Hexapods and Parallel Kinematics Positioning Systems FAQs
Hexapod positioners are the most versatile multi-axis positioning systems. Often referred to as a Stewart Platform, a hexapod is based on a 6 actuators arranged in parallel between a top and bottom platform. PI parallel kinematics (PKM) precision positioning systems have many advantages over serial kinematics stages, such as lower inertia, improved dynamics, smaller package size, and higher stiffness. In addition, hexapods are more flexible than conventional 6-axis positioners.