Product News: High Precision Linear Stage Family Offers Large Variety

19 Jun 2012

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP is now offering the PI miCos product line of Precision Linear Stages.

More than 20 product families are available starting with miniature translation stages and positioning ranges of 40 mm to high load, linear translation stages for travel ranges to 1 meter. These motorized precision positioners come in a large variety of standard and custom versions for any budget and application. They cover low-cost, open loop stages with stepper motors and leadscrew drive to high-speed and high accuracy models with linear encoders featuring up to 1 nanometer resolution.

Most stages also come in vacuum-compatible and clean-room compatible versions. Customers can choose between rotary servo-motors, linear servo motors and stepper motors. Closed loop models are offered with optical high-resolution position feedback. In addition to single axis precision linear stages, the company designs and manufactures XY-positioning stages, precision Z-stages (elevation stages) and precision rotation stages.

Motion Controllers
A variety of motion controllers with USB and RS-232 interfacing are available to match the positioning mechanics and application requirements.

Applications include: Semi-conductor alignment, biotechnology, aerospace technology, fiber-optic alignment, microscopy, and optics research.

Features & Advantages
• Choice of Positioning Ranges from 40 mm to 1000 mm
• Choice of Precision Class: from 0.2 µm to 1 Nanometer Resolution
• Choice of Motor: Servo, Stepper, Linear Motors
• Choice of Bearings: Crossed Roller, Linear Bearings Recirculating Bearings.