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H-206 6-Axis Precision Alignment System

Ideal for Fiber Alignment

PI H-206
    • Ultra-high precision flexure joints
    • Includes integrated scan algorithms for fiber optic alignment
    • Actuator resolution 33 nm
    • Repeatability 0.3 µm / 6 µrad
    • Min. incremental motion 0.1 µm / 2 µrad
    • Velocity from 10 µm/s to 10 mm/s
    • Sophisticated controller using vector algorithms, virtual pivot point
    • Comprehensive software package

Reference-class 6-axis positioning system

Parallel-kinematic design for six degrees of freedom making it significantly more compact and stiff than serial-kinematic systems, guidance errors of individual axes do not add up. Higher dynamics, higher reliability.
H-206.Fxx with DC gear motors

Flexure joints and Hexapod design with passive struts

Positioning with highest precision and repeatability

Powerful digital controller, open software architecture

User-defined, stable pivot point, software-selectable. Positions commanded in Cartesian coordinates. Macro programming. Open source LabVIEW driver set. Work space simulation software. Virtual Hexapod machine software. Optional: Collision avoidance software (external obstacles).
Hexapods are by default configured and delivered as a system including a controller

  • C-887.52 compact bench-top controller for a lower system price. Digital I/O interfaces, e.g. for external triggering
  • C-887.11 19" controller, comprises the control for two additional single axes with servo motors. Options: Control of piezo axes, photometer cards for visible light or infrared light range

Upgrades for C-887.11 (order separately)

  • Analog interface/photometer cards for visible light (F-206.VVU) or the infrared light range (F-206.iiU)
  • F-206.NCU fast piezo nano-alignment system for alignment with nanometer precision

Accessories

  • C-887.MC manual control unit for Hexapods, USB, 3 m cable
  • C-887.VM1 PIVeriMove software for collision checking

Fields of application

Research and industry. For fiber alignment, micromanipulation systems, optical testing set-ups

Specifications

H-206.Fxx

Unit

Tolerance

Active axes

X, Y, Z, θX, θY, θZ

Motion and positioning

Travel range* X

-8 to 5.7

mm

Travel range* Y

±5.7

mm

Travel range* Z

±6.7

mm

Travel range* θX

±5.7

°

Travel range* θY

±6.6

°

Travel range* θZ

±5.5

°

Single-actuator design resolution

33

nm

Min. incremental motion X, Y, Z

0.1

µm

typ.

Min. incremental motion θX, θY, θZ

2 (0.4")

µrad

typ.

Repeatability X, Y, Z

0.3

µm

typ.

Repeatability θX, θY, θZ

6

µrad

typ.

Velocity X, Y, Z

10

mm/s

max.

Load (base plate horizontal)

1.5

kg

max.

Miscellaneous

Operating temperature range

5 to 35

°C

Material

Aluminum

Mass

5.8

kg

±5 %

Cable length

3

m

±10 mm

Technical data specified at 20 ±3 °C.
Ask about custom designs!
* The travel ranges of the individual coordinates (X, Y, Z, θX, θY, θZ) are interdependent. The data for each axis in this table shows its maximum travel, where all other axes are at their zero positions. If the other linear or rotational coordinates are not zero, the available travel may be less.

Drawings / Images

PI H-206 Drawing PI H-206 2Dscan PI F-206 stairs PI C-887 H-811 H-850

Order Information

H-206.F2Hexapod for 6-D Precision Alignment and Micromanipulation, Sub-D Connector, Cable Set 3 m 

Recommended controller

C-887.526D controller for Hexapods, TCP/IP, RS-232, bench-top, incl. control of two additional axes

Accessories

C-887.MCManual control unit for Hexapods, USB, 3 m cable

C-887.VM1PIVeriMove software for collision checking 

Configuration options (to be ordered as a system)

H-206.F11Hexapod for 6-D Precision Alignment and Micromanipulation, Cable Set 3 m, with 6-D Hexapod Controller, Control of 2 Additional Servo-Motor Axes Included, TCP/IP and RS-232 Interface, 19'' Chassis

Upgrades (to be ordered separately)

F-206.NCUFast piezo nano-alignment system for alignment with nanometer precision

F-206.iiUPhotometer card, 2 channels, infrared

F-206.VVUPhotometer card, 2 channels, visible light

Ask about custom designs!

 

 

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