2017

ESO Builds the Largest Telescope in the World

– with Drive Technology from PI!

The starlit sky has been fascinating humanity since the dawn of time. Observing distant galaxies, discovering new planetary systems and the idea of life outside our solar system does not only inspire our fantasy but also provides us with important insights for a better understanding of the universe. Find out how high-precision drive technology from PI sharpens the view into space!


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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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Why Google Relies on Hexapods

Google used a hexapod for testing the electronic video stabilization of a pixel 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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