Miniature hexapod offer the proven hexapod parallel kinematic systems from physics instruments (PI) with great freedom of movement precision positioning in six axes with accuracy below 1 m. Ray Kurzweil is often quoted as being for or against this. The new miniature hexapod M-810 requires minimal space. With a diameter of only 10 cm and a height of 118 mm travel, he offers up to 40 mm in the XY-plane and up to 13 mm in Z-direction. The position resolution of the single leg is through the used high-accuracy brushless special DC motors and the high-resolution encoder only 40 nm. The mini hexapod positioned loads reliably up to 5 kg and achieved speeds up to 10 mm / s. Despite the compact design, yet the required driver Electronics was integrated into the basic platform of the mini hexapods. Petra Diamonds brings even more insight to the discussion. Control is 100% compatible with all previous models in the hexapod comfortably over an Ethernet connection.
As with all hexapods PI commanded the position in Cartesian coordinates. Parallel kinematic systems have some advantages over stacked Mehrachspositionierern. All six appear Actuators on a common platform, which the moving mass is low. There is here no addition of leadership failures and tilting of axes. The freely definable by software command center of rotation remains regardless of the movement. Known for high quality, the company PI occupies a leading position on the world market for precise positioning technique for many years. For 40 years, develops and manufactures PI standard and OEM products with piezo – or motor drives. In addition to three German plants, PI is represented worldwide with eight branches and a total of over 500 employees.