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It's Never Happened Before: Multilayer Actuators in Resonant Operation

Generating Ultrasonic Oscillation with Battery Power

The post explains, why this particular combination of resonant operation and low voltage is so special. Generating ultrasonic oscillation from battery power is useful for mobile measuring devices or medical devices. Atomizers for asthma therapy or so-called ultrasonic scalpels in eye surgery are good examples of this.

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Peace of Mind for All Oem and Individual Customers/ on a Global Scale

Tailored Service Packages for High-End Positioning Systems

PI has set up a new Global Services Division to provide important services to all of its customers. The range, planning, and provision have now been simplified and this makes it possible to offer either specially tailored or one-off services to all of our customers.

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The New Modern Visitor Center

Live experience of positioning solutions from PI (Physik Instrumente): PI has a new modern visitor center at its headquarters in Karlsruhe. In addition to expert advice on specific motion and positioning tasks, visitors also have the chance to take a look at the latest and main application fields.

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Positioning With Piezo Systems

New Catalog Presents Solutions for Nanopositioning in Photonics, Basic Research, and Microscopy

PI’s highly precise and reliable piezo systems meet the most challenging demands by industry and research for motion and positioning tasks. With success: For decades now, PI has been technology and market leader in piezo positioning.

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Product in the Spotlight

Linear and rotary positioning stages from PI stages for load capabilities of 10 to 50 kg provide repeatability of 1 micron and less. Stacking allows for flexible use in automation applications.

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PI Manufactures and Qualifies Systems under Cleanroom Conditions

PI has the capability to manufacture and qualify products and systems under cleanroom conditions at a number of production sites. This capability is extended and improved continually according to market needs. Find out which cleanroom classifications are reached by PI and what capacities PI has in each respective area on our website with free download of the whitepaper (pdf).

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Why Google Relies on Hexapods

Google uses a hexapod for testing the electronic video stabilization of the new Google Pixel 2 smartphone. Using the six-axis parallel-kinematic system, Google simulates possible vibrations during video recordings, which are to be corrected reliably using algorithms. A view behind the scenes at Google.

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Intelligent Piezo Systems of the Near Future

PI is a pioneer in piezo technology who manufacture their own ceramics and are conducting research to a large extent. Sensor and control technology will become more important in the next few years. Precision motion control at that level mainly revolves around a phenomenon called the piezo effect.

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