PI Print Newsletter Archive: Precision Motion & Positioning

2014 Print Newsletter

 

  • Scan Systems for Microscopy
  • New PI Ceramic Web Site
  • PiezoMike Linear Actuator
  • PIOne Nano Sensor Sub-nm Resolutoin
  • Miniaturized Positioning Stages
  • Die-Sinking EDM with Piezo Technology
  • Fast Hexapod for Image Stabilization

 

Latest News


Issue 49, 2013

 

  • Hexapod Automation Field Bus / G-Code
  • Magnetic Direct Drives PIMag Voice Coil
  • PiezoMotors for Automation
  • Patch Transducers Multilayer Ceramics
  • Stack Multilayer Ring Actuators
  • New Piezo Motors Small, Fast, Powerful
  • PI: 40 Years @ LASER World of PHOTONICS

Issue 48, 2013

 

  • Maglev 6D Nanopositioner
  • Hybrid Actuator for E-ELT Telescope
  • New Hexapod Controller
  • Scalable High-Load Hexapods
  • Hexapod, Machining & PLC controllers
  • 4-Axis Motion Controller
  • Medical: Bubble Detection

Issue 47, 2012

 

  • Miniature Piezo Motor Positioners
  • PIShift: Compact Inertia Drive
  • New Hexapod Controller
  • Disk-Shaped Piezo Benders
  • Hermetically Sealed Piezo Actuators
  • Piezo for Ophthalmology

Issue 46, 2012

 

  • Precision Gimbal Mount for Astronomical Interferometry
  • Microscope Stage with Direct Drive
  • Vacuum Assembly Line Precision Automation
  • Linear Piezo Stage Long-Travel, Piezo Motor
  • OEM Piezo Driver Up to 40 Channels
  • Digital Piezo Controller 3 Axis, High Precision

 

 

Issue 45, 2012

 

  • Maglev 6D Nanopositioner
  • Hybrid Actuator for E-ELT Telescope
  • New Hexapod Controller
  • Scalable High-Load Hexapods
  • Hexapod, Machining & PLC controllers
  • 4-Axis Motion Controller
  • Medical: Bubble Detection

Issue 44, 2011

 

  • Nanoindentation: Measuring in the Subnanometer Range
  • Motion Controller for Multi-Axis Piezo Systems
  • Lead-Free Piezo Material Enters Series Production
  • PI Ceramic on Continuous Growth
  • Picoactuator® with High Linearity
  • Phase Shifter with Picoactuator® Technology
  • Piezo Motor Helps to Monitor Railway Track Movement
  • Mini-Hexapod from PI
  • Ultra-Low-Profile Precision Rotation Stage

Issue 43, 2010

 

  • Nanoliter Dosing for Biotechnology, Diagnostics & Industry  
  • Compact, Digital Motion Controller for Piezo Nanopositioning Systems  
  • Linear Drive for Automation Technology   System Compatibility with Brushless Motors  
  • More Freedom for PICMA®  
  • Version Check and Downloads Made Easy  
  • Heading for Growth  
  • PI Ceramic: New Website with More Information 

Issue 42, 2010

 

  • Piezos in Optical Tweezers: Force Measurement in Nanoscopic Dimensions
  • Something New in Microscopy: 1 mm Objective Stage with Piezo Stepping Drives: Fast Steps with Nanometer Precision over Record Travel Range
  • Microscopy Profits from PI's Piezo Technology: PInano™ Scanning Stages for the Highly Accurate Positioning of Samples

Issue 41, 2010

 

  • Vibration Isolation for Industry, Laboratory and Research
  • Digital Motion Controller for Low-Cost Piezo systems
  • Piezocube for 3D Structuring
  • Piezoelectric Actuators for Various Levels of Integration
  • Fit for Use in High Vacuum
  • Low-Cost Drive Electronics for Piezo Linear Drives
  • High-Load Linear Actuators for Nanopositioning
  • New Piezo Stepping Actuators in the Top Three

Issue 40, 2009

 

  • Technical Progress with Ultrasonic Piezomotors
  • S-340 Tip/Tilt Mirror Platform with New Sensors
  • PILine® Technology: Rotation Stage with 720 °/s is only 15 mm High
  • Advanced Piezo Control for Faster Settling
  • PI nano™ Precision Systems for Microscopy
  • Medical Engineering News: Driven by Piezo
  • Miniature Positioner with NEXACT® Stepping Drive

Issue 39, 2009

 

  • Piezo Nanopositioning Replacement Systems in Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Miniaturized Piezo Motors for Safety Replacement Technology
  • Rod Drive Mini Motor
  • PI, a MathWorks Product Partner
  • DuraAct™ Patch Transducers: Smaller & Thinner
  • PI, a Carl Zeiss Supply Chain Partner
  • Lower Profile Linear Motor Stages

Issue 38, 2008

 

  • 3D Structuring in Nanotechnology
  • PiezoWalk® Linear Replacement Actuators
  • Low-Profile, High Load Hexapod M-850KPAH
  • Tools for Pixel Sub-Stepping
  • Dispenser for Bio-Handling
  • Networkable PILine® Controller C-867
  • E-616 Tip/Tilt Mirror OEM Controller
  • OEM XY 50 mm Scanning Stage
  • Tradeshows

Issue 37, 2008

 

  • NEXACT® PiezoWalk Drives
  • Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Drives
  • NEXACT® Controller
  • P-726- High Power Nanopositioner
  • Mercury™ DC Motor Controller
  • High-Load Hexapod
  • E-712- New Multi-Axis Piezo Controller
  • Increased Presence in Local Markets
  • P-653- Tiny Ultrasonic Linear Motor Drive

Issue 36, 2007

 

  • Digital Nanoworlds / E 753 Controller
  • 6-DoF in a Small Package
  • P-737 Piezo-Z Microscopy Specimen Scanning Stage
  • Low-Profile XY θZ Stage for LCD and Semiconductor Inspection
  • Tip/Tilt Mirror Platforms S-330
  • New 3-Channel Electronics Module
  • Low Profile Piezo Linear Motors
  • Miniature Servo Motor Linear Stage
  • PI – IMS Certified

Issue 35, 2007

 

  • NEXACT® PiezoWalk Drives
  • PISeca™ Capacitive Gauge
  • E-755 NEXLINE® Controller
  • Mercury™ Step Controller
  • Large Aperture XY Stage
  • Nanopositioning Stage Family P-733
  • OEM Piezo Systems
  • M-840 Hexapod
  • New HVPZT with PICA™ Power
  • DuraAct Patch Transducer
  • LabVIEW® Drivers

Issue 34, 2006

 

  • PI Goes Hybrid
  • Cost-Effective Micropositioners
  • Fast OEM Linear Actuators
  • Piezo Stages & Z-Actuators
  • Piezo Servo-Controller
  • Miniature Translation Stages
  • PISeca™ Position Sensors
  • Astronomy Contract
  • Ultra-High Load LinearActuators
  • Industrial Testing

Issue 33, 2006

 

  •  High Performance for Cost Sensitive Applications
  • New Modular Controller for Capacitance Sensors
  • M-824: Smaller Vacuum Compatible Hexapod
  • M-850 and Dental Research
  • PICMA® Piezo Actuator Family Extended
  • Low-Profile Scanning and Microscopy Stages

Issue 32, 2003

 

  • Smallest Linear Piezo Motor Stages
  •  HERA™ Piezo NanoPositioners
  •  PIFOC® Piezo Nano-Focus Devices
  • M-840 Hexapod
  • Dynamic Digital Linearization
  • Parallel Kinematics/Parallel Metrology
  • P-363 PicoCube™
  • PICMA™ Piezo Technology
  • SALT Telescope

Issue 31, 2002

 

  • PICMA Low-Voltage Piezo Ceramics
  • New PI Website
  • PIHera Nanopostitioning Systems
  • Dynamic Linearization for Scanning Systems
  • M-840 Hexalight
  • Piezoelectric Actuators in Mechnical Engineering

Issue 30, 2002

 

  • Multi-Axis NanoAutomation Controller
  • PI Custom Waterproof Hexapods and ALMA
  • PI and the Deutsches Museum
  • The Photonics Process Platform
  • The Inexpensive Apollo Controller
  • Vacuum Nano Stages
  • Mercury™ Networkable Controllers

Issue 29, 2002

 

  • New PI Catalog
  • Mercury DC Motor Controller
  • Nanocube XYZ Nanopositioner
  • PiezoMikes & Piezo Linear Motor Drives
  • New Rotory Stages
  • E-710 Digital Controllers
  • PI Headquarters has Moved

Issue 27, 2000

 

  • New 3D Coordinate Measuring Machine
  • NanoCube: New XYZ Stage
  • High Precision PIIntellistages
  • Fast and Accurate Active Optics
  • Digital Controller Line Expanded
  • DC-Mike Linear Actuators Range Expanded
  • New Piezo Actuator Bender Controllers
  • PI Ceramic Piezo Tube Drives

Issue 26, 1999

 

  • New Translation Stages
  • Ultra-Fast, Digital Piezo Controller
  • LabView Driver for E-710 Piezo Controller
  • New Voice-Coil Scanner
  • PI and Polytec at LASER 99
  • Piezo Bender Actuators Provide 2 mm Travel
  • PIFOCs® for Confocal Microscopy
  • LabView Driver for C-842 Motor Controller
  • Hexapod for Satellite-Antenna Testing

Issue 25, 1999

 

  • DC Motor Controller
  • Fast Scanning Stage
  • Software for C-844
  • Precision Machining with Piezos
  • Vibration-Killer
  • Hexapod Surgical Robot
  • NanoCapture Software

Issue 24, 1998

 

  • New Nanopositioning Catalog
  • M-400 translation Stages
  • High Power PZT Amplifier
  • PI Web Catalog
  • NanoAutomation Controller
  • LISA NanoPositioner
  • PI Wins Photonics Award
  • M-105 Translation Stage
  • Custom PZT Actuators
  • M-500 Translation Stages

Issue 23, 1997

 

  • Sub-nm Measurements
  • Revolutionary 6-Axis Manipulator
  • Hexapod Robot Improved
  • Digital Piezo Controller
  • Modular PZT Flexure Stage
  • PZT Multilayer Benders for Fiberoptic Switching
  • OEM PZT Translators
  • Windows™ Virtual Control Panel
  • PZT Controller with RS-232 Interface
  • High Power PZT Amplifier

Issue 22, 1997

 

  • PI and Polytec Invest $6.6 M in New Facilities
  • Sub-nm Z-Positioner for Scanning Microscopy
  • Drivers for PZT Actuators and Positioning Systems
  • New Two-Fluid Nozzle Spray Dryer Improves PZT Ceramics
  • Software for the C-842 DC Motor Controller Board

Issue 21, 1996

 

  • News from PI Ceramics
  • New E-500 PZT Electronics
  • Microscope Objective Positioner with nm Resolution
  • M-038 Rotary Stages with New DC-Motor Drove and Reference Hall-Effect Sensor
  • Novel Bending Tester for Highly Flexible Materials Employs PI Precision Positioners
  • Piezo Ceramics for Adaptive Structures

Issue 20, 1995

 

  • 25 Years of PI
  • The PI Polytec Group
  • PI--25 Years at a Peek
  • New 200 µm PZT Flexure Stage
  • New Voice Coil Scanning Stage
  • New 25/50 mm Linear Drive Units
  • M-515 Linear Stage with Optional Linear Encoders
  • PI International

Issue 19, 1995

 

  • News from PI Ceramics
  • New LabView Driver Extends Life of F-603
  • Piezoelectric Multilayer Contractors
  • PI ISO 9001 Certified
  • PI Continues Expansion
  • Hexapod Wins 1995 Photonics Circle of Excellence Award