaper: Controlling Hexapod 6-DOF Alignment Robots via EtherCAT

(Nanowerk News) Six-axis hexapod robots are becoming increasingly popular precision alignment and positioning solutions for manufacturing and quality assurance processes. PI (Physik Instrumente), a global leader in precision motion systems, provides highly accurate hexapod 6-axis robots for loads from a few 100g to several tons.
PI hexapod controllers
The latest generation of PI hexapod controllers with integrated EtherCAT® interface now makes it very easy for users to integrate the parallel-kinematic robots into automation systems without the need to perform challenging coordinate transformations.
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Standard and Custom

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.

About PI

PI is a leading manufacturer of air bearing stages, piezoelectric solutions, precision motion control equipment, 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. The PI group employs more than 1,300 people worldwide in 15 subsidiaries and R&D / engineering centers on 3 continents.
Source: PI (press release)
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