Application videos of positioning stages

Positioning stages are motion solutions, which include precision linear guides, motors, and positioning sensors. These stages are designed for customer-specific applications. They have tight tolerances on specifications such as flatness and straightness of movement, repeatability, stability, and move and settle times. Each application has its unique requirements which require customer-specific solutions. On this page, we present examples of customized motion solutions and their applications.

XY-positioning stage with Z-axis for life science

PM supports high-tech medical and life science OEMs with the design, manufacturing, and assembly of high-precision positioning systems. We optimize our clients' performance, increase quality and output, add technological know-how and minimize cost. Watch the video about an XYZ motion system that is designed for cell manipulation.

For more information about customised stage design please follow this link.

Wafer inspection stages for the semicon industry

Wafer inspection stages make a difference in semiconductor applications such as wafer defect, overlay, or CD inspection. The inspection stages are engineered to the application requirements. They are reliable, compact, precise, and offer a long service life. One example is the semiconductor industry where microchips are manufactured for use in smartphones, electric vehicles, aerospace, medical devices, and unmanned systems. The wafer inspection stage, also called motion system, in the video is designed for wafer metrology applications with increased output.

For more information about XY2Z-theta wafer inspection stages follow this link.

Large machining excellence at tight tolerances

Typical examples of products are positioning stage components, accurate machine frames, and vacuum chambers for the motion systems we produce. Other examples are large structural components for the aerospace and defense industry.

Watch the video for an impression.

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Positioning stages for medical applications

Positioning stages that we developed are used in modern life science and medical applications. This could range from manual adjustments to automated systems. Just to name a few: surgical and patient tables, X-ray devices, robot-assist-surgery, laser surgery, microscopy, and digital imaging (neurosurgery, ophthalmology, dental).

The common ground these applications have is smooth and precise linear movements, rigidity, high repeatability, and compact size. PM is one of the leading manufacturers that follow new trends in the industry and develops new products in close cooperation with its customers. In this video, we show a positioning stage that is used in an optical system for ophthalmology.

For more information about customised stage design please follow this link.

Ball screw stages for metrology

Ball screw stages are known for their high precision, while the aerospace industry is known for its critical parts. Zero failure and strict tolerances. We designed high-precision positioning stages for use in coordinate measuring machines. They are used for optical and tactile measurements in the aerospace industry.

Examples of measurements:
• inspection of surface roughness
• contours
• forms
• axial runouts and
• dimension tolerances

The stages are driven by ball screws. Typical linear bearings are crossed roller guides that offer high rigidity and move with high precision and reliability. PM supports metrology customers with customized designs so they can achieve maximum returns with their applications.

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Defense systems require accurate rotary bearings!

Typical applications of PM’s rotary bearing solutions are aircraft laser optics, cameras in unmanned drones, robotic vehicles, and radar systems. Watch the video for an impression

PM manufactures a range of customized rotary-bearing. They are customized in material, design, cages, and lubrication and meet strict manufacturing and quality standards. For more information about the rotary bearings follow this link.