Precision Positioning Systems go Nano: New Miniaturized Piezo-Motor Driven Nanopositioning Stage by Physik Instrumente
Published: May 22, 2013
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Reference-Class Linear Positioning Stages
These new reference class miniature positioners are equipped with a powerful piezo-walk motor providing thrust of 5 N (1 lb). Users have a choice of two linear encoders, depending on the precision requirements of the application.
Self-Locking Piezo Walk Linear Motor
The proprietary, high-resolution piezoelectric linear motor drive offers several operating modes: long distance, high-dynamics nanostepping (<1 nm resolution) and constant velocity mode. The self-clamping motor design provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without the need for a brake, another space and energy saving advantage of the LPS-24.
Closed-Loop, Interferometric Linear Encoder
With the patented PIone linear encoder, resolution of 2 nanometers is standard, and a 0.5 nanometer version is available on request. For lower precision requirements, a 150nm resolution sensor is offered.
Applications of the LPS Linear Positioner
Precision positioning and alignment of (fiber) optical or mechanical components in applications where space is at a premium. Examples are research and OEM instrumentation in fields such as precision-optics, life-sciences, medical design and bio/nano-technology.
PI has a long history of working with instrumentation manufacturers and can easily modify existing designs or completely customize piezo devices to fit the exact requirements of the application.
Well-known for their high standard of quality the PI group is a leading player in the global market of precision positioning technology. The strategy of vertical integration has allowed PI to control all critical components of its positioning systems and provide outstanding standard and OEM products for many decades. PI is present worldwide with 10 subsidiaries, R&D and engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 700+