Compact hexapod for industrial alignment applications

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PI is adding a higher performance model to its range of compact hexapods. The new H-811.i2 provides twice the velocity along with sensor resolution up to 8 times higher compared with the current H-811.D2 miniature hexapod. The compact size, robust design with low friction ballscrews brushless motors, and powerful controller with multi-axis alignment capabilities make the new hexapod a tool suitable for high duty cycle alignment applications in optics, automotive and photonics applications.

Hexapods are 6 DOF positioning / motion systems that derive 6-axis movement (XYZ, pitch, yaw, roll) from actuators placed in parallel between a top and bottom platform. Available in a variety of sizes with bases ranging from 50mm to 1m and different load capabilities up to 2 tons, PI hexapods are an easy option for complex multi-axis precision motion applications. PI hexapods come with state-of-the-art controllers and software tools based on 25 years of hexapod R&D, resulting in fast implementation for many applications, from medical to photonics. All 6 axes can be commanded simply as Cartesian coordinates, and the center of rotation can be changed on the fly with a software command. Other advantages are the absence of friction and torque, caused by dragged cables.

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Features & Advantages:

  • 6-Axis System (XYZ, Theta X, Y, Z)
  • Travel ranges to 34mm linear / 42 degrees rotary
  • Strut Resolution: 5 Nanometers
  • Load capacity to 11 lbs
  • Repeatability to +/-0.06um
  • Velocity to 20mm/sec

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19 June 2017

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