PI (Physik Instrumente) News

  1. PI Uses Hexapods And Drones For New Industrial And Research Applications For Motion Simulation And Compensation
    6/24/2016

    Hexapods are 6 DOF motion systems that derive 6-axis movement from actuators placed in parallel between a top and bottom platform. Available in a variety of sizes with bases ranging from 100mm to 1m, different stiffness configurations, and supportive of loads from 2 kg to 1,000+ kg, PI hexapods share two common traits – precision and versatility– as seen in a new test of a drone-mounted camera on PI’s H-840 hexapod as it goes thru a series of motions.

  2. PiezoWalk Motor Technology Powers Ultra-Precise Compact Linear Positioner
    6/17/2016

    PI’s new N-565 compact, nanometer-precision linear stages are designed for high-end applications in bio-nanotechnology, fiber-optics, microscopy, semiconductor testing, and metrology and scientific research in beamlines and laser labs.

  3. New Spherical Electro-ceramic Components Designed For 360 Degree Ultrasonic Applications
    6/10/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) now offers a line of standard and custom electro-ceramic hemispheres and hollow spheres for applications from echolocation (sonar) to flow measurement. These new components join the existing extensive catalog of disk, rods, cylinders, plates, blocks, rings, and tubes employed by high-tech research and industry fields, including medical engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace, and semi-conductor applications.

  4. PI Releases New Catalog Of Nanometer-Precision Motion Systems With Magnetic Direct Drives And Air Bearings
    6/2/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) has released a new catalog of its magnetic direct drives and air bearing technology solutions, including actuators, linear stages, multi-axis gantry systems, and customized systems. Application-specific solutions include precision automation in optics and semiconductor manufacturing, assembly, and test equipment.

  5. Fast, Extremely Stable, Quiet And Compact Linear Positioning Stage Driven By Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Motor
    5/12/2016

    Ultrasonic piezomotors are small and provide motion with high resolution, as well as an extremely wide dynamic range from microns/second to 100’s of millimeters/second. A significant advantage over magnetic drive technologies (such as voice-coils, brushless and 3-phase motors, also offered by PI) is the self-locking principle: 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.

  6. New PI Low-Cost, Compact, And Smooth Running Stepper/Servo Motor Solution
    5/5/2016

    PI offers a new L-406 compact linear stage delivers performance and reliability at minimized cost. It has applications in research and industrial applications, including bio-nanotechnology, microscopy, micromanipulation, inspection and metrology, beamline systems, and photonics instrumentation.

  7. New Fast, High-Load Hexapod For Motion Simulation, Stabilization, And Cancellation
    4/29/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) recently introduced the H-900KSCO hexapod, designed with dynamic motion in XYZ, pitch roll, and yaw. 6-axis parallel kinematics motion is perfected by PI hexapods delivering nanopositioning precision, high speed, and stability necessary to meet today’s demanding motion control applications.

  8. PI Introduces New, Highly Reliable Circular Piezo Stack Actuators And Miniature Ring Actuators
    4/15/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. introduces a new line of round multilayer actuators in its proprietary PICMA® ceramic series and expands its current line of rings and round chips with larger dimensions. Proven reliability for high performance and long lifetime, PI’s actuators are ideal for industry and research, including laser tuner, micro-dispensing, and life sciences.

  9. $13MM Invested in New 100,000ft² Technology Center by Physik Instrumente (PI)
    4/8/2016

    Precision motion and nanopositioning solutions leader PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently announced the construction of a new Technology Center at its worldwide headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany. After a year of planning, the cornerstone has been ceremoniously laid.

  10. PI Creates New Ø20mm x 10mm Mini Ultrasonic Piezo Rotary Stage With Integrated Encoder
    3/31/2016

    PI has recently released the new smallest member of the miniature rotary stage series with ultrasonic piezo motor drives. The U-622 is joining two other high dynamics miniaturized ultrasonic rotary positioners, U-624 and U-628. Vacuum compatible versions to 10-6 hPa are available.