White Papers & Success Stories

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White Papers

White Paper

Technical Progress with Ultrasonic Piezomotors

Precise, Fast, Energy-Saving and Compact

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WP pi1038E
pdf - 866 KB
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WP pi1038D
pdf - 2 MB
White Paper

Advanced Motion Control with PILine®

Motion Control Capabilities of PILine® Ultrasonic Piezo Motor

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WP4036E 2021-02
pdf - 1 MB
English
White Paper

This Is How PI Does Measuring - Part II

Positioning Accuracy, Repeatability, and similar Measurements: Measurement Procedure and Data Preparation at PI

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WP4032E 2020-12
pdf - 1 MB
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WP4032D 2020-12
pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

Piezo Handpieces for Ultrasonic Surgery

Minimally Invasive Procedures with Gentle Instruments

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WP4034 2021-01
pdf - 473 KB
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WP4034 2021-01
pdf - 487 KB
White Paper

Simple, fast, accurate, and flexible control in laser materials processing

pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

Highly Dynamic Precision Dosing with Piezo Technology

PICMA® Actuators for Industrial Dispensing

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WP4031E 2020-10
pdf - 1 MB
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WP4031D 2020-10
pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

Smart Metering with Ultrasound

Contactless Monitoring of Liquids and Gases

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WP4030E 2020-09
pdf - 935 KB
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WP4030D 2020-09
pdf - 957 KB
White Paper

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Piezo Transducers for Contactless Treatments

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WP4029E 2020-09
pdf - 915 KB
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WP4029D 2020-09
pdf - 949 KB
White Paper

Focus and Zoom Function Drives for Video Endoscopes

Miniaturized Precision Drives Make It Possible

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WP4028E 2020-04
pdf - 406 KB
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WP4028D 2020-04
pdf - 368 KB
White Paper

Advanced Control Technology for Laser Material Processing

How to make it easier for system integrators to design and build advanced systems for a new age of laser applications

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WP4027 2020-03
pdf - 1 MB
English
White Paper

6-DOF Motion Control System for Direct Direct High-Speed Hexapod

pdf - 687 KB
White Paper

6-DOF Nanometer Precision Magnetic Levitation Stage Mechatronics Design

pdf - 650 KB
White Paper

Flow Rate Measurement

Ultrasonic Sensors for Estimating Consumption in Building Services Engineering and Industry

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WP pi4000
pdf - 2 MB
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WP pi4000
pdf - 2 MB
White Paper

PI Ultra-High Resolution Microscopy

Ultra-High-Resolution Microscopy in a Modular System

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WP pi1114
pdf - 971 KB
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WP pi1114
pdf - 969 KB
White Paper

PI Ultrasound Piezo Elements in Medical Technology

Tool, Therapeutic Device and Sensor

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WP pi1095
pdf - 1 MB
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WP pi1095
pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

Reliability of Piezoelectric Multilayer Actuators

This paper explains the reliability of piezoceramic multilayer actuators as well as the unique design of the PICMA® co-fired actuators.

pdf - 150 KB
English
White Paper

Piezo Actuators – Drives and Testing Aids

Creating Oscillations - Measuring Oscillations

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WP_pi1079
pdf - 1 MB
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WP_pi1079
pdf - 1,024 KB
White Paper

PICA Stack Reliability Investigation

Some typical test results that demonstrate the reliability of PICA Stack actuators under AC- and DC-operation conditions.

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WP_pi11
pdf - 44 KB
English
White Paper

Industrial Safety Device for Hexapods

How to Connect a Safety Light Barrier to a Hexapod System

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WP4025E 2020-02
pdf - 1 MB
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WP4025D 2020-01
pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

Performance of Stepper Motor Axes

Optimization of Precision, Stability, and Repeatability

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WP4004E 2016-06
pdf - 1 MB
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WP4004D 2016-06
pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

Piezo Linear Drives for Laser Technology

Automatic Mirror Positioning in Vacuum and in Inaccessible Places

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WP_pi1124
pdf - 492 KB
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WP_pi1124
pdf - 444 KB
White Paper

Precision Work on the Human Eye

Piezo-Based Nanopositioning Systems for Ophthalmology

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WP pi1099E
pdf - 886 KB
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WP pi1099D
pdf - 330 KB
White Paper

Air Bearings: When to Use and When to Avoid in Your Motion Application

All Positioning Stages are not Created Equal. Author: Matt Reck, PI

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WP4003 2015-09
pdf - 3 MB
English
White Paper

From Mechanical Engineering to Particle Accelerators

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WP_pi1127
pdf - 346 KB
English
White Paper

Tailor-Made Positioning Solution for Analytical Methods Performed on a Beamline

Mechanical System Approaches Limit of Technical Feasibility

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WP_pi1130
pdf - 417 KB
English
White Paper

3D Laser Lithography in Biotechnology and Medical Technology

High-Precision, Piezo-Based Nanopositioning Systems Advance Technology

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WP_pi1074
pdf - 386 KB
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WP_pi1074
pdf - 413 KB
White Paper

PI Hexapods in Mechanical Engineering

What can be accomplished with parallel kinematics?

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WP_pi1113
pdf - 628 KB
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WP_pi1113
pdf - 814 KB
White Paper

Three-Dimensional Laser Writing on the Nanometer Scale

Piezo Drives are Driving Technology Forward

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WP_pi1031
pdf - 778 KB
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WP_pi1031
pdf - 738 KB
White Paper

Precise Positioning with Six Degrees of Freedom in Measurement Setups

Hexapods Help Measure Stress in a Model

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WP_pi1116
pdf - 644 KB
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WP_pi1116
pdf - 596 KB
White Paper

Reliability of Q-Motion® Systems

Lifetime, Vacuum Applications, Wear

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WP4009
pdf - 688 KB
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WP4009
pdf - 682 KB
White Paper

Manufacturing in Cleanrooms at PI (Physik Instrumente)

Capabilities and Capacity

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WP4008E R1 2020-05
pdf - 745 KB
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WP4008D R1 2020-05
pdf - 752 KB
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WP4008CN 2018-12
pdf - 625 KB
White Paper

Practical Examples of Parallel Alignment Automation

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WP4010E 2018-04
pdf - 1 MB
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WP4010CN 2018-12
pdf - 786 KB
White Paper

This is how PI Does Measuring - Part I

Measuring Environment / Measuring Equipment Portfolio / Data Evaluation

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WP4011E 2018-04
pdf - 2 MB
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WP4011D 2018-04
pdf - 2 MB
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WP4011CN 2018-12
pdf - 492 KB
White Paper

My first ACS.NET Application

A step‐by step explanation on how to create a very simple application in Microsoft C#.

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WP4015E 2018-06
pdf - 1 MB
English
White Paper

Piezo Tip/Tilt Systems

Design – Performance – Tuning

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WP4012E 2018-10
pdf - 1,018 KB
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WP4012D 2018-10
pdf - 919 KB
White Paper

Hybrid Nanopositioning Systems with Piezo Actuators

Long Travel Ranges, Heavy Loads, and Exact Positioning

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WP4014E 2018-10
pdf - 725 KB
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WP4014D 2018-10
pdf - 724 KB
White Paper

Rotating Electric Motors for Precision Positioning

An application-related comparison of different motor types

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WP4016 R1 2020-03-25
pdf - 2 MB
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WP4016 R1 2020-03-25
pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

Controlling PI Positioners with External Zygo Interferometers

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WP4017E 2018-11
pdf - 637 KB
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WP4017D 2018-11
pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

PIMag®: Voice Coil, Linear, and Torque Motors Developed In-house

Individual design of magnetic direct drives for flexible, competitive, and application-specific positioning solutions

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WP4018E 2019-06
pdf - 820 KB
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WP4018D 2019-06
pdf - 951 KB
White Paper

Controlling Hexapods via EtherCAT®

Easy Integration of Six-Axis Robots into the Process Environment

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WP4021E R1 2019-07
pdf - 1 MB
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WP4021D 2019-07
pdf - 1 MB
White Paper

Positioning in High Vacuum (HV) and Ultrahigh Vacuum (UHV)

How Motorized Positioners Meet Requirements of Vacuum Applications

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WP4024E 2019-08
pdf - 1 MB
English
White Paper

Reliability of PILine® Components

Lifetime, Wear and Reliability of PILine® Systems

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WP4002 2018-11-14
pdf - 6 MB
English
White Paper

Enabling Large-Format Industrial Productivity

Award-Winning PI Fast Alignment Technology Comes to ACS Controls

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WP4023E 2019-06
pdf - 757 KB
English

Success Stories

Success Story

PI Ultrasonic Piezo Elements

Ultrasonic Piezo Elements have Countless Applications - From Sonar to Welding Equipment

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pi1093
pdf - 515 KB
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pi1093
pdf - 516 KB
Success Story

PI Ultrasonic Piezo Elements for Sensor Applications

From Level Measurement to Adaptive Systems Technology

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pi1094
pdf - 514 KB
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pi1094
pdf - 514 KB
Success Story

Piezoelectric All-Rounder

Sensor, actuator or both?

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pi1022
pdf - 423 KB
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pi1022
pdf - 385 KB
Success Story

Drive Elements Made of Piezoelectric Materials

The Driving Force Behind Highly Accurate Dosing Applications

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pi1059
pdf - 465 KB
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pi1059
pdf - 536 KB
Success Story

Fast, High-Precision 3D Surface Inspection

Piezo Actuators Position Objectives

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pi1073E
pdf - 423 KB
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pi1073D
pdf - 472 KB
Success Story

Vibration Isolation for Industry, Laboratory and Research

Piezo Actuators Improve Effectiveness, Reliability and Lifetime

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pi1049E
pdf - 495 KB
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pi1049D
pdf - 471 KB
Success Story

Automatic Testing of Photonics Components

Fast, Accurate, and Suitable for Industry

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pi1161E
pdf - 572 KB
English
Success Story

Hexapods Proven and Tested in Particle Accelerators

Applying Extremely Thin Layers in a Vaccum Chamber

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pi1118E
pdf - 628 KB
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pi1118D
pdf - 607 KB
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pi1118
pdf - 628 KB
Success Story

Optical 3D Surface Measuring Technology

Accurate Profile Reproduction of the Finest Structures Thanks to Piezo Technology and Confocal Technology. Author: Gernot Hamann

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pi1135E
pdf - 709 KB
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pi1135D
pdf - 709 KB
Success Story

High-Accuracy and Traceable AFM Measurements on Semiconductors and Step Standards

Positioning in Sub-Nanometer Resolution

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pi1110E
pdf - 308 KB
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pi1110D
pdf - 307 KB
Success Story

Good Vibrations for Die-sinking EDM

Piezo Actuators Accelerate Microstructuring

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pi1119E
pdf - 462 KB
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pi1119D
pdf - 466 KB
Success Story

Silicon Photonics Set the Pace on the Data Highway

Automated Packaging As Complete Solution

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pi1122E
pdf - 758 KB
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pi1122D
pdf - 623 KB
Success Story

Laser Beam Steering in Materials Processing, Laser Scanning Microscopy and Ophthalmology

Piezoelectric Drive Components and their Possibilities

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pi1100E
pdf - 550 KB
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pi1100D
pdf - 513 KB
Success Story

Positioning Loads Accurately to the Micrometer

Hexapod at PETRA III

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pi1128E
pdf - 1,015 KB
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pi1128D
pdf - 1 MB
Success Story

No Compromises Allowed For Mobile Drug Pumps

Piezo-Based Ultrasonic Drives Open Up New Opportunities

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pi1132E
pdf - 322 KB
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pi1132D
pdf - 337 KB