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ORIC® 20 mm Linear Stage with Piezoelectric Inertia Drive


  • Linear Stage with Open-Loop Positioning
  • 3 mm/s Max Speed with 1 µm Typical Step Size
  • 3 kg Horizontal Load Capacity
  • Stackable Design for Compact 1-, 2-, or 3-Axis Setups

PD1

20 mm Travel Range

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Key Specificationsa
Item # PD1(/M)
Travel 20 mm (0.78")
Typical Step Sizeb 1 µm
Maximum Step Sizec <3 µm
Step Size Adjustabilityc ≤30%
Maximum Step Frequency 2 kHz
Velocity (Typical Max;
Continuous Stepping)d,e
3 mm/s
Average Velocity Variation
Over Travel Ranged,f
±10%
Horizontal Load Capacity 3 kg (6.61 lbs)
Vertical Load Capacityg 100 g (3.5 oz)
Clamping / Holding Force 3 N
Pitch / Yaw Over Travel Range 200 µrad
XY Stacked Orthogonality <5 mrad
Max Piezo Drive Voltage 125 V
Connector Type SMC Female
Weight of Stage and Cable 76 g (2.68 oz)
Lifetime >10 Billion Steps
Required Controllerh KIM001 or KIM101
  • See the Specs tab for complete specifications. Specifications are measured using the KIM101 Inertia Piezo Controller and with the stage mounted on a surface with flatness ≤5 µm.
  • This value can vary by up to 20% due to component variance, change of direction, and application conditions.
  • This is adjusted by changing the piezo drive voltage. See the KIM001 or KIM101 controller manual for more details.
  • Specified at 2 kHz Stepping Frequency
  • The forward and backward velocities may differ by up to 50% due to the open-loop design, component variances, and application conditions. Operating the stage with the wrong software settings will further increase the variance; be sure to select stage type "PD(R)" in the Kinesis software.
  • Variation in Speed in a Single Travel Direction
  • This is equivalent to the push/pull force along the axial/travel direction, which is 1 N.
  • The KIM101 controller version must be 2019 or newer (per the S/N label) with a firmware revision of 010003 or higher (indicated when the controller is powered on). Earlier versions of the this controller or those with older firmware will not function properly and may cause failure of the stage and/or the controller.
Piezo Inertia Drive Stage
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PD1(/M) Stage Features

Features

  • Compact Stainless Steel Stage with Piezo Inertia Drive
  • Ideal for OEMs and Set-and-Hold Applications that Require Relative Positioning with High Resolutions
  • XY Stackable Using Counterbores and Included Dowel Pins in Base
  • Vertical Mounting using Right-Angle Bracket Adapter
  • Requires the KIM001 or KIM101 Piezo Inertia Controller (Sold Separately Below)

Thorlabs' ORIC® Piezoelectric Inertia Drive Stage provides fast and stable piezo-controlled linear motion control in a compact package. This open-loop stage can support loads up to 3 kg and operate at speeds up to 3 mm/s with no backlash. The piezo inertia drive is self-locking when the stage is at rest and no power is supplied to the piezo, making these actuators ideal for set-and-hold applications that require micrometer resolution and long-term alignment stability.


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PD1 Stages in XY Configuration with POLARIS-B05S Fixed Optic Mount

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XY + Rotation Stage created by mounting two PD1(/M) linear stages on a PDR1(/M) rotation stage using the included accessories.

Load Mounting Options
The load can be secured to the stage's moving platform using four 2-56 (M2) threaded holes or six 8-32 (M4) threaded holes (as shown in the photo above). Alternatively, the PD1T(/M) and PD1U(/M) adapter plates (sold separately below) provide alternative mounting hole patterns for the top plate of the stage. The load can also be aligned using the array of six Ø2 mm, 1.5 mm deep dowel pin holes. Ensure that the maximum insertion depth of these holes is not exceeded or else the stage may be damaged. For more information, please refer to the Specs tab or the support documents accessible through the red Support Docs () icons below.

Stage Mounting Options
The mounting counterbores are accessible when the moving plate is translated to the ends of the travel range. There are two mounting options: two 2-56 (M2) screws on the corners with 0.35 N·m recommended torque or 8-32 (M4) screws on the ends with 0.55 N·m recommended torque. We offer the TD75 torque driver for tightening to a specific torque value.

The stage should be mounted on an even surface with recommended flatness ≤5 μm. If the stage is mounted on a surface with >5 µm flatness (as with most breadboards and optical tables), the mounting torque may need to be decreased in order for the velocity variation and pitch/yaw of the stage to meet specifications. If needed, the PD1B(/M) mounting adapter provides a mounting surface with precise flatness to avoid warping the stage when mounting it to a table surface.

The PD1Z(/M) right-angle bracket adapter allows the stage to be mounted vertically on top of another stage for an XZ or XYZ configuration. Note that when the stage is mounted vertically, the load capacity is greatly reduced.

XY + Rotation Stage
Two PD1(/M) linear stages can be combined with the PDR1(/M) Piezo Inertia Drive Rotation Stage for applications that require XY translation and rotation, an example of which is shown to the right. For more details, visit the full web presentation for the PDR1(/M) rotation stage.

Required Controller
A KIM001 or KIM101 Controller, available below, is required to operate these stages; the piezo inertia drives cannot be driven using a standard piezo controller. The KIM101 controller must be the 2019 or newer version and revision 010003 or higher firmware. Earlier versions of this controller or those with older firmware will not function properly and may cause failure of the stage and/or the controller. The previous-generation TIM101 controller is not compatible.

Inertia Motor Operation
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Simplified Illustration Showing the Operation of the Piezo Inertia Drive
Inertia Motor Operation
The "stick-slip" cycle consists of a slow piezo expansion and a fast piezo contraction.

Piezoelectric Inertia "Stick-Slip" Motor

The piezo inertia motor consists of three main parts: a flexure-coupled piezo actuator, a friction element, and a slider (the moving platform). During the "stick" part of a cycle, the piezo slowly expands under the ramp voltage, pushing the friction element and the slider forward in unison. During the "slip" part, the drive voltage drops rapidly and the piezo element returns to its starting length, with the friction element "slipping" backward. The slider does not move due to its inertia and the low coefficient of kinetic friction between the friction element and the bottom surface of the slider. The graph to the right shows the piezo drive voltage during one "stick-slip" cycle.

Repeating this cycle produces continuous forward travel of the slider. For travel in the reverse direction, the opposite drive voltage pattern is required, resulting in rapid piezo expansion and slower piezo contraction, or "slip-stick". During operation, the stage makes a high pitch noise and may generate some heat. This is normal behavior in the performance of the device and does not indicate a fault condition.

Due to a number of factors that include the application conditions, piezo hysteresis, component variance, and the axial load, the achieved step size will vary and is not repeatable. To help overcome this variance, an external feedback system will be necessary.

Specificationsa
Item # PD1(/M)
Travel 20 mm (0.78")
Typical Step Sizeb 1 µm
Maximum Step Sizec <3 µm
Step Size Adjustabilityc ≤30%
Maximum Step Frequency 2 kHz
Velocity (Typical Max,
Continuous Stepping)d,e
3 mm/s
Average Velocity Variation
Over Travel Ranged,f
±10%
Horizontal Load Capacity 3 kg (6.61 lbs)
Vertical Load Capacityg 100 g (3.5 oz)
Clamping / Holding Force 3 N
Pitch / Yaw Over Travel Range 200 µrad
XY Stacked Orthogonality <5 mrad
Motor Type Piezoelectric Inertia Drive
Lifetime >10 Billion Steps
Piezo Specifications
Max Operating Voltage 125 V
Capacitance 170 nF
Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 10 to 40 °C
Connector Type SMC Female
Cable Lengthh 1 m (3.3 ft)
Top Plate Mounting Options Four 2-56 (M2) Threaded Holes, 3.5 mm Deep
Six 8-32 (M4) Threaded Holes, 3.2 mm Deep
Six Ø2 mm Dowel Pin Holes, 1.5 mm Deep
PD1T(/M) and PD1U(/M) Adapters
Dimensions 32.5 mm x 32.0 mm x 11.5 mm
(1.28" x 1.26" x 0.45")
Weight (Including Cable) 76 g (2.68 oz)
Required Controlleri
(Available Separately Below)
KIM001 or KIM101
Extension Cableh
PAA101 Cable and T5026 Adapter
  • Specifications are measured using the KIM101 Inertia Piezo Controller and with the stage mounted on a surface with flatness ≤5 µm.
  • This value can vary by up to 20% due to component variance, change of direction, and application conditions.
  • This is adjusted by changing the piezo drive voltage and frequency. See the KIM001 or KIM101 controller manuals for more details.
  • Specified at 2 kHz Step Frequency
  • The forward and backward velocities may differ by up to 50% due to the open-loop design, component variances, and application conditions. Operating the stage with the wrong software settings will further increase the variance; be sure to select stage type "PD(R)" in the Kinesis software.
  • Variation in Speed in a Single Travel Direction
  • This is equivalent to the push/pull force along the axial/travel direction, which is 1 N.
  • The 1 m long cable integrated into the PD1(/M) stage may be extended up to a maximum of 2.5 m total using the PAA101 cable and T5026 adapter. Longer cable lengths should not be used due to the capacitance of the cables.
  • The KIM101 controller version must be 2019 or newer (per the S/N label) with a firmware revision of 010003 or higher (indicated when the controller is powered on. Earlier versions of the KIM101 controller or those with older firmware will not function properly and may cause failure of the stage and/or the controller.
Piezo Inertia Stage Diagram
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PD1 Mechanical Drawing
Piezo Inertia Stage Diagram
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PD1/M Mechanical Drawing

Note: The KIM001 uses Kinesis software. The KIM101 is compatible with both Kinesis and our legacy APT software.

Thorlabs offers two platforms to drive our wide range of motion controllers: our Kinesis® software package or the legacy APT™ (Advanced Positioning Technology) software package. Either package can be used to control devices in the Kinesis family, which covers a wide range of motion controllers ranging from small, low-powered, single-channel drivers (such as the K-Cubes™ and T-Cubes™) to high-power, multi-channel, modular 19" rack nanopositioning systems (the APT Rack System).

The Kinesis Software features .NET controls which can be used by 3rd party developers working in the latest C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW™, or any .NET compatible languages to create custom applications. Low-level DLL libraries are included for applications not expected to use the .NET framework. A Central Sequence Manager supports integration and synchronization of all Thorlabs motion control hardware.

Kinesis Software
Kinesis GUI Screen
APT Software
APT GUI Screen

Our legacy APT System Software platform offers ActiveX-based controls which can be used by 3rd party developers working on C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW™, or any Active-X compatible languages to create custom applications and includes a simulator mode to assist in developing custom applications without requiring hardware.

By providing these common software platforms, Thorlabs has ensured that users can easily mix and match any of the Kinesis and APT controllers in a single application, while only having to learn a single set of software tools. In this way, it is perfectly feasible to combine any of the controllers from single-axis to multi-axis systems and control all from a single, PC-based unified software interface.

The software packages allow two methods of usage: graphical user interface (GUI) utilities for direct interaction with and control of the controllers 'out of the box', and a set of programming interfaces that allow custom-integrated positioning and alignment solutions to be easily programmed in the development language of choice.

A range of video tutorials is available to help explain our APT system software. These tutorials provide an overview of the software and the APT Config utility. Additionally, a tutorial video is available to explain how to select simulator mode within the software, which allows the user to experiment with the software without a controller connected. Please select the APT Tutorials tab above to view these videos.

Software

Kinesis Version 1.14.24

The Kinesis Software Package, which includes a GUI for control of Thorlabs' Kinesis and APT™ system controllers.

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol
Software Download

Software

APT Version 3.21.4

The APT Software Package, which includes a GUI for control of Thorlabs' APT™ and Kinesis system controllers.

Also Available:

  • Communications Protocol
Software Download

Thorlabs' Kinesis® software features new .NET controls which can be used by third-party developers working in the latest C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW™, or any .NET compatible languages to create custom applications.

C#
This programming language is designed to allow multiple programming paradigms, or languages, to be used, thus allowing for complex problems to be solved in an easy or efficient manner. It encompasses typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented, and component-oriented programming. By providing functionality with this common software platform, Thorlabs has ensured that users can easily mix and match any of the Kinesis controllers in a single application, while only having to learn a single set of software tools. In this way, it is perfectly feasible to combine any of the controllers from the low-powered, single-axis to the high-powered, multi-axis systems and control all from a single, PC-based unified software interface.

The Kinesis System Software allows two methods of usage: graphical user interface (GUI) utilities for direct interaction and control of the controllers 'out of the box', and a set of programming interfaces that allow custom-integrated positioning and alignment solutions to be easily programmed in the development language of choice.

For a collection of example projects that can be compiled and run to demonstrate the different ways in which developers can build on the Kinesis motion control libraries, click on the links below. Please note that a separate integrated development environment (IDE) (e.g., Microsoft Visual Studio) will be required to execute the Quick Start examples. The C# example projects can be executed using the included .NET controls in the Kinesis software package (see the Kinesis Software tab for details).

C Sharp Icon Click Here for the Kinesis with C# Quick Start Guide
Click Here for C# Example Projects
Click Here for Quick Start Device Control Examples
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LabVIEW
LabVIEW can be used to communicate with any Kinesis- or APT-based controller via .NET controls. In LabVIEW, you build a user interface, known as a front panel, with a set of tools and objects and then add code using graphical representations of functions to control the front panel objects. The LabVIEW tutorial, provided below, provides some information on using the .NET controls to create control GUIs for Kinesis- and APT-driven devices within LabVIEW. It includes an overview with basic information about using controllers in LabVIEW and explains the setup procedure that needs to be completed before using a LabVIEW GUI to operate a device.

Labview Icon Click Here to View the LabVIEW Guide
Click Here to View the Kinesis with LabVIEW Overview Page
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These videos illustrate some of the basics of using the APT System Software from both a non-programming and a programming point of view. There are videos that illustrate usage of the supplied APT utilities that allow immediate control of the APT controllers out of the box. There are also a number of videos that explain the basics of programming custom software applications using Visual Basic, LabView and Visual C++. Watch the videos now to see what we mean.

  Click here to view the video tutorial  

To further assist programmers, a guide to programming the APT software in LabView is also available.

Labview Icon Click here to view the LabView guide Labview Icon

Posted Comments:
Yoonhyuk Rah  (posted 2020-10-26 21:33:27.943)
The KIM101 controller says it can control the voltage from 85V to 125V. Does this mean that if I connect the KIM101 to the PD1 stage, the KIM101 piezo voltage will control the step size length and when I move the stage it will move in a step like motion? Also can the piezo voltage be set to smaller than 85V?
YLohia  (posted 2020-11-03 09:48:06.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. Yes, you are correct. The drive voltage will control the step size length and the step size can be increased by up to about 30% by changing the piezo drive voltage. Continuous motion is achieved through "continuous stepping". Due to the open loop design, piezo hysteresis, component variance, and application conditions, the achieved step size of the system may vary by over 20% and is generally not repeatable. The output voltage range of KIM101 is 85 to 125 V -- unfortunately, it cannot be set to smaller than 85 V.
Pavlo Zolotavin  (posted 2020-10-13 18:14:38.057)
I am using three PD1/M modules for XYZ positioning. Every time I move in the XY direction the Z-direction piezo is slipping downward. I don't exceed the 100g weight limit, but it still does not stay fixed (it slides down even without anything attached to it). As of right now the whole system is unusable as an XYZ positioner. Any suggestions on how to avoid this? Thanks
YLohia  (posted 2020-10-15 09:21:58.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. We are sorry to hear about the issues you are experiencing with this. We have reached out to you directly to troubleshoot this further.
Gregory Lafyatis  (posted 2020-09-17 11:53:32.913)
ORIC® 20 mm Linear Stage with Piezoelectric Inertia Drive Have you tried using these at cryogenic temperatures (4K) ? I know the piezo effect is significantly reduced and probably cable needs replacing but if they work at all they'd be very useful.
YLohia  (posted 2020-09-23 08:39:28.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. We have not tested this stage at cryogenic temperatures. The recommended temperature range is 10-40 °C due to the limitations of the piezo, as well as the electronics. In 4K cryogenic applications, the resultant shorter displacement could have a huge impact on force and speed performance.
Chun-Cheng Chu  (posted 2019-11-25 07:39:41.433)
Hello, I want to know whether this stage is vacuum compatible or not. Thank you.
nbayconich  (posted 2019-11-25 03:24:15.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. The PD1 is not designed for vacuum use. It also has anti-rust oil that is unsuitable for vacuum. I will reach out to you directly.
Shiyang Zhong  (posted 2019-09-17 03:40:28.49)
Is PD1 stages compatible with 10^-6 mbar vacuum? If not, is there a vaccum compatible version? Thank you.
YLohia  (posted 2019-09-19 08:44:06.0)
Hello, the PD1 is not designed for vacuum use. It also has anti-rust oil that is unsuitable for vacuum. We will reach out to you directly to discuss the possibility of offering a vacuum compatible option as a special.

20 mm Linear Stage with Piezoelectric Inertia Drive


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Piezo Stage Top Plate Schematic. Dimensions for the metric stage are given in parentheses.
  • Platform Size: 30.0 mm x 30.0 mm
  • Platform Height: 11.5 mm
  • Integrated 1 m (3.3 ft) Cable with SMC Female Connector
  • Requires the KIM001 or KIM101 Piezo Inertia Controller (Sold Separately Below)
  • Includes Two 2-56 (M2) Mounting Screws, Two 8-32 (M4) Mounting Screws, and Two Ø2 mm Dowel Pins

This ORIC® open-loop piezo stage can support loads up to 3 kg and operate at speeds up to 3 mm/s with no backlash. The piezo inertia drive is self-locking when the stage is at rest and no power is supplied to the piezo, making these actuators ideal for set-and-hold applications that require micrometer resolution and long-term alignment stability.

See the Specs tab above for more detailed information including compatible controllers. See below for alternative top plate adapters, a right-angle bracket adapter, and a mounting base adapter.

Each stage has an integrated 1.0 m cable; 1.5 m SMC extension cables (Item # PAA101) and male-to-male SMC adapters (item # T5026) are also available. Please note that, due to the capacitance of the cables, the total length of the control cable should not exceed 2.5 m.

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Adapter Plates


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Right-Angle Prism Mounted on PD1U Adapter Plate using PM3(/M) Clamping Arm

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PD1T and PD1T/M Adapter Plate Schematics

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PD1U Adapter Plate Schematic. Dimensions for the metric adapter plate are given in parentheses.
  • Provide Different Mounting Hole Patterns
  • Match 30 mm x 30 mm Footprint of Piezo Stage
  • Each Adapter Includes Two 2-56 (M2) Mounting Screws and Two Ø2 mm Dowel Pins

These adapter plates provide alternative mounting holes for the PD1(/M) stage. Each adapter matches the footprint of the stage and can be secured to the the top or bottom of the stage using the two included 2-56 (M2) cap screws in the mounting counterbores near the corners.

The PD1T imperial adapter plate features a central 8-32 tapped hole and sixteen 4-40 tapped holes, four of which are spaced for 16 mm cage systems. The metric version features a central M4 tapped hole, ten M2 mounting taps, four M3 mounting taps, and four 4-40 taps with 16 mm cage system spacing.

The PD1U imperial adapter plate features four 6-32 and four 8-32 tapped holes in a cross pattern; the metric version features eight M4 tapped holes in the same layout. The bottom surface features five #8 (M4) counterbores, as well as four Ø2 mm dowel pin holes for alignment. See the drawing above for more details.

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Right-Angle Bracket Adapter


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Three PD1(/M) Stages can be mounted in an XYZ configuration using the PD1Z(/M) adapter.

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Schematic of Right-Angle Bracket's Vertical Face. Dimensions for the metric bracket are given in parentheses.
  • Mounts PD1(/M) Stage at 90° for Vertical or Horizontal Translation
  • Connects Multiple PD1(/M) Stages for 2-Axis or 3-Axis Configuration
  • Two 2-56 (M2) Mounting Screws Included

The PD1Z(/M) right-angle bracket allows the user to mount a PD1(/M) linear stage in a vertical orientation for XZ or XYZ applications. It can be secured to the top plate of the stage using two 2-56 (M2) cap screws in the mounting counterbores near the corners. The vertical stage can be mounted on the bracket using the two included 2-56 (M2) cap screws in the mounting counterbores near the corners. Four Ø2 mm dowel pin holes are located on each face for precise alignment.

The piezo stage can be mounted on the right-angle bracket for either vertical or horizontal translation. The PD1T(/M) or PD1U(/M) adapter plate can also be mounted directly to the bracket.

When the PD1(/M) is mounted for vertical translation, the load capacity is reduced to 100 g.

Note that in an XYZ configuration, the locking plate of the bottom stage may interfere with the translation range of the vertical stage. Simply remove the locking plate to achieve the full range of translation in all three dimensions.

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Mounting Adapter


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PD1 Stage Mounted to PD1B Adapter
  • Provides Flat Surface for Mounting PD1(/M) Stage
  • 1.00" (25.0 mm) Long Counterbored Slot for Attaching to Table
  • Includes Two 8-32 (M4) Mounting Screws and Two #8 (M4) Washers

This adapter provides a flat surface for mounting the PD1(/M) stage. If the stage is mounted on a surface with >5 µm flatness (as with most breadboards and optical tables), the velocity variation and pitch/yaw of the stage may suffer due to the stage warping. Mounting the stage on the PD1B(/M) mounting adapter drastically reduces the amount the stage warps when mounted on a table or breadboard with insufficient flatness. Two 8-32 (M4) cap screws are included for mounting the stage to the adapter.

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K-Cube™ Controllers for Piezo Inertia Stages and Actuators

Key Specificationsa
Item # KIM001 KIM101
Piezoelectric Outputs (SMC Male) One Four
Piezo Output Voltage 85 to 125 VDC 85 to 125 VDC per Channel
Top Panel Controls Scroll Wheel Dual-Axis Joystick
External Input
(SMA Female)
±10 V ± 2%
Input Power +15 VDC @ 2 A
Housing Dimensionsb
(W x D x H)
60.0 mm x 60.0 mm x 47.0 mm
(2.36" x 2.36" x 1.85")
121.0 mm x 60.0 mm x 47.0 mm
(4.76" x 2.36" x 1.85")
Compatible Software Kinesis Kinesis & Legacy APT
  • For complete specifications, please see the manuals by clicking the red Docs icons () below.
  • Not Including Mounting Plate
  • Compact Footprints
  • Adjustable Voltage Output from 85 V to 125 V
  • Single-Channel and Four-Channel Versions Available
  • Standalone Operation via Top Panel Controls and Display or PC Control via USB Plug and Play

These compact K-Cube Controllers provide easy manual and PC control of our piezo inertia stages, actuators, and optic mounts. They feature adjustable voltage output from 85 V to 125 V. The top panel display screen enables operation as soon as the unit is turned on, without the need for connection to a PC. Alternatively, both controllers have USB connectivity that provides 'Plug-and-Play' PC-controlled operation with our Kinesis® software package (included). The KIM101 controller can also be operated with our legacy APT™ (Advanced Positioning Technology) software package.

These units have small footprints and may be mounted directly to the optical table using the 1/4" (M6) counterbored slots in the base plate. Their compact size allows these controllers to be positioned close to the motorized system for added convenience when manually adjusting motor positions using the top panel controls. Tabletop operation also allows minimal drive cable lengths for easier cable management.

Please note that these controllers do not ship with a power supply. The compatible KPS101 power supply is sold below.

KIM001 Single-Channel Controller
This single-channel piezo inertia controller provides a voltage output for a single piezo inertia stage or actuator. The top panel features a spring-loaded scroll wheel for driving the stage or actuator as well as selecting menu options.

KIM101 Four-Channel Controller
This four-channel controller features four SMC outputs to drive piezo inertia devices. The channels can be controlled independently or simultaneously in pairs using the dual-axis joystick on the controller's top panel. The controller can be configured to operate up to four PD series piezo inertia stages, up to four PIA seies piezo inertia actuators, or up to two PIM series piezo inertia optic mounts; one KIM101 can only concurrently drive devices that use the same "Select Stage" configuration in the controller's menu options (see the manuals for more details).

For more information, please see the full web presentation.

Operation
Set the stage configuration on the KIM001 or KIM101 controller to "PD(R)" before driving this stage. Select the "Select Stage" option, change it from "PIA" to "PD(R)", and then restart the controller. The display will show "Stage is PD(R)" and the configuration will be changed to drive the PD1(/M) linear or PD1R(/M) rotation stage. For additional front panel configuration details, please see the KIM001 or KIM101 controller manuals by clicking the red Docs icons () below. These drivers have an internal sawtooth voltage signal generator capable of sending sub-millisecond pulses (steps) with controllable amplitudes from 85 V to 125 V.

Power Supply
The KIM001 and KIM101 Motor Controllers do not ship with a power supply. A compatible power supply is our KPS101, sold below.

Note: Due to the nature of its design, and its non-linear high frequency switching, the KIM001 and KIM001 units are not compatible with the KCH301 and KCH601 hubs. Use only the KPS101 power supply unit.

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Compatible Power Supply

  • Power Supply Compatible with KIM001 and KIM101 Motor Controllers
  • Universal Input: 90 - 264 VAC
  • Interchangeable AC Plug

The KPS101 power supply outputs +15 VDC at up to 2.4 A and can power a single K-Cube or T-Cube with a 3.5 mm jack. It plugs into a standard wall outlet.

Based on your currency / country selection, your order will ship from Newton, New Jersey  
+1 Qty Docs Part Number - Universal Price Available
KPS101 Support Documentation
KPS10115 V, 2.4 A Power Supply Unit with 3.5 mm Jack Connector for One K- or T-Cube
$35.36
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