PI debuts dynamic XY linear motor scanning stage

March 18, 2016

Auburn, MA. Motion and precision positioning systems maker PI (Physik Instrumente) has introduced a new compact metrology XY stage, called the L-731. The magnetic linear direct drive ensures high velocity and acceleration, making it suitable for inspection and microscopy.

With a travel range of 205 mm square and solid velocity to 100 mm/s, the L-731 delivers high accuracy and smooth motion. Precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist guarantee superior guiding accuracy (1.5 µm straightness for loads up to 20 kg).

An integrated optical reference encoder and limit switch provide further positioning control and accuracy for this compact stage with 5-nm resolution. DC servo motor versions are available on request.

PI has in-house engineered solutions with over four decades of experience working with customers to provide products that meet application demands, and can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.

Applications of the L-731 include semiconductors, photonics, bio- and nanotechnology, metrology, microscopy, and micromanipulation.

PI is a manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo motors, air bearing stages, and hexapod parallel-kinematics for semiconductor, photonics, bio- and nanotechnology, and medical engineering applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard and custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for four decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eleven subsidiaries, R&D/engineering on three continents, and a total staff of 850.

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