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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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Gantry System - Motion Control for Industrial Precision Automation - XYZ Gantry Robot by PI

POSTED 06/07/2019

Overhead gantry robot systems have the ability to cover large work areas on a relatively small footprint. Driven by fast and highly accurate linear motors, gantry systems are used in precision industrial automation and manufacturing as well as in 3D printing. Typical configurations cover X-Y motion and for additional versatility they often include a manipulator / gripper mounted on a vertical axis (X-Y-Z gantry system).