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The characteristics of these types of hybrid drives present a practical solution when a position needs to be detected with high precision and moved repeatedly over long travel ranges Read more

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Online voting is open to the public at picawards.net/vote until March 23 to decide who will be the winners in each of the various categories. Read more

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The resolution of earthbound telescopes can be improved by large primary mirrors, which can only be realised as segmented mirrors. Read more

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The new catalogue for piezo positioning from PI (Physik Instrumente) is 240 pages strong. The catalogue shows all available standard products that use piezo actuators as their drive principle. Read more

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Positioning systems that meet the high demands on precision and dynamics are required for a large number of applications in automation technology; at the same time, purchase costs often play a decisive role. Read more

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In order to achieve high throughput today, industrial measuring technology and microscopy, optical inspection tasks, and laser processing need positioning systems that are as fast as possible and offer high travel accuracy and stability. Read more

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Parallel-kinematic hexapods offer six degrees of freedom when positioning in a compact space and work with considerably more precision than is possible with serial, stacked systems. Read more

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PI Ceramic manufactures piezoelectric tubes in miniature format. The tubes are suitable for the finest actuator applications and are used for example, in medicine technology. Read more

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With effect from July 1, Dr Cliff Jolliffe takes over the responsibility of developing PI’s business in industrial automation. Read more

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PI (Physik Instrumente) signed a contract with the European Southern Observatory, ESO for supplying the actuators for the world's largest telescope, which is being built in Chile. Read more

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In the semiconductor industry or photonics applications, components often need to be precisely positioned for each single processing step and then held in a stable position reliably. Read more

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If large optics, detectors or camera set-ups in industrial applications need to be positioned with nanometer precision, drive solutions are necessary that not only work with the required precision, but can also withstand the high continuous load. Read more

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Physik Instrumente (PI) is celebrating being shortlisted in the Manufacturer of the Year and Contribution to Skills and Training categories at the 2017 Motion Control Industry Awards. Read more

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PI (Physik Instrumente) offers a new range of Z, rotation, and linear stages for applications in industry and research that demand high cycle numbers and high precision. Read more

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In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF), PI is developing a new actuator concept for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). Read more

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The drive principle enables repeatability in the range of a few nanometers, high guiding accuracy, and high force in a single compact unit. Read more

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PICMA Chip miniature multilayer piezo actuators with up to 16 mm diameter for dynamic applications in the fields of laser tuning, micro dispensing and life science. Read more

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For the first time in Europe, PI (Physik Instrumente) presented positioning systems with air bearing technology at the LASER World of Photonics conference. Read more

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PIC700 material is a lead-free ceramic material now successfully employed by PI Ceramic in first industrial applications. Read more

Actuators based on the piezo effect move heavy loads with resolutions in the sub- nanometer range and response times below one millisecond, enabling dynamic operation at high scanning frequencies. Read more

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