Physik Instrumente

Physik Instrumente UK Ltd

Physik Instrumente (PI) is the leading provider of precision positioning systems.

PI develops and manufactures everything in-house and has the broadest portfolio of precision positioning systems in the world, suited for multiple applications. The range includes micro/nano positioning Piezo actuators/motors, long-travel range positioning systems, sensors and 6-axis hexapods.

Manufacturing everything in-house enables PI to provide our customers with flexibility, shorter lead-times and cost-effective prototype custom build samples.

PI also produce ultra-reliable precision technologies for extreme environments, such as vacuum, cryogenic and radiation exposure.

Contact one of the UK PI technical specialists to discuss your precision engineering requirements.  >> click here

Our Technologies
PI Products Hexapod Nanopositioning Piezo technology

PI offers the largest portfolio of precision motion and positioning systems in the world.

Whether positioning an object on the nano or micro scale, requires high force, velocity and acceleration with either a short or long travel range, PI will have the system for your needs.

Our comprehensive technology range is complimented by PI's award winning Hexapod 6-axis positioning system. Capable of positioning on the micron scale with a load capacity of up to 2000kg.

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Our Customers


PI embrace both large and small customer projects. Our clients come from a wide range of industries including:

Customer Testimonials

"I recommend PI for all customers interested in reliable and precise micro and nanopositioning systems."

Dr Riccardo Degl'Innocenti - Cambridge University.

NASA tested PI for 100 billion life-cycles before including us on the Mars Curiosity Rover mission. PI are proud that we can say that our technology is officially "out-of-this-world".


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Technical Know How
  • What is Piezo Technology?
  • What is Nano-Positioning?
  • Where is this technology used?

Find the answers and learn why PI are leading the way in precision positioning solutions.  >> click here

Pre-Sales/Technical Support
Here to consult, not pitch.

PI recognise and understand that every customer is different and so are their projects and requirements.

Because of this, at PI we ensure that we maintain a customer focused approach to technical support, ensuring that we provide exactly the required level of engagement, before, during and after the project.

Contact a member of our UK Technical support team now to see how we can help.   >> click here

Connect with PI
PI Building

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PI in the Press
LISA Pathfinder launch composite at IABG s space test centre2

Image: ESA 

PI have many articles frequently published. 

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Hexapod Chosen for Space Mission

On 2nd December 2015, the anticipated launch of the LISA Pathfinder space mission will mark the birth of the next phase of an incredible project that will one-day help scientists look at the structure of galaxies and our early universe. We might even get a preview into the structure and nature of spacetime itself. 

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Contact PI

Contact us! 
>> Email our UK PI Engineer Consultants now or call us on 01234 756360