Piezo Objective Positioners and Scanners For Super Resolution Microscopy

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

PI at the Laser World of Photonics


More New Products for Precision Positioning than Ever

"The Laser World of Photonics has shown that our technology spectrum for precision positioning is unique", said Dr. Karl Spanner, President of the PI Group. "The immediate approval of the visitors for our products and our trade fair presentation was tremendous", continued Dr. Spanner.

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Exact Selection of Energy in a Synchrotron


Piezo Drives Adjust the Angle in the Crystal Monochromator Accurately and Fast

Piezo‑based stepping drives from PI (Physik Instrumente) are currently being used on the ID18 beamline at the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) in Grenoble, France.

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Minimum Size, Maximum Flexibility:


Affordable Q-Motion Stage Series

The new Q‑Motion series from PI miCos is flexible: Linear, rotation and goniometer stages can be easily combined according to modular principles. This results in compact and affordable multi‑axis positioning systems with nanometer resolution.

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Featured Facts

High Dynamics on Six Axes for Industry and Research

Magnetic direct drives make this parallel kinematic Hexapod particularly fast. It achieves linear velocities of several hundred mm/s and accelerations of up to 4 g. Precision tracking of freely defined trajectories with high path accuracy enables realistic simulation of motions, e.g., for product tests.

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