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PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

16 Albert St., Auburn, MA, 01501, USA

  • 508-832-3456

Latest New Product News from
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

H-811.i2 Hexapod comes with load capacity of 11 lbs.

June 21, 2017

Equipped with low friction ballscrews brushless motors and controller, H-811.i2 Hexapod is available from 50 mm to 1 m base sizes. Offering travel ranges up to 34mm linear and 42° rotary, unit comes with 5 nanometers of strut resolution. Providing velocity of 20 mm/sec, product is suitable for optics, automotive and photonics applications.

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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

N-331 Piezo Linear Motor Drive features incremental encoder.

May 26, 2017

Suitable for optics, microscopy, automation technology, imaging technology and medical engineering applications, N-331 Piezo Linear Motor Drives are available with three standard travel ranges from 25 to 100 mm in open and closed-loop configurations. Capable of positioning loads up to 5 kg with nanometer precision, units are equipped with 8 PICMA® piezo actuators arranged in V-shape that... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

LMS-180 Linear Stage features linear encoder with sine/cosine output.

May 22, 2017

Available with travel ranges from 6 to 20 in., LMS-180 Linear Stage offers smooth motion with 15 nm resolution and repeatability down to 0.05 microns. Unit delivers 500 mm/sec maximum velocity when driven with SMC Hydra closed-loop motion controller. Equipped with ironless electromagnetic linear motor, unit’s recirculating ball bearings provide 250N load capacity. Product also comes with... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

A-62x PIglide Series Air Bearings eliminate breakaway stiction.

May 1, 2017

Suitable for inspection, metrology, calibration, and scanning applications, A-62x PIglide RM Rotary Air Bearing Stages are equipped with slotless torque motors and optical encoders. Delivering velocity of up to 2500 rpm with up to ±50nm motion errors and axial runout to ±50nm, units provide point-to-point indexing or constant velocity scanning. Offering tilt error of 0.3arc-sec, positioners... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

L-239 Linear Actuator is equipped with precision ground ball screws.

April 17, 2017

Featuring non-rotating tip and non-contact limit switches, L-239 Linear Actuator has 52 mm positioning range, 300 N of pushing force and 50mm/sec maximum velocity. Used in automation applications, unit’s non-rotating tip prevents wobble, torque and wear at the point of contact. 10-9 hPa versions are also available for vacuum applications.

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Controls & Controllers

A-81x Motion Controllers come with ultra-low noise PWM drives.

April 8, 2017

Designed with closed loop servo control, motor drives and power supplies, A-81x Motion Controllers are equipped with sine/cosine output incremental encoders and BiSS-C protocol supported absolute encoders. Capable of controlling 1, 2 or 4-axis air bearing positioning stages, product uses air bearings for vibration-free motion. Units are housed in 19 in. rack mount design.

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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

E-872 Motor Driver can be controlled with TTL signals.

March 10, 2017

Suitable for opto-mechanical alignment, bio-medical instrumentation, photonics alignment automation, microscopy and micro-manipulation, E-872 Motor Driver delivers fast frequency response with 20kHz full step frequency. Offering smooth motion with nanometer resolution, unit is available with 256 micro steps version.

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Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

E-754 Nano Positioning Controller features 20-bit analog command interface.

February 27, 2017

Used in nanopositioning, nano-automation, photonics, bio-nano-technology, microscopy and micro-manipulation applications, E-754 Nano Positioning Controller features USB, Ethernet, SPI and RS-232 interfaces. Unit provides ultra-fast servo with 50 kHz update rate and 22-bit resolution. Embedded with auto-calibration chip for quick start-up and interchangeability, controller comes with software... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

L-402 Linear Positioning Stage comes with crossed roller bearings.

February 13, 2017

Used in micromanipulation, test systems, and opto-mechanical alignment automation applications, L-402 Linear Positioning Stage is equipped with direct drive stepper motor or a DC-servo/ gearhead and rotary encoder. Designed with 0.12µm resolution and 0.5µm repeatability, unit offers velocity to 5 mm/sec and has half inch travelling range. L-402 features 22.5 mm wide XY and XYZ stack... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Linear Positioning Stages and Motion Controllers come with linear encoders.

January 19, 2017

Suitable in optics inspection, metrology and interferometry, Linear Positioning Stages and Motion Controllers feature ironless 3-phase motors. Having 4 to 9 in. travel range, V-551 features encoder with 2 nm resolution. Available in 5 to 20 mm travel range, V-552 is equipped with V-52x series voice coil drive. Equipped with automatic detection of motor phase, C-891 motion controller can run on... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

6-Axis Motion Hexapods provide sub-micron precision.

December 23, 2016

With bases ranging from 100mm to 1m, 6-axis parallel positioning hexapods provide precision and versatility for loads from 2 kg to 1,000+ kg. Ranging rotation to 60 degrees with sub-micron precision, H-850KML combines up to 100mm linear travel and offers 400kg self-locking capability. H-850KML is ideal for many automation and test applications. Providing linear travel range to 45mm and... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Multi-Axis Positioning Family comes with high-resolution encoders.

December 10, 2016

Supported with extensive software packages, Multi-Axis Positioning Family of Linear, Vertical and Rotary stages are used in high duty cycle applications, industry and research fields. Product comes with choice of stepper and servo motors. Linear stage can travel up to 155mm and has motion increments from 0.6microns down to 20nm. Vertical stage travels up to 1 in. with incremental motion to... Read More

Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

PIHera Piezo Positioners offer vibrationless motion.

December 2, 2016

Suitable for OEM production automation, metrology systems, scientific research and lab automation applications, PIHera Piezo Positioners P-620.1 to P-629.1 deliver unlimited resolution and vibrationless motion. Equipped with absolute-measuring direct-metrology capacitance sensors, units provide -20 to 80°C temperature tolerance. Offering 0.02% positioning accuracy, positioners feature PICMA®... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Digital 4-Channel Piezo Controller suits multi-axis applications.

October 24, 2016

Along with digital linearization based on 4th order polynomials, E-727 provides choice of digital high-speed interfaces, such as SPI, Ethernet, USB, and traditional RS-232, as well as 3 high-resolution analog inputs. Low-noise, 20-bit DAC and ADC provide high resolution and stability. In addition to 4 integrated piezo PAs with -30 to +130 V output range, circuitry for capacitive feedback... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products, Optics & Photonics

Precision Piezo Nanopositioner serves high-speed applications.

October 6, 2016

Operated with E-727 digital servo piezo controller, P-616 NanoCube® XYZ piezo scanner is based on parallel-kinematic design with one lightweight moving platform for all 3 axes. Capacitive sensors for sub-nanameter positioning precision, ceramic-insulated actuators for extended life, and flexures for friction-free motion are standard. With 100 µm travel range, this 3-Axis Piezo Motion... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

Piezo Stage meets requirements for SR microscopy applications.

September 20, 2016

PInano® II high-resolution XY/XYZ multi-axis positioning systems include piezo scanner, software, and digital controller. In addition to piezoresistive and capacitive sensor versions, high-speed version is available. General features include millisecond step/settle, 0.8 in. profile, and 200 µm travel ranges. Digital servo piezo controller supports wave generator, data recorder, auto... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

SiP Test, Production Alignment System combines speed, precision.

September 8, 2016

Combining advantages of piezoelectric on servo-motorized drives, FMPA Fast Multichannel Photonics Alignment Engine addresses need for fast, parallel, nanoscale-accurate, multi-degree-of-freedom global optical alignment optimization required in key SiP production steps from planar test to packaging. System is based on digital motion controller with embedded advanced alignment and tracking... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Value Added Piezo Element Assembly accelerates OEM integration.

September 6, 2016

Value added piezo components are provided by adhering flexible printed circuits, which provide necessary electrical contact, securely and easily, without soldering to facilitate application integration. OEM customization of piezo elements, including encapsulating or mounting to existing component, is available. Made from ferroelectric soft or hard piezo materials, custom-designed components... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission

Micro-Translation Stage offers 25 mm travel range.

August 22, 2016

Featuring 60 x 86 mm footprint, M-122 Closed-Loop Motorized Positioning Stage can handle payloads to 11 lb with velocity to 20 mm/sec. Optical linear encoder provides 100 nm resolution. Extended service life and optimized guiding accuracy with minimal backlash are guaranteed by preloaded ball-screw drive and precision crossed roller bearings with anti-creep cage assist. Product is suited for... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Mounting & Attaching Products

X-Axis Positioning Stage delivers subnanometer step precision.

August 8, 2016

With frictionless, flexure-guided design and travel ranges to 80 µm, P-630 nanopositioning stage, featuring clear 30 mm dia aperture and 0.1 nm resolution, is designed for accuracy and extended life. Internal capacitive sensor allows precise, stable motion, while stiff flexure design, with natural frequency of >3 kHz, promotes responsiveness and accuracy. Vacuum version is... Read More

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