News | April 29, 2015

6-Axis Motion Simulator Hexapod Obtains Exclusive Imaging Certification from CIPA

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6-Axis Motion Simulator Hexapod Obtains Exclusive Imaging Certification from CIPA
April 2015, Auburn, MA -- Precision motion and positioning systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) LP recently obtained certification for the miniature, high-dynamics H-811.S11 6-axis motion and positioning Hexapod from the Camera and Imaging Product Association (CIPA), an international association of camera manufacturers that establish technical standards in the field of image generation.

Setting the Image Stabilization Standard
The H-811 Hexapod is the only six-axis motion and positioning system that meets CIPA standards for simulating camera shake on a defined and repeatable test trajectory while taking photographs. By certifying the Hexapod, CIPA adopted the verification methods of a vibratory apparatus for image stabilization as the new DC-011-2015 standard.

The H-811.S11 is a compact, high-dynamics multi-axis motion simulator based on PI’s successful standard 6-axis mini hexapod series, especially developed for use as a vibration device in image stabilization test equipment. Together with its sophisticated vector motion controller it can produce precisely controlled and repeatable oscillation and vibration in multiple axes.

Wave Generating Motion Controller
The Hexapod is driven by a motion controller equipped with a wave generator for sine oscillations. Predefined motion

Travel Range and Tilt Angles

In addition to oscillation mode, the H-811.S11 can also be used in positioning mode providing resolution down to 100 nanometers with linear travel ranges up to 34 mm and rotary angles up to 42°. In positioning mode, the hexapod can be used for precision alignment and assembly of sensitive equipment such as opto-mechanical parts and photonics components.

Other Family Members

PI’s hexapod family consists of nearly one hundred members, from palm-sized units to high-load systems capable of positioning several tons with sub-micron precision. Applications span from medical engineering to silicon photonics and aerospace/astronomy.

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About PI

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 eight subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 800+.

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SOURCE: PI (Press Release)