Positioning Equipment Videos

  1. High-Speed 12-Axis Automated Silicon Photonics Alignment System FMPA
    2/28/2017

    The FMPA is a high-speed 12-axis automated silicon alignment system based on a highly specialized digital motion controller (E-712) and a hybrid alignment mechanism to achieve the required long travel ranges without sacrificing stability, resolution, or alignment speed. FMPA is implemented in the E-712’s modular firmware to enable fast, simultaneous alignment and tracking of multichannel couplings in multiple degrees of freedom.

  2. Beamline Instrumentation - Double Hexapod For X-Ray Spectrometer
    9/29/2016

    This video features Dr. Markus Simon, head of the PI miCos beamline instrumentation group, who explains a special double hexapod PKM system used for synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy for material testing in fields such as semiconductor and medical applications.

  3. Video: Nanopositioning Applications For Microscopy, Neuroscience, And Metrology
    1/28/2016

    PI provides a large variety of fast Z-Stages and collar piezo objective positioners for 3D imaging (Z-stack acquisition), deconvolution, and fast focusing applications. These Piezo nanopositioning stages & positioners are essential tools for high-resolution metrology and microscopy applications due to their sub-atomic resolution and extremely fast response times.

  4. Hexapod 6-Axis Systems for Micro Manufacturing / Fiber Alignment Operation
    1/27/2016

    This video is an introduction of hexapod parallel kinematic 6-axis positioners, and a visual representation of key features of operation.

  5. New Detector For Beam Position Monitoring, UV Scanners, And Inspection Tools
    2/10/2014

    Opto Diode’s national sales manager Stan Duda kept us up to date on some new developments at Opto Diode. Watch the video to learn more about a new EUV compatible position sensing detector covering the 0.1 nm to 400 nm spectral range.

  6. How Does Magnetic Levitation Work? Planar 6-Axis Precision Positioning Stage
    6/27/2013

    The PIMag 6D is a design concept for multi-axis nanopositioning applications where the highest precision is required, e.g. in semiconductor processing and inspection systems. This novel precision positioning system is based on magnetic levitation: The completely passive platform levitates on a magnetic field, which actively positions and also guides it. Objects can be moved linearly or rotationally on a plane with a unprecedented guiding accuracy.

  7. Precise Positioning Results in Higher Quality Imaging
    4/30/2013

    Stefan Vorndran with PI (Physik Instrumente) gives us a rundown of their precision positioning technology capabilities at SPIE DSS 2013.

  8. Industry’s First EUV-Compatible Position Sensing Detector
    2/6/2013

    Stan Duda, national sales manager for ITW-Opto Diode, gives us some background on his company, a manufacturer of silicon photodiodes, LEDs, LED arrays, and UV/X-Ray photodetectors, at Photonics West 2013.