PI miCos has equipped the experimental hutch for micro tomography of the P05 Beamline at PETRA III light source in Hamburg, Germany. The video introduces technical details and features of the sample stage. Some photos used courtesy of DESY. More Beamline..
Small and Even Smaller
During the Photonics West show, PI exhibits the pre-series of “PIShift Miniature Stages” called LPS-22, RPS-32, RPS-22 and RPS-14. They feature a very small form factor and high positioning resolution. The main component which enables the key-features is an intertial piezoelectric direct-drive motor (PIShift).
Piezomotor RPS-32, RPS-22 & RPS-14
Due to their very compact form factor and the technology used, the PIShift Miniature Stages are ideal for use in vacuum to 10-9 hPa or in any application, where space is narrow. The PIShift Miniature Stages can be stacked directly to XYZ configurations without any adapter.
LPS-22 xy & RPS-22
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Time on Mars with MT-40 Space
Qualification data and guidlines for space use of ground equipments CHEMCAM is one of the 2 french contri-butions to Mars Science laboratory (MSL) instruments suite. CHEMCAM instrument functionality rely on an autofocus capability to precisely focus on the chosen target (1-9m from rover). The autofocus function is performed by a mechanism that translates the secondary mirror, with high repeatability, over the 15mm stroke and in the full applicable range of temperatures. A ground COTS translation stage ((fig.1) MICOS MT-40) has been chosen and modified to met mission requirements. This mechanism uses unusual components compared to what is chosen for high reliability space equipments in particular a screw/nut combination insuring the transmission function. It is designed to perform about 10.000 autofocus sequences during its lifetime.