PI (Physik Instrumente) Videos

  1. Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage
    5/25/2017

    Piezo nanopositioning stages offer high-resolution and scanning speed, making them useful for super-resolution microscopy and optical trapping. The P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stages are designed with a parallel-kinematics arrangement with higher precision and responsiveness compared to nested or stacked multi-axis positioners.

  2. High-Speed 12-Axis Automated Silicon Photonics Alignment System FMPA
    2/28/2017

    The FMPA is a high-speed 12-axis automated silicon alignment system based on a highly specialized digital motion controller (E-712) and a hybrid alignment mechanism to achieve the required long travel ranges without sacrificing stability, resolution, or alignment speed. FMPA is implemented in the E-712’s modular firmware to enable fast, simultaneous alignment and tracking of multichannel couplings in multiple degrees of freedom.

  3. Beamline Instrumentation - Double Hexapod For X-Ray Spectrometer
    9/29/2016

    This video features Dr. Markus Simon, head of the PI miCos beamline instrumentation group, who explains a special double hexapod PKM system used for synchrotron x-ray spectroscopy for material testing in fields such as semiconductor and medical applications.

  4. Scaling For The World's Appetite For Data
    2/17/2016

    Our world is becoming more and more nano, and silicon photonics technology is helping us all facilitate this change, offering new parallelism, more data throughput capability, the ability to make distributed data centers, and more.

  5. Video: Nanopositioning Applications For Microscopy, Neuroscience, And Metrology
    1/28/2016

    PI provides a large variety of fast Z-Stages and collar piezo objective positioners for 3D imaging (Z-stack acquisition), deconvolution, and fast focusing applications. These Piezo nanopositioning stages & positioners are essential tools for high-resolution metrology and microscopy applications due to their sub-atomic resolution and extremely fast response times.

  6. Hexapod 6-Axis Systems for Micro Manufacturing / Fiber Alignment Operation
    1/27/2016

    This video is an introduction of hexapod parallel kinematic 6-axis positioners, and a visual representation of key features of operation.

  7. Refractive Eye Surgery Using Fast Piezo Steering Mirrors
    6/15/2015

    This video demonstrates the use of the Piezo Drive in refractive eye surgery. These Piezo-based tilting mirrors direct the laser beam faster and more precisely than conventional scanners.

  8. From The Show Floor – Part 4 of 4: Piezo Motor Stages
    2/20/2015

    In the final installment of our four-part video series with PI from Photonics West 2015, Scott Jordan introduced us his company’s latest line of Piezo motor stages. He also explained the difference between a Piezo nanopositioner and a Piezo motor positioner, and the impact this difference can have on travel ranges and package size.

  9. From The Show Floor – Part 3 of 4: Actuators For Test And Assembly
    2/20/2015

    In part three of our four-part series with PI from Photonics West 2015, Scott Jordan showed us a new type of actuator for test and assembly process that call for very highly calibrated, careful, and very repeatable force increments.

  10. From The Show Floor – Part 2 of 4: Air Bearing Stages
    2/20/2015

    Just last year, PI acquired Nelson Air Bearing Products in order to expand on their portofilio of precision motion technologies. In part two of a four part video series taken from Photonics West 2015, Scott Jordan spoke with us about these air bearing stage offerings and the extremely smooth and long travel motions they provide.