F-122 Compact 5-Axis Motorized Fiber Positioning System

July 23,2020
Modular, 5DOF Motorized Stage

 PI (Physik Instrumente) LP offers a compact 5-axis stage for precision alignment and positioning required in fields such as fiber-optics and photonics. The modular, 5DOF motorized stage consists of a 3-axis linear module and two goniometers. A multi-axis controller and software with automated alignment functionality is also available. Sub-micron precision is guaranteed by highly accurate mechanical components and encoder feedback for closed-loop operation.

Multi-Axis Stages

PI provides a variety of multi-axis motion systems, including dedicated parallel-kinematics-based high-speed photonics alignment systems with up to 18 axes.

The F-122 motorized 5DOF positioning stage is a compact solution for aligning (silicon) photonics and optics components, such as fibers, waveguides, lenses. As the leading innovator of high precision motion control solutions for 50 years, PI offers a host of 3-axis XYZ  to 6-axis precision motion systems for automation and research.

F-122 Compact System Design

The 5-degrees of freedom stage consists of an XYZ linear module based on the M-122 micro-positioning stages, equipped with linear encoders for direct position measurement providing high accuracy and repeatability. PI’s WT-85 and WT-100 goniometers are combined with a shared pivot point to perform high precision angular motion with resolution to 3.5µrad.

Extensive Software Package

Start-up and operation is achieved through PIMikroMove GUI software while programming interfaces allow the user to integrate a PI controller into their own user program. Interfaces are available for common programming languages, including NI LabVIEW and MATLAB.

Versatile, 6-Axis Motion Controller

A cost-effective 6-axis motion controller is available to automate operation of the 5-axis stage.