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Hexapods Make Complex Motion Profiles Simple

What can you use hexapods for? A common application is the rapid and accurate alignment of two components in six degrees of freedom during an automated production process, for instance, a printed circuit board (PCB) and a lens, or a PCB and a charge-coupled device.

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How PI Is Helping to Unlock the Sun's Secrets

The Solar Orbiter space probe begun its journey in February 2020. Also on board: A tip/tilt unit from PI for the secondary mirror of one of the central experiments, the Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager (PHI).

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Smart Vaccine Patch Production with Piezo Elements

In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, modern vaccination technologies are gaining importance as they promise to protect the world population from future pandemics. Vaccine patches are one of these next generation applications and piezo components or actuators can be used to precisely dispense tiniest droplets on the microneedles.

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Ultrasonic Metering in Intensive Care Devices

Viruses and other infections particularly affect people with pre-existing conditions such as renal or cardiovascular diseases. In regard to the treatment and therapy of such illnesses, the demands on the medical devices used are ever increasing. Piezo technology offers various possibilities to improve them: Using piezo transducers, for example, makes intensive care devices such as infusion systems...

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Piezo Technology for Medical Ventilators and Nebulizers

Chronic respiratory diseases like mucoviscidosis, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but also bronchitis, influenza and lung diseases related to COVID-19 require extensive medical treatment. Medical ventilators and nebulizers have a significant part in improving patients’ clinical condition and treating their illnesses. Piezo-driven devices offer high precision and efficiency...

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How an Industrial Safety Concept Can Be Combined with a Hexapod

Finger, hand, or body protection in automated production processes

The integration of a barrier-free safety concept into the control circuit of the hexapod, e.g. of a PILZ safety light curtain, ensures finger, hand, and body protection depending on the required safety level.

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High Dynamic and Precision in All Three Directions in Space: Positioning Systems for Genome Sequencing

The Sequencing-by-Synthesis method, also known as Solexa-Illumina-method, is the most widespread method among all Next-Generation-Sequencing methods (NGS). It was used to identify the RNA fingerprint of the SARS-COV2 virus in January 2020 in a research institute in Wuhan. Dynamic and precise motion and positioning systems are crucial for the "Sequencing-by-Synthesis" genome sequencing method.

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Open Source Microscopy Supports Groundbreaking Discoveries

We help researchers around the globe to integrate high quality motion and positioning systems into their research, providing reproducible results and enabling innovative techniques such as 3D, 4D, light sheet and total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy.

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Piezo Ceramics Enable Precise Liquid Handling for in Vitro Diagnostics

In vitro diagnostics (IVD) opens up numerous possibilities for early diagnosis and detection of diseases. The requirements for fluid handling in IVD devices are extremely demanding: very small quantities of fluids with different properties must be dosed or moved with high precision. Piezoelectric components and actuators perform these tasks.

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Choosing the Right Hexapod Model

Software Simulates Real Application Situation

Which hexapod is suitable for a specific application and how do external factors influence the limits of the workspace and load? With the hexapod simulation tool you can check even before making a decision on which model to buy if a hexapod is suitable for the positioning task at hand and if it is, which model exactly is suitable.

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