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PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control and automation systems, hexapod 6-axis parallel robotic stages, air bearing motion systems, Gantry Systems, 3D printing, laser machining, and piezoelectric nano-positioning solutions. Applications include photonics, semiconductor technology, medical engineering, assembly, inspection, materials handling, and bio-nanotechnology. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagneti

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32 Inch Linear Motor Slide for Industrial Automation provides High Performance and High Accuracy

POSTED 04/02/2019

The new series of high performance linear motor slide, translation stages  from PI is engineered for industrial precision motion applications with demands on high velocity, fast settling, high acceleration and dynamics, and very smooth scan motion.   

The new V-417.336025E1 long travel linear motor slide, provides 32 inches of travel (813mm).  The direct-drive motorized slide achieves high velocities to 79”/sec (2m/sec) based on a direct-drive, closed-loop ironless linear servo motor. High accuracy, repeatability, and functionality are guaranteed by an integrated absolute-measuring linear position encoder featuring 1 nm sensor resolution.   Even higher speed (5m/sec) is available from the  V-857 and V-855 high speed, performance linear modules.

V-417 Long Travel Linear Positioner

Industrial Reliability and Performance
High performance connectors, a cable drag chain, and special protection from contamination provide the required toughness and reliability in 24/7 industrial automation applications.  High peformance is guaranteed by minimal settling times, and very low tracking error.

The zero-wear, non-contact nature of electrodynamic linear motors integrated in the linear motor stages along with recirculating ball bearings (high load capacity without cage migration issues) and frictionless, non-contact linear encoders is what sets these stages apart from conventional motorized stages.  For even higher accuracy requirements and virtually unlimited lifetime, stages with friction and wear-free air bearing guidance are also available from PI. 

Video: V-417 Series Linear Motor Slides

XY Stages XYZ Stages and Gantries

For high multi-axis motion and automation applications, PI also provides integrated XY positioning stages and XYZ gantry stages / linear robots.

Video: High Speed Linear Motor Gantry

Applications for the Linear Motor Slide
The V-417 long travel motorized linear translation stages see use in pick and place applications, optics, photonics and micro-electronics test and assembly, semiconductor test and inspection, bio-technology, DNA sequencing, 3D printing and laser processing and machining.

Motion Controllers for Linear and Rotary Stages
Several single and multi-channel controller options are available. For highest performance, ACS industrial motion controllers are recommended.  The motion controller & drive unit provides sinusoidal currents for the 3 phases of the linear motor to guarantee uniform force delivery and excellent velocity stability for extended travel ranges.  Short travel linear stages with single phase (voice coil) motors can also be operated by the motion controllers.

More information on high perfomrance motion control products from PI.