Compact linear stage for research and OEM instrumentation
Physik Instrumente’s (PI) Q-545 compact linear stage is 45mm wide and combines high positioning accuracy with higher force and velocity than conventional inertia drives. The Q-545 is designed for use in research and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) instrumentation that require positioning precision and alignment such as photonics, bio-technology, nanotechnology, precision-optics, life sciences, or medical design. The Q-545 reduces the number of components that can wear, making the stages more compact. In addition to a number of standard product variations with 0.5- and 1-in. travel, the stages and drives can be customized for OEM production quantities. An integrated optical reference encoder and limit switch provide further positioning control and accuracy for this compact stage with 5nm resolution. With holding force of 8N and maximum velocity of 10mm/sec, the self-clamping motor design provides long-term power-off position-hold capabilities without the need for a brake. The stages can also be run in open and closed-loop.
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