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PI Release New Precise Digital Controller for Piezo Positioning Stages

Published on February 18, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Thanks to its high output power, the digital single-channel controller E-709.CHG from PI (Physik Instrumente) provides highly dynamic and nanometer-precise operation of piezo-based stages with high stiffness and electrical capacitance.

The digital single-channel piezo controller E-709.CHG provides high output power for dynamic applications

These positioning systems are mainly used in applications that require high throughput such as in microscopy.

The digital technology contained within the controller increases its performance; digital control algorithms optimize the settling behavior and minimize linear deviation. Motion and servo-control parameters can easily be set with software commands.

The piezo controller is commanded via digital SPI, USB and RS-232 interfaces. In addition, the E-709.CHG is equipped with a high-bandwidth analog interface for target values or sensor signals. The analog output can be configured for the control of external amplifiers or position values.

The software package comprises the powerful user software PIMikroMove® and NanoCapture for quick start-up, as well as LabVIEW drivers and shared libraries for Windows and Linux.

The systems can also be controlled with the software platforms µManager, MetaMorph or MATLAB.

About PI

Already well-known and respected for their high-quality products, PI is one of the leading players in the international market for precision positioning technology in the fields of photonics, nanotechnology, semiconductor and life sciences.  The company has been developing and manufacturing standard and OEM products with Piezo or motor drives for over 40 years.  With headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, four factories and ten subsidiaries employing more than 700 people globally, the PI group has a presence in every major market worldwide.  The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994.

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