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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

High-Dynamics Hexapod Uses Magnetic Direct Drives


For Motion Simulations and Test Equipment  

At the SPS IPC Drives 2014 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, PI unveiled its newly developed parallel kinematic Hexapod systems with magnetic direct drives. They offer extremely high dynamics and are intended for motion simulations and test equipment in industry and research.

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Digital Motion Controller


For the OEM Linear Actuators from the PIMag™ Series

PI presents its new digital motion controller for the V-273 and V-900KPIC industrial voice coil drives for force, position and velocity control.

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Magnetic Linear Actuators for Automation


For Fast Handling Tasks and Precision Positioning

The new PIMag™ V-273 linear actuators come with voice coil drives that ensure even greater dynamics and precision for fast handling tasks and precision positioning in the micrometer range or for micromanipulation.

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Featured Facts

Integration Principle
Schematic design of a positioning system for fine adjustment

Automated Packaging As Complete Solution

Silicon Photonics Set the Pace on the Data Highway

Some years ago, silicon-photonics was already an important topic with regard to fast telecommunication solutions, today the focus lies more on datacom, implying that optical interconnect is not only used for long-haul data transmission, but also for on-chip communication, chip-to-chip, chip-to-board, and so on. The major buzzwords in this context are cloud computing, fast Internet and a number of other computer-supported services requiring the highest possible transmission rates. Here, silicon photonics enable data rates to the magnitude of Tbit/s.

However, it is far from easy to place the optical components on the silicon substrate or to handle the optical connectivity necessary to move data to / from the chips. To pave the way to cost-optimized mass production it is necessary to automate a number of complex positioning tasks, adding also machine vision and active measurements.

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