PI (Physik Instrumente) Downloads

  1. The Right Piezo Transducers, Actuators, And Motor Drive Solutions For Medical Engineering
    9/8/2016

    Numerous applications in medical engineering and life sciences have requirements for motion and positioning equipment. This article covers the basics of piezo technologies, and highlights its benefits for bio-medical applications.

  2. Air Bearing FAQs
    8/5/2016

    This blog article presents questions and answers on air bearing positioning equipment.

  3. Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy, Nanoscopy, And Nanopositioning Motion Control
    8/5/2016

    This article presents the new frontier for super-resolution optical microscopy, nanoscopy, and nanopositioning motion control.

  4. PI Mini Imaging Drives For Endoscopy
    7/13/2016

    With the aim to cause patients as little discomfort as possible, minimal invasive surgery (MIS) techniques use endoscopes integrated with a miniature drive to achieve variable focusing so that objects can be in sharp focus at all times. These endoscopes are used in larynx diagnostics or laparoscopy where optics and special instruments can then be introduced to the abdominal cavity through working trocars. Patients will then experience less post-operative pain and are able to be discharged earlier from the hospital. This application note describes the focus and zoom control functions within these miniature drives, and provides information on available PI piezo miniature drives for endoscopy applications.  

  5. Magnetic Direct Drives And Air Bearings Catalog
    6/7/2016

    PI’s new catalog covers their magnetic direct drives and air bearing technology solutions, including actuators, linear stages, multi-axis gantry systems, and customized systems. These PIMag® Magnetic Direct Drives, based on technology developed and manufactured in-house, are designed to deliver optimum performance via position and force regulation.

  6. Photonic And Fiber Alignment Engines Catalog
    3/18/2016

    PI offers innovative alignment systems, ranging from multi-channel solutions for silicon photonics wafer testing to compact automated motorized fiber alignment systems with integrated peak finding algorithms.  The available alignment engines range from motorized 6D hexapod micro-robot alignment systems for industrial photonics automation, through ultra-fast piezoelectric XYZ scanning & alignment modules.

  7. Performance Of Air Bearing Stages
    9/22/2015

    Air bearing systems provide significantly higher geometric performance than most common guiding systems used in precision positioning stages. This application note discusses several performance aspects of air bearing stages, and which performance factor is ideal for the desired application.

  8. Miniature Precision Positioning Stages Catalog
    8/10/2015

    The new Miniature Precision Positioning Stages Catalog from PI presents over 200 models of miniature translation and rotation stages of various sizes, motion ranges, and drive concepts. Some of these models include the servo/stepper, piezo ultrasonic/inertia, linear, voice coil, air bearings, crossed rollers, and piezo flexures. These products can be used for semiconductor, photonics, bio-nanotechnology, metrology, microscopy, micro-manipulation, and cleanroom applications.

  9. Fast Motion Simulators For Imaging and Vibration Cancellation Applications
    7/21/2015

    This article discusses many of PI’s hexapod motion systems and how they are capable of precise multi-axis motion with high repeatability.

  10. PI Product Brochure 2015
    7/17/2015

    PI (Physik Instrumente), a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, has launched new products and technology developments that complement their existing portfolio of precision motion control and positioning technologies, components, and systems. The list of new products includes miniature positioners, air bearings, direct magnetic drive stages, and hexapods.