Hexapod: 6 Axis Precision Parallel Kinematic Positioning System

  • Hexapod & SpaceFAB Positioners
6-Axis Parallel-Kinematics positioning systems provide many advantages over conventional multiaxis positioners consisting of a number of indvidual single axis stages bolted together. Parallel positioners are designed from the ground up to form a multi-axis system, with a dedicated multi-axis controllera and software. Advantages are typically smaller size, higher stiffness and faster response with shorter settling, better multi-axis repeatability, large central aperture possible, no accumulation of runout errors, no issues with moving cables, etc.

Precision Hexapods are used in the alignment of optics, in astronomy, fiber positioning, aerospace reasearch and manufacturing, precision machining, laser machining, and medical engineering and medical treatment applications.
Most of our parallel positioners are also available in high vacuum compatible configurations.

PI miCos offers two types of parallel positioning systems: classical Hexapod platforms (Stewart-Gough platforms) and SpaceFAB-type positioning systems. In a SpaceFAB, three XY-positioners act on a common platform by means of three constant-length struts, providing motion in all 6 degrees of freedom. The SpaceFAB design is easily customized, and can provide longer travel ranges in the XY plane compared to typical Stewart-Platform-Type hexapods, also at a lower profile. On the other hand the footprint of a classical hexapod arrangement can be smaller.
More information on different types of hexapod systems.

Hexapod Parallel Positioner

 Hexapod HP-430 Parallel Kinematics Positioning System

  • 6-Axis Parallel Kinematic Positioning System w/ controller & software
  • Travel ranges linear 50x50x30 mm
  • Travel ranges rotation Rx, Ry 20°, Rz 40°
  • Maximum speed 30 mm/sec (legspeed)
  • Repeatability inspace ±5 µm
  • High stiffness
  • High dynamic
Hexapod Parallel Positioner

 Hexapod PAROS Parallel Kinematics Positioning System

  • Six axis Parallel Robot Operating System
  • Travel ranges linear 200 x 200 x 80 mm
  • Travel ranges rotation Rx, Ry 30°, Rz 60°
  • Maximum speed 30 mm/sec (leg speed)
  • Repeatability in space ±30 µm
  • High stiffness
  • Including software, controller and amplifiers
Hexapod Parallel Positioner

 Hexapod HP-300 Parallel Kinematics Positioning System

  • 6-Axis Parallel Kinematic Positioning System with controller and software
  • Adj. Range: 30x30x15mm, 20° each
  • Calculated Resolutuion: 1µm and 10µm
  • Load 5kg
  • Option: vacuum, cleanroom
  • will be available in 10-2009
SpaceFab Precision Parallel Positioner

 SpaceFAB SF-3000 BS Parallel Kinematics Positioning System

  • Six axis micro robotic parallel positioning system
  • Compact, low profile system, ballscrew
  • Travel ranges linear 50 x 12.7 x 100 mm
  • Travel ranges rotation Rx, Ry, Rz 10°
  • Load capacity 3 kg center mounted
  • Pivot poin tcan be se tby the customer
  • Including software, co ntroller and amplifiers
SpaceFab Precision Parallel Positioner

 SpaceFAB SF-3000 LS Parallel Kinematics Positioning System

  • Six axis micro robotic parallel positioning system
  • Compact, low profile system, ballscrew
  • Travel ranges linear 50 x 12.7 x 100 mm
  • Travel ranges rotation Rx, Ry, Rz 10°
  • Load capacity 1 kg center mounted
  • Pivot poin tcan be se tby the customer
  • Including software, co ntroller and amplifiers
SpaceFab Precision Parallel Positioner

 SpaceFAB SF-2500 LS Parallel Kinematics Positioning System

  • SpaceFAB 6-Axis Parallel Kinematik Positioning System with controller and software
  • Adj. Range: 5x5x3.5mm, +/- 5° each
  • Calculated Resolution: 0.5µm and 10µm
  • Load 0.3kg
  • Option: vacuum, other dimensions
  • will be available in 10-2009