Physik Instrumente offers brochure on Hexapod Six-Axis system

  • September 05, 2007
  • PI Vision
  • News
September 5, 2007 - PI (Physik Instrumente) offers a new brochure on Hexapod 6-Axis Parallel Kinematics Robots and Positioning Systems.The Hexapod system, (also known as Stewart Platform), which is supplied with a special motion controller, has unique features when compared to a stacked series of stages.The brochure presents a variety of standard and custom hexapod systems, featuring sub-micrometer resolution, and load capacities from 2 kg to 1000 kg. Standard hexapod designs come in all shapes and sizes and include servo motor-driven systems for moving large optics up to 1 m diameter to piezo based designs for nanometer precise control of semiconductor wafers and masks. Standard and custom systems are available in non-magnetic and vacuum compatible versions. These parallel motion systems are designed for applications in fields such as:
  • Optics & Photonics, Telecommunication
  • Astronomy / Aerospace
  • Biotechnology
  • Semiconductor Test & Handling
  • Microscopy Advantages of Parallel Kinematics (PKM) Systems over standard (stacked) Serial Kinematics Stages:
  • Programmable Pivot Point for Simple Rotational Alignment Tasks
  • Lower Inertia and Higher Stiffness
  • Better Dynamic Behavior
  • Smaller Package Size
  • No Accumulation of Position Errors, Reduced Runout Errors
  • No Moving Cables for Better Repeatability and ReliabilityAbout PI PI is the industry leader in ultra-precision motion control devices for nanoscale manufacturing, test and research applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoelectric and electromagnetic drives for 35+ years. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eight subsidiaries and total staff of 450+. PI – Moving the NanoWorld. Learn More

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