Whitepapers & Success Stories

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Whitepapers

Whitepaper: My first ACS.NET Application

A step‐by step explanation on how to create a very simple application in Microsoft C#.
Version / Date
WP4015E 2018-06
Document language English
pdf - 2 MB

Whitepaper: This is how PI Does Measuring - Part I

Measuring Environment / Measuring Equipment Portfolio / Data Evaluation
Version / Date
WP4011E 2018-04
Version / Date
WP40111D 2018-04
Document language
pdf - 2 MB
pdf - 2 MB

Whitepaper: Practical Examples of Parallel Alignment Automation

Version / Date
WP4010 / 2018-04
Document language English
pdf - 1 MB

Whitepaper: Manufacturing in Cleanrooms at PI (Physik Instrumente)

Capabilities and Capacity
Version / Date
WP4008 R1 09/2017
Version / Date
WP4008 R1 09/2017
Document language
pdf - 517 KB
pdf - 204 KB

Whitepaper: Reliability of Q-Motion® Systems

Lifetime, Vacuum Applications, Wear
Version / Date
WP4009
Version / Date
WP4009
Document language
pdf - 688 KB
pdf - 682 KB

Whitepaper: Reliability of PILine® Components

Lifetime, Wear and Reliability of PILine® Systems
Version / Date
WP4002
Document language English
pdf - 6 MB

Whitepaper: Advanced Positioning with PILine®

Positioning Capabilities of PILine® Components
Version / Date
WP4000 R1
Document language English
pdf - 3 MB

Whitepaper: Motion Control and Precision Positioning in Vacuum Environments

Version / Date
WP4005
Document language English
pdf - 844 KB

Whitepaper: Performance of Stepper Motor Axes

Optimization of Precision, Stability, and Repeatability
Version / Date
WP4004 2016-06
Version / Date
WP4004 2016-06
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 1 MB

Whitepaper: From Mechanical Engineering to Particle Accelerators

Version / Date
WP_pi1127
Document language English
pdf - 346 KB

Whitepaper: Tailor-Made Positioning Solution for Analytical Methods Performed on a Beamline

Mechanical System Approaches Limit of Technical Feasibility
Version / Date
WP_pi1130
Document language English
pdf - 417 KB

Whitepaper: Reliability of Piezoelectric Multilayer Actuators

This paper explains the reliability of piezoceramic multilayer actuators as well as the unique design of the PICMA® co-fired actuators.
Document language English
pdf - 150 KB

Whitepaper: 3D Laser Lithography in Biotechnology and Medical Technology

High-Precision, Piezo-Based Nanopositioning Systems Advance Technology
Version / Date
WP_pi1074
Version / Date
WP_pi1074
Document language
pdf - 386 KB
pdf - 413 KB

Whitepaper: PI Hexapods in Mechanical Engineering

What can be accomplished with parallel kinematics?
Version / Date
WP_pi1113
Version / Date
WP_pi1113
Document language
pdf - 628 KB
pdf - 814 KB

Whitepaper: Piezo Actuators – Drives and Testing Aids

Creating Oscillations - Measuring Oscillations
Version / Date
WP_pi1079
Version / Date
WP_pi1079
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 1,024 KB

Whitepaper: Three-Dimensional Laser Writing on the Nanometer Scale

Piezo Drives are Driving Technology Forward
Version / Date
WP_pi1031
Version / Date
WP_pi1031
Document language
pdf - 778 KB
pdf - 738 KB

Whitepaper: Precise Positioning with Six Degrees of Freedom in Measurement Setups

Hexapods Help Measure Stress in a Model
Version / Date
WP_pi1116
Version / Date
WP_pi1116
Document language
pdf - 644 KB
pdf - 596 KB

Whitepaper: Piezo Linear Drives for Laser Technology

Automatic Mirror Positioning in Vacuum and in Inaccessible Places
Version / Date
WP_pi1124
Version / Date
WP_pi1124
Document language
pdf - 492 KB
pdf - 444 KB

Whitepaper: PICA Stack Reliability Investigation

Some typical test results that demonstrate the reliability of PICA Stack actuators under AC- and DC-operation conditions.
Version / Date
WP_pi11
Document language English
pdf - 44 KB

Whitepaper: Flow Rate Measurement

Ultrasonic Sensors for Estimating Consumption in Building Services Engineering and Industry
Version / Date
WP pi4000
Version / Date
WP pi4000
Document language
pdf - 2 MB
pdf - 2 MB

Whitepaper: PI Ultra-High Resolution Microscopy

Ultra-High-Resolution Microscopy in a Modular System
Version / Date
WP pi1114
Version / Date
WP pi1114
Document language
pdf - 971 KB
pdf - 969 KB

Whitepaper: PI Ultrasound Piezo Elements in Medical Technology

Tool, Therapeutic Device and Sensor
Version / Date
WP pi1095
Version / Date
WP pi1095
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 1 MB

Whitepaper: Technical Progress with Ultrasonic Piezomotors

Precise, Fast, Energy-Saving and Compact
Version / Date
WP pi1038E
Version / Date
WP pi1038E
Document language
pdf - 866 KB
pdf - 2 MB

Whitepaper: Precision Work on the Human Eye

Piezo-Based Nanopositioning Systems for Ophthalmology
Version / Date
WP pi1099E
Version / Date
WP pi1099E
Document language
pdf - 886 KB
pdf - 330 KB

Whitepaper: Air Bearings: When to Use and When to Avoid in Your Motion Application

All Positioning Stages are not Created Equal. Author: Matt Reck, PI
Version / Date
WP4003 2015-09
Document language English
pdf - 3 MB

Success Stories

Success Story: No Compromises Allowed For Mobile Drug Pumps

Piezo-Based Ultrasonic Drives Open Up New Opportunities
Version / Date
pi1132E
Version / Date
pi1132E
Document language
pdf - 322 KB
pdf - 337 KB

Success Story: Positioning Loads Accurately to the Micrometer

Hexapod at PETRA III
Version / Date
pi1128E
Version / Date
pi1128E
Document language
pdf - 1,015 KB
pdf - 1 MB

Success Story: Automatic Testing of Photonics Components

Fast, Accurate, and Suitable for Industry
Version / Date
pi1161E
Document language English
pdf - 572 KB

Success Story: Piezoelectric All-Rounder

Sensor, actuator or both?
Version / Date
SUCCESS_STORY_pi1022
Version / Date
SUCCESS_STORY_pi1022
Document language
pdf - 423 KB
pdf - 385 KB

Success Story: PI Ultrasonic Piezo Elements for Sensor Applications

From Level Measurement to Adaptive Systems Technology
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1094
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1094
Document language
pdf - 514 KB
pdf - 514 KB

Success Story: PI Ultrasonic Piezo Elements

Ultrasonic Piezo Elements have Countless Applications - From Sonar to Welding Equipment
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1093
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1093
Document language
pdf - 515 KB
pdf - 516 KB

Success Story: Good Vibrations for Die-sinking EDM

Piezo Actuators Accelerate Microstructuring
Version / Date
pi1119E
Version / Date
pi1119E
Document language
pdf - 462 KB
pdf - 466 KB

Success Story: Laser Beam Steering in Materials Processing, Laser Scanning Microscopy and Ophthalmology

Piezoelectric Drive Components and their Possibilities
Version / Date
pi1100E
Version / Date
pi1100E
Document language
pdf - 550 KB
pdf - 513 KB

Success Story: Drive Elements Made of Piezoelectric Materials

The Driving Force Behind Highly Accurate Dosing Applications
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1059E
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1059E
Document language
pdf - 465 KB
pdf - 536 KB

Succes Story: Focus and Zoom Function for Endoscopes of the Latest Generation

Miniaturized Precision Drives Make It Possible
Version / Date
pi1104E
Version / Date
pi1104E
Document language
pdf - 253 KB
pdf - 253 KB

Success Story: Silicon Photonics Set the Pace on the Data Highway

Automated Packaging As Complete Solution
Version / Date
pi1122E
Version / Date
pi1122E
Document language
pdf - 758 KB
pdf - 623 KB

Success Story: Fast, High-Precision 3D Surface Inspection

Piezo Actuators Position Objectives
Version / Date
pi1073E
Version / Date
pi1073E
Document language
pdf - 423 KB
pdf - 472 KB

Success Story: High-Accuracy and Traceable AFM Measurements on Semiconductors and Step Standards

Positioning in Sub-Nanometer Resolution
Version / Date
pi1110
Version / Date
pi1110
Document language
pdf - 308 KB
pdf - 307 KB

Success Story: Vibration Isolation for Industry, Laboratory and Research

Piezo Actuators Improve Effectiveness, Reliability and Lifetime
Version / Date
pi1049E
Version / Date
pi1049E
Document language
pdf - 495 KB
pdf - 471 KB

Success Story: Hexapods Proven and Tested in Particle Accelerators

Applying Extremely Thin Layers in a Vaccum Chamber
Version / Date
pi1118
Version / Date
pi1118
Version / Date
pi1118
Document language
pdf - 628 KB
pdf - 607 KB
pdf - 628 KB

Success Story: Optical 3D Surface Measuring Technology

Accurate Profile Reproduction of the Finest Structures Thanks to Piezo Technology and Confocal Technology. Author: Gernot Hamann
Version / Date
pi1135
Version / Date
pi1135
Document language
pdf - 709 KB
pdf - 709 KB