Those who have to rely on innovative solutions, may not be restricted by the choice of technology. There may be several solutions for a number of applications. An example is the question of nanometer precision for travel ranges that are longer than those of classical piezo drives. In this case, PI can use linear motors with air bearings that work with particularly high precision. Or, piezo motors can be used if nonmagnetic drives are required. Hybrid drives take advantage of combinations, for example, electric motors and piezo or voice coil. As far as control is concerned, the question is whether an individual solution with quickly usable software packages for integration is suitable or whether industrial interfaces are required. It's good when everything comes from one single source!