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Performance and Applications of Inertia Based Positioning Drives: Q-Motion Piezo Flexure Actuators, Nanopositioners, and Other Piezo Mechanisms for Precision Motion Control Applications Precision Robotics and Automation: Hexapods Advance Production Processes
Performance and Applications of Inertia Based Positioning Drives: Q-Motion Piezo Flexure Actuators, Nanopositioners, and Other Piezo Mechanisms for Precision Motion Control Applications Precision Robotics and Automation: Hexapods Advance Production Processes
Straightness and Flatness of Air Bearings Hexapods and Parallel Kinematics Positioning Systems FAQs Performance of Direct-Drive Linear Motor Stages in Precision Positioning Applications
Straightness and Flatness of Air Bearings Hexapods and Parallel Kinematics Positioning Systems FAQs Performance of Direct-Drive Linear Motor Stages in Precision Positioning Applications
Fast Optical Alignment for SiP Production Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy, Nanoscopy, and Nanopositioning Motion Control  Image Stabilization and Multi-Axis Patterned Motion Simulation
Fast Optical Alignment for SiP Production Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy, Nanoscopy, and Nanopositioning Motion Control Image Stabilization and Multi-Axis Patterned Motion Simulation

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 Multi Axis Motion

Adaptive Optics – the Next Generation. 11,000 Actuators to Aid Search for Exoplanets with the E-ELT

Precision Robotics and Automation: Hexapods Advance Production Processes

6-Axis Parallel Kinematics for UHV Alignment and Active Vibration Cancellation for Semiconductor Applications

Nanopositioning

Advances in Piezo Nanopositioning Controllers – Digital vs. Analog

Surface Slope Metrology: High Precision Tilt Stage Achieves 30nrad Absolute Accuracy

Sinusoidal Scanning Motion Performance: Air Bearings vs. Mechanical Bearings

Biomedical

Piezo Transducers, Actuators, and Motor Drive Solutions for Medical Engineering

Imaging: Miniature Drives for Focus and Zoom Control for Endoscopy

Automation and Microscopy: Faster Test & Measurement, Surface Metrology – Piezo Speed is Enabler for 100% Testing

Microscopy

Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy, Nanoscopy, and Nanopositioning Motion Control

Automation and Microscopy: Faster Test & Measurement, Surface Metrology – Piezo Speed is Enabler for 100% Testing

Fast Piezo Scanning Stages for Pixel Sub-Stepping, Image Resolution Enhancement, Super-Resolution Imaging and Vibration and Shake Suppression

Piezo Mechanics

Piezo Transducers, Actuators, and Motor Drive Solutions for Medical Engineering

Advances in Piezo Nanopositioning Controllers – Digital vs. Analog

Accelerated EDM Microstructuring Aided by Electroceramic Transducers

Photonics

Fast Optical Alignment for SiP Production

Stacks of Single Axis Stages vs. Hexapods

Silicon Photonics Test and Alignment

Aerospace

Adaptive Optics – the Next Generation. 11,000 Actuators to Aid Search for Exoplanets with the E-ELT

Adaptive Optics – the Next Generation. 11,000 Actuators to Aid Search for Exoplanets with the E-ELT

Self-Locking Actuator for Hexapod Applications Combines High Push-Pull Force with Picometer Resolution for Active Optical Alignment in Astronomy

Beamline

Surface Slope Metrology: High Precision Tilt Stage Achieves 30nrad Absolute Accuracy

Surface Slope Metrology: High Precision Tilt Stage Achieves 30nrad Absolute Accuracy

Piezo-Mechanisms in X-Ray Spectroscopy: Energy Selection in a Beam Line

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About PI

PI (Physik Instrumente) is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo motors, air bearing stages and hexapod parallel-kinematics for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eleven subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 950+.

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