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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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Flamingo Light Sheet Microscopes Rely on Drives from PI

Precise Sample Positioning is Crucial for Conclusive Images

Lightsheet microscopy (LSFM) is a powerful platform for in vivo imaging offering low phototoxicity and fast image acquisition. The Flamingo project from Professor Dr. Jan Huisken, Research Group Leader and Director of the Medical Engineering Department at Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, WI, aims to make this technology easily available to researchers.


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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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Enabling Large-Format Industrial Productivity

Award-Winning PI Fast Alignment Technology Comes to ACS Controls

PI’s fast optimization technology has proven to dramatically improve production economics in processes as diverse as photonics wafer probing, device packaging, and chip testing and even laser and optical equipment manufacturing. Now the flexible combination of PI´s industrial stages and new alignment-enabled controls from ACS address additional tough throughput and yield challenges for photonics...


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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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PILine® motors automate angle and distance measurement of this Leica total station (Image: Leica Geosystems)

Technological Advantage Without Any Risk

Why OEM Customers Profit From Using PI's Positioning Solutions

If you want to break new ground, you must be willing to employ unconventional solutions. But does this approach automatically mean a higher risk? Especially in the OEM business, it is important to establish a reliable, long-term partnership. Read more on the strategies PI employs in order to achieve the desired market advantages with a technically flawless, innovative solution.


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Precision Positioning of Samples and Objectives

The Key to Successful Microscoping

Whether classical stereo microscopy, fluorescent, widefield or laser scanning microscopy, whether SEM, FIB-SEM, TEM, AFM or correlative microscopy - positioning samples and objectives with subnanometer precision is decisive for the quality of your results with all of these techniques. This fully clickable, new “Nanopositioning for Microscopy” brochure provides a comprehensive overview of objective...


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Cost Effective, Modular XYZ Photonic Alignment

Submicron Features and Rising Quantities Require Automated, Fast Alignment Procedures

In the field of Silicon Photonics, a challenge is the exceedingly fine alignment required to couple inputs and outputs. PI’s new F-131 Modular XYZ Photonic Alignment System provides an excellent foundation for developing, studying and pursuing manufacturing and testing of photonic components.


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New Whitepaper: Piezo Tip/Tilt Systems

Design – Performance – Tuning

Piezo tip/tilt systems from PI (Physik Instrumente) are versatile positioning systems ─ they are ideal for dynamic operation in applications such as scanning, tracking, for suppressing drift oscillation or dynamic image stabilizing. Piezo tip/tilt systems and scanners offer greater acceleration and dynamic bandwidth than similar actuators such as for example, voice coil or galvanometer scanners....


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Precision Motion and Positioning due to High-Resolution Measuring Technology

External Interferometer vs. Internal Sensor

Read more on „Controlling PI Positioners with External Zygo Interferometer“ in the new whitepaper!


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