PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

XYZ-Piezo-Scanner provides 25 picometer resolution.
Communication Systems & Equipment

XYZ-Piezo-Scanner provides 25 picometer resolution.

Equipped with ultra low noise E-536 driver/controller, P-363 PicoCube® employs non-contact, direct-measuring, parallel-metrology capacitive sensors for position feedback. Piezeo drives allow for resonant frequency of 10 kHz, important for high-speed scanning applications. Housed in titanium case, scanner is vacuum compatible and suitable for AFM, SPM, nanomanipulation, bio-technology,...

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Linear Stage provides 100 mm travel and 4 nm resolution.
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Linear Stage provides 100 mm travel and 4 nm resolution.

Combining features of piezo-flexure and dc-servo/ballscrew drives, Model M-511.HD hybrid nanopositioning translation stage suits applications in nano-metrology, surface inspection, microscopy, laser technology, and interferometry. Integrated C-702 hybrid controller handles encoder count rates of 100 mil pulses/sec. With 100 kg load capacity, unit features active compensation of stick/slip during...

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Translation Stage measures just 9.0 x 6.5 x 2.4 mm.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Translation Stage measures just 9.0 x 6.5 x 2.4 mm.

With stroke of 3.2 mm and velocities of up to 80 mm/sec, Model P-652 piezoelectric, linear-motor driven, translation stage offers sub-micron resolution and holding force of 20 g. Backlash-free unit contains ultrasonic piezoelectric resonator and 2 lateral sliders pressed against it by spring that doubles as moving carriage. Operating voltage of driver electronics is 2.8-3.2 V, operating current...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Precision Stage provides 6-axis nanoalignment.

Featuring parallel-kinematics design, Model F-206.S provides backlash-free flexure joints, 0.033 Â-µm actuator resolution, programmable pivot point, and digital 6D Hexapod controller to minimize unwanted crosstalk motion. With only one common moving platform and no moving cable, unit minimizes programming efforts. It includes alignment software, LabView(TM) drivers, and DLLs. With optional...

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Precision Translation Stages come in 48 variations.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Precision Translation Stages come in 48 variations.

Combined with Mercury(TM) servo motor controller, M-403/M-414 Series Linear Translation Stages form motion control systems. Units provide travel ranges of 1-12 in. with load capacity to 110 lb. Integrated low-friction ball screws combine high duty cycles and velocities with minimum incremental motion of 0.1 Â-µm. All models are equipped with linear guiding rails and recirculating ball...

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Nano-Precision Z-Stage features hybrid design.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Nano-Precision Z-Stage features hybrid design.

Delivering 2 nm linear encoder resolution, M-714 precision Z-stage and C-702 Hybrid Controller employ piezoelectric and DC-motor drives. This fully-integrated hybrid Z-nanopositioning system offers active backlash compensation as well as active compensation of stick/slip during startup and settling, which also lends to velocity control. Product has Â-¼ in. vertical travel range and 22 lb...

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XY Piezoelectric Stages feature 1,000 µm travel range.
Communication Systems & Equipment

XY Piezoelectric Stages feature 1,000 µm travel range.

Closed-loop P-628.2CD incorporates 32-bit digital controller; friction-free, stiff flexure system; and multilayer piezo stack actuators. Also offered in single-axis version, vacuum-compatible product is equipped with non-contact capacitive-sensors and provides motion linearity to 0.02% with under 1 nm resolution. Precision flexure-guided scanning stages, suited for nanometrology/precision...

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Nanopositioning Controller has PCI-bus interface.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Nanopositioning Controller has PCI-bus interface.

Designed for closed-loop piezoelectric positioners/scanners, Model E-761 controls 3 logical axes with capacitive position feedback. PCI interface delivers high throughput and precise motion synchronization with frame grabbers and other peripheral devices. Features include 4 piezo drivers, coordinate transformation for active trajectory control, 32-bit DSP, and 24-bit D/A converters for sub-nm...

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Nanopositioning Actuators have precision flexure guides.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Nanopositioning Actuators have precision flexure guides.

Available in 3 versions that provide up to 480 Â-µm travel, PiezoMove® lever amplified Z-actuators feature internal frictionless flexure-guides. Stiff design, with resonant frequencies to 750 Hz, allows for millisecond settling times. Products are also available with integrated, absolute-measuring position sensors for closed-loop operation, with linearity to 99.8% and repeatability to...

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Piezo Controller accelerates Z-stack image acquisition.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Piezo Controller accelerates Z-stack image acquisition.

Designed to drive PIFOC® piezoelectric Z-stack nanofocusing drives, E-625 nanopositioning controller provides better than 1 nm resolution and achieves 10 msec response and settling times. Product, equipped with analog and 20-bit digital interfaces, also integrates low-noise piezo power amplifier, servo controller, and sensor electronics for absolute-measuring nanopositioning sensors. It...

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New System Configurator for Inverted Microscopes & XY Motorized Stages, What to Use When

Learn how to combine the best micrometer or nanometer class motorized stages, piezo stages, and sample holders while achieving requirements of high velocity and long term stability. April 2020, Auburn, MA – To answer the demand for an integrated inverted microscope positioning system that must match perfectly, PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader in precision motion control and nanopositioning...

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See Live Demos of PI's Photonics / Fiber Alignment Technology at OFC in San Diego

New exhibits showcase the key to parallelism and high productivity for industry, such as device packaging and testing, in the PI booth, starting March 10, 2020. March 2020, San Diego, CA – Key industry players in optical networking will be at gathering in San Diego to share their research, new ideas, and experience the best their field has to offer. PI engineers are on-hand to answer questions...

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Markus Spanner Named New CEO of Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG

After 42 years as managing director, Dr. Karl Spanner has handed over the management of the company to his son, Markus Spanner. February 2020, Karlsruhe, Germany – At Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. worldwide headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, a long-planned generational change has been implemented in its management. "Our technologies have enormous potential to make our customers'...

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PI Appoints Dave Rego its New President of North American Operations

Rego’s solid understanding of and relationship with US-based design and manufacturing teams complements his 19 years of growth and leadership in PI’s sales operations. Auburn, MA – PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., a worldwide leader and solution provider in motion control and precision automation systems, announces Dave Rego as the new President of PI’s North American Operations. Rego has...

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Precision Motion and Automation Sub-System Solutions to Showcase at SPIE Photonics West 2020

PI will highlight new gantries, air bearings, and precision motion control sub-systems for laser material processing, high resolution metrology/microscopy, and silicon photonics (SiP) alignment engines alongside novel piezoceramic drive solutions at Photonics West in San Francisco, starting February 4, 2020. San Francisco, CA – A few steps past the foot of the escalator into the exhibit hall...

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Ground-Breaking Modular Research Microscope, Showcasing in PI Booth at Neuroscience 2019

The new ambitious Flamingo Light Sheet Microscope Project relies on precision motion systems from PI and will be featured in the PI booth at Neuroscience in Chicago, starting October 19, 2019. October 2019, Chicago, IL – Scientists from around the world are gathering in Chicago to share their research, new ideas, and experience the best their field has to offer. PI engineers are on-hand to...

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PI (Physik Instrumente) Invests $11MM into Expanding its Piezo Transducer Production Capabilities

Ground has been broken for the new 81,000ft² production facility addition at PI’s Piezo Division location in Lederhose, Germany. Auburn, Mass. (PRWeb) July 18, 2019 -- Global precision motion and piezo technology solutions leader PI (Physik Instrumente) announced their investment to enlarge their current piezo motion facilities in Lederhose, Germany, increasing their current footprint by half...

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PI Ceramic Invests $11MM Into Expanding Its Piezo Transducer Production Capabilities

Ground has been broken for the new 81,000ft² production facility addition at PI Ceramic’s location at Lederhose, Germany. Auburn, MA – PI Ceramic (PIC), a subsidiary of global precision motion and piezo technology solutions leader PI (Physik Instrumente), announced their investment to enlarge their current facilities in Lederhose, Germany, increasing their current footprint by half again....

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PI's Precision Automation & Motion Systems Featured at 2019 Laser World of Photonics

Precision automation solutions for Fiber Array Alignment, Laser Machining, and Optical Inspection – provided by PI’s engineered systems group. June 2019, Auburn, MA – The world’s largest conference and trade show on laser technology and photonics is the backdrop for PI’s new high performance motion solutions for photonics, robotics, microscopy, and precision industrial automation...

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Miniature Piezo Components for Medical Device Manufacturing

PI’s new family of micro components are suitable for the most precise applications, including medical imaging, nanopositioning, fiber alignment, and optics / photonics. March 2019, Auburn, MA – In 1880, brothers and colleagues Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered that putting pressure on certain materials created electricity. Taken from the Greek word for “squeeze” (piezein),...

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