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Physik Instrumente (PI) is offering six-axis robotic parallel positioners for advanced applications in fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, aerospace, medical technology and lasers and photonics.

The company’s positioning range includes hexapod 6D vector controllers and a parallel robotic concept called Spacefab.

The new hexapod 6D vector controller range is bundled with software for the programming and simulation of complex movements. Ethernet connectivity for remote servicing and remote control with an Ipad app are standard.

PI’s Spacefab positioners combine the motion of three two-axis planar positioners into one low-profile six-degrees-of-freedom motion system.

Key positioning applications

  • Medical engineering — computer-aided surgery and tumour radiation treatment
  • Telecommunications — alignment of fibres and fibre-optic chips
  • Laser machining
  • Semiconductor test and metrology — positioning/alignment substrates and lasers
  • Particle physics — high-energy experiments in accelerator rings
  • Astronomy — mirror alignment in large earthbound telescopes
  • X-ray microscopy
  • Crystallography

Physik Instrumente

PI is a global manufacturer of high precision positioning systems and products based on piezo technology. Used in markets as diverse as biotechnology, semiconductor, defence and astronomy, PI’s products work to improve the speed and precision of many cutting edge processes. Actuators, sensors and positioning systems with either sub-micron or nanometre level precision; many customised for the end user, are included in the product range.

With manufacturing and subsidiary offices around the world and a workforce of more than 500 PI provides direct local support where it is needed. Products range from component level piezo ceramic assemblies to six axis hexapod positioning robots. PI manufactures its own piezo ceramic material including multilayer devices that incorporate its patented ceramic insulation technology. Lead free ceramic technology is now also included in the company’s product range. With the flexibility and continuity of supply offered by having control of piezo ceramic production comes security and speed of delivery for customers who rely on or are looking to move into this area of technology. PI’s piezo ultrasonic and step drive motor technologies offer unique performance including self-locking capability, high force or high speed and non-magnetic and vacuum compatibility.

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