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PIMag® High-Load Linear Stage -- V-417

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A new linear stage family with linear motors expands PI's product portfolio for industrial solutions. High-performance ironless linear motors, heavy-duty recirculating ball bearings, and precision linear encoders are used. The covering strip on the side and the purge air connection prevent contamination by particles.

Pioneering design

Compared to the competition, the recirculating ball bearings of the V-417 series offer a higher load capacity and allow higher dynamics. The high resolution of the encoders allows improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling times. For maximum flexibility, it is possible to choose between incremental and absolute encoders. Absolute encoders supply explicit position information that enables immediate determination of the position. This means that referencing is not required during switch-on, which increases efficiency and safety during operation.

PIMag® magnetic direct drive

3-phase magnetic direct drives do not use mechanical components in the drivetrain, they transmit the drive force to the motion platform directly and without friction. The drives reach high velocities and accelerations. Ironless motors are particularly suitable for positioning tasks with the highest demands on precision because there is no undesirable interaction with the permanent magnets. This allows smooth running even at the lowest velocities and at the same time, there is no vibration at high velocities. Nonlinearity in control behavior is avoided and any position can be controlled easily. The drive force can be set freely.

Application fields

Laser cutting, Scanning, Digital printing, Electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), Automation, Flat screen manufacturing. Applications with high demands on dynamics, precision, smooth scan motion, short settling times, and low tracking error.


Product Category
Linear Slides and Linear Stages
Axis Configuration
Z Axis Only
Stroke or X-Axis Travel
Rated Speed
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