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PI Intros New Lower Cost Piezo Controller
Publication Date: 9/15/2009

Auburn, MA — PI has extended its E-616 multi-channel controller line for piezo-based steering and stabilization mirror platforms. Four open and closed-loop models are now available in benchtop and OEM module versions. The closed-loop units contain two servo controllers, sensor circuit channels and ...
Haydon Kerk: Size 14 Non-Captive Linear Actuators
Publication Date: 9/15/2009

Waterbury, CT — Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Inc. is now offering the 35000 Series Size 14 double stack non-captive linear actuators. According to the company, these compact actuators are based on some of the most advanced technology in the world today.
Renishaw Intros Line of Absolute Optical Encoders
Publication Date: 6/8/2009

Hoffman Estates, IL — Renishaw's new Resolute optical encoder system is described as the world's first true absolute encoder capable of 27-bit resolution at 36,000 rpm. The fine-pitch system offers excellent dirt immunity, while delivering market-leading resolution of just 1 nanometer at up to ...
PI Nanopositioning Systems for Super-Resolution Microscopy
Publication Date: 6/8/2009

Auburn, MA — PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. has expanded its line of piezo stages for super-resolution microscopy. The new PI nano series nanopositioning stages have a very low profile of 20mm (0.8-in.), a large aperture, and deliver highly accurate motion with sub-nanometer resolution in 2 and 3 axes ...
Heidenhain Intros Inductive Rotary Encoders
Publication Date: 6/8/2009

Schaumburg, IL — Heidenhain has introduced ExI 1100 Series inductive rotary encoders in versions whose mating dimensions are the same as those of common types of resolvers. Depending on the respective applications and accuracy requirements, inductive or optical absolute encoders are now possible ...
PI Releases Nanopositioning Catalog
Publication Date: 5/8/2009

Auburn, MA — PI (Physik Instrumente) has issued its 2009 hard-cover catalog entitled "Piezo Nano Positioning Inspirations 2009". According to the company, the 530-page publication is the most comprehensive reference book on the fundamentals of nanopositioning, piezo systems and micropositioning technology to ...
HaydonKerk Intros Next Gen Linear Actuators
Publication Date: 5/8/2009

Waterbury, CT — HaydonKerk Motion Solutions is introducing the G4 Canstack Linear Actuator product line, the 4th generation design built for extended reliability and high performance. The first actuator to be released in the line is the 25mm diameter size. This new design utilizes optimized teeth ...
Renishaw: Linear Magnetic Encoders
Publication Date: 5/8/2009

Hoffman Estates, IL — New LM13 linear magnetic encoders from Renishaw reportedly bring big performance to small spaces and tough applications. Consisting of only a readhead and separate self-adhesive scale, the LM13 gives OEM designers an ultra-compact package that's suitable for industry's toughest ...
Beckhoff Solutions for Solar Cell Production
Publication Date: 5/8/2009

Minneapolis, MN — Beckhoff Drive Technology, in combination with TwinCAT® Motion Control and EtherCAT®, offers the perfect solution for high-precision positioning requirements, such as during stringing, when the solar cells are soldered together and interconnected.
HaydonKerk: Mini Series Lead Screw Assemblies
Publication Date: 4/27/2009

Waterbury, CT — HaydonKerk Motion Solutions is now offering the Kerk® Mini Series Lead Screw Assemblies for demanding miniature applications, such as data storage drives, miniature pumps and dispensing systems, micro-actuators and laser/optical focusing mechanisms. Comprised of small diameter, ...
PI Intros Piezo Linear Actuator & Manipulator
Publication Date: 4/27/2009

Auburn, MA — Physik Instrumente has introduced its unusual N-380/N-381 NEXACT® ceramic linear motor actuators. The new actuator is based on the Piezo Walk principle and replaces classical lead screw actuators combining high forces and long travel ranges with sub-nanometer resolution in a small ...
Tolomatic Actuator Delivers High Velocities
Publication Date: 4/27/2009

Minneapolis MN — The new MXB-U actuator belt-driven linear actuator from Tolomatic uses an unguided carriage system that is capable of velocities of up to 200-in./sec and accelerations of up to 1,200-in./sec2. Designed for automated assembly, milling or work center positioning of externally ...
PMD: Stand-Alone Motion Card
Publication Date: 3/25/2009

Lincoln, MA — The latest innovation in motion cards from Performance Motion Devices, Inc., is a standalone format that does not require a host bus connection. This new design provides the capability to download motion programs to the Prodigy card for onboard execution, off-loading or eliminating ...
Micronor: Heavy Duty Fiber Optic Encoder
Publication Date: 3/25/2009

Newbury Park, CA — Micronor's MR316 ZapFree Heavy Duty Fiber Optic Rotary Encoder's all-optical and totally-passive design is both an EMI-immune and ATEX-compliant rotary speed/position sensor for use in harsh environments as well as hazardous locations. The encoder reportedly offers immunity ...
PI Receives Patent for Piezo Actuators
Publication Date: 2/9/2009

Auburn, MA — PI (Physik Instrumente) has received a United States patent for its development of innovative multilayer ceramic actuators. The company's exclusive PICMA® piezo-ceramic actuators are based on the novel stress reduction and encapsulation technologies which increase lifetime by several ...
Optimal Sensorless Motor Control from Melexis
Publication Date: 2/5/2009

Concord, NH — Melexis has launched the first member of its second generation of integrated BLDC Motor Controllers: the MLX81200, featuring TruSense and SineDrive technologies. This development opens new possibilities for system integration of automotive BLDC motor applications. TruSense technologies ...
Aerotech Intros Laser Marking controller
Publication Date: 2/5/2009

Pittsburgh, PA — Aerotech has introduced its Nmark SSaM laser marking controller which directly synchronizes scanner and servo motion for marking parts of unlimited size and complexity to overcome problems associated with servo axes to mark objects that exceed the operating envelope of the scanner ...
Visual Intros LED Line
Publication Date: 12/11/2008

San Marcos, CA — After 35 years of focusing entirely on LED mounting solutions, Visual Communications Co. has released its first line of LEDs. According to the company, the line is based around the design principles of its litepipes, lens, SMT, and socket products and will complement them very well.
PI Releases Microscopy & Imaging Catalog
Publication Date: 12/11/2008

Auburn, MA — PI has released a new catalog entitled "Tools for Microscopy & Imaging", available for download in PDF format. The catalog focuses on high resolution, high speed specimen positioning devices (e.g. for microscope slides, well plates, etc.) and microscope lenses.
Melexis: Novel CMOS Image Sensor
Publication Date: 12/11/2008

Concord, NH — Melexis has launched its CMOS image sensor, the MLX75307. This sensor is specifically designed for automotive front vision applications, such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), high beam assist and night vision. It is designed to dramatically improve road safety by proactively ...
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