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PI Expands Its Family of Digital Piezo Nanopositioning Controllers



Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) – Integrating different drive technologies from traditional servo and stepper motors to highly specialized piezo-ceramic scanners is easy.

Industry leader in motion control and nanopositioning solutions PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. has expanded its successful E-709 family of low-cost digital piezo nanopositioning controllers with a new plug-in module for the C-885 PIMotionMaster modular controller system.

Modular System, up to 20 Cards per Rack:
The PIMotionMaster system allows the combination of different drive technologies, controlled through one interface via one software package. For example, stepper motor stages, closed-loop servo motor positioners, and fast piezo-driven nano-focus devices can now be operated from one controller. Up to 20 control cards can be plugged into one 19” rack.

Digital Servo Controller with Piezo Power Amplifier and Software:
The latest piezo control module, the E-709.1CC885, supports functions including wave generator, data recorder, auto zero, and I/O triggers. With a sensor update rate of 10kHz, two notch filters and linearization algorithms based on 5th-order polynomials it provides exceptionally accurate motion with sub-nanometer precision. The E-709 card combines a power amplifier (-30 to 130V output), signal conditioning circuitry for capacitance sensors and a digital servo. Piezo controllers with digital servo offer the advantage of higher linearity, and easy access to advanced features in comparison to conventional analog piezo controllers. A comprehensive software package is included: drivers for LabVIEW, dynamic libraries for Windows and Linux, MATLAB, MetaMorph, µManager, Andor iQ. Interfaces include USB, SPI, RS-232, and analog.

Plug & Play for Multiple Types of Motors and Drive Systems:
After the modules are installed in the rack, individual axis configuration and movement is easily set-up using the included PIMikroMove software, a comprehensive Windows GUI that does not require programming knowledge for commissioning or direct operation.

Modules are currently available for PI translation/rotation stages equipped with:
  • DC motors
  • 3-phase motors
  • Stepper motors
  • Piezo flexure positioners
  • Piezo ultrasonic motors
  • PiezoWalk® nanopositioning motors
  • Piezo inertia motors

Applications:
Fields of applications include precision motion control in automation, nanopositioning, photonics, semiconductor testing, laser machining.

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.

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For more information about the New E-709.1CC885 Digital Piezo Controller Module from Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG click here.


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