Novel Precision Motion, Nanopositioning, and Performance Automation Technologies to Showcase at SPIE Photonics West 2023

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PI will feature new precision motion technologies such as Magnetic Levitation, High Force Nanopositioning Stages based on V8-Piezo Motors, and 6-DOF Direct Drive Photonics Alignment Systems at BIOS and Photonics West in San Francisco, Booths 8317 / 3317, South Lobby, January 28 – February 2, 2023.

Visit PI’s booths at BIOS & Photonics West 2023, starting January 28, 2023 in San Francisco

Visit PI’s booths at BIOS & Photonics West 2023, starting January 28, 2023 in San Francisco

This year at Photonics West, PI will introduce several new technologies along with the latest state-of-the-art precision motion and automation systems. PI engineers are on-hand to answer questions and propose solutions for precision motion projects in industry, OEM, and research applications.

Magnetic Levitation Technology for Frictionless Precision Guiding in 6 Degrees of Freedom
A new technology demonstrator will be on hand, explaining the advantages of Magnetic Levitation for ultra-high precision nanopositioning and automation applications. Magnetic Levitation allows full control of motion in all 6 degrees of freedom. PI’s maglev linear stage provides active guidance in 5 degrees of freedom without any contact or friction.

6-DOF Direct Drive, High-Speed Photonics Alignment Systems
Based on air bearing technology, non-contact direct drive motors, and advanced control algorithms, a new low-profile 6-axis alignment system provides higher flexibility and throughput. Due to the virtually unlimited life of air bearings, this system is predestined for 24/7 alignment automation of photonic components.

High Force UHV-Compatible Nanopositioning Stages Based on V8 PiezoWalk Motor Technology
A new, ultra-high precision nanopositioning stage, based on V8 PiezoWalk motor technology is introduced. One of the advantages of this principle is the extremely high holding force of 110N when powered off, providing extreme in-position stability devoid of jitter.

High-Speed Steering Mirrors for Free Space Optical Communication – Based on Piezo and Voice-Coil Technologies
PI provides high performance laser steering mirror platforms for photonics and free-space optical applications. Both technologies will be demonstrated in laser-fiber coupling and point-to-point beam steering systems. High speed multi-axis tip-tilt mirror systems are also essential in laser processing and image stabilization.

Microscopy Imaging and Bio-Nanotechnology Solution Packages
Long-travel fast-focus nanopositioning stages based on piezo and voice-coil technologies for high resolution microscopy applications are demonstrated, along with new compact OEM control modules. The latest rapid nano-focus stages provide industry-leading resolution, speed, and travel ranges. A line of self-locking, high-stability XY microscope stages, with low profile is also shown.

See Product Demos and Applications of PI Automation and Nanopositioning Products

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PI’s in-house engineered solutions have enabled customers around the world to increase their productivity and technological advantage for 5 decades. With a large basis of proven motion technologies and methodologies, PI is in the position to quickly modify existing designs or provide a fully customized OEM solution to fit the exact requirements of your application, including fast photonics alignment engines, multi-axis automation sub-systems, nanopositioning stages for semiconductor manufacturing, microscope scanning stages, and piezo transducers / sensors.

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