PI completes its product line of high-velocity M-663 micropositioning stages. Cost Effective 2 μm step size PILine® Drive Technology - not just for Precision Positioning Applications.
The new linear stage version M-663.5U is especially suited for positioning tasks in automation where a resolution of 0.6 μm and a step size of 2 μm are required. The integrated PILine® linear motor provides push forces to 5 N and a maximum velocity of up to 250 mm/s over a 18 mm travel range.
All stage versions offer the benefits proprietary to the PILine® drive technology: Since ceramic motors feature high holding forces even when at rest, the linear stage ensures excellent positional stability without heat generation, the same as with a conventional linear motor. The stiff design, direct coupling and fast response times of the piezo ceramic allows for highly dynamic start / stop behavior.
Simultaneously with the launch of the cost-effective stage variant, PI have also enhanced the design of the high-precision, 0.1 μm resolution positioning stage: Drive and guiding have been decoupled and with this the guiding accuracy of the linear stages has been improved.
Already well-known and respected for their high-quality products, PI is one of the leading players in the international market for precision positioning technology in the fields of photonics, nanotechnology, semiconductor and life sciences. The company has been developing and
manufacturing standard and OEM products with Piezo or motor drives for over 40 years. With headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, four factories and ten subsidiaries employing more than 700 people globally, the PI group has a presence in every major market worldwide. The
company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994.