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How To Improve Active Photonics Alignment Performance
Explore how FMPA technology is revolutionizing the photonics industry by streamlining the alignment process, reducing time and cost, and meeting the growing demands for high-volume, mass production.  Continue Reading..
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DNA Nanoswitch Calipers Benefit From Piezo Nanopositioning Stages
Explore how precision piezo stages enable unprecedented measurements in biomolecular research for DNA nanoswitch calipers, advancing nanotechnology's frontier.  Continue Reading..
Nanopositioning Systems And Advanced Motion Control For DNA Sequencing
Learn how advancements in advanced motion control have revolutionized DNA sequencing, significantly enhancing the speed, precision, and affordability of genome analysis methods like sequencing-by-synthesis.  Continue Reading..
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High-Speed Actuators For Micro- And Nano-Dispensing
Maximizing production efficiency and quality in micro- and nano-dispensing hinges on high-speed actuators. Explore piezo-driven mechanisms' prowess for precise, rapid dispensing of viscous substances.  Continue Reading..
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Semiconductor Wafer Inspection And Metrology With Multi-Axis Air Bearing Stage
Discover how PI’s precision motion control solutions address the evolving challenges of semiconductor manufacturing, ensuring nanometer-level defect detection, high throughput, and reduced costs.  Continue Reading..
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Non-Contact Metrology With 6-Axis Hexapods
Discover how a novel non-contact metrology method, TWI, leverages a 6-axis motion system, revolutionizing aspheric optics qualification for speed and precision.  Continue Reading..
Speed Up Industrial Camera Manufacturing With Active Alignment
Learn about the process of active optical alignment with a close look at an evolving sensor positioning system that can help increase production volumes and maintain product consistency.  Continue Reading..


The H-811.I2 6-Axis Miniature Hexapod is a fast, compact, and highly precise positioning system, ideal for industrial and research applications such as micromanufacturing and medical technology.

The F-143 is a unique photonics alignment system consisting of a multi-axis, frictionless air bearing stage and an ACS / EtherCat-based high-performance motion controller with embedded first light search and alignment algorithms. 

The direct-drive rotation stages of the V-62x series are designed for precision, high stiffness, a long lifetime, and ease of use, and can be mounted in any orientation.

The F-716 is a high-precision, high performance air bearing motion system with six degrees of freedom ideal for Fast Multi- Channel Photonics Alignment (FMPA) involving fiber arrays, silicon photonics circuits, and wafer level short range metrology applications.

Hexapods, 6-axis positioning stages, are based on parallel kinematics, and often referred to as Stewart Platforms. A hexapod positioning system is based on a 6-axis actuator system arranged in parallel between a top and bottom platform.

The stages in the PIglide are equipped with a servo drive linear motor with preloaded air bearings and integrated linear encoder. The combination of these noncontact components results in a frictionless motion platform that offers the highest performance, quality, and lifetime.

The V-62x stages offer superior performance regarding travel accuracy, flatness, and wobble. The direct-drive rotation stages of the V-62x series are designed for precision, high stiffness, a long lifetime, and ease of use.

Precision-class XY stages are suitable for applications that require fast precision positioning. When switched off, the drive holds the stage stable, reducing energy consumption and heat generation.