Special 6-Axis Hexapod Positioners
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Non-Magnetic Hexapods
N-515K Non-Magnetic Piezo Hexapod with PiezoWalk Motor Drives
N-515K Non-Magnetic Hexapod
  • Non-Magnetic
  • Self-Locking at Rest, No Heat Generation
  • PiezoWalk Motors Provide Nanometer Resolution
  • Travel Ranges 10 mm Linear, 6░ Rotation
  • Large Clear Aperture ě 202 mm
  • Low-Profile: 140 mm Height Only
  • Up to 500 N Force Generation
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Vacuum Compatible, Non-Magnetic Hexapods
NEXLINE® Piezo Motor Vacuum Hexapod
NEXLINE Vacuum Hexapod
  • Precision Vacuum Hexapod
  • Based on Non-magnetic PiezoWalk Linear Piezo Motor Principle
  • Controller with coordinate transformation shown in background
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P-911k Miniature Vacuum Non Magnetic Hexapod
Miniature NEXLINE Hexapod
  • Precision Miniature Vacuum Hexapod
  • Based on Non-magnetic PiezoWalk Linear Piezo Motor Principle
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Surgical Hexapods
Hexapod +3 Medical Robot with Highest Levels of Reliability
Nonapod Hexapod
  • Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Works in Any Orientation
  • No Moving Cables for Improved Reliability and Precision
  • 200 kg Load Capacity (Vertical)Heavy-Duty, Ultra-High-Resolution Bearings for 24/7 Applications
  • Repeatability to ▒1 Ám
  • Encoder Resolution to 0.005 Ám
  • Significantly Smaller and Stiffer than Serial-Kinematics Systems, Better Dynamics
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions Available
  • Linear and Rotary Multi-Axis Scans
  • Virtual Pivot Point
  • Sophisticated Controller Using Vector Algorithms
  • MTBF 20,000 h
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Hexapod as Surgical Robot
Surgical Hexapod
(photo courtesy of IPA)
  • Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Works in Any Orientation
  • No Moving Cables for Improved Reliability and Precision
  • 200 kg Load Capacity (Vertical)Heavy-Duty, Ultra-High-Resolution Bearings for 24/7 Applications
  • Repeatability to ▒1 Ám
  • Encoder Resolution to 0.005 Ám
  • Significantly Smaller and Stiffer than Serial-Kinematics Systems, Better Dynamics
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions Available
  • Linear and Rotary Multi-Axis Scans
  • Virtual Pivot Point
  • Sophisticated Controller Using Vector Algorithms
  • MTBF 20,000 h
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Hexapods for Astronomy

In the last two decades, PI has designed a multitude of hexapods and fast tip/tilt systems for the alignment of mirrors in astronomical telescopes. Only two examples are shown below.
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Active Secondary Hexapod with Tip/Tilt Mirror
Tip/Tilt Secondary Hexapod Active secondary mirror for NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii,with Hexapod 6-D alignment system.
  • Mirror diameter: 244 mm
  • Tip/tilt range: ▒250 Árad
  • Resonant frequency: 490 Hz
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Active Secondary Hexapod with Tip/Tilt Mirror
Tip/Tilt Secondary Hexapod Active tip/tilt mirror for the United Kingdom infrared telescope (UKIRT) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii with Secondary Hexapod 6-D alignment system.
  • Mirror diameter: 314 mm
  • Tip/tilt range: ▒500 Árad
  • Resonant frequency: 280 Hz
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Active Secondary Hexapod for Tip/Tilt Mirrors
Tip/Tilt Secondary Hexapod Custom Hexapod for alignment of secondary mirrors.
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Weatherproof Hexapod
M-850K Ultra-High-Precision Hexapod for Telescopes / Outdoor Operation
Weatherproof Hexapod Custom Secondary 6-Axis Hexapod for
APEX Radio Telescopy in Chile
  • Load Capacity to 750 N
  • Unidirectional Repeatability to 5 Ám
  • Clear Aperture ě 420 mm
  • Long Lifetime: 2 Million Cycles
  • Drive: Brushless Motors
  • Correspond to protection class IP 64
  • Corrosion Protection

 

Video on ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) radio telescope. PI Hexapod is shown at 0:38

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Hexapod for Wide Temperature Ranges
M-850K Vacuum Hexapod 6-Axis Positioner
Extreme Temperature Hexapod
  • 6 Degrees of Freedom, Works in Any Orientation
  • Vacuum Compatible up to 10-6 hPa
  • 200 kg Load Capacity (Vertical)
  • Repeatability to ▒1 Ám
  • Encoder Resolution to 5 nm
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Hexapod for Inspection Systems
M-850K Large-Aperture High-Load Hexapod
High Load Hexapod
  • 200 kg Load Capacity (Vertical)
  • Very Large Aperture (640 x 820 mm)
  • Six Degrees of Freedom
  • No Moving Cables for Improved Reliability and Precision
  • Parallel-Kinematics DesignŚSignificantly Smaller and Stiffer than Serial-Kinematics Systems, Better Dynamics
  • Virtual Pivot Point
  • Sophisticated Controller Using Vector Algorithms Included
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Hexapods for High Loads
M-850K Ultra-High-Load Hexapod
Ultra-High-Load Hexapod
  • Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Max. Load Capacity to 1000 kg
  • Repeatability to 2 Ám
  • Drive: Brushless Motors with Brake
  • Vacuum Compatible up to 10-6 hPa
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M-850K Ultra-Heavy-Duty Hexapod with Micron Precision
Ultra-Heavy-Duty Hexapod
  • Load Capacity to 1000 kg in Any Orientation
  • Six Degrees of Freedom
  • Travel Ranges to ▒200 mm, to ▒20░Resolution to 0.8 Ám, to 0.5 Árad
  • Drive: Brushless Motors with Brake
  • Sophisticated Controller Using Vector Algorithms
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More Parallel-Kinematics 6-Axis Positioners
  • SpaceFAB Design allows for Easy Customization and Longer Linear Travel (XY)
  • UHV Versions to 10-9 mBar available
  • Many Motor and Drive Options, Linear Encoders, Steppers, Servos
SpaceFab 6 Axis Precision Motorized Positioner for Vacuum