2020

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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