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PI offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of precision motion technologies. Watch the videos below to get an impression of what PI can do to help you solve critical motion and positioning problems.



Precision Motion Technologies Overview



Ultrasonic Piezo Transducers, Pumps, Medical Equipment - Technology & Applications

Precision Motion Products for Microscopy & Imaging

Hexapod 6-Axis Parallel Positioning and Alignment System
Ultrasonic Piezo Transducers, Pumps, Medical Equipment - Technology & Applications

Precision Motion Products for Microscopy & Imaging

Hexapod 6-Axis Parallel Positioning and Alignment Systems


Automated Fiber & Photonics Alignment Engines / Solutions

Positioning Solutions with Direct Drive Servo Motors

Piezo Motion: Piezo Flexure Actuators and Piezo Motors for Precision Automation
Automated Fiber & Photonics Alignment Engines / Solutions

Positioning Solutions with Direct Drive Servo Motors

Piezo Motion: Piezo Flexure Actuators and Piezo Motors for Precision Automation


Piezo Motors for Automation and Precision Motion Control - Design Overview

PI Booth at 2015 Laser World of Photonics

PI Booth at 2015 Laser World of Photonics
Piezo Motors for Automation and Precision Motion Control - Design Overview

New PI Motion Technologies Explained at Photonics West 2016

PI Booth at 2015 Laser World of Photonics


Precision Motion Insights at PI USA


Precision Motion Insights at PI USA







Air Bearing Positioners


PI's Air Bearing Design & Manufacturing Operation Air Bearings Showcased at Photonics West 2016 How Air Bearings Work: Example of 3-Motor Planar Stage
PI's Air Bearing Design & Manufacturing Operation

Air Bearings Showcased at Photonics West 2016

How Air Bearings Work: Example of 3-Motor Planar Stage

Compact XY Planar Stages Rotary Stages Spherical Stages
Compact XY Planar Stages

Rotary Stages

Spherical Stages
Motorized Compact Rotary Stages Voice Coil + Air Bearing = Highly Precise Dynamic Motion
Motorized Compact Rotary Stages

Voice Coil + Air Bearing = Highly Precise Dynamic Motion


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Product Examples: Air Bearing Positioners
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Magnetic Linear Motors & Voice Coil Drive Technology



Positioning Solutions with Direct Drives
How Voice Coils Work Fast Voice Coil Actuator with DIO Interface
Positioning Solutions with Direct Drives

How Voice Coils Work

Fast Voice Coil Actuator with DIO Interface


Three Phase Linear Motor Working Principle
Magnetic Voice Coil Linear Motor and Vertical Actuator Compact XY Linear Motor Stage with Air Bearings
Three Phase Linear Motor Working Principle

Magnetic Voice Coil Linear Motor and Vertical Actuator

Compact XY Linear Motor Stage with Air Bearings


XYZ Stage Linear Motor Stage Based on Magnetic Levitation
High Speed & Dynamics Voice Coil Linear Motor Hexapod
XYZ Stage Linear Motor Stage Based on Magnetic Levitation

High Speed & Dynamics Voice Coil Linear Motor Hexapod





Photonics Alignment, Automation, Fiber Alignment, Silicon Photonics



High-Speed 12-Axis Automated Silicon Photonics Alignment System FMPA
Photonics Array Alignment Demo at Photonics West 2017 Solutions for Photonics Alignment
High-Speed 12-Axis Automated SiP Alignment System

Photonics Array Alignment Demo at Photonics West 2017

Solutions for Photonics Alignment

Silicon Photonics: Automated Assembly Station Fast Multi Channel Photonic Alignment
Six-Axis Automated Fiber Aligner
Silicon Photonics: Automated Assembly Station

Fast Multi Channel Photonic Alignment Six-Axis Automated Fiber Aligner

CyberAligner XYZ Alignment Engine
FMPA: Fast Optical Alignment for SiP Production

Hexapod Six-Axis Systems for Micro Manufacturing / Fiber Alignment Operation
CyberAligner XYZ Alignment Engine

FMPA: Fast Optical Alignment for SiP Production

Hexapod Six-Axis Systems for Micro Manufacturing / Fiber Alignment Operation
Watch PI's SiP Wafer Probing Demo at 2016 Photonics West Video
Automated Alignment with Robot
PI's SiP Wafer Probing Demo at 2016 Photonics West Automated Alignment with Robot

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Piezo Stages & NanoFocus Devices in Microscopy



Positioning Solutions for Microscopy and Imaging
Piezo Stage Operating Principle in Scanning Microscopy XY Scanning Stage and PIFOC Z-Focus Animation in Microscopy Application
Positioning Solutions for Microscopy and Imaging

Piezo Stage Operating Principle in Scanning Microscopy

XY Scanning Stage and PIFOC Z-Focus Animation in Microscopy Application


Animation: Z-Stack Image Acquisition with Fast Piezo-Positioner for Super Resolution Microscopy
Image Stabilization Principle Low Profile, High Stability Motorized Microscope Stage with PInano Fast Scanning Nanopositioning Stage
Animation: Z-Stack Image Acquisition with Fast Piezo-Positioner for Super Resolution Microscopy

Image Stabilization Principle

Low Profile, High Stability Motorized Microscope Stage with PInano Fast Scanning Nanopositioning Stage


Nanopositioning Applications for Microscopy, Neuroscience, and Metrology
Long Travel Nano Focus Piezo Motor
Nanopositioning Applications for Microscopy, Neuroscience, and Metrology

Long Travel Nano Focus Piezo Motor




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Product Examples: Microscope Stages

Hexapod 6-Axis Positioning Platforms and Motion Simulators



PI Makes Hexapod Operation Easy: Mechanics, Controller, Software

Why Use a Hexapod?
Different Types of Hexapods
PI Makes Hexapod Operation Easy: Mechanics, Controller, Software

Why Use a Hexapod?

Different Types of Hexapods


High Speed & Dynamics Hexapod
High Load Hexapod Stewart Platform Swivel Test Stand Mini Hexapod Riding on Big Hexapod Platform
High Speed & Dynamics Hexapod

High Load Hexapod Stewart Platform Swivel Test Stand

Mini Hexapod Riding on Big Hexapod Platform


iPad Controlling a Hexapod
Hexapod Showing Continous Multi-Axis Motion >Vacuum Compatible 6-Axis Robotic Parallel Positioning System (SpaceFAB)
iPad Controlling a Hexapod

Hexapod Showing Continous Multi-Axis Motion

Vacuum Compatible 6-Axis Robotic Parallel Positioning System (SpaceFAB)


Spherical Scan System
Novel Labeling Machine Prototype Fiber Alignment Hexapod Operating Principle
Novel Labeling Machine Prototype

Spherical Scan System

Fiber Alignment Hexapod Operating Principle


6-Axis Simulation with Piezo Linear Motor
User Defined Pivot Point Simulation Different Ways to Produce Multi-Axis Motion
6-Axis Simulation with Piezo Linear Motor

User Defined Pivot Point Simulation

Different Ways to Produce Multi-Axis Motion

H-811 Miniature Hexapod in Motion
H-811 Miniature Hexapod in Motion




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Product Examples: Hexapod 6-Axis Positioning Systems

Beamline Instrumentation



56-Axis, 20 Ton Nanopositioning System for X-Ray Microscopy, Tomography, Laminography
High Load Hexapod & Mini Hexapod: Vacuum Compatible for X-Ray Spectrometry, Beamline Instrumentation
56-Axis, 20 Ton Nanopositioning System for X-Ray Microscopy, Tomography, Laminography

High Load Hexapod & Mini Hexapod: Vacuum Compatible for X-Ray Spectrometry, Beamline Instrumentation




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Magnetic Levitation / Hybrid Piezo+Screw Drives



How Magnetic Levitation Works: Example of Multi-Axis Linear Stage
Ultra-Smooth Hybrid Technology
How Magnetic Levitation Works: Example of Multi-Axis Linear Stage

Ultra-Smooth Hybrid Technology




Product Examples: Magnetic Levitation Stages
Product Examples: Hybrid Precision Stages

Imaging / Image Stabilization / Beam Steering



Piezo Drive for Laser Eye Surgery
Image Stabilization Principle High Dynamics Hexapods can be used for Test and Characterization of Image Shake. PI makes CIPA certified hexapods.
Piezo Drive for Laser Eye Surgery

Image Stabilization Principle

High Dynamics Hexapods can be used for Test and Characterization of Image Shake. PI makes CIPA certified hexapods.


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Product Examples: Imaging / Image Stabliziation / Beam Steering

Different Types of Piezo Motors



Why Use Piezo Motors?
Short Overview of Different Piezo Motor Designs Stick-Slip Working Principle
Why Use Piezo Motors?

Short Overview of Different Piezo Motor Designs

Stick-Slip Working Principle

Ultrasonic Motor Operating Principle PiezoWalk Linear Motor Precision Translation Stage PiezoMike N-470 / N-472 Actuators
Ultrasonic Motor Operating Principle

PiezoWalk Linear Motor Precision Translation Stage

Opto-Mechanical Mini Actuator


Mini-Rod Stick-Slip Motor
Self-Clamping, High Force Piezo Motor Ultrasonic Piezo Motor Powers Leica Theodolite
Mini-Rod Stick-Slip Motor

Self-Clamping, High Force Piezo Motor

Ultrasonic Piezo Motor Powers Leica Theodolite


 Ultrasonic Linear/Rotary Stage Principle
Piezomotors in Medical Therapy Ultrasonic Linear Shaft Motor
Ultrasonic Linear/Rotary Stage Principle

Piezomotors in Medical Therapy

Ultrasonic Linear Shaft Motor


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Product Examples: Piezo Motors & Linear Motors

Piezo Technology / Different Types of Piezo Actuators



Piezo Motion: The Piezo Effect and Different Types of Piezo Actuators
Piezo Multilayer Stack Actuator in Motion Mechanical Motion Amplification
Piezo Motion: The Piezo Effect and Different Types of Piezo Actuators

Piezo Multilayer Stack Actuator in Motion

Mechanical Motion Amplification


Piezo Bender Actuator
Piezo Electric Shear Actuator Principle of a Flexure Motion Amplifier and Guiding System
Piezo Bender Actuator

Piezo Electric Shear Actuator

Principle of a Flexure Motion Amplifier and Guiding System


Piezo Flexure Actuators Motion
Quick Tour of the PI Ceramic Factory
Piezo Flexure Actuators Motion

Quick Tour of the PI Ceramic Factory




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Product Examples: Piezo Actuators

Piezo Nanopositioning Stages



A faster XYZ-Piezo Scanner: Lower Mass & Inertia = Higher Performance
Nanopositioning Based on Piezo Technology Why Use Hybrid Piezo Stages?
A faster XYZ-Piezo Scanner: Lower Mass & Inertia = Higher Performance

Nanopositioning Based on Piezo Technology

Why Use Hybrid Piezo Stages?


Parallel Kinematic Piezo Stage
Direct Parallel Metrology provides better Multi-Axis Precision. All motion is measured against one common reference. Compact XYZ Piezo Nanopositioning Stage
Parallel Kinematic Piezo Stage

Direct Parallel Metrology provides better Multi-Axis Precision. All motion is measured against one common reference.

Compact XYZ Piezo Nanopositioning Stage


Long Travel Piezo Z-Focus Stage
Fast Piezo Flexure Stage in Image Stabilization Application Miniature Stick-Slip Piezo Motor Linear Stage
Long Travel Piezo Z-Focus Stage

Fast Piezo Flexure Stage in Image Stabilization Application

Miniature Stick-Slip Piezo Motor Linear Stage


Multi-Axis Piezo Stage and Objective Z-Scanner for Super Resolution Microscopy
PiezoWalk Linear Motors Piezo Laser Bearm Scanner for Ophthalmology Application
Multi-Axis Piezo Stage and Objective Z-Scanner for Super Resolution Microscopy

PiezoWalk Linear Motors

Piezo Laser Bearm Scanner for Ophthalmology Application


Parallel-Kinematics 6-Axis Piezo Stage Stress Analysis
Parallel-Kinematics 6-Axis Piezo Stage Stress Analysis






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Product Examples: Piezo Nanopositioning Stages

Medical Engineering Applications



Laser Eye Surgery
Non-Magnetic Motors for Medical Therapy
Several Piezo Based Solutions for Medical Engineering
Laser Eye Surgery

Non-Magnetic Motors for Medical Therapy

Several Piezo Based Solutions for Medical Engineering


Nano Precision Dispensing
Piezo, Fast Pipetting Drive Piezo Pump
Nano Precision Dispensing

Piezo, Fast Pipetting Drive

Piezo Pump

Piezo Nebulizer
Piezo Nebulizer






Product Examples: Medical Engineering Applications



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