2018

Positioning Heavy Loads with Nanometer Precision over Long Travel Ranges

Is That Feasible?

Hybrid drives combine two different drive concepts into a high-performance and precision positioning system. They take advantage of both drives. These types of solutions are always in demand when one drive alone is not in a position to meet all of the requirements of applications. An example of this is nanometer-precision positioning of heavy loads over long travel ranges. Nanopositioning systems...


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Five Building Blocks for Your Customized Positioning Solution

It is only possible to benefit from market advantages with unconventional solutions. That also applies to precision positioning. For decades, we at PI have been successfully solving the positioning and motion problems of our customers from research departments of large companies or fundamental research and make sure that they are able to make that decisive step forwards. Read more about the 5...


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New Hexapod Catalog

High-Precision Positioning in six Axes

Automating processes in production, inspection, and testing requires increasingly more accuracy in the micrometer or even nanometer range. Hexapods are predestined for precision positioning in several axes. Their parallel-kinematic design allows a greater bandwidth of loads, travel ranges, and velocities. The new catalog now presents the entire product range and includes the extensive range of...


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Parallelism in Photonics Alignment Automation: Key to Economic Test and Packaging

Compared to the devices typical of the telecom revolution of two decades ago, today’s typical Silicon Photonics (SiP) devices present more channels, smaller form factors, and exponentially higher production quantities.


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High-Precision Motion for Automation in the Field of Laser Processing

Find Advanced Positioning Solutions in the New Brochure “Automation Platforms for Laser Material Processing”

The technological diversity and the high vertical range of manufacturing enable PI to offer positioning systems for laser applications that require high-precision and high-throughput.


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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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