PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

Mechanical Components and Assemblies

Circular Piezo Actuators suit highly dynamic processes.

Based on multilayer and ceramic encapsulation process, P-088 Circular PICMAÂ-® Piezo Actuators, Chips, and Tubular Stacks offer microsecond response time, sub nanometer resolution, and resonant frequency to 68 kHz. PICMAÂ-® ceramic technology is applied to PD0xx miniature annular PZT chips with outer diameters from 5–16 mm and inner diameters of 2.5–8 mm. Largest 16 mm unit delivers...

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Linear Actuator/Manipulator replaces motorized actuators.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuator/Manipulator replaces motorized actuators.

Based on Piezo Walk principle, N-380/N-381 NEXACTÂ-® ceramic linear motor actuators provide piezo-class resolution below 1 nm and millisecond responsiveness. Piezo Walk drive effects linear motion directly, eliminating backlash and wear. Self-locking when powered down, actuators accommodate virtually unlimited travel ranges due to stepping technology while retaining stiffness. Characteristics...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Piezo Ceramic Linear Actuators & High-Voltage Amplifiers Provide Higher Forces, Dynamics

Piezo specialist PI has introduced 4 new series of high-force, high dynamics piezoelectric stacked actuators and a new line of linear amplifiers. While most low and medium force actuator applications are covered by the company's patented PICMAÂ-® multilayer technology, the PICA(TM) stacked actuator technology enables applications where extremely high forces and dynamics are required or high...

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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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Company News

PI (Physik Instrumente) Continues Expansion in Asia-pacific Region

To satisfy the growing need for PI’s high precision and high performance motion control solutions in Asia, PI invests in a new R&D and Manufacturing center in Changzhou, to specifically focus on the local demands in the APAC region. The new factory offers solutions for high performance automation applications, ranging from standard single-axis linear modules to scalable multi-axis systems....

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Z-Tip-Tilt Nanopositioning Stage for Precision Alignment is Ultra-low Profile, Fast, Precise, and Maintenance-free with Air Bearings

Cleanroom-compatible, this high performance noncontact positioner is well-suited for wafer inspection, fiber positioning, optics positioning, flat screen inspection, maskless lithography, and µ-LED manufacturing. April 2021, Auburn, MA – PI’s air bearing motion product line is expanding. The new A-523 Z-Tip-Tilt low profile nano-positioning and alignment stage is based on a frictionless...

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Physik Instrumente (PI) Acquires P-·G-·W, Japanese Granite Base Machining Company

The new acquisition will provide granite plates with high flatness and system integration capabilities for PI’s nanopositioning solutions used by leaders in the semiconductor, life sciences, photonics, and industrial automation markets. March 2021, Karlsruhe, Germany – Physik Instrumente’s 100% acquisition of P·G·W Precision Granite W Co. Ltd was completed on February 25, 2021 and is a...

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Company News

Precision Motion and Automation Sub-Systems Virtual Demos for Photonics West 2021

PI is now showcasing its new innovative product solutions for photonics alignment, 3D printing, laser processing, industrial automation, in vitro diagnostics, and more for technology leaders and researchers across many industries. March 2021, Auburn, MA – With the escalator still and the exhibit hall at the world’s largest multidisciplinary photonics event empty this year, PI is displaying...

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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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Company News

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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