positioning-equipment-news

  1. E-754 Nanopositioning Controller For Piezo Stages Provides Higher Resolution
    2/28/2017

    PI has recently improved its best in class with a new reference-class digital controller / driver offering higher bandwidth and resolution, along with 3 times the driver power of its predecessor. From the nanopositioning systems industry leader, the E-754 is designed for closed-loop piezo mechanisms with capacitive position feedback sensors.

  2. Miniature Linear Positioning Stage For Single And Multi-Axis Applications
    2/10/2017

    The L-402 compact linear stage is the newest addition to the suite of motion control solutions available from precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente). Delivering performance and reliability at minimized cost, this affordable miniature linear positioner is well-suited for micromanipulation, test systems, and opto-mechanical alignment automation applications.

  3. New Linear Motor Stages With Magnetic Direct Drives And New Motion Controller From PI
    1/18/2017

    Motion and nanopositioning industry leader PI is expanding its PIMag® series of high dynamics linear motor stages with 2 new models and a new motion controller. Stages are equipped with incremental and absolute-type linear encoders for direct position measurement and ironless 3-phase motors and single-phase voice-coil drives.

  4. Two New High-Load and Compact 6-Axis Motion PI Hexapods
    12/21/2016

    As the usability for hexapods increase, PI is responding with new hexapods to meet those project needs - the H-850KML, 500kg high-load hexapod and the H-825KLL, compact hexapod with load capacity to 35kg. Both systems provide sub-micron precision.

  5. New Multi-Axis Positioning Family: Vertical, Rotary, Linear Stages From PI
    12/8/2016

    PI recently developed its new family of linear, rotary, and Z-axis stages to meet those demanding requirements. The new motorized positioning stage family is available with high-resolution encoders and a choice of stepper and servo motors. Lower cost open loop models are also offered, as well as vacuum versions. The use of high performance components makes these stages ideal for industry and research, especially in high duty cycle applications.

  6. Scott Jordan Named Head Of Photonics By PI
    12/8/2016

    PI recently appointed Scott Jordan as Head of their Photonics Market Segment.

  7. PI’s Compact Linear Piezo Stages Offer Nanometer Resolution And Extended Travel Ranges
    12/1/2016

    PI offers its compact linear piezo positioners – P-620.1 to P-629.1 – of the PIHera family consisting of 60 stages available in a large variety of travel ranges. These flexure-guided piezo positioning stages deliver vibrationless motion, with virtually unlimited resolution, and fast response in comparison to mechanical bearing-guided motorized systems.

  8. PI Launches 2nd Generation PInano® Piezo Stage For SR Microscopy
    11/15/2016

    PI has recently released a 2nd generation of its successful PInano® product line of high resolution XY/XYZ multi-axis positioning systems. The digital servo piezo controller offers the advantage of higher linearity, simple operation, and easy access to advanced features in comparison to conventional analog piezo controllers. It provides responsive real-time tracking, and it supports PI's unique Fast Focus & Freeze capability, where the unit can be bumplessly switched from external (focus) sensor to internal (capacitive, SGS or piezoresistive) sensor, allowing precise, calibrated, stable motions with respect to the focal plane.

  9. 2016 Neuroscience Conference Debuts PI's Ultra-Stable Microscope XY Stage Packages
    11/3/2016

    Physik Instrumente will introduce two new compact XY microscope stages based on ultrasonic piezo direct-drive motors. Model U-761 provides 25 x 25 mm travel and is equipped with 10nm resolution linear encoders, model U-780 provides 135 x 85 mm. 

  10. PI's New 4-Channel Dynamic Cost-Effective Digital Piezo Controller
    10/24/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) recently announced a new, 4-channel version of its high-performance E-727 digital piezo controller. This controller is well-suited for multi-axis applications from microscopy to semiconductor metrology.