- March 11, 2015
- PI Vision
March 11, 2015 - Physik Instrumente (PI) introduced Q-Motion positioning stages, ¬†22mm wide come with travel ranges from ¬Ω" to 1 inch (26mm).
Several options are available, from open-loop designs, to low-cost closed-loop versions and high-end feedback sensors providing 1nm resolution. Vacuum compatible stages are also offered and a non-magnetic option is in preparation. Precision positioning and alignment of compact opto-mechanical components both in research and OEM instrumentation. Fields of application include photonics, bio-technology, nanotechnology, precision-optics, life-sciences and medical design. The drive principle is based on a cost-efficient piezo inertia drive motor (stick-slip). Stages and drive can be customized for larger production quantities.
The self-clamping motor design provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without the need for a brake.