Auburn MA - PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., a leading manufacturer of nanopositioning and precision motion-control equipment for bio-nanotechnology, photonics and semiconductor applications, introduces the M-122 palm-top-sized precision translation stage which combines compact dimensions, high dynamics & speed and very high accuracy at a competitive price.
Features & Advantages:
Typical Applications: Metrology, Quality Assurance Testing, Micromachining, Photonics packaging, Fiber Positioning.
Smallest Ballscrew-Driven Stage with Linear Encoder
The M-122 features a space-saving, folded drive train with the servo motor and drive screw side-by-side. Equipped with a non-contacting optical linear encoder and a preloaded, precision-ground, ball-screw, these stages can provide much higher accuracy, better repeatability and dynamic performance than conventional stepper motor stages or rotary encoder-equipped servo motor stages.
Cost Effective Controllers
M-122 stages can be driven with the low-cost, networkable, C-862 Mercury(TM) servo motor controller/driver. For multiaxis applications, the C-843 PC Board is available.
Compact XY and XYZ Combinations
M-122 stages can be combined to form very compact XY and XYZ systems.
Low Friction, High Speed, Maintenance-Free
Due to its low-friction, the backlash-free ball screw yields significantly higher mechanical efficiency than leadscrews, and allows maintenance-free, high duty-cycle operation at high velocities up to 20 mm/sec.
SOURCE: Physik Instrumente