PI Invests in High-Load Hexapod Six-Axis Precision Positioners, Expands Design and Manufacturing Capabilities

Hexapod and parallel kinematics precision positioning specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) recently added close to 40,000 square feet of production floors, metrology labs and R&D office space to its factory in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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Hexapod 6-Axis Precision Parallel Kinematics Positioner Test Bed

Hexapod 6-Axis Precision Parallel Kinematics Positioner Test Bed

Hexapod precision positioning systems are used in many cutting-edge applications around the world, from optics alignment, to medical tumor treatment, from high-energy physics to aerospace and semiconductor manufacturing.

Auburn, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2013

A significant amount of the new production area is used for the manufacture of high-load hexapods—six-axis motion systems capable of moving loads of up to five tons with sub-micrometer precision. To verify the accuracy of these high-load precision positioners, 2,500 square feet of special metrology rooms are available, filled with interferometers and other test equipment.

A giant lift and rotation platform is used to rotate the six-axis positioning positioner with its load by 360 degrees to verify the performance under the exact mounting conditions of the customer’s site.

PI is the leading manufacturer of micro-precision and nano-precision hexapods and parallel positioning systems in the world. For example, 50 of PI's hexapods align reflectors in the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) observatory, the world's most advanced telescope located in Chile.

Hexapod precision positioning systems are used in many cutting-edge applications around the world, from optics alignment, to medical tumor treatment, from high-energy physics to aerospace and semiconductor manufacturing.

About PI USA
Globally, PI employs more than 750 people. In the US, PI has been present with a direct office for three decades. PI USA is certified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2008, DIN EN ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001: 2007 and ITAR TCP, DoS registered.


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