WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES
Multi-Axis Motion For Vacuum Applications: New 6DOF Hexapod Motion Systems – Smaller Than traditional 6-Axis Vacuum Stages
Vacuum chambers are limited in volume and products that go inside are better when they are smaller. PI offers 6-axis precision motion systems, based on parallel kinematics. These hexapod positioners are more compact than conventional multi-axis stages and provide more versatility at the same time, ideal for vacuum based high precision motion and alignment tasks with optics, fibers, and semiconductors.
Compact XYZ Piezo Stage Combines With Motorized Stages For Complex Nanopositioning Applications
A faster, higher precision variation of PI’s popular NanoCube® XYZ piezo flexure stage is available to combine with a series of miniature motorized micro-positioning stages for nano-scale motion over long travel ranges.
Flexible Multi-Axis Motion Sub-System For System Integrators And Machine Builders Comes With High-Dynamics Linear Motor Stages And EtherCat-Based Motion Controller
First of it’s kind, the new X-417 multi-axis motion sub-system boasts nanometer resolution, absolute encoders, fast configuration, delivery, and set-up, for a broad range of industrial precision motion applications, including precision automation, laser processing, test and inspection, medical manufacturing, and semiconductor testing.
Printed Miniature Loudspeaker With A Future Perspective
It has six corners and is about the size of a 1-cent piece: In an additive manufacturing process, miniature loudspeakers as part of piezoelectric, microelectromechanical systems - so-called piezo-MEMS - can be efficiently and cost-effectively manufactured using a combination of inkjet printing and laser technology.
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.
POSITIONING EQUIPMENT VIDEOS
Electronics Manufacturing Requires High Performance Motion Controllers And Precision Mechanical Stages
Electronics board manufacturing, laser processing, precision alignment and assembly require highly accurate motion systems to move lasers, optics, samples, cameras or fiber optics. The right combination of hardware and software helps speed up and optimize the process of alignment, metrology, inspection and manufacturing of electronics, photonics and optical systems.
High Performance Linear Stage For Industrial Automation With High-Speed Direct Drive For High Precision Manufacturing, Test, Assembly, Inspection
The novel V-817 linear motor stages are designed for affordable high performance automation tasks in industry and research. These industrial linear translation stages provide high load capacity and high dynamics. They feature a high stiffness design with recirculating ball bearings, 3-phase linear motors, and high resolution incremental linear encoder (0.3 nm sensitivity) provides 10 nanometers minimum incremental motion. These stages are ideal for tracking, fast step/settling, and designed for XY stage combinations.
XYZ Gantry, 3D Printing Demo: Coordinated Multi-Axis Motion With Dispenser Control From High Performance EtherCat Based PI Motion Controller
Constant velocity control and control of a dispenser are shown in this video, where a dispenser head is mounted on an XYZ gantry system, driven by linear motors and operated advanced gantry algorithms.
Piezo Technology In Medical Applications: Ultrasonic Sensors And Transducers
Piezoelectric transducers can emit and sense vibrations. They are often used for as transceivers of ultrasound in medical and also in industrial applications.
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.