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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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High Load Hexapd Lift and Rotary Test Platform Qualification & Metrology

POSTED 06/11/2019

For test, metrology and qualification of high-load hexapods in random orientation, PI uses this 10-ton test stand. Hexapod positioning systems can be tested in the exact orientation as in the customer's final installation. Metrology equipment such as laser interferometers and motion system are mounted on the same test platform, to avoid relative positioning errors. The video clip shows a medium load Hexapod with payload of 400kg.