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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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Positioning With Piezo Systems

New Catalog Presents Solutions for Nanopositioning in Photonics, Basic Research, and Microscopy

PI’s highly precise and reliable piezo systems meet the most challenging demands by industry and research for motion and positioning tasks. With success: For decades now, PI has been technology and market leader in piezo positioning.


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EtherCAT® Connectivity of ACS Motion Control Solutions

EtherCAT® is an open real-time Ethernet-based fieldbus system, originally developed by Beckhoff Automation. Today, EtherCAT is becoming more and more popular for control and system engineers as a robust, high-speed, real-time network for machine control solutions. The flexibility of the fieldbus system is one reason. Read here how ACS Motion Control solutions benefit from EtherCAT integration.


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ESO Builds the Largest Telescope in the World

– with Drive Technology from PI!

The starlit sky has been fascinating humanity since the dawn of time. Observing distant galaxies, discovering new planetary systems and the idea of life outside our solar system does not only inspire our fantasy but also provides us with important insights for a better understanding of the universe. Find out how high-precision drive technology from PI sharpens the view into space!


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Announcement of New Applicant Management Software

Applying to PI is Now Much Easier!

If you would like to join the PI team, applying is now much easier and faster. Did you see an interesting job vacancy in our career portal? If so, you can now apply online directly from our homepage. Only a few clicks are required to send your application to us.


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PI Ceramic Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Over the last 25 years, PI Ceramic has been developing and manufacturing piezo components for actuator and sensor applications in Lederhose, Germany. PI Ceramic is one of the market and technology leaders in piezo technology.


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Product in the Spotlight

Linear and rotary positioning stages from PI stages for load capabilities of 10 to 50 kg provide repeatability of 1 micron and less. Stacking allows for flexible use in automation applications.


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PI Manufactures and Qualifies Systems under Cleanroom Conditions

PI has the capability to manufacture and qualify products and systems under cleanroom conditions at a number of production sites. This capability is extended and improved continually according to market needs. Find out which cleanroom classifications are reached by PI and what capacities PI has in each respective area on our website with free download of the whitepaper (pdf).


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