PI (Physik Instrumente) Downloads

  1. 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.  

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. PiezoMike Miniature Precision Linear Actuators Brochure
    5/5/2015

    PiezoMike Linear Actuators is comprised of multiple lines of actuators with high stability and high holding forces that are cost-effective and easy to integrate. The different kinds of actuators include closed loop, fast linear with PIShift Piezomotor, and vacuum compatible actuators that are designed to efficiently convert the rotational motion of low voltage motors into linear motion.

  9. Beamline Instrumentation Group Brochure
    3/28/2015

    PI’s Beamline Instrumentation Group of physicists and engineers has developed a wide range of high-performance single- and multi-axis positioning products, classical or non-magnetic, and UHV or EUV compatible, for scientific research in synchrotron and accelerator research facilities.

  10. From Patterned Wafer To Packaged Device: Optical Alignment For Packaging and Test In SiP
    2/26/2015

    As photonic and electronic devices began to converge, bandwidth, efficiency, and functionality improved significantly. On the flip side, testing and packaging these silicon photonic (SiP) devices has proven to be a challenge. Testing conventional microcircuits can be done through physical contact, conventional positioning control devices, and visual inspection. On the other hand, photonic devices require non-contact and nanoscale alignment between the hybrid device under test and a probe fiber or other element. And we haven’t even begun discussing the complications involved in packaging such devices.