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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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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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