P-733.2 XY Piezo Nanopositioner

High-Precision XY Scanner with Aperture

P-733.2 XY Piezo Nanopositioner
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  • Travel ranges to 100 µm × 100 µm in X and Y
  • Resolution to 0.1 nm due to capacitive sensors
  • High velocity versions with direct drive
  • Vacuum-compatible and nonmagnetic versions available
  • Parallel kinematics for higher accuracy and dynamics
  • Parallel metrology for active compensation of guiding errors
  • Zero-play, high-precision flexure guide system
  • Clear aperture 50 mm × 50 mm for transmitted-light applications

Fields of application

  • Scanning microscopy
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Mask/wafer positioning
  • Surface measuring technology
  • Nanoimprinting
  • Micromanipulation
  • Image processing / stabilization
  • Nanopositioning with high flatness and straightness of motion

Outstanding lifetime thanks to PICMA® piezo actuators

The patented PICMA® piezo actuators are all-ceramic insulated. This protects them against humidity and failure resulting from an increase in leakage current. PICMA® actuators offer an up to ten times longer lifetime than conventional polymer-insulated actuators. 100 billion cycles without a single failure are proven.

Subnanometer resolution with capacitive sensors

Capacitive sensors measure with subnanometer resolution without contacting. They guarantee excellent linearity of motion, long-term stability, and a bandwidth in the kHz range.

High guiding accuracy due to zero-play flexure guides

Flexure guides are free of maintenance, friction, and wear, and do not require lubrication. Their stiffness allows high load capacity and they are insensitive to shock and vibration. They are 100 % vacuum compatible and work in a wide temperature range.

Automatic configuration and fast component exchange

Mechanics and controllers can be combined as required and exchanged quickly. All servo and linearization parameters are stored in the ID chip of the Sub-D connector of the mechanics. The autocalibration function of the digital controllers uses this data each time the controller is switched on.

Maximum accuracy due to direct position measuring

Motion is measured directly at the motion platform without any influence from the drive or guide elements. This allows optimum repeatability, outstanding stability, and stiff, fast-responding control.

High dynamics multi-axis operation due to parallel kinematics

In a parallel-kinematic multi-axis system, all actuators act on a common platform. The minimum mass inertia and the identical design of all axes allow fast, dynamic, and nevertheless precision motion.

Suitable for sophisticated vacuum applications

All components used in the piezo systems are are excellently suited for use in vacuum. No lubricant or grease is necessary for operating. Polymer-free piezo systems allow particularly low outgas rates.


Datasheet P-733.2

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Datasheet P-733.2

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User Manual PZ103

P-733, P-734 Piezo Nanopositioning Systems with Capacitive Sensors
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Short Instructions PZ240EKDK

P-5xx, P-6xx, P-7xx Piezo Positionings Systems
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4.0.0 2017-02-06
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Overview Microscopy Accessories

PI Microscopy Sample Holders and Adapter Plates for Microscope Stages
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3-D Models

P-733 STEP

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With direct drive

Versions with Sub-D connector (m)

Versions with LEMO connector


Linear positioners, vacuum compatible to 10-9 hPa

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