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


  • 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


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Drawings / Images

PI H-206 Drawing
PI H-206 2D Scan
PI F-206 Stairs
PI C-887 H-811 H-850


Product Note


User Manual MS203

H-206 Hexapod for 6D Precision Alignment and Micromanipulation
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PI Datasheet H-206

6-Axis Precision Alignment System Ideal for Fiber Alingment
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Technical Note H206T0004

H-206.F2 Hexapod for 6-D Precision Alignment and Micromanipulation. This Technical Note is a supplement to the MS203 user manual.
pdf - 423 KB

3D Models


H-206 STEP

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