PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader in precision motion control solutions, will showcase an application of its 6-axis hexapod for motion simulation such as used to optimize stabilization systems on vessels, drones and even for cell phone cameras. PI hexapods are available in a variety of sizes with bases ranging from 100mm to 1m, different stiffness configurations, and supportive of loads from 2 kg to 1,000+ kg.
PI has the multi award-winning solution for critical alignment speed and accuracy to a nanoscale level for projects from planar testing to packaging. Honored to be nominated a second year consecutive year, the FMPA Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment system is a 2018 PIC Awards finalist, which rewards excellence, innovation, and success in the worldwide PIC industry. Voting is open until March 23rd, with the winners of this prestigious award announced on April 10th at the PIC International Conference in Brussels, Belgium. An R&D Top 100 Most Significant Products of the Year winner and Lightwave Innovation Reviews award winner, the FMPA was recently showcased at Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco.
MKS Instruments, Inc. announces the release of the Newport XPS-D Universal Motion Controller and Driver, the new flagship of the Newport high-performance 8 axis motion controllers. Equipped with the new universal digital driver card, XPS-DRV11, the XPS-D is capable of controlling a wide variety of motor types including stepper, DC, DC brushless and direct drive motors. The XPS-D controller is compatible with all Newport electromechanical stages and provides backward-compatibility to the Newport XPS-Q driver cards and API’s.
MKS Instruments, Inc. announces the release of the Newport IDL280-Z20 vertical stage for industrial applications that require high load capacities. Based on a proven and modular wedge design, the IDL280-Z20 provides a minimum incremental motion (MIM) of 0.1 µm over 20 mm of travel with smooth motion for fine positioning. A precision ball screw drive with 2mm pitch is able to move loads up to 500N with a speed of 5 mm/s.
Motion and nano precision positioning systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) released a new 250 page catalog on precision mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems based on piezo drive technology and frictionless flexure guiding systems. Products covered in this catalog use PI’s in-house designed and manufactured Mars Rover-tested piezo ceramic actuators as their drive principle.
Motion and nanopositioning industry leader PI released a new precision feedback option for its linear stages equipped with direct-drive ironless 3-phase motors.
Applications for linear and rotary stages with classical DC and stepper motors include the industrial fields and research where precise positioning of measuring tools, processing tools and cameras is mission critical.
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.
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.
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.
This video is an introduction of hexapod parallel kinematic 6-axis positioners, and a visual representation of key features of operation.
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.
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.
Stefan Vorndran with PI (Physik Instrumente) gives us a rundown of their precision positioning technology capabilities at SPIE DSS 2013.