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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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XY-Stage, Miniature Linear Motor, Active Photonics Alignment & Scanning Application by PI

POSTED 06/05/2019

This miniature XY-stage is based on miniature linear ultrasonic motors. These ceramic motors are ideal for compact positioning stages. They provide fast start/stop dynamics with high acceleration rates. The application video shows an U-723 XY positioning stage based on ultrasonic linear piezo motors, with 10nm resolution linear encoders. The scanner is used to find first light and then lock on to a peak simulating an active photonics alignment application.