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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

Q-545 Linear Positioning Stage for Precise Positioning


A Compact Power Package

The Q-545 stage series from PI miCos combines high force, a compact design and precise positioning for 13 mm and 26 mm travel ranges. The linear positioning stages’ drive principle is based on the compact, piezoelectric inertia drives.

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The Q-614 Miniature Rotation Stage is Tiny, Fast and Precise


Perfect for Industry and Research

The Q-614 rotation positioning systems are small and feature high position resolution.

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Hexapod from PI Obtains CIPA Certification


For Use in Image Stabilization Test Equipment

The miniature and high-dynamics H-811 Hexapod is the only six-axis positioning system that meets the CIPA standard for simulating camera shaking when taking photographs.

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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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