Physik Instrumente introduces H-850KMLD 6-axis positioning system

  • July 16, 2014
Physik Instrumente introduces H-850KMLD 6-axis positioning system
Physik Instrumente introduces H-850KMLD 6-axis positioning system

July 16, 2014 - Physik Instrumente introduces H-850KMLD 6-axis positioning system with 1000 lb load capacity. The H-850KMLD hexapod system provides 1µm minimum incremental motion over a 100mm travel range in XY and 0.5µm in the Z direction. The repeatability in the 3 linear axes is ±1µm, and ±5µrad / 9µrad in the rotary axes.

Hexapod Applications:

  • Precision manufacturing and automation
  • Astronomical telescopes
  • Satellite antenna alignment
  • Optics alignment
  • Medical tumor treatment and surgery
  • High energy physics
  • Aerospace
  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Photonics components manufacturing    

All PI hexapods are delivered with a special hexapod controller, an extensive software package and are very easy to use and integrate. The dedicated C-887 hexapod multiaxis-vector controller is commanded directly in Cartesian coordinates. The user can specify a random pivot point in space with a single software command, a feature that is critical in automated optical and mechanical alignment applications. LabVIEW and text-based programming languages under Microsoft Windows or Linux are supported by libraries and program examples. For even higher loads above 2000lbs. standard H-845 and custom hexapods are available. PI recently installed a 4500 square ft production and test facility for heavy duty 6-Axis motion systems capable of moving loads of up to 5 metric tons with sub-micrometer precision.  A giant swivel and lift platform and interferometers are used to test the hexapod with its load in place under the exact mounting conditions of the customer’s application.  

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