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New Version of M-663 Micropositioning Stage: Benefits of PILine® Drive Technology Popular not Only in Precision Positioning Applications

10-01-2013 05:44 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG

New version of the M-663 micropositioning stage: Cost-effective with integrated PILine® drive technology

New version of the M-663 micropositioning stage: Cost-effective with integrated PILine® drive technology

Cost-effective with 2 µm step size. PI (Physik Instrumente) completes its product line of high-velocity M-663 micropositioning stages.
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 sufficient. 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 also when at rest, the linear stage ensures excellent positional stability without heat generation, as it would occur with conventional linear motors. The stiff design, direct coupling and fast response times of the piezo ceramic allow for highly dynamic start / stop behavior.

Simultaneously with the launch of the cost-effective stage variant, PI 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.

PI in Brief
Well-known for the high quality of its products, PI (Physik Instrumente) has been one of the leading players in the global market for precision positioning technology for many years. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard and OEM products with piezo or motor drives for 40 years now. With four German factories and ten subsidiaries and sales offices abroad, the PI Group is represented internationally.

Kathrin Mössinger
Phone +49 721 4846-1810
Fax +49 721 4846-1019

Physik Instrumente (PI)
GmbH & Co. KG
Auf der Roemerstraße 1
76228 Karlsruhe

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