If large optics, detector or camera assemblies with nanometer precision are to be positioned in industrial applications, drive solutions are required that not only work with the required precision, but are also able to cope with the high continuous load. Physik Instrumente (PI) has added its product portfolio to the "Picmawalk "-Schreitantrieb extended.
V-shaped Picma actuators ensure a reliable and very accurate feed movement with at least 60 N holding force, 50 N pressure or traction force and a speed of up to 15 mm / s. Loads up to 5 kg can be accurately positioned to the nanometer. The runner lengths are variable between 25 and 100 mm. The reliable lift-off behavior of the actuators in conjunction with the precisely matched solid-state joint guides guarantees a long service life. In practical tests, the value of 30 km travel distance stated in the data sheet was more than tripled. As the drives have a modular design, customer-specific requirements can also be implemented quickly and inexpensively.