PI - Broadest & Deepest Portfolio in Precision Motion Technologies:

Micro to Nano - with Engineers who Match Your Application Needs to the most Appropriate Drive Technology

Solutions to Improve Productivity, Quality, and Precision

Piezoelectric transducers are at the heart of many a medical apparatus that treat respiratory diseases associated with COVID-19.

Sub-systems for motion and positioning of imaging optics and flow cells are used in the Sequencing-by-Synthesis method to identify COVID-19.

Piezo ceramics enable precise liquid handling for In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD), allowing for fast, easy, widely accessible test methods which are important during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advanced error correction methods improve dynamic performance & accuracy of motion systems.

Fast algorithms and mechanisms speed up processes in automation, test & assembly of SiP components.

“Rocking Crazy” – fine tuning of image stabilization algorithms with PI’s shaker hexapod.

Integrated, flexure-guided, and motion-amplified actuators and nanopositioning stages provide convenience and performance for the OEM designer and scientist.

Advanced additive manufacturing now requires micron and sub-micron scale precision.

Piezo flexure platforms provide high dynamics, resolution, and stability.

High speed, long travel, and nanometer precision are no longer mutually exclusive.

Piezo transducers smaller than 1mm can be used in endoscopy or in active implants.

Piezo actuators designed for 100 billion cycles without failures – good enough for NASA!


What's New 

With vacuum tolerances from 7.5x10-7 Torr (10-6hPa) to 7.5x10-10 Torr (10-9hPa) UHV, the linear stage family also provides high precision, with repeatability to 100 nanometers. Travel ranges from 1” to 4” (26mm to 102mm) are offered.

Completely frictionless motion, no maintenance, and operational in any orientation make this new large air bearing a nanopositioning solution for optical alignment, metrology, inspection, calibration, and scanning.

Flexible compact XY / XYZ gantry motion system provides overhead motion for industrial automation applications in assembly, pick-and-place, alignment, inspection, and custom 3D printer design.


What We Make (Selection of Products)


Who We Are

PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion & automation sub-systems and components including Piezo Mechanics, Air Bearings, Linear Motors, Hexapod 6-Axis Systems, Microscope Stages, Motor Controllers, Piezo Nanopositioning Systems, and Electroceramic Motors. Applications include photonics, bio-nanotechnology, medical devices, and semiconductor manufacturing.

PI has over 40 years of experience developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision motion products. PI has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for industry, OEM, and research.

PI is present worldwide, employing over 1,300 staff. With fifteen subsidiaries and design, manufacturing and service centers on 3 continents, we can provide and support the broadest spectrum of high precision motion systems in the world. 


Where You Can Talk to a PI Engineer

Trade Fairs & Events

Sensors Expo

in San Jose, CA, United States

MEDSI 2020

in Chicago, United States
115

Semicon West

in San Francisco, CA, United States
South Hall , 739