Physik Instrumente GmbH (PI)

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. more

Jan 8, 2018 9:43 AM micro manufacturing

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. more

Dec 19, 2017 3:35 PM machining

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. more

Nov 16, 2017 4:56 PM micro manufacturing

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. more

Nov 6, 2017 3:45 PM micro manufacturing

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. more

Sep 27, 2017 5:04 PM electronics

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

Aug 8, 2017 10:37 AM machining

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. more

Aug 1, 2017 11:34 AM micro manufacturing

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. more

Jul 21, 2017 11:14 AM electronics

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. more

May 18, 2017 12:54 PM micro manufacturing

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. more

May 12, 2017 11:19 AM micro manufacturing

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. more

May 9, 2017 9:29 AM micro manufacturing

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). more

Aug 16, 2016 4:41 PM electronics

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

Jun 6, 2016 2:16 PM micro manufacturing

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. more

Jan 7, 2016 4:08 PM lasers

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

Jul 29, 2015 5:12 PM lasers

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

Nov 14, 2014 12:29 PM

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. more

Sep 24, 2014 4:19 PM articles

Today many new and further developments would not be possible in the absence of computer-aided simulation processes. more

Aug 12, 2014 4:56 PM articles

PI has now introduced vacuum-compatible versions of the LPS-24 series. more

Jul 9, 2014 4:32 PM machining

PI Ceramic expands the standard dimensions of round multilayer piezo actuators. They are now available in the lengths 8.5 mm, 16 mm or 36 mm and provide travel ranges of 5.5 µm to 25 µm. more

Apr 7, 2014 3:40 PM