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What Capacity Does PI Have for High-Accuracy Measuring

Positioning systems from PI promise the highest precision. The excellent measuring engineers and sophisticated measuring techniques at PI make sure that this verifiable and reproducible at all times. Special measuring laboratories allow measurement to picometer accuracy. The measuring equipment and measuring environment are matched exactly to the important measurands.


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ACS and PI Motion Control

Controller technology for precision motion control at the micron or sub-micron or even nanometre level

At PI we recognise that moving to a new controller platform involves risk and a considerable investment in time for our customers. To support this activity we are able to provide a range of software and hardware tools for technology familiarisation as well as knowledgeable personnel who can provide training and support as and when needed.


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10 Years!

This week PI UK celebrated 10 years of service

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...


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Reference Edge, Robust Industrial Connectors, Connector for Purge Air, Debris Protection

How to Meet the Requirements of Machine Builders for Precision Linear Stages?

Dr. Cliff Jolliffe explains the motivation for development and why the new series of linear stages meet the requirements of machine builders.


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Industry-Compliant, Motorised, Precision Positioning Systems

New Catalog Packed with 300 Pages of Information

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.


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Another successful year for Physik Instrumente at the 2018 Motion Control Industry Awards

PI are finalists in both Project of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year.

Physik Instrumente (PI) has caught the attention of the judges of the Motion Control Industry Awards for the third year running and is shortlisted in the Manufacturer of the Year and Project of the year categories. The awards acknowledge the achievements of motion control companies and individuals, and have become a leading event in the industry, this year taking place at the, held at the National...


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Everything flows

Custom-built apparatus allows the laboratory to look at how the microscopic features of specific minerals ultimately influence the mechanics of plate tectonics.

Earth science is a highly interdisciplinary subject with a focus on understanding the processes behind the formation and evolution of the solid earth, its oceans and atmosphere. At the University of Oxford, researchers are investigating the science behind rock deformations, using equipment developed in collaboration with PI to look at how the microscopic features of specific minerals ultimately...


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Come and visit us and discover the ACS motion control solutions at Drives & Control 2018

Drives Expo - Stand D744 - 10th to 12th April 2018

Join PI on stand D744 at Drives & Controls 2018 at the NEC Birmingham from the 10th to the 12th of April to discover the ACS motion control solutions range. On display in the UK for the first time, these high performance EtherCAT®-based controllers and multi-axis drives enable the use of various motor types that can be conveniently integrated into a wide variety of high-end and demanding...


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What is the Difference between a Piezo Actuator and a Programmable Piezo Shim?

New Tools for Design Engineers of Optics and Precision Mechanical Systems

PIRest is a new and unique piezo technology, where the actuator keeps ist expansion without a permanently applied voltage. This leads to a simple set-and-forget alignment method without limitation of the lifetime of the actuator.


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Setting up and Adjusting a Fluorescent Microscope for Reliable Examination Results

PI Supports the GATTAscope Project

Fluorescent microscopy does not only help to make nanometer-small structures visible, but also to examine living cells and therefore explore the cell processes. In addition to preparing the sample, it is of paramount importance to set up and adjust the microscope properly to get usable results. This is exactly what the GATTAscope project is all about.


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