PI (Physik Instrumente) News

  1. Imaging, Endoscopy, And Fiber Optics Applications Benefit From New Piezoelectric Micro-Tubes
    8/25/2017

    Piezo ceramics specialist PI Ceramic (a division of PI Physik Instrumente) complements its line of piezo transducers with a new line of ultra-compact tubes, with inner diameters down to 200 microns. These new piezoelectric micro-tubes are suitable for nanopositioning, fiber alignment, and imaging applications in medical, optics/photonics, and microscopy applications.

  2. Mini XY Stage Combines 10nm Resolution With 200mm/sec Speed For Precision Scanning And Positioning
    8/21/2017

    Nanopositioning design and engineering global leader PI delivers a new ultra-compact XY scanner and positioner powered by small integrated direct-drive ultrasonic piezoceramic motors.  The patented drives provide smooth motion with high resolution and the self-locking motor principle is a significant advantage over magnetic drive technologies: once the motor reaches a target position, it acts like a ceramic brake and locks the platform into place, providing extreme long term stability at zero driving current and heat generation.

  3. PI Appoints Dr. Cliff Jolliffe To Head Its Precision Automation Technologies Market Segment
    8/8/2017

    Worldwide motion control and nanopositioning solutions leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has named Dr. Cliff Jolliffe as Head of Segment Marketing – Automation,  in Karlsruhe, Germany, as he brings with him over two decades of automation technology experience. For the last 15 years, Jolliffe worked for a well-known precision mechatronics company as subsidiary manager, Laser Medical and Micromachining Manager, and was also responsible for sales of digital motion controllers across Europe.

  4. Latest Nano-Positioning And Precision Motion Control Systems Display At Optics+Photonics 2017
    8/3/2017

    Optics & Photonics is known as the premier show in North America for the latest advancements in optical engineering and applications, nanotechnology, sustainable energy, organic photonics, and astronomical instrumentation. In San Diego next week, PI’s booth will feature the latest state-of-the-art precision motion technologies and interactive displays of nanopositioning components, with PI engineers on-hand to answer questions and help you find the right solution for your precision motion project in industry, research, or science.

  5. PI's New $15MM R&D Center - Commitment To Future Precision Engineering Innovations
    7/28/2017

    Less than 1 year after breaking ground and laying the ceremonial cornerstone, precision motion and nanopositioning solutions leader PI (Physik Instrumente) announces the opening of its Technology Center, which included an inaugural ceremony attended by hundreds of guests. 

  6. Planar, Parallel Motion Basis For New 6-Axis Positioning Systems
    7/14/2017

    Worldwide nanopositioning equipment leader PI (Physik Instrumente) has engineered and released two new compact multi-axis positioning stages based on low-profile parallel-kinematic motion devices. Driven by piezo ceramic motors, nanometer precision is achieved along with high stability based on low heat generation and a drift free auto-position-clamping feature.

  7. New Nanopositioning Solutions Catalog Debuted At LASER 2017
    7/12/2017

    Motion and precision positioning systems expert PI (Physik Instrumente) issued a catalog on newly introduced precision motion solutions for photonics, robotics, microscopy, and highly accurate industrial automation applications at LASER World of PHOTONICS, held in Munich, Germany last month.

  8. PI Offers New X-Y-Tip-Tilt Stage For Rotary Air Bearings
    7/12/2017

    As a leader in precision motion control solutions, PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces the A-60x MTT, stainless steel multi-axis top that combines with its offerings of PIglide rotary air bearing stages and platforms. Air-bearings have no rolling or sliding elements and deliver completely frictionless, non-contact motion, resulting in negligible hysteresis or reversal error, better geometric performance, and velocity stability, which are ideal prerequisites for high-end industrial inspection and manufacturing operations.

  9. PI's Precision Automation Solutions Featured At 2017 LASER World Of PHOTONICS
    6/23/2017

    The world’s largest conference and trade show on laser technology and photonics is the backdrop for PI’s most anticipated high performance motion solutions for photonics, robotics, microscopy, and precision industrial automation applications. Held in Munich, Germany from June 26th to 29th, LASER World of PHOTONICS includes lectures and exhibits from the pioneers of the photonics world and anticipates more than 30,000 visitors this year.

  10. New Compact Hexapod With Higher Performance For Industrial Alignment Applications
    6/20/2017

    PI has added a higher performance model to its range of compact hexapods. The New H-811.i2 provides twice the velocity along with sensor resolution up to 8 times higher compared to the current H-811.D2 miniature hexapod.  The compact size, robust design with low friction ballscrews brushless motors, and powerful controller with multi-axis alignment capabilities make the new hexapod an ideal tool for high duty cycle alignment applications in optics, automotive and photonics applications.