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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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Voice Coil Automation Actuator, Force & Position Control, with Real Time DIO Interface

POSTED 06/11/2019

This voice-coil-motor driven high-speed automation actuator for precise force and position control, together with its compact C-413 controller is a unique, integrated solution for OEM and industrial applications when throughput and uptime requirements are crucial. The combination provides milli-Newton level sensitivities 100 nm positional resolution, and smooth, automatic transitions between position- and force-control regimes.