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Positioning Heavy Loads with Nanometer Precision over Long Travel Ranges

Is That Feasible?

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...


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Five Building Blocks for Your Customized Positioning Solution

It is only possible to benefit from market advantages with unconventional solutions. That also applies to precision positioning. For decades, we at PI have been successfully solving the positioning and motion problems of our customers from research departments of large companies or fundamental research and make sure that they are able to make that decisive step forwards. Read more about the 5...


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Parallelism in Photonics Alignment Automation: Key to Economic Test and Packaging

Compared to the devices typical of the telecom revolution of two decades ago, today’s typical Silicon Photonics (SiP) devices present more channels, smaller form factors, and exponentially higher production quantities.


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New Hexapod Catalogue

High-Precision Positioning in six Axes

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...


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High-Precision Drive Technology from PI is Sharpening the View into Space!

First Light from the VLT using the Adaptive Optics Facility

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.


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Physik Instrumente UK celebrates 10 years of success

Invitation to visit PI UK

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.


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A Critical Shortage

Inspiring students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

There is an urgent need to inspire a younger generation to make a career choice that takes them into the high technology sector. I was therefore really excited to be able to go into a high school in Luton recently to talk to 120 GCSE students who were interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).


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High-Precision Motion for Automation in the Field of Laser Processing

Find Advanced Positioning Solutions in the New Brochure “Automation Platforms for Laser Material Processing”

The technological diversity and the high vertical range of manufacturing enable PI to offer positioning systems for laser applications that require high-precision and high-throughput.


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Complex, Multiaxis Alignment Systems

Invitation to visit PI UK

Kevin Grimley invites you to our Cranfield demonstration area where from now until the end of August we have on display a three axis alignment system with built in laser writer, all controlled from an ACS platform.


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High-Precision Positioning with Piezo Motors over Long Travel Ranges

Find All Positioning Solutions in the New Catalog "Precision and Danamics with Piezo Motor Stages"

The product portfolio of piezo motor stages ranges from linear actuators and linear and XY stages, including special solutions for microscopy, through rotation stages, to parallel-kinematic systems and the corresponding motion controllers. The systems work either with Q-Motion® piezo inertia motors, PILine® ultrasonic motors, or PiezoWalk® walking or PiezoMike linear drives. The travel ranges are...


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