Author: Doris Knauer

Stable and Precise Positioning of Mechanical and Optomechanical Components

Piezo-Based Linear Actuators Provide Reliable and Automated Alignment of the Beam Path of Optical Assemblies

How can the beam path of optical assemblies be adjusted with high resolution and stability? Piezo-based linear actuators provide reliable and automated alignment of mechanical and optomechanical components in experiments They offer a lifetime of more than a billion steps, a step size of 20 nm and a holding force of > 100 N.


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How Can the Advantages of Hexapods Be Easily Used in Automation?

Learn in the Whitepaper "Controlling Hexapods via Ethercat®" How Integration into the Process Environment Works

Parallel-kinematic hexapod robots can move and position tools, workpieces, and complex components with weights ranging from a few grams to several hundred kilograms or even several tons in any spatial orientation with high precision. The PI hexapod controller with integrated EtherCAT interface now makes it very easy for users to integrate hexapods into automation systems without it being necessary...


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PIOne Sensors – High Performance for Nanopositioning Systems

An In-house Development for Precision over Large Travel Ranges

For conventional nanopositioning with piezo actuators and large travel ranges from 1 mm, incremental position sensors such as PIOne are used instead of capacitive sensors. Dr. Axel Grabowski, Head of Sensor Development at PI and developer of PIOne, explains the advantages of the the incremental position sensor with maximum resolution and moderate energy consumption.


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How is the Still or Video Image Quality of Cameras Reliably Measured and Evaluated?

DxOMark Image Labs Uses a PI Hexapod to Simulate Camera Movements in Image Stabilization Testing

Taking sharp pictures despite poor lighting conditions, taking snapshots without blurring, recognizing traffic signs in driver assistance systems, or identifying dangerous situations in surveillance systems - all of this is possible today with the help of modern cameras. But how good is the still and video image quality of a camera or smartphone?


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Precision and Throughput for Electronics Manufacturing Applications

Find High-Performance Positioning Solutions in the New Brochure “Motion Systems for Electronics Manufacturing”

PI offers positioning systems for different production steps, for example to place, process or test parts and components.


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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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Why Google Relies on Hexapods

Google used a hexapod for testing the electronic video stabilization of a pixel smartphone. Using the six-axis parallel-kinematic system, Google simulates possible vibrations during video recordings, which are to be corrected reliably using algorithms. A view behind the scenes at Google.


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