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Compact, Low Cost, Accurate: Mini Positioning Stages

Compact, Low Cost, Accurate: Mini Positioning Stages, by PI

 

Precision positioning systems specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) LP recently introduced a new miniaturized, piezo-driven linear positioner - the Q-521. Joining PI’s existing Q-Motion linear and rotary positioning solutions product line, the ultra-compact Q-521 is only 21mm wide, and comes with travel ranges of 12mm, 22mm, and 32mm.

Tags: Linear Stage, Piezoelectric, Rotary Stage

Z-Axis Piezo Nanopositioners for Extreme Precision Applications

Aerotech QNP-Z series piezo nanopositioning stage

 

AerotecQNP-Z series piezo nanopositioning stages join Aerotech’s growing piezo stage family that includes the QNP-L linear and QNP-XY stages. The QNP-Z series provides the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment. With resolution to 0.15 nm, linearity to 0.007%, and repeatability to 1 nm, nanometer-level precision is assured. 

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric, Z Positioning

Miniature Opto-Mechanical Actuators - PI Releases new Brochure

Miniature Opto-Mechanical Actuators - PI Releases new Brochure

Precision motion and positioning systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has released its newest catalog on high-precision miniaturized opto-mechanical piezo-motor actuators, dubbed the PiezoMike family. The PI Group offers a wide range of standard and vacuum compatible positioning products, in addition to custom engineered solutions.

Tags: Linear Actuator, Piezoelectric, Catalog Literature CD

Motion Simulator Shaker Hexapod based on Fast Linear Motors

Motion Simulator Shaker Hexapod based on Fast Linear Motors from PI (Physik Instrumente) LP
 
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP, a leading manufacturer of precision motion control and nanopositioning equipment, has recently released the new H-860KMAG 6-axis hexapod for high dynamics motion and vibration simulations that require extremely smooth, and quiet high-speed motion.

Tags: Linear Motion, Linear Motor, Ceramics, Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning, Z Positioning

Piezo Positioning Stage and Scanner Family Comes in 60 Variations

PI's Piezo Positioning Stage and Scanner Family Comes in 60 Variations
Largest Variety: 60 Models / X, XY, Z, XYZ / 50 to 1800 µm Travel Ranges. The PIHera flexure positioner series offers the largest variety of travel ranges and options of any high precision piezo nanopositioning stage currently available. PIHera stages come in single axis (horizontal and vertical), two-axis (XY), and XYZ combinations. Travel ranges start at 50µm and go all the way up to 1,800µm (1.8mm) – a record for flexure guided piezo stages. A total of 60 standard variations are available, including closed-loop, and UHV compatible versions.

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning, Z Positioning

Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator Provides 20 nm Resolution, Based on Piezo Effect

Physik Instrumente N-470 Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator Provides 20 nm Resolution, Based on Piezo Effect
 
Precision Motion specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) has introduced two new, vacuum compatible versions of its compact N-470 PiezoMike precision screw-type actuator family. Providing a positional resolution of 20 nanometers and travel ranges between ¼ inch and 1 inch, the actuators are now available for ambient applications and also in high vacuum (HV, 10-6 Torr) and ultra-high vacuum (UHV, 10-9 Torr) configurations.

Tags: Linear Actuator, Piezoelectric

A new double tilt mechanism DTT35 XS by Cedrat Technologies

DTT35 XS double tilt mechanism from Cedrat Technologies

A new double tilt mechanism so called DTT 35 XS has been developed by CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES with the CNES support considering different space applications. A first application of this mechanism was found in the frame of PHARAO (the first space cold atomic clock, to be operated on board of the ISS) but other applications can be found, such SILEX inter-link satellite communication.

Tags: Piezoelectric

Electrophysiology: Piezos Enable Faster Solution Switching

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Electrophysiological studies require fast motions of a double-bore (theta-glass) pipette across cell membranes. With a cell held in a patch clamp and monitored electrical-ly, one bore of the pipette flows a buffer solution, while the other carries a drug or other chemical. By quickly sweeping the pipette so one bore or the other suffuses the cell, its electrophysiological response can be correlated to the chemical environment.

Tags: Piezoelectric

Self-locking, Non-Magnetic and Easy to Integrate: Piezo-Based Linear Drive for Automation Technology

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Linear direct drives have advantages over rotating electric motors for rectilinear motions in automation technology because the latter always have to use a spindle to convert the driving force into translational motion. An often undesirable aspect of conventional linear motors is that they are not self-locking and thus require holding currents which are associated with heat dissipation, high energy consumption and “positional jitter”. Piezo-based linear drives offer a solution here.

Tags: Linear Motion, Piezoelectric

PI E709 Affordable Digital Piezo Nanopositioning Controller for the Cost of Analog

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Auburn, MA - Piezo system specialist PI introduces a breakthrough development in nanopositioning stage control. The new E-709 provides digital functionality at the price-point of an analog controller, all in the volume of a paperback book! The true digital servo performance comes without compromise:
Features and Advantages

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning

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