H-850KMLD hexapod system

H-850KMLD hexapod system

July 17, 2014

Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG


Precision Motion specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces a new 6-axis positioning system with 1000lbs load capacity.

The new H-850KMLD hexapod system provides 1µm minimum incremental motion over a 100mm travel range in XY and 0.5µm in the Z direction. The repeatability in the 3 linear axes is ±1µm, and ±5µrad / 9µrad in the rotary axes.
Hexapod Applications: 
Precision manufacturing and automation 
Astronomical telescopes
Satellite antenna alignment
Optics alignment
Medical tumor treatment and surgery
High energy physics
Semiconductor manufacturing
Photonics components manufacturing
All PI hexapods are delivered with a special hexapod controller, an extensive software package and are very easy to use and integrate. The dedicated C-887 hexapod multiaxis-vector controller is commanded directly in Cartesian coordinates. The user can specify a random pivot point in space with a single software command, a feature that is critical in automated optical and mechanical alignment applications. LabVIEW and text-based programming languages under Microsoft Windows or Linux are supported by libraries and program examples.
Loads Above 2000 lbs
For even higher loads above 2000lbs. standard H-845 and custom hexapods are available. PI recently installed a new 4500 square ft production and test facility for heavy duty 6-Axis motion systems capable of moving loads of up to 5 metric tons with sub-micrometer precision.  A giant swivel and lift platform and interferometers are used to test the hexapod with its load in place under the exact mounting conditions of the customer’s application.