Fast and precise motorized positioning stages play a major role in the accuracy and throughput of modern laser micro-machining and processing applications. The performance of the motion control system is crucial for the quality of the machined parts. The video shows an automation platform for high dynamic laser processing of small geometries. The multi-axis system is based on the advanced series of L-412 to V-417 linear stages. A highly dynamic XY-stage stack with direct drive linear motors moves the workpiece in the X-Y plane.More: http://www.pi-usa.us
3D Computerized Tomography (CT) and micro computed-tomography (micro-CT) systems are used to study the internal structures of a wide variety of material samples. PI's air bearing systems group has built a number of motion systems that are used in research labs around the world. The system creates ultra-precise motion as it rotates and lifts a sample in a series of helical moves. The motion involves tracing a helical path, i.e. a small angle (0-5degrees) and a tiny change in Z (0-0.1mm), moved synchronously. After each small step the system remains stationary for several seconds while the image is acquired. Each image is a full cross-sectional view of the sample. A series of 2D image "slices" are assembled in software to create a 3D image.More: http://www.pi-usa.us
Programmable Shims and Hybrid Actuators - Learn how they work: http://www.pi-usa.us
Precision Motion Control Technology - An Inside View at ACS more: http://www.pi-usa.us
Precision Motion Sub-Systems for Electronics and Photonics Manufacturing / Laser Processinghttp://www.pi-usa.us
This video explains how different drive technologies used in micro-positioning, nanopositioning and precision automation work - by PI. // Contents:Piezo Motors 0:05Hexapods: 1:24Piezo Nanopositioners: 3:01Linear Motors and Gantries: 4:23Tools for Super Resolution Microscopy: 5:49SiP - Photonics Alignment Technologies 7:22About PI: 9:17Whitepapers and Technotes http://www.pi-usa.us
Quick overview of current Nanopositioning Tools for Super-Resolution Microscopy, AFM, Bio-Nanotechnology and Lifesciences. More information http://www.pi-usa.us
These are the smallest motorized air bearing linear stages currently available from PI. Air bearings provide extremely smooth motion with excellent velocity control and a wide dynamic range. More information on air bearings, applications and the performance fo ACS motion controllers: https://www.pi-usa.u
V-508 linear stages are based use a direct-drive electromagnetic linear motor. Linear motors provide smooth motion, rapid acceleration and very long life time (no friction, no maintenance).
An integrated linear encoder provides nanometer position resolution. More on the performance of linear motor stages
In this video: Precision laser machining, such as cutting, marking, micro-machining, or micro-drilling - requires highly accurate motion equipment, such as motorized linear and rotary stages, galvo scanners, and advanced motion controllers with high speed Ethercat synchronization and software that tie it all together. PI offers precision positioning components and engineered automation platforms for high-precision and high-throughput laser processing that address the needs of OEMs, integrators and end users. More: http://www.pi-usa.us
A 10-axis precision automation system consisting of a hexapod, XY linear motor stages, long travel Z-stage and a voice coil actuator with integrated force sensor for millinewton sensitivity.
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Overhead gantry systems have the ability to cover large work areas on a relatively small footprint. Driven by fast and highly accurate linear motors, gantry systems are used in precision industrial automation and manufacturing. Typical configurations cover X-Y motion and for additional versatility they often include a manipulator / gripper mounted on a vertical axis (X-Y-Z gantry system).
PI offers several standard and custom gantry stages. A hybrid gantry system such as the A-341 gantry stage combines the advantages of air bearings with the compact dimensions of mechanical bearings.
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Faster Imaging / Higher Resolution in Microscopy and Analytical Instrumentation. More: https://www.pi-usa.u
PI's Hexapod 6 Axis Parallel Motion platforms have a very useful feature for alignment applications - a user programmable pivot point. Here's how it works. More at http://www.pi-usa.us
The pivot point demo shows the advantages of a programmable pivot point in hexapod parallel kinematics alignment systems. The PI H-811 Hexapod and P-616 piezo nano-scanner are mounted on a Cascade Microtech wafer prober.
Video courtesy Cascade Microtech div. of. Formfactor, Inc. More: https://www.pi-usa.u
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PI Hexapods can move loads in 6 degrees of freedom, very precisely. Testing requires state of the art metrology and heavy duty equipment.
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The Video shows multi-axis motion including the rotation around different pivot points of the H-845 hexapod. More on high-load hexapods https://www.pi-usa.u