2018

Cost Effective, Modular XYZ Photonic Alignment

Submicron Features and Rising Quantities Require Automated, Fast Alignment Procedures

In the field of Silicon Photonics, a challenge is the exceedingly fine alignment required to couple inputs and outputs. PI’s new F-131 Modular XYZ Photonic Alignment System provides an excellent foundation for developing, studying and pursuing manufacturing and testing of photonic components.


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New Whitepaper: Piezo Tip/Tilt Systems

Design – Performance – Tuning

Piezo tip/tilt systems from PI (Physik Instrumente) are versatile positioning systems ─ they are ideal for dynamic operation in applications such as scanning, tracking, for suppressing drift oscillation or dynamic image stabilizing. Piezo tip/tilt systems and scanners offer greater acceleration and dynamic bandwidth than similar actuators such as for example, voice coil or galvanometer scanners....


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Precision Motion and Positioning due to High-Resolution Measuring Technology

External Interferometer vs. Internal Sensor

Read more on „Controlling PI Positioners with External Zygo Interferometer“ in the new whitepaper!


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Precision and Throughput for Electronics Manufacturing Applications

Find high-performance positioning solutions in the new brochure “Motion Systems for Electronics Manufacturing”

PI offers positioning systems for different production steps, for example to place, process or test parts and components.


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Just Three Steps to the Positioning Solution for your Automation Tasks

Not only are automated production processes to be found on assembly lines, but also in the subsequent inspection and testing steps. Motion and positioning systems providing several degrees of freedom are gaining in importance for increasing throughput with at least with the same or improved quality. PI has both the experience and know-how for high-precision solutions.


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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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