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High-Precision Positioning with Piezo Motors over Long Travel Ranges

Find All Positioning Solutions in the New Catalog "Precision and Danamics with Piezo Motor Stages"

The product portfolio of piezo motor stages ranges from linear actuators and linear and XY stages, including special solutions for microscopy, through rotation stages, to parallel-kinematic systems and the corresponding motion controllers. The systems work either with Q-Motion® piezo inertia motors, PILine® ultrasonic motors, or PiezoWalk® walking or PiezoMike linear drives. The travel ranges are...


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Networking in the International Photonics Business Sector

Successful EPIC Meeting in the PI Technology Center in Karlsruhe

This year's European Photonics Industry Consortiums (EPIC) on the subject of "automation for manufacturing, packaging, and inspecting optoelectronic elements" meeting took place in PI's new technology center at the headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, from the 22nd to 23rd May 2018.


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How PI Customers Benefit from the Comprehensive Know-How in Measuring Technology

What Capacity Does PI Have for High-Accuracy Measuring

Positioning systems from PI promise the highest precision. The excellent measuring engineers and sophisticated measuring techniques at PI make sure that this verifiable and reproducible at all times. Special measuring laboratories allow measurement to picometer accuracy. The measuring equipment and measuring environment are matched exactly to the important measurands.


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Reference Edge, Robust Industrial Connectors, Connector for Purge Air, Debris Protection

How to Meet the Requirements of Machine Builders for Precision Linear Stages?

Dr. Cliff Jolliffe explains the motivation for development and why the new series of linear stages meet the requirements of machine builders.


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Industry-Compliant, Motorized, Precision Positioning Systems

New Catalog Packed with 300 Pages of Information

Many of PI’s positioning solutions that were originally developed for specific applications are part of today’s standard portfolio. A new clearly structured catalog now provides an overview of the broad range of standard industry-compliant motorized single- and multi-axis positioning solutions. Download the catalog or request the printed document.


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What is the Difference between a Piezo Actuator and a Programmable Piezo Shim?

New Tools for Design Engineers of Optics and Precision Mechanical Systems

PIRest is a new and unique piezo technology, where the actuator keeps ist expansion without a permanently applied voltage. This leads to a simple set-and-forget alignment method without limitation of the lifetime of the actuator.


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Setting up and Adjusting a Fluorescent Microscope for Reliable Examination Results

PI Supports the GATTAscope Project

Fluorescent microscopy does not only help to make nanometer-small structures visible, but also to examine living cells and therefore explore the cell processes. In addition to preparing the sample, it is of paramount importance to set up and adjust the microscope properly to get usable results. This is exactly what the GATTAscope project is all about.


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PICMA® Chip rings and discs are available in different variants with up to 16 mm in diameter

It's Never Happened Before: Multilayer Actuators in Resonant Operation

Generating Ultrasonic Oscillation with Battery Power

The post explains, why this particular combination of resonant operation and low voltage is so special. Generating ultrasonic oscillation from battery power is useful for mobile measuring devices or medical devices. Atomizers for asthma therapy or so-called ultrasonic scalpels in eye surgery are good examples of this.


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Peace of Mind for All Oem and Individual Customers/ on a Global Scale

Tailored Service Packages for High-End Positioning Systems

PI has set up a new Global Services Division to provide important services to all of its customers. The range, planning, and provision have now been simplified and this makes it possible to offer either specially tailored or one-off services to all of our customers.


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The New Modern Visitor Center

Live experience of positioning solutions from PI (Physik Instrumente): PI has a new modern visitor center at its headquarters in Karlsruhe. In addition to expert advice on specific motion and positioning tasks, visitors also have the chance to take a look at the latest and main application fields.


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