PI_logoPI has released two new hexapods – the H-850KML, 500kg high-load hexapod and the H-825KLL, compact hexapod with load capacity to 35kg. Both systems provide sub-micron precision.

Hexapods are 6 DOF motion systems that derive 6-axis movement (XYZ, Pitch, Yaw) from actuators placed in parallel between a top and bottom platform. hex_buAvailable in a variety of sizes with bases ranging from 100mm to 1m and different stiffness configurations in addition to the load range capabilities, hexapods are a solution to complex multi-axis precision motion applications. PI hexapods come with controllers and software tools, all 6 axes can be commanded as Cartesian coordinates,  and the center of rotation can be changed on the fly with a software command. Other advantages are the absence of friction caused by moving cables.

The H-850KML combines up to 100mm linear travel and rotation ranges to 60 degrees with sub-micron precision and 400kg self-locking capability. Six-degrees of freedom, the high load…

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