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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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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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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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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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