Hexapod from PI (Physik Instrumente) Obtains CIPA Certification for Use in Image Stabilization Test Equipment
Producing sharp images without a tripod and eliminating natural or artificial vibrations are among the challenges that digital cameras face today. The Camera and Imaging Product Association, or CIPA, is an international association of camera manufacturers which establishes technical standards in the field of image generation. At the same time, by certifying the Hexapod, CIPA adopted the verification methods of a vibratory apparatus for image stabilization as the new DC-011-2015 standard.
The necessary tests were performed in accordance with the CIPA specifications by the Germany-based company Image Engineering. PI developed the H-811.S11 for use as a vibration device in image stabilization test equipment. It produces vibrations such as tilting motions, for example, with a dynamic of 20 Hz over 0.1° displacement. In the process, the Hexapod system carries out a defined and repeatable test trajectory.
The H-811.S11 provides travel ranges of up to 34 mm in the XY plane and up to 13 mm in Z direction. The tilt angles are 20° around the X and Y axis and up to 42° around the Z axis.
The Hexapod is driven by a motion controller that is additionally equipped with a wave generator for sine oscillations. Furthermore, predefined motion profiles can be saved. Digital I/O interfaces also enable external triggering and synchronous data recording.
Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG
Well-known for the high quality of their products, PI is one of the leading players in the global market for precision positioning technology. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard and OEM products with piezo or motor drives for 40 years now. With four German factories and ten subsidiaries and sales offices abroad, the PI Group is represented internationally.
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