The construction allows flexible adaption to the requirements. Technically sophisticated and cost-critical applications can be equally served with different travel ranges, drives, and measuring systems. XY assemblies are also possible
PI develops proprietary magnetic motors if positioning systems need to achieve specific performance characteristics that cannot be reached by using drive components currently available on the market, for example, to achieve a high force density or a compact design. The motors developed by PI are identified by the PIMag® brand name.
Position measuring is performed with the highest accuracy directly at the motion platform so that nonlinearity, mechanical play, or elastic deformation have no influence on position measuring.
Linear motors are electromagnetic direct drives. They dispense with mechanical components in the drivetrain and transfer the drive force directly and friction-free to the motion platform. 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.
Iron core motors are used when forces and accelerations need to be achieved in a limited installation space. The design with iron cores maximizes the magnetic forces and ensures high thermal stability of the drive.
With crossed roller guides, the point contact of the balls in ball guides is replaced by line contact of the hardened rollers. Consequently, they are considerably stiffer and need less preload, which reduces friction and allows smoother running. Crossed roller guides are also distinguished by high guiding accuracy and load capacity. Force-guided rolling element cages prevent cage creep.
Industry and research. Measuring technology, photonics and precision scanning in semiconductor or medicine technology
|PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.|
|Product Category||Linear Slides and Linear Stages|
|Product Name||Precision Linear Stage|
|Axis Configuration||X-Y Axes (optional feature)|