Tag: Automation

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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Just Three Steps to the Positioning Solution for your Automation Tasks

Not only are automated production processes to be found on assembly lines, but also in the subsequent inspection and testing steps. Motion and positioning systems providing several degrees of freedom are gaining in importance for increasing throughput with at least with the same or improved quality. PI has both the experience and know-how for high-precision solutions.


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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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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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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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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 its 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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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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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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Product in the Spotlight

Linear and rotary positioning stages from PI stages for load capabilities of 10 to 50 kg provide repeatability of 1 micron and less. Stacking allows for flexible use in automation applications.


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