Tag: Piezo

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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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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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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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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ESO Builds the Largest Telescope in the World

– with Drive Technology from PI!

The starlit sky has been fascinating humanity since the dawn of time. Observing distant galaxies, discovering new planetary systems and the idea of life outside our solar system does not only inspire our fantasy but also provides us with important insights for a better understanding of the universe. Find out how high-precision drive technology from PI sharpens the view into space!


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PI Ceramic Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Over the last 25 years, PI Ceramic has been developing and manufacturing piezo components for actuator and sensor applications in Lederhose, Germany. PI Ceramic is one of the market and technology leaders in piezo technology.


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Intelligent Piezo Systems of the Near Future

PI is a pioneer in piezo technology who manufacture their own ceramics and are conducting research to a large extent. Sensor and control technology will become more important in the next few years. Precision motion control at that level mainly revolves around a phenomenon called the piezo effect.


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