PI (Physik Instrumente) News

  1. New Catalog For Alignment Of Optics And SiP: See Live Demo At Photonics West
    1/26/2018

    A new catalog on fast automated alignment solutions for silicon photonics and optical components will be available from PI, just in time for this year’s SPIE Photonics West conference. The catalog highlights award-winning multi-axis, parallel alignment systems for industrial requirements where speed is critical and accuracy needs to be at the nanoscale – including wafer-level testing and component packaging.

  2. New Catalog On Piezo-Mechanic Nanopositioning Motion Systems For OEM, Industry And Research Released
    1/18/2018

    Motion and nano precision positioning systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) released a new 250 page catalog on precision mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems based on piezo drive technology and frictionless flexure guiding systems.  Products covered in this catalog use PI’s in-house designed and manufactured Mars Rover-tested piezo ceramic actuators as their drive principle.

  3. Multi-Axis Precision Motion Controller: 4/6/8 Channels, For Air Bearing Motion Systems
    1/12/2018

    Nano precision motion industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has released a new high-performance motion controller designed to handle 4, 6 or 8-axes of PIglide air bearing positioning stages and precision automation sub-systems. Air bearings provide many advantages compared to mechanical bearings, such as no-particle generation, frictionless, vibration-free motion, highly constant velocity control, nanometer-precision repeatability, and optimal geometric performance.

  4. New Direct-Drive Linear Motor Stages Deliver Sub-nm Resolution
    12/20/2017

    Motion and nanopositioning industry leader PI released a new precision feedback option for its linear stages equipped with direct-drive ironless 3-phase motors.

  5. New PI Micro-Positioning Components And Solutions Catalog
    12/13/2017

    Applications for linear and rotary stages with classical DC and stepper motors include the industrial fields and research where precise positioning of measuring tools, processing tools and cameras is mission critical.

  6. New PI Medium Load Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Platform
    11/22/2017

    With the usability of 6-axis hexapods increasing in research and industry applications, PI introduces a new medium load 6-axis precision motion platform, the H-825 hexapod. The H-825 provides a self-locking load capacity up to 30 kg (66lbs). The motion range is up to 55mm (linear) and up to 38 degrees (rotation). High system precision is guaranteed by absolute encoders and an actuator resolution of 8 nanometers – with excellent position repeatability of ±0.1µm and ±2µrad, respectively.

  7. PI's New High-Speed Hexapod Motion Platform For Smartphone Camera Optimization
    11/13/2017

    Google engineers know that a shaky hand can ruin a selfie so they designed the shake out of the Pixel 2 camera using PI’s H-860 high speed hexapod system that accurately simulates motion with 6 degrees of freedom. The high accuracy and bandwidth of the shaker hexapod is a critical tool for optimizing motion and image stabilization algorithms, such as used in drones and cameras. The result is pinpoint accurate crisp images. Renowned industry-wide for nanometer precision motion systems, PI’s family of parallel-kinematic hexapod motion systems have many applications, including vibration simulation, precision positioning, lens alignment in camera manufacturing, photonic fiber alignment and image stabilization.

  8. Compact Closed-Loop Motion Controller Provides Nanometer Resolution For Miniature Piezo Motor Micrometers
    10/27/2017

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., known industry-wide for nanometer precision motion components, systems, and OEM solutions, announces a new compact closed-loop motion controller. The new E-871.1A1N digital servo controller is the latest model in a series of drivers and controllers specifically designed for inertia-motor based opto-mechanical actuators (piezo ratchet drives) that are widely used in the semiconductor, laser and photonics industry for fine-tuning of complex systems. The miniature actuators are often employed as “set-and-forget” mechanisms with an option to remotely make adjustments, where manual micrometer screws would necessitate a system-shutdown to allow for corrections. Other application fields include bio-nanotechnology, microscopy, and micro-manipulation.

  9. New PI Precision Linear Motor Stage Family With Magnetic Direct Drive And Absolute Encoders With A Variety Of Options
    10/24/2017

    PI’s ultra-precise linear motor stages are well-suited for industry and research. Applications include metrology, testing, positioning, scanning, precision automation, micro-assembly, biotechnology, delay-lines, laser beam control, optics, lens testing, and photonics alignment.

  10. Compact 6-Axis Motion Controller For High Precision Positioning Applications In Industry And Research
    10/12/2017

    Precision positioning systems industry leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new 6-axis servo motor controller – the C-884.6DC. Most modern precision motion systems are driven by servo motors, because they provide high torque, fast acceleration, smooth motion with a wide dynamic speed range, and fast start stop performance.