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. Available 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 rating, and the user programmable pivot point make the H-850KML an ideal tool for many automation, test and alignment applications from precision engineering projects to the manipulation and placement of satellites.
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