Physik Instrumente

Physik Instrumente UK Ltd

Physik Instrumente (PI) is the leading provider of precision positioning solutions and piezo technology.

PI researches, develops and manufactures everything in-house and has the widest portfolio of precision positioning technologies in the world. 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.

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Our Technologies
PI Products Hexapod Nanopositioning Piezo technology

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

Whether an object needs to be re-positioned on the nanometer scale, or has to be aligned with speed, force and accuracy with a large travel range, PI will have the solution to support the requirements.

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:

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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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

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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's technology for 100 billion operation life-cycles. Only a 0% failure rate would allow our technology to be part of the incredible Mars Curiosity Rover mission. PI are proud that we can factually state that our technology is now "out-of-this-world".

                                                                                                  NASA - USA


Q - "Why do you like working with PI?"     A - "We know we are buying market leading solutions"

Paul Grasske - Managing Director of Micro Materials
Still not convinced?

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PI in the Press
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PI have many articles frequently published. 

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Man from Hawaii

Frankfurt Airport: The jet from San Francisco touches down in the rain. The passenger on seat 5f has been travelling for hours and coming all the way from Honolulu. Not being accustomed to the cold temperatures, he curses ... read more

Contact PI

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