PI introduces L-402 linear stage | Automation.com

PI introduces L-402 linear stage

February 142017
PI introduces L-402 linear stage

February 14, 2017 – The L-402  linear stage is the latest addition to the suite of motion control solutions available from PI (Physik Instrumente). This linear positioner is suited for micromanipulation, test systems, and opto-mechanical alignment automation applications.

With a travel range of 1/2” (13mm) and velocity to 0.2”/second (5mm/sec), the L-402 delivers motion for loads up to 1lb with minimum incremental motion and repeatability down to 0.5 microns. The closed-loop version provides encoder resolution of 0.12 microns.  The stage design allows for XY and XYZ stack configurations without the need for adapter plates.  For vacuum-applications, special versions to 10-6 hPa are available.

The stage comes with the choice of two direct-drive motors, a DC servo motor with closed-loop encoder and 2-phase stepper motor. Other encoder options for OEMs are also available.

Noncontact, optical limit switches and reference point switches with direction sensing in the middle of the travel range simplify use in automation tasks.