PI (Physik Instrumente) Downloads

  1. How Hexapod Motion Platforms Help Google Engineers Advance Cell Phone Cameras
    11/20/2017

    An unsteady hand can ruin the most epic picture moment. The engineers at Google understand this and have taken steps to optimize the motion and image stabilization algorithms in their Pixel 2 camera. The Google Pixel 2 has been integrated with PI’s H-860 high speed hexapod system that accurately simulates motion with 6 degrees of freedom and results in pinpoint accurate crisp images.

  2. Automation And Microscopy: Faster Test And Measurement
    10/5/2017

    Nanotechnology uses the concept that constant velocity will get you to the destination faster than constantly stopped traffic. One technique puts this concept into practice via a fast nano-focus device based on a piezo-ceramic actuator embedded in a flexure guided lens positioning mechanism.

  3. Keeping Up With Moore’s Law: Mass Producing SiP Components With Silicon Photonics Alignment Automation
    9/15/2017

    As advances in computer performance are implemented, extraordinary performance levels will come from the use of silicon photonics, or the integration of optical circuits on semiconductor wafers, instead of the use of electronics. 

  4. Frictionless Precision Motion Control Based On Air Bearing Stages - Key Element In Coordinate Measuring And Surface Metrology Applications
    8/23/2017

    The performance of precision metrology equipment such as coordinate measuring machines (CMM) depends on highly accurate, repeatable, and controllable motion systems and position sensors. Air bearings have played a critical role in the development and construction of CMMs and other metrology tools. They are inherently frictionless, highly stable, and feature geometric precision straightness and flatness for linear bearings.

  5. Automotive Precision Assembly: Hexapod 6-Axis Parallel Machines Add High Precision To Conventional Robots
    8/23/2017

    The need for advances robotics with high precision and alignment requirements continues to grow in the automotive industry. Many traditionally used articulated-arm robots are fast and can handle heavy loads, but they lack positioning accuracy. In the past, hexapod parallel kinematic robots were considered overkill for the automotive industry. Now, however, the situation is rapidly changing. This white paper describes the major benefits that hexapod 6-axis parallel machines have for conventional robots in automotive precision assembly lines. 

  6. Engineered Precision Motion Design Benefits From Systems Approach
    8/23/2017

    When controlling motion at the sub-micrometer or nanometer levels for alignment and handling applications, it is imperative to have high reliability, robustness, minimized latency, and high-speed synchronization with external devices to reach sub-micrometer path accuracy. The higher the dynamics and throughput targets of a multi-axis precision motion system, the more holistic the design approach must be in order to achieve success. A systems approach where the mechanics, control electronics, and software are designed by the same team provides a great amount of benefits for the user.

  7. Using 6-Axis Hexapod Motion Platforms In Dental Research
    7/17/2017

    As hexapod motion and positioning platforms become more mainstream technologies, their applications have expanded into medical fields such as dental biomechanics. This article details the use of the HexMeS and highlights the key reasons for choosing hexapod motion systems in dental research applications.

  8. High-Precision Piezomechanic Scanners Improve Laser Control In Ophthalmology
    7/17/2017

    Vision defects have been successfully corrected with optical glass dating as far back as medieval times, and the first clinical studies investigating surgical methods to “shape” the cornea started in the last century. 

  9. Precision Nanopositioning Solutions Catalog
    7/12/2017

    PI presents their innovative products for photonics, robotics, microscopy, and highly accurate industrial automation applications in the new Nanopositioning Solutions Catalog that was released at LASER World of PHOTONICS, 2017. 

  10. PI Piezoelectric Solutions Catalog
    3/28/2017

    PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces a new Piezoelectric Solutions Catalog showcasing piezo components and materials, piezo actuators and transducers, and a piezo actuator tutorial. These solutions are designed to assist in high tech industry and research applications such as medical engineering, mechanical engineering, flow metering, automotive, aerospace, and semiconductor technology.