PI offers high-performance gantry systems based on air-bearings, mechanical bearings or hybrid designs and controls for advanced laser machining in the photonics, electronics and medical industry. They boast extreme mechanical stability and a lightweight motion gantry with individual motors enabling long travel ranges of up to 2m in the longitudinal axis. Absolute linear encoders with 1nm resolution are integrated alongside all linear motors. The gantry system is controlled by an ACS-based precision motion controller that offers optimization for yaw control. This incorporates automated cross-axial tuning for consistent performance across all accessible areas of the gantry.
For precise vertical motion, PIMag linear motor stages with a pneumatic counterbalance are available. Especially in the case of air bearings, the service life of these gantries is outstanding, because there are no wearing components. In addition to the high precision and high operating throughput, the PI gantry system also eliminates time-consuming reference processes during start-up.
If you would like to learn more about our precision motion control systems for other laser processing applications, simply contact a member of the PI team today.