PI introduces P-630 nanopositioning stage | Automation.com

PI introduces P-630 nanopositioning stage

August 052016
PI introduces P-630 nanopositioning stage

August 5, 2016 – PI (Physik Instrumente) introduced its P-630 nanopositioning stages. With design flexibility to meet custom assembly requirements, PI piezo actuators are being utilized in research and industry microstructuring and scanning applications, precision positioning of optical elements, and micromachining.

The P-630 X-axis nanopositioning stage, with a 30mm diameter aperture, 0.1nm resolution, and a small footprint and low-profile, will ensure accuracy with travel ranges to 80µm. Equipped with an internal capacitive sensor that allows for precise, extremely stable motion, the stiff flexure design, with a natural frequency of >3 kHz, enables responsiveness and accuracy. Vacuum version is available.

PI’s proprietary PICMA piezo ceramics were successfully tested for 100 billion cycles by NASA/JPL which qualified them to be used in the Mars Rover’s instrumentation and testing equipment. Four years after Curiosity first landed on the red planet, PI products are still going strong at peak performance and reliability. PICMA technology integrates ceramic insulation that is polymer-free, humidity resistant, and able to tolerate a temperature range of -20 to 80 C.