Hexapods

Hexapods provide motion in six degrees of freedom in the most compact package. In combination with absolute measuring sensors, software and motion controllers that make the most complicated motion profiles easy to command, PI hexapods answer industrial requirements. All drive types can be matched to meet the conditions of the individual application.  

The broadest portfolio of standard hexapods ranges from miniature versions for sample positioning in beamline experiments, high-resolution dynamic positioners for fiber alignment, to equipment for industrial production processes, where hexapods position high loads with sub-micrometer precision.

Motion hexapods provide more dynamic motion and are designed to follow pre-defined trajectories with high precision, for example in camera test stands.

PI Hexapod Simulation Tool

The simulation software simulates the limits of the workspace and load capacity of a hexapod. Therefore, even before making a purchase, you can check whether a particular hexapod model can handle the loads, forces, and torques occurring in an application. For this purpose, the simulation tool takes into account the position and motion of the hexapod as well as the pivot point and several reference coordinate systems.

>> Further information on the simulation tool

Software Files

Hexapod Simulation Tool

Version / Date
2022-01-26
zip - 18 MB

Miniature Positioning Hexapods

H-811.I2 6-Axis Miniature Hexapod

Fast, Compact, and Highly Precise

H-811.F2 6-Axis Miniature Hexapod

Ideal for Fiber Alignment

H-811.S2 6-Axis Motion Hexapod

Fast and Compact for High Dynamics Applications
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±17/±16/±6.5
  • Max. load horiz./any [kg]: 2.5/0.9
  • Max. velocity X/Y/Z [mm/s]: 10
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 1/1/0.5
  • Max. frequency [Hz]: 30

H-810.I2 6-Axis Miniature Hexapod

High Precision in the Smallest Space
PI P-911KNMV

P-911KNMV UHV-Compatible Miniature Piezo Hexapod

High-Precision Positioning Even in Strong Magnetic Fields

Positioning Hexapods for Loads up to 250 kg

NEW

H-840.G2IHP 6-Axis Hexapod

Inexpensive and High Precision

H-825 6-Axis Hexapod

Compact Design, for Loads to 30 kg

H-840 6-Axis Hexapod

Inexpensive, Precise, and Fast

H-850 6-Axis Hexapod

For Loads up to 250 kg
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±50/±50/±25
  • Max. load horiz./any [kg]: 250/50
  • Max. velocity X/Y/Z [mm/s]: 8
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 0.3/0.3/0.2
  • Holding force horiz./any [N]: 2000/500

H-824 6-Axis Hexapod

Compact and Precise

H-820 6-Axis Hexapod

Inexpensive Hexapod

H-206 6-Axis Alignment System

Ideal for Fiber Alignment

Hexapods for High-Load Positioning

H-855 High-load 6-axis hexapod

Flexible and Precise Positioning of Loads up to 500 kg
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±100/±100/±50
  • Max. load horiz./any [kg]: 500/200
  • Max. velocity X/Y/Z [mm/s]: 4.5
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 0.3/0.3/0.15
  • Holding force horiz./any [N]: 5000/2000

H-850 6-Axis Hexapod

For Loads up to 250 kg
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±50/±50/±25
  • Max. load horiz./any [kg]: 250/50
  • Max. velocity X/Y/Z [mm/s]: 8
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 0.3/0.3/0.2
  • Holding force horiz./any [N]: 2000/500

Dynamic Motion Hexapods

H-811.S2 6-Axis Motion Hexapod

Fast and Compact for High Dynamics Applications
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±17/±16/±6.5
  • Max. load horiz./any [kg]: 2.5/0.9
  • Max. velocity X/Y/Z [mm/s]: 10
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 1/1/0.5
  • Max. frequency [Hz]: 30

H-860 6-Axis Motion Hexapod

Magnetic Direct Drive for High Velocity

H-900KSCO H-900KSCO Fast 6-Axis Hexapod

For Loads to 60 kg
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±100/±100/±85
  • Max. load horiz. [kg]: 63.5
  • Max. velocity X/Y/Z [mm/s]: 80
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 5/5/5
  • Holding force horiz. [N]: 635

H-840 6-Axis Hexapod

Inexpensive, Precise, and Fast

Vacuum-Compatible Hexapods

H-850.V Vacuum-Compatible 6-Axis Hexapod

For loads to 80 kg
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±50/±50/±25
  • Max. load horiz./any [kg]: 80/40
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 0.3/0.3/0.2
  • Holding force horiz./any [N]: 2000/500
  • Vacuum compatible [hPa]: 10-6

H-811.I2V Vacuum-Compatible 6-Axis Miniature Hexapod

Fast, Compact, and Highly Precise
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±17/±16/±6.5
  • Max. load horiz./any [kg]: 5/2.5
  • Max. velocity [mm/s]: 10
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 0.2/0.2/0.08
  • Vacuum compatible [hPa]: 10-6

H-824.V Vacuum-Compatible 6-Axis Hexapod

Compact and Precise
  • Travel ranges X/Y/Z [mm]: ±22.5/±12.5/±7.5
  • Max. load horiz./any [kg]: 5/2.5
  • Max. velocity X/Y/Z [mm/s]: 12.5
  • Min. incr. motion X/Y/Z [µm]: 0.3/0.3/0.3
  • Vacuum compatible [hPa]: 10-6
PI P-911KNMV

P-911KNMV UHV-Compatible Miniature Piezo Hexapod

High-Precision Positioning Even in Strong Magnetic Fields


Accessories

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C-815.82xxx Hexapod Cables

Power Supply and Data Transmission Cables

Hexapod Motion Control

C-887.52x Hexapod Motion Controller

Compact Bench-Top Device for Controlling 6-Axis Systems

C-887.53x Hexapod Motion Controller with EtherCAT®

Control a 6-Axis Positioning System via Fieldbus Interface
Manual Control Unit for Hexapods

C-887.MC2 Manual Control Unit for Hexapods

Easy Manual Operation, Position Display

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Downloads

Catalog

Hexapod Positioning Systems

Parallel Kinematics for Six DoF of Motion, Dedicated Software, Active Alignment Solutions

Version / Date
CAT136 2018-08
pdf - 11 MB
English