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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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PIHera – Simple and Cost-Effective Positioning in the Nanometer Range


Flexible Modular Principle for Precision Positioning

With its PIHera P-620 series, PI offers piezo-based positioning systems for versatile applications. With travel ranges from 50 µm to 1.5 mm and variable axis configuration, the linear positioning stages are suited for applications which require nanometer-precise adjustment of optical or mechanical elements, for example, in micro-assembly, beam guidance, photonics or optical metrology.

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High-Resolution and Stable Linear Actuator


Now also Available with Position Sensor

PI has developed a new PiezoMike linear actuator with integrated incremental encoder for the closed-loop adjustment of mechanical and optomechanical components.

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DYMACO Group uses Hexapod Systems in Automation


Flexibility in Dimensional Measuring

The Dimensional Measuring machine DM401 Series of the DYMACO Group is a very compact and flexible workstation for in-line automated dimensional measuring of headlamps in the Automotive Industry.

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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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