Low Temperature Positioning Stages and Actuators

Many aerospace and astronomy-related applications require motion components that work reliably in low temperature and/or high vacuum conditions. PI can offer a variety of positioning stages, actuators and piezo components that can work under these conditions.  PI has provided precision motion components for space based applications and for the Mars Mission.

The following standard products can be operated down to temperatures of -20C:

Miniature Linear Stages up to 25mm Travel

Linear Stages up to 300mm Travel

Linear Actuators up to 50mm Travel

Fast Steering Mirror Piezo Tip/Tilt Platforms

Piezo Linear Actuators

These standard piezo actuators can be operated to -40C

PI has provided special low temperature versions to -40C of the following product families:

Compact Stages to 102mm travel

Mid-Size Stages up to 205mm Travel

Large Stages for Long Travel

Rotary Stages

Extra Large Stages for Long Travel

For the -40C rated low temperature versions, special motors and components, designed to operate at these lower temperatures, are used. PI has several climate chambers for low temperature testing and can also provide RGA test results for vacuum rated stages.