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Date: 04/2014
New 1000 Pound Hexapod 6-Axis Positioners: Low Cost & High Load Versions, 500 kg load

New Hexapod 6-Axis Positioners: Low Cost, High Speed & High Load Versions

Compact High Load Hexapod for loads to 500 kg.

A new High Load Hexapod is now available for loads to 500 kg (1000+ pounds). The H-850KMLD provides 1 µm minimum incremental motion over a 100 mm travel range in XY and of 0.5 µm over a 50 mm travel range in the Z direction. The linear repeatability is ±1 µm.

The maximum tilt and rotation angle is ±30°. An absolute encoder option is now also available. The encoder detects the actual position of the axes after power up rendering reference moves a thing of the past. This is useful in confined spaces, or when the reference position cannot be reached due to obstacles in the path.

The H-850KMLD can be mounted in any orientation: for horizontal operation it can handle loads up to ˝ metric ton.
A high performance controller and software are included (see bottom of page).

More information on the H-850KMLD high load hexapod.
For even higher loads in the 1000 kg range, the H-845 high load hexapod is available.

Low Cost Hexapod
The PI H-820 hexapod was developed for applications that require multi-axis motion and high flexibility but do not need sub-micron precision. This new model caters to these needs with linear travel to 100 mm, rotary travel to 60°, load capacity of 20 kg.

High velocity and long service-life is guaranteed by direct drive brushless servo motors. Position repeatability is in the low micron range.

A controller and software are included as with all PI hexapods (see bottom of page).

More information on the H-820 Low Cost hexapod.

High Speed Hexapod
The new H-811.S11 high-speed version of the popular H-811 compact hexapod provides dynamic performance with bandwidth up to 25 Hz. An integrated wave generator facilitates high-speed motion and jitter simulation applications such as employed in image stabilization testing

More information on the H-811.S11 high speed hexapod.

More information on the H-811 standard miniature hexapod alignment system. .

Controller & Software Included
All PI hexapods are extremely easy to use and integrate. They come with the dedicated C-887 hexapod motion controller and an extensive software package. Motion is commanded in directly in Cartesian coordinates. The selection of an arbitrary, pivot point is via one software command (important for alignment applications). In addition, the digital controller supports a LabVIEW-based software environment. The integration in text-based programming languages under Microsoft Windows or Linux is simplified by program libraries and exemplary codes.

Simulation tools and virtual hexapod software is also included. They can be made available in advance. This way, the virtual Hexapod can be tested and integrated in the customer before delivery to save valuable time.

More information on the C-887 Controller for Hexapod Positioning Systems .

High Load Hexapod
High Load Hexapod (Model H-850KMLD)

Low Cost Hexapod
High Load Hexapod (Model H-850KMLD)

High speed Motion Simulator Hexapod
High Load Hexapod (Model H-850KMLD)

Hexapod Controller
The C-887 Hexapod controller comes in two variations: compact and 19" for 2 additional motion channels and optional plug-in-cards.


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