WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES
Robot Operating System Drivers Enhance PI Hexapod Functionality
The open source set of tools, software libraries, and rules aid in the development and control of 6-axis hexapod robot operations, newly available.
PI’s XYZ Piezo-Driven Nanopositioner Enables BPL Desktop Nanoprinter
A Compact 3-Axis piezo nanopositioning stage provides precision and speed for an award-winning desktop nanoprinter by TERA-print to find applications in photonics, meta-materials, electronics, soft robotics, and biomedicine.
High Performance Nanopositioning Controller For Piezo Stages Provides 270W Peak Power And Nanometer Level Precision
PI offers a high performance version of its E-727 family of multi-axis piezo nanopositioning controllers. The high power version provides 270 watts of peak power – close to 10X of the standard version. The enhanced performance is useful for dynamic, nanometer-level precision motion and positioning applications, such as FSM (fast steering mirrors) in free space optical communication and laser material processing, and scanning stages for super-resolution microscopy, semiconductor manufacturing, automated photonics alignment or high-speed tracking applications.
Vacuum Compatible Miniature Linear And Rotary Stages, New From PI
PI’s family of miniature micro and nanopositioning stages is expanding with the new RS-40 rotary stage and M-111 linear stages as engineers gave specific consideration to material selection, use of lubricants and coatings, and outbakeing temperatures for high and ultra-high vacuum conditions.
Compact, Low-Cost Optical Power Meters For Photonics Alignment Provide High Bandwidth
The F-712.IRP1 and its two channel sibling, the F-712.IRP2, convert optical signals in the 600nm to 1700nm range with optical power from 230 picowatts to 1.3 milliwatts into an analog output voltage of 0.1V - 1.6V. In order to be useful for fast optical alignment systems, the output signal conversion is logarithmic and optical power changes can be detected and converted with a bandwidth of 6kHz.
5-Axis Stage With Closed-Loop Motors For High Precision Positioning And Fiber-Optics Alignment
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP offers a compact 5-axis stage for precision alignment and positioning required in fields such as fiber-optics and photonics. The modular, 5DOF motorized stage consists of a 3-axis linear module and two goniometers. A multi-axis controller and software with automated alignment functionality is also available. Sub-micron precision is guaranteed by highly accurate mechanical components and encoder feedback for closed-loop operation.
Industrial Automation, Laser Material Processing: Interactive Virtual Tradeshow Booths, New From PI
With tradeshows and conferences postponed, OEMs, researchers, MEs, and EEs in all fields are challenged to remain abreast of the most responsive, cutting edge motion control solutions. PI (Physik Instrumente) LP, the leading innovator of motion control solutions for 50 years, has launched a series of virtual tradeshow booths on their website, beginning with Industrial Automation and Laser Material Processing solutions.
POSITIONING EQUIPMENT VIDEOS
Novel Piezoelectric Transducers For Ultrafast Liquid Handling, Micro-Fluidics, And Nano Dispensing
Piezoelectric transducers can generate extremely small droplets, in the microliter and nanoliter range. They are often used in high-performance and high-precision micro-fluidics applications and dispensing applications in medical and industrial applications.
Semiconductor Wafer Inspection Stage – Nanometer Precision In Multi-Axis, High Performance Motion Control
Combining air bearing technologies, piezo nanopositioning actuators, and piezo motors with precision guiding systems allows a motion solution that covers large areas while achieving the highest resolution and accuracy.
Pushing Boundaries In Technology With Precision Automation, Nanopositioning And Piezo Technology
High performance motion and piezo technologies overcome technical limitations and make the seemingly impossible possible.
Multi-Axis Automation Stages For Precision Test And Manufacture Of Optics, Photonics And Micro-Mechanisms – X-417 Series
The X-417 motion system is a scalable multi-axis solution for automating laser machining, test, assembly and metrology applications related to optics, photonics, semiconductors, and material processing.
High-Speed 12-Axis Automated Silicon Photonics Alignment System FMPA
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.
Beamline Instrumentation - Double Hexapod For X-Ray Spectrometer
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.
Video: Nanopositioning Applications For Microscopy, Neuroscience, And Metrology
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.