PI (Physik Instrumente) offers a new reference-class linear stage family available in ball screw and linear configurations. With high resolution, improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time, the L-417 and V-417 are ideal for a variety of applications including laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel manufacturing.
The L-417 is the precision, heavy duty, ball screw model designed to accommodate a load capacity of 450N on its 166m width frame with a travel up to 813mm. This stage can be re-lubricated without disassembly, and features a synchronous servo motor, as well as rotary and linear encoders. A cover strip on the side and the purge air connection prevent contamination of the working components, and optional holding brake allows an increase in its usability as a Z axis stage.
The V-417 is powered by an ironless linear motor and precision linear encoder. The 3-phase magnetic direct drive transmits a drive force of 87N to the motion platform directly, without friction for smooth running at high and low velocities, meaning no vibration and easy position control. The V-417 also has a cover strip on the side and the purge air connection prevents contamination of the working components by particles.
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