PI extends its large offering of nanometer precise, fast focusing stages with the addition of its new V-308 nanopositioning slide for vertical applications providing 7 mm of Z-travel and 10 nm incremental motion, making it suitable for OEM and research applications in the life science, semiconductor, and material science fields. The novel design combines long travel with unmatched dynamics and precision with 8 m/s2 acceleration and 25-nm bidirectional repeatability.
The closed-loop linear slide uses an optical position sensor with sub nanometer resolution and a voice coil linear motor to allow vertical or horizontal travel up to 7 mm with a velocity up to 200 mm/sec (8 in./sec) for fast accurate scanning. Guided by low-friction cross-roller bearings, this low-profile linear slide delivers long lasting performance in high duty cycle industrial applications. Ease-of-use is built in with a user-adjustable counterbalance, (e.g. for heavy, large NA microscope objective lenses up to 1 kg in vertical applications) and hard stop adjustability to limit the travel range.
For more information, visit www.pi-usa.us/en.
Filed Under: Linear Motion Tips