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 stabilisation 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 stabilisation 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.