Linear Motors for Industrial Automation Applications
Precision Motion Product Overview: Nanopositioning, Piezo Technology, Air Bearings - Nano-Mechanisms PI USA Overview of the Broadest & Deepest Portfolio of Precision Motion and Automation Technologies from Piezo to Air Bearings and Linear Motors Products: Overview, New, Finder Find Precision Positioning Solutions Quickly - Product Finder PI USA With thousands of standard products and customization available, PI has the motion control positioning product solution for your application. Products OverviewProducts Overview Overview of the Broadest & Deepest Portfolio of Precision Motion and Automation Technologies from Piezo to Air Bearings and Linear Motors New ProductsNew Motion Control & Precision Positioning Products PI USA Learn about the latest innovations in motion control and nanopositioning components and systems.Product FinderUse the PI Product Finder - it's fast and easy! Select the product type specified by the axes of motion required. Selection of more criteria expands or shortens the list of results. Select more than one filter at at time, for example, to find positioning stages designed for higher load capacity, too.Air Bearings & Ultra High Precision StagesAir Bearings, PIglide Air Bearing Stages, Air Bearing Systems, Manufactured by PI USA Air bearings provide advantages over mechanical bearings when vibration-free motion is required, highly constant velocity control is crucial, and when angular repeatability and geometric performance must be optimal. Air bearing stages (linear, rotary, and spherical) replace mechanical contact by a thin air film, avoiding wear, friction, vibration, and hysteresis effects. Miniature Positioning StagesCompact Positioning Stages: Miniature Linear, Rotary & Vertical Precision Positioners PI USA Compact positioning stages are crucial for the miniaturization process in cutting-edge research and industrial applications, for test & measurement, optical and opto-mechanical alignment, and component assembly. PI provides the largest portfolio of miniature stages, including high-speed linear motor stages, economical stepper motor units, and ultra-compact piezo motor positioners.Motorized Stages: Linear, Rotary, XYPrecision Motorized Positioning Stages Overview: Linear, Vertical, Rotary, XY, XYZ ... PI-USA PI offers the broadest and deepest range of precision motion technologies for micro and nano precision applications. Our engineers work with our customers to find the best drive and bearing technology for each individual application. Having access to multiple drive and positioning technologies allows an open discussion with a better outcome for the customer. Overview - Motorized Linear/Rotary StagesOverview - Motorized Linear/Rotary StagesLinear StagesLinear Stages - Positioning Solutions PI USA Several types of motorized precision linear translation stages PI USA Fast Linear Motor Stages and Actuators Overview: Linear Stage, Linear Motor Driven, Fast Brushless Motor Positioning Stages PI USA Brushless linear motor-driven stages provide high speed, precision and long life. Vertical StagesVertical Linear Stages – Precision Motorized Z-Positioners PI USAXY StagesXY Stages – 2-Axis Motorized Precision Positioning Stages PI USA Several types of planar XY stages: Direct-driven stages, ball-screw stages and air bearing planar XY stages XYZ StagesXYZ > 3-Axis Precision Motorized StagesRotary Stages / GoniometersPrecision Rotation Stage, High Resolution Rotary Positioners, Rotation Tables, Goniometers, by PI USA Several types of motorized rotation stages: Direct-driven stages, ball-bearing stages and air bearing stages Heavy Duty Stages / Industrial AutomationHeavy Duty Positioning Stages for Industrial Positioning and Precision Automation PI USA High performance motorized stages, designed for heavy duty applications in industrial precison automation. Sub-Systems for AutomationSYS > Engineered Motion/Automation Sub-Systems The PI group employs over 1,200 people in 15 countries and runs engineering and manufacturing centers on 3 continents. Select from the broadest portfolio of precision motion technologies, including piezoelectric and air bearing systems, with 1,000’s of standard products or have our engineers provide you with a custom solution. Linear ActuatorsPrecision Linear Actuator Overview: Piezo, Servo and Stepper Motor Actuators and Micro-Pushers PI-USA A precision linear actuator is a positioning device that provides motion in 1 degree of freedom. PI designs and manufactures a variety of precision linear actuators (pushers) including economical stepper-motor driven actuators, high-speed linear motor types for automation and nanometer precise piezo-motor actuators.6-Axis Hexapods / Parallel PositionersHexapod 6-Axis Parallel Kinematics Positioning Systems, Stewart Platforms, 6-DOF Motion Platforms PI USA Hexapod positioners are often referred to as Stewart Platforms. A hexapod is based on a 6-axis (XYZ, Pitch, Roll, Yaw) actuator system arranged in parallel between a top and bottom platform. PI parallel kinematics (PKM) precision positioning systems have many advantages over serial kinematics stages, such as lower inertia, improved dynamics, smaller package size and higher stiffness. In addition hexapods are more flexible than conventional 6 axis positioners. 6-Axis Hexapods / Parallel Positioners6-Axis Hexapods / Parallel PositionersControl of Hexapod / Stewart Platforms: Hexapod Motion Controllers & Simulation Software Hexapod Motion Controller, Simulation Software for Hexapod, Stewart Platform Motion Control, 6-axis controller, EtherCat Control, 6DOF Motion Platform Positioner, by PI USA Controllers, software and accessories for Hexapod Stewart platforms and parallel kinematic motion systems PI USA Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning StagesNanometer Precision: Piezo Stages for Nanopositioning, Piezo Nanopositioners, Piezo Flexure Scanning Stages PI USA PI offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of nanometer precision motion technologies, from piezo-driven nanopositioning and scanning stages to motorized 6-axis hexapod positioning systems. Overview - Piezo Flexure StagesOverview - Piezo Flexure StagesLinear Piezo Flexure StagesLinear Piezo Stages for Nanopositioning – Flexure-Guided Precision NanoPositioners PI USA Largest selection of frictionless, high performance piezo-stack-driven flexure linear nanopositioning stages PI USA Vertical & Tip/Tilt Piezo StagesVertical / Z-Tip-Tilt Piezo Nanopositioning Stages – Flexure Guided Precision Positioners PI USA Large selection of Piezo Z-Stages and Tip/Tilt scanners with nanometer precision PI USA Fast Steering Mirrors & Tip/Tilt PlatformsFSM - Fast Steering Mirror & Active Optics Scanners, Tip-Tilt Platforms for Beam Deflection & Image Dithering PI USANanofocus Lens ScannersFast Piezo Focus Lens Positioners and Scanners – Piezo Flexure Guided Precision Positioners PI USA Largest Selection of Nano-Focus drives for microscope lenses – flexure-guided precision positioners XY Piezo Flexure StagesXY Piezo Nanopositioning Stages – Flexure Guided 2-Axis Precision Positioners PI USA Largest selection of integrated XY piezo flexure stages with nanometer precision. XYZ Piezo Flexure StagesXYZ Piezo Nanopositioning Stages – Flexure Guided 3-Axis Precision Positioners PI USA Largest selection of integrated XYZ piezo flexure stages with nanometer precision. 6-Axis Piezo Flexure Stages6-Axis Piezo Nanopositioning Stages – Flexure Guided Precision Positioners PI USA Piezo-driven fast steering mirrors (FSM) achieve nanoradian resolution and high bandwidth. Tutorial - Piezo NanopositioningNanometer Precision: Nanopositioning Basics Tutorial. Piezo Nanopositioners, Scanning Stages, Flexure Guided Positioners PI USA There are several ways to achieve nanometer precision motion. The best positioning systems avoid friction all together, in both the drive system (motor) and in the guiding system (bearings). Frictionless bearings also avoid the bearing rumble caused by balls and rollers and provide vibration-free motion with highly constant velocity. Piezo Motors: Stages & ActuatorsPiezo Motors: Stages & Actuators Piezo Motors are intrinsically vacuum compatible, non-magnetic and self locking at rest, providing long travel compared to traditional piezo mechanisms. The individual drive concepts are optimized for different applications, they differ in their design, size, cost, force & speed and other performance parameters. Overview - Piezo Motors (Stages/Actuators)Overview - Piezo Motors (Stages/Actuators)Actuators with Piezo MotorsCompact precision linear actuators stages with several types of piezo motor drives – ultrasonic, stick-slip, piezo-walk, piezo-ratchet. PI USALinear Stages with Piezo MotorsPrecision linear stages with several types of piezo motor drives – ultrasonic, stick-slip, piezo-walk, piezo-ratchet. PI USAXY Stages with Piezo MotorsXY piezo motor linear stages with several types of precision piezo motor drives – ultrasonic, stick-slip, piezo-walk PI USARotary Stages with Piezo MotorsRotary piezo motor stages with several types of precision piezo motors– ultrasonic, stick-slip (inertia), PI USA6-Axis Stages with Piezo Motors6-Axis precision positioning systems with several types of piezo motors – stick-slip (inertia), piezo-walk PI USATutorial - Piezo Motion ControlAll Piezo Motors are NOT Created Equal: The piezoelectric effect for precision motion control - PI Physik Instrumente. The demand for higher speed and/or precision in fields such as bio-nanotechnology, semiconductors, metrology, data comm, and photonics keep pushing manufacturers to come up with innovative drive technologies. Piezo Transducers & ActuatorsPiezoelectric Transducers & Actuators: Cofired Piezo Stacks, Actuators, PZT Transducers, Shear Actuators, Benders, Tubes ... PI-USA Piezoelectric translators (transducers) are precision ceramic actuators which convert electrical energy directly into linear motion with high speed, force and virtually unlimited resolution. These actuators are used in every modern high tech field from semiconductor test & inspection to super-resolution microscopy, bio-nanotechnology and astronomy/aerospace technology. Piezo Actuators & Transducers: Stacks, Chips, Benders, Tubes, Spheres, Shear…Piezo Actuators & Transducers: Stacks, Chips, Benders, Tubes, Spheres, Shear…Value-Added Piezo AssembliesValue Added Piezo Assemblies: Transducers, Actuators, Sensors, from PI Ceramic Developing and manufacturing piezo ceramic materials and components are complex processes. PI Ceramic - PI’s piezo material design and manufacturing facility - boasts several decades of experience as well as the right tools for rapid prototyping of custom engineered piezo components and assemblies. From the formulation of advanced piezo materials to the processing steps such as cutting, milling, grinding, and the precision assembly, every stage is controlled by our engineers and product specialists. Microscopy, Bio-Imaging, Life SciencesPrecision Microscope Stages, Piezo Lens Scanners, Tools for Bio-Imaging PI-USA Piezo nano-positioning stages are essential tools for high-resolution microscopy, such as Super Resolution Microscopy or AFM. Their sub-atomic resolution and extremely fast response allow researchers to create higher-quality images faster. 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. Stages for Microscopy & Bio-ImagingStages for Microscopy & Bio-ImagingApplications: Life Sciences / Medical Precision motion control for medical engineering and life sciences applications PI USAPhotonics Alignment SolutionsFast Alignment Solutions for Silicon Photonics Test & Packaging, Motorized Fiber Alignment, Automated Single Mode Fiber Aligners, Optics, Data Communication PI USA PI provides a variety of innovative fiber alignment systems from motorized fiber positioners to automated optic and photonic alignment such as used in telecommunication, data commumication and for packaging / automation. In addition to fiber-based applications, fast steering systems for free-space-optical communication are also available. Products range from motorized 6D micromotion alignment systems for industrial photonics automation, through ultra-fast piezoelectric scanning & alignment modules to modular devices with manual control for laboratory test setups. All motorized systems come with extensive software for easy setup and integration. Vacuum Positioning Stages & ActuatorsVaccum / UHV Compatible Stages - Linear & Rotary Positioners for Vacuum, Wide Temperature Ranges PI USA PI miCos has extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of vacuum and high vacuum compatible precision optomechanical positioning equipment for low temperature and wide temperature ranges. We provide translation stages, vertical linear stages, rotation stages, XY stages and complex multi-axis positioning systems in vacuum spec.Controllers, Drivers, Motion Software Motion Controllers, Piezo Drivers-High Voltage Amplifiers, and Motion Software Overview PI USA Overview - Controllers & Motion Software Overview - Controllers & Motion SoftwarePiezo Drivers, Controllers, Power Supplies, High-Voltage AmpsPiezo Controller, Driver, Nanopositioning Controller, High-Voltage Amplifier, Piezo Power Supply by PI USA A piezo controller or driver is used to control the motion of a piezo positioning device. There are open and closed loop controllers. Open-loop controllers are often referred to as piezo driver or even piezo power supply. Closed-loop controllers are divided in two basic types: analog-servo and digital servo controllers. Controllers/Drivers for Motorized StagesPrecision Motion Controller - Variety of Motor Controllers / Servo Controllers for Precision Positioning Systems by PI-USA PI provides a large variety of hardware & software solutions for high precision motion control. Our portfolio spans from integrated compact single axis servo controllers / drivers, such as popular Mercury-class motion controllers, to complex multi-axis systems for parallel-kinematics positioners, such as hexapods. Software - Motion Control SoftwarePI Software Tools for Motion Control & Positioning: drivers for LabVIEW, Linux, TCP/IP, Text-Based Programming Languages, Matlab C++, USB, Ethernet, Support for NI DAQ Boards, C++, PIMikroMove™ Mikro-Move™ For LabView, C++, VB, Matlab, Image Acquisitiong Packages, NI DAC Cards, ..... PI provides high-level, robust, easy-to-use software tools for fast, seamless integration of motion systems into application control software. Capacitive SensorsNanometer Resolution: Capacitance Sensors for Nano-Measuring, Nano-Metrology PI A capacitive sensor is a proximity sensor that detects nearby objects by their effect on the electrical field created by the sensor.Accessories: Plates, Brackets, CablesAdapters and Cables for PI Precision Motion Components Standardization is common with adapter plates and brackets, but we can create a custom accessory to fit your application system. PI products ship with the required cables. Customization is always an option.