E-712 Digital Piezo Controller

Modular System for up to 6 Axes for Highest Precision

PI E-712.M1
Modular design for greatest flexibility in meeting custom requirements
Up to 50 kHz servo update rate
Highly stable 20-bit D/A converter
Real-time operating system for excellent trajectory control
Autoloading of calibration data from stage ID chip for interchangeability of controller and mechanics
Flexible interfaces: TCP/IP, USB, RS-232
Optional high-bandwidth analog inputs and outputs
Extensive software package

Digital linearization for the highest accuracy

Linearization algorithms based on higher-order polynomials reduce the linearity error to less than 0.01 %. That is typically 10 times better than conventional controllers.

Fast periodic motion and data recording

During fast periodic motion, such as that typical for scanning applications, it is possible to increase the tracking accuracy by up to a factor of three using Dynamic Digital Linearization (DDL, E-710.SCN). The integrated wave generator can save and output periodic motion profiles. Preconfigured sine and triangle wave profiles are provided to support the user when defining the curve, but any user-defined waveforms are possible. Flexible configuration of the data recorder allows recording of the corresponding data.

Flexible analog inputs and real-time PIO

Each of the four optionally available analog inputs can be configured in two ways. As control input, the voltage applied is linked to one of the axes, e.g., for target values. Configuration as external sensor input allows reading of additional sensor signals, e.g., for autofocusing. Alternatively, the system can be equipped with a fast 32-bit PIO (parallel I/O) for commanding. The PIO supports a restricted command set with 100,000 read and write commands per second required for motion.

Easy system connection

All parameters can be set and checked via software. Easy start-up and system configuration takes place via the PIMikroMove utility program included in the scope of delivery. Connection to the customer's software is possible via LabView drivers and shared libraries. System programming is identical for all PI controllers – combined control of a variety of different controllers is therefore possible without any problems.

Modular system design

PI offers preconfigured systems for 3- and 6-axis operation. Moreover, customers can put systems together exactly as required. For this purpose, various types of housings and modules as well as additional accessories are available:

  • E-712.R1, E-712.R3: 9.5" / 19" chassis for piezo voltages to 135 V, 3 to 6 axes
  • E-712.R2, E-712.R4: 19" / 9.5" chassis for piezo voltages to ±250 V, 3 to 6 axes
  • E-712.R5: Universal chassis 19" 4 RU with CPCI Bus
  • E-712.M1, E-712.N1: Digital processor and interface modules, TCP/IP, USB, RS-232 interface
  • E-711.AL4P, E-711.AL41: High-power amplifier modules, 4 channels, 8 W, -30 V to +135 V
  • E-711.AM4, E-711.AM5, E-711.AM6: Amplifier modules for NEXLINE®, -250 to +250 V
  • E-711.AM5A, E-711.AM5B: Amplifier modules for NEXLINE®, -250 V to +250 V, for drives with sensor
  • E-711.AN4, E-711.AN40: Amplifier modules for NEXACT®
  • E-711.C82: DC motor driver, 2 axes
  • E-711.SA3, E-711.SA6: Modules for incremental sensors
  • E-711.SS3: Module for strain gauge sensors
  • E-711.SC3H, E-711.SE3: Modules for capacitive sensors
  • E-711.0CT, E-711.0CT0, E-711.0ET, E-711.0ET0: Digital sensor signal transmission, capacitive sensors
  • E-711.0ATS: Sensor box for digital sensor signal transmission, for sensors with BiSS interface
  • E-711.IA4: Analog interface module, 4 inputs and outputs
  • E-711.IP: PIO interface module for fast data exchange
  • E-711.iS3, E-711.iS6: SPI interface modules
  • E-711.SAP, E-711.SAH, E-711.SAN: Sensor signal distributors for incremental sensors
  • E-711.SAX, E-711.SAX1, E-711.SAX2, E-711.SAX5: Cables between digital piezo controller and sensor signal distributor



Datasheet E-712

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E-712 R2 R3 dimensions
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E-712 Diagram

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Preconfigured controllers


Housing types


Master modules




I/O modules: Sensor modules


I/O modules: Sensor signal transmission

Sensor box for digital sensor signal transmission, 3 channels, incremental or absolute sensors with BiSS interface, for E-712 modular digital piezo controller system


I/O modules: Interface modules



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Datasheet E-712

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