Reference-class linear stage
Linear positioning stages with magnetic direct drives largely dispense with mechanical components in the drivetrain and the drive force acts directly on the motion platform. Together with precision bearings, a high travel accuracy and longer lifetime is achieved. The linear positioning stages are particularly suitable for scanning applications.
PIMag® Voice Coil
Voice coil drives consist of 2 essential components: A permanent magnet and a coil, which is located in the air gap of the magnetic field. When current flows through the coil, it moves in the magnetic field of the permanent magnet. The direction of motion depends on the polarity. Thanks to their low weight and friction-free drive principle, voice coil drives are particularly suitable for applications, which require high dynamics and high velocities at limited travel ranges. High scan frequencies and precision positioning are also possible with these drives, because they are free of the effects of hysteresis.
Crossed roller bearings
With crossed roller bearings, the point contact of the balls in ball bearings is replaced by a line contact of the hardened rollers. Consequently, they are considerably stiffer and need less preload, which reduces friction and allows smoother running. Crossed roller bearings are also distinguished by high guiding accuracy and load capacity. Forced guiding of the rolling body cages prevents the roller bearings from creeping.
Direct position measurement with incremental encoder
Noncontact optical encoders measure the actual position directly at the motion platform with the greatest accuracy so that nonlinearity, mechanical play or elastic deformation have no influence on position measuring.
Fields of application
Industry and research. Metrology, photonics and precision scanning in semiconductor or flat panel display manufacturing
|PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.|
|Product Category||Linear Slides and Linear Stages|
|Product Number||V-522 / V-524 / V-528|
|Product Name||High-Dynamic PIMag® Linear Stage|
|Axis Configuration||X Axis Only|
|Stroke or X-Axis Travel||5 to 20 inch (127 to 508 mm)|
|Rated Speed||250 in/sec (381 m/min)|
|Carriage Load||100 lbs (45.35 kg)|