Hybrid drives combine two different drive concepts into a high-performance and precision positioning system. They take advantage of both drives. These types of solutions are always in demand when one drive alone is not in a position to meet all of the requirements of applications. An example of this is nanometer-precision positioning of heavy loads over long travel ranges. Nanopositioning systems...
Automating processes in production, inspection, and testing requires increasingly more accuracy in the micrometer or even nanometer range. Hexapods are predestined for precision positioning in several axes. Their parallel-kinematic design allows a greater bandwidth of loads, travel ranges, and velocities. The new catalog now presents the entire product range and includes the extensive range of...
First Light from the VLT using the Adaptive Optics Facility
PI (Physik Instrumente) Ltd.
The adaptive optics facility (AOF), key to correcting image distortion as the light travels through the atmosphere, uses a number of PI translation stages. The image distortion or blurring effect of the Earth’s atmosphere is what causes the stars to twinkle to the naked eye.
Physik Instrumente (PI) UK, a renowned provider of specialist motion control and precision alignment systems, marked its 10th anniversary by welcoming visitors to the official opening of its recently extended office and customer demonstration facility in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, on Wednesday the 18th of July 2018.
This week PI UK celebrated 10 years of service.
Kevin Grimley, managing Director at PI UK said “A big thank you to all our customers who have worked with us over the last 10 years. It has been a decade of growth where PI has developed from a being world renowned supplier of nanopositioning technology to a global company capable of providing solutions into the most demanding industrial...
Many of PI’s positioning solutions that were originally developed for specific applications are part of today’s standard portfolio. A new clearly structured catalog now provides an overview of the broad range of standard industry-compliant motorised single- and multi-axis positioning solutions. Download the catalog or request the printed document.