Physik Instrumente

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

With significant investment each year into PI's in-house research and development teams, PI has the broadest portfolio of precision positioning systems in the world. The range includes micro & nano Piezo actuators/motors, rotary and linear (X, XY & XYZ) systems, long-travel range positioning systems, sensors and 6-axis hexapods.

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

Capable of producing ultra-precision technologies for both ambient and 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 micron scale, with high or low force, a set velocity and with either a short or long travel range, PI will have the system for your needs.

Our comprehensive technology range of linear and rotary systems is complimented by PI's 6-axis Hexapod positioning robot. 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.

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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