PI provides a large variety of piezo positioners including linear piezo stages, XY piezo stages, vertical piezo stages, XYZ piezo stages and even 6-degree of freedom flexure stages. For microscopy and laser steering applications, piezo z-lens focus devices and piezo tip/tilt mirrors are available.
All PI flexure-guided piezo positioners are built from-friction free, zero-wear components and provide excellent responsiveness with step & settle typically in the millisecond range. The flexure guiding system also guarantees minimal tilt and out-of-plane motion.
Applications such as image scanning, overlay, fast autofocus, interferometry and super-resolution microscopy, greatly benefit from these characteristics. Conventional motorized positioners have too many limitations, such as friction, slow-response and position stability.