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Physik Instrumente GmbH (PI)

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 machining

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 machining

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

The parallel-kinematic positioning system for six axes is highly convincing: The H-820 Hexapod from PI (Physik Instrumente) reaches all specifications after the endurance test. more

Mar 11, 2014 11:19 AM machining

The new N-470 linear actuator from PI (Physik Instrumente) simplifies the automated adjustment of mechanical and optomechanical components. more

Feb 20, 2014 4:33 PM machining

The V-900KPIC PIMag linear actuator is a compact and cost-effective drive for dosing, testing and focusing applications. more

Oct 24, 2013 1:46 PM

With the P-763 piezo scanner, PI (Physik Instrumente) comple-ments its product line of precision piezo-driven XY stages with clear aperture. more

Jul 11, 2013 11:48 AM

Cost-effective with 2 µm step size. PI (Physik Instrumente) completes its product line of high-velocity M-663 micro positioning stages. more

Jul 1, 2013 5:03 PM