PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

Industry's First Piezo Physics App - Free
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Industry's First Piezo Physics App - Free

Auburn, MA, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. - a leading manufacturer of precision motion control systems - has updated its piezo physics app. PI is the first nano/micropositioning company to offer its own informative, (mostly) non-commercial app for portable devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. Available free from the Apple App Store and the Android Market, the new Piezo...

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Low-Profile Rotary Table has high-resolution design.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Low-Profile Rotary Table has high-resolution design.

Driven by piezo motors, higher-precision version of M-660 has 0.6 in. profile, direct measuring encoder, and direct drive and can accelerate to velocities of 720°/sec. Directly coupled precision optical encoder resolves positions down to 4 Â-µrad (0.00023°), providing phase-lag-free, backlash-free feedback to servo controller. Self-clamping ceramic drive promotes stability, with...

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Microscope Stages feature capacitive feedback.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Microscope Stages feature capacitive feedback.

Available in XY and XYZ models with 200 Â-µm travel/axis, PInano(TM) Superresolution Microscope Stages feature direct-measuring capacitive sensors, which offer long-term stability and minimal sensitivity to noise due to high-frequency measurement principle. Bottom mount slide allows full turret rotation while protecting objectives. Additional features include ceramic encapsulated piezo...

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Parallel Positioner comes in standard and vacuum versions.
Agricultural & Farming Products

Parallel Positioner comes in standard and vacuum versions.

Measuring 130 mm dia x 115 mm high, M-811 Miniature Hexapod can handle loads to 11 lb and position them in all 6° of freedom with 0.04 Â-µm actuator resolution and ±0.5 µm repeatability. Unit features XYZ travels of 35/35/13 mm and velocities to 10 mm/sec. Positioner comes bundled with software and digital controller with high-speed Ethernet connectivity. Unlike rotation...

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Fast Piezo Focusing Systems enhance microscopy applications.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Fast Piezo Focusing Systems enhance microscopy applications.

Designed to enhance fast focusing and lens positioning as well as deconvolution/3D imaging, PIFOC® piezo objective scanner system packages consist of closed-loop piezomechanic objective positioners and digital servo controller/driver units. Features include choice of 100, 250, 400 Â-µm travel ranges; sub-nm resolution; and choice of piezoresistive or capacitive position feedback...

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Linear Actuator features ultrasonic motor technology.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuator features ultrasonic motor technology.

Based on maintenance-free PILine® ultrasonic ceramic motor, closed-loop Model M-272 combines motor, actuator, linear encoder, guiding system, and brake functionality for automation applications. Unit provides travel range of 50 mm, 5 Â-µm resolution, and velocities up to 200 mm/sec. Motor is self-locking at rest with zero heat generation, eliminating need for additional motor brake....

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Faster Laser/Piezo Autofocus System Offers Throughput with Flexibility
Communication Systems & Equipment

Faster Laser/Piezo Autofocus System Offers Throughput with Flexibility

Partnership between specialists in automation can yield important benefits to research and OEM users. With each player bringing specific expertise, teamwork often surpasses what a single organization can achieve. A case in point: the engineers at Motion X and PI have developed a novel, laser-based system that combines Motion X's high-bandwidth autofocus sensor with PI's high-speed piezo driven...

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Miniature 6-Axis Robot at MD&M Show
Communication Systems & Equipment

Miniature 6-Axis Robot at MD&M Show

Anaheim, CA - nanopositioning specialist PI exhibits its latest 6-axis robotics positioning system at the MD&M West show, the world's largest medical design & manufacturing event. The miniature hexapod system provides more than 10 lbs of force and motion in all six degrees of freedom. It can be used for manufacturing and placing of parts requiring very high precision, for microscopy applications...

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Linear Piezo Motors provide push-pull forces to 130 lb.
Controls & Controllers

Linear Piezo Motors provide push-pull forces to 130 lb.

Offering travel ranges to 20 mm and holding forces to 177 lb, N-216 NEXLINE® Nanopositioning Actuators are based on coordinated motion of preloaded linear and shear piezo elements acting on ceramic runner. Closed loop versions are equipped with linear encoder for direct position measurement of moving runner. Encoder features 5 nm resolution over full travel range. In open-loop operation,...

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