PI has introduced its new X-417 multi-axis motion sub-system, featuring nanometer resolution and absolute encoders with fast configuration, delivery, and set-up
According to PI its new X-417 sub system is suited to a broad range of industrial precision motion applications, including automation, laser processing, test and inspection, medical manufacturing and semiconductor testing. The company says that extensive testing went into the X-417 pre-configured high-accuracy motion and automation systems, which features EtherCat motion controllers and software. Its modular design enables machine builders to specify application-specific configurations, providing scalability with optional accessories, and can be delivered by PI already aligned, tuned, and calibrated to individual specifications.
The XY base system is made of two 3-Phase motor powered V-417 linear stages providing travel ranges from 204mm to 407mm. Integrated absolute-measuring linear encoders are used to provide reliability whilst eliminating the need to reference. A granite base plate is available for stability and can also hold the G-901 EtherCat-based controller with ACS driver module. PI supports customers, system integrators and machine builders to quickly configure and integrate the appropriate system, reducing design and development time.
The XYZ system includes an L-412 high-load linear stage mounted vertically, providing 102mm travel range. The Z-stage is equipped with a synchronous servo motor and a holding brake.