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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 electromagnetic drives for 4 decades and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research including industrial motion controllers (ACS). The PI group employs more than 1,300 people worldwide in 15 subsidiaries and R&D / engineering centers on 3 continents. ISO 9001 certified since 1994.

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56-Axis, 20 Ton Nanopositioning System for X-Ray Microscopy, Tomography, Laminography

POSTED 06/07/2019

The MiQA System – X-ray Microscopy & Quality Assurance of Optical Elements MiQA is a 20-ton, 56-axis motion system of extraordinary precision, designed for beam lines around synchrotrons and will be used for x-ray microscopy and quality assurance of x-ray optics such as lenses. The system is equipped with 56 motors 16 controllers, 7 air bearing granite sliders and has an overall mass of more than 20,000 kilograms for moving and positioning small elements with the weight of only a few grams.