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Piezo Technology for Medical Ventilators and Nebulizers

Fight Against COVID-19

Chronic respiratory diseases like mucoviscidosis, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but also bronchitis, influenza and lung diseases related to COVID-19 require extensive medical treatment. Medical ventilators and nebulizers have a significant part in improving patients’ clinical condition and treating their illnesses. Piezo-driven devices offer high precision and efficiency...


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How an Industrial Safety Concept Can Be Combined with a Hexapod

Finger, hand, or body protection in automated production processes

The integration of a barrier-free safety concept into the control circuit of the hexapod, e.g. of a PILZ safety light curtain, ensures finger, hand, and body protection depending on the required safety level.


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High Dynamic and Precision in All Three Directions in Space: Positioning Systems for Genome Sequencing

Fight Against COVID-19

The Sequencing-by-Synthesis method, also known as Solexa-Illumina-method, is the most widespread method among all Next-Generation-Sequencing methods (NGS). It was used to identify the RNA fingerprint of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in January 2020 in a research institute in Wuhan. Since then, this RNA fingerprint measurement has frequently been repeated in research institutes all over the world. And today...


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Piezo Ceramics Enable Precise Liquid Handling for in Vitro Diagnostics

Fight Against COVID-19

In vitro diagnostics (IVD) opens up numerous possibilities for early diagnosis and detection of diseases. The requirements for fluid handling in IVD devices are extremely demanding: very small quantities of fluids with different properties must be dosed or moved with high precision. Piezoelectric components and actuators perform these tasks.


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Choosing the Right Hexapod Model

Software Simulates Real Application Situation

Which hexapod is suitable for a specific application and how do external factors influence the limits of the workspace and load? With the hexapod simulation tool you can check even before making a decision on which model to buy if a hexapod is suitable for the positioning task at hand and if it is, which model exactly is suitable.


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New Decade, New Structures: Generational Change at PI

Dr. Karl Spanner, the chairman of PI, passes on the company leadership to Markus Spanner

PI started the new decade with a silent and long planned generational change of the company management. After 42 years as managing director, Dr. Karl Spanner has handed over the management of the company to his son, Markus Spanner.


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Israeli Start-Up Healium Medical Receives the Prestigious ICI 2019 Innovation Award for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Piezo Ultrasound Elements from PI Are Used for the Award-Winning Treatment Method

Healium Medical was named 1st Prize-Winner of the ICI 2019 Innovation Award Competition (Innovation in Cardiovascular Interventions). Ran Sela, CEO and founder of Healium Medical proudly received $ 100,000 in prize money for its new treatment method of atrial fibrillation.


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Supporting Cutting Edge Innovation

PI is proud to be part of an innovative new light based data storage technology developed by Microsoft and the University of Southampton under Project Silica.


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IsoView Light Sheet Microscope: Open Source Project Relies On Positioning Systems from PI

A Brilliant Interpretation of Light Sheet Microscopy

Light Sheet Microscopy is a fascinating technology with a huge application potential in life sciences and biotechnology. IsoView is a brilliant interpretation of this technology, especially intended for imaging fast cellular dynamics across large specimens over several hours. Specimen positioning and objective translation plays a major role in the design of IsoView.


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PIMag®: Voice Coil, Linear, and Torque Motors Developed In-House

An Interview Gives Insight Why PI also Uses Its Own Motors to Offer Optimized Customer Solutions

For positioning and scanning systems equipped with magnetic direct drives, PI relies mainly on strong suppliers from the motor industry. With the Driven by PIMag® brand name PI is increasingly strengthening its expertise in motor design, construction, and manufacturing. Dietrich Wins, Product Marketing Manager for Motorized Positioners at PI, explains the motivation behind.


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