These innovations set the tone for PI miCos’ broad array of parallel kinematic mechanisms: innovative solutions that can actually cost less than stacks of six stages of commensurate performance. Today’s offering benefits from years of continuous advancement in mechanical design and controls engineering. Our newest controller integrates an ultra-modern, industrial-class real-time operating system and provides such features and options as TTL motion triggers, analog position-waveform definition, standard internal data recorder with optional analog input, and a high-speed network interface for integration into factory automation systems and remote access. Its sophisticated software support includes comprehensive LabVIEW libraries, MATLAB support, a convenient GUI for setup and test, and well-documented dynamic libraries for Windows, Linux and OS X.
Two Families of 6-Axis Parallel Kinematics Stages
PI offers two basic architectures for six-DOF mechanisms: six-legged hexapods, and three-legged planar parallel manipulators.