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Physik Instrumente (PI) – Well-Positioned All Over the World

PI is the world's leading provider of nanopositioning products and systems. All key technologies are developed, manufactured and qualified in-house by PI: Piezo components, actuators and motors, magnetic drives, guiding systems, nanometrology sensors, electronic amplifiers, digital controllers and software.

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PI positioning systems are employed where technology is pushed forward in industry and research. This is done, for example, in semiconductor manufacturing, in medical engineering, in biotechnology, in plant engineering, in surface metrology, or in astronomy.

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PI combines its long-term experience in micro and nanopositioning technology with in-depth knowledge in the fields of mechanics, electronics, sensor engineering and software. Thus, PI is able to offer its customers the most advanced drive technologies and system solutions.

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News and Announcements

The Smallest of the Small:


Affordable Q-521 Linear Positioning Stage from PI miCos

PI miCos presents the smallest linear positioning stage of the Q-Motion series: The Q-521 is only 21 mm wide and is equipped with an integrated high-resolution linear encoder.

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Award for Job Growth


PI miCos was the job motor in 2014

"Very impressive growth!" was the phrase used by Klaus Endress, president of the German Association of Industrial Companies in Baden, to honor PI miCos GmbH as the winner of the Jobmotor 2014 contest.

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Ready-For-Operation Much Faster


Preconfigured Heavy-Duty Hexapods for Various Different Travel Ranges, Load Capacities and Velocities

PI now offers a series of six pre-configured heavy-duty Hexapods for precision assembly. This enables PI to cover a large range of applications with standard solutions.

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Featured Facts

Beamline Instrumentation

Scientific experiments pose their own challenges, and beamline X-ray experiments are even more special in themselves. However, the need for precision equipment is universal. At PI, specialists with many years of engineering experience work together with scientists to develop the best solution: unique in its features, repeatable in performance.

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HZG Sample Positioning Featured
De-coupled 6-axis sample manipulator at P05, PETRA III, DESY (Image: PI / HZG)

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