PI (Auburn, MA) introduces a new motion controller and precision linear stage family geared towards precision industrial automation applications. The V-817 linear stages, engineered for highly dynamic and precise motion, boast a load capacity of 600N, travel ranges from 8” (204mm) to 32” (813mm) and velocities to 3000mm/sec. Driven by 3-phase linear motors and guided by robust recirculating ball bearing guides, the low-profile design of only 63mm minimizes moving mass and tilting errors. An integrated linear encoder provides <1nm resolution and when operated with PI’s industrial motion controllers, the stages achieve 10nm minimum incremental motion, 1µm bidirectional repeatability, and 2.5µm accuracy.
Stages can be combined for XY motion thanks to an available platform with a triple M6 hole pattern. The V-817 is only 63mm high (without the platform), making it easy to integrate into compact machine assemblies. The stages are compatible with the new G-901 industrial motion controller family.