Laser World of Photonics is the backdrop for PI’s new high performance motion solutions for photonics, robotics, microscopy, and precision industrial automation applications.
Engineered precision motion & automation systems
Automated gantries lead the technology way as PI showcases a double-sided fiber array alignment system, inside a gantry, that quickly aligns fibers to a photonics chip. Picking & placing the components by the fast gantry demonstrates how the process is significantly accelerated by combining the latest alignment algorithms with hexapod and gantry motion technologies for faster throughput thereby reducing costs. A second, smaller scale XY photonics alignment system will demonstrate how fast scanning and alignment algorithms can be ported to linear motor stages and applied to large-area applications, like pick-and-place, screening, assembling, and testing of photonic devices, also reducing costs.
Now a part of the PI group, ACS high performance multi-axis motion controllers are ideally matched for PI positioning stages and gantries as they feature state-of-the-art EtherCAT connectivity and advanced control algorithms such as ServoBoost. ServoBoost provides better, more consistent servo performance that is insensitive to noise or (load) changes in the system.
Additional demo systems at PI’s booth are two high precision multi-axis motion systems for laser processing applications: one for ultra-fast laser ablation equipped with a frictionless air bearing rotary and a XY planar air bearing stage that is clean room compatible, and the other machining platform engineered for micron range geometries. PI platforms provide consistent, accurate, and dynamic processing in multiple degrees of freedom. Customization for OEMs is always an option with PI.
Definitely worth a visit, PI’s engineers will be on hand to talk about your motion control project and how PI can create a solution that saves you time and money.
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Standard and custom
PI has in-house engineered solutions with over 4 decades of experience working with customers to provide products that meet application demands, and can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.