Warsash Scientific offer the M-850KPAH special Hexapod from Physik Instrumente (PI) developed for complex positioning tasks, which depend upon high load capacity and accuracy in six independent axes. One such application is the treatment of tumours with X-rays or particle beams. This involves the local application of high intensities of radiation in order to destroy the cancer cells.
The radiation field must be precisely positioned for the treatment to be successful with less damage to the surrounding tissue. The M-850KPAH special Hexapod can move loads of up to 200kg, in this case, a treatment table in six degrees of freedom with high precision.
Travel ranges of 100mm horizontal travel and 50mm vertical travel and tilt angles of up to 6° are matched to this task. Brakes fix the hexapod in its final position. The parallel kinematics system is controlled through an Ethernet connection. As with all PI Hexapods, the position can be entered with commands in cartesian coordinates.