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Hexapod Precision Positioning Systems and Motion Platforms - 6-Axis Robotic Parallel Manipulators

Hexapods (Gough-Stewart Platforms) are highly versatile 6-axis robotic positioning and motion platforms often used for complex multi-axis alignment tasks in optics, precision assembly, and medical applications.  With three decades of Hexapod design and manufacturing experience, PI electro-mechanical hexapods and piezo hexapod positioners are the most advanced multi-axis precision positioning systems in the world, providing significantly higher precision than hydraulically driven systems. They are available in many sizes, and configurations for loads from 2 kg to more than 2000 kg, and most are self-locking. 

>> Online Hexapod Overview

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Hexapod Precision Positioning Systems and Motion Platforms - 6-Axis Robotic Parallel Manipulators

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2018-08
Document language English
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Nanometer Precision Positioning with Piezo Motor Linear & Rotary Stages

Piezo Motors - unlike traditional electrodynamic motors - are intrinsically self-locking, non-magnetic and do not react to magnetic fields. The piezo ceramic base material is vacuum compatible.  Compared to traditional piezo actuators, piezo motors are not limited to short motion ranges.  PI manufactures a large variety of linear and rotary positioning solutions based on a number of different piezo motor concepts - each type optimized for certain applications.  The various piezo motor concepts differ in size, force, speed, cost  and other performance parameters. 

A PI application engineer  will be happy to help you select the right piezo motor for your precision motion project. 
For background information on piezo motors and actuators refer to the piezo motion tutorial.

>> Online Piezo Motor Linear Stages

>> Online Piezo Motor Rotary Stages

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Nanometer Precision Positioning with Piezo Motor Linear Rotary Stages

Version / Date
2018-08
Document language English
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Automation Platforms for Laser Material Processing

Cutting, marking, micromachining, drilling or metal deposition require speed and accuracy. Sub-systems for positioning and motion control of laser processing are included in this catalog. 

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Automation Platforms for Laser Material Processing

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2018-06
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High Precision Linear & Rotary Positioning Systems for Industrial Automation and Motion Control

Precision linear and rotary nanopositioning systems engineered and manufactured for industrial manufacturing, semiconductor production/inspection, silicon photonics (SiP) packaging, laser material processing, automated optical inspection (AOI), and scientific instrumentation are included in this comprehensive catalog.

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High Precision Linear & Rotary Positioning Systems for Industrial Automation and Motion Control

Version / Date
2018-05-31
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Positioning with Piezo Systems Catalog

This catalog shows all available standard products that use piezo actuators as their drive principle, ranging from simple, housed piezo actuators, with or without preload, to lever-amplified piezo actuators, or 6-axes-scanners with subnanometer precision position sensors. OEM drives with PiezoWalk®technology and capacitive position sensors supplement the portfolio, as well as custom solutions for specific markets. 

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Positioning with Piezo Systems

Version / Date
2018-01-18
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Alignment for Optics & Silicon Photonics Catalog

PI's alignment systems, which includes an R&D Top 100 Award winner, are the innovative solution for photonic and fiber applications that require nanoscale accuracy, split second responsiveness, real-time tracking, and ultra-fast optimization.

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Alignment for Optics & Silicon Photonics Catalog

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2018-01-08
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Precision Motion Control Solutions - for Medium Load and Travel Ranges

PI's micro-positioning components and systems are engineered for the necessary precision positioning of medium loads used in industry and research. The products high-lighted in this catalog are developed to move loads of 10kg to 50kg (22lb to 110lb) over distances up to 300mm. Rotation stages provide rotation angles of 360 degrees.

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Precision Motion Control Solutions - for Medium Load and Travel Ranges

Version / Date
2017-11-10
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Engineered Precision Motion Systems - for Industry and Research

Engineered systems have always been a core business for PI, with creative-thinking engineers that have vast experience selecting the right technology for each individual application. This in-depth knowledge can save you time by developing a complete solution system for your application.

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Engineered Precision Motion Systems - for Industry and Research

Version / Date
2017-10-05
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NEW Products Catalog, LASER 2017

LASER World of PHOTONICS, held in Munich, Germany, is the world’s largest conference and trade show for photonics, lasers, and precision optics. At LASER this year, PI presented new innovative products, including photonics alignment engines, linear motors, air bearings, nanopositioning stages, hexapods, and high performance motion controllers.

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NEW Products Catalog, LASER 2017

Version / Date
2017-07-03
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Piezoelectric Solutions Catalog

Industry and OEMs benefit from PI’s many years of design and manufacturing experience of piezoelectric transducers, components, and value added assemblies including rapid prototyping, precision machining techniques, small quantity batch and automated large batch production.

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Piezoelectric Solutions Catalog

Version / Date
2017-03-10
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Engineered Precision Motion Systems - Gantry Solutions

Engineered systems have always been a core business for PI, with creative-thinking engineers that have vast experience selecting the right technology for each individual application. This in-depth knowledge can save you time by developing a complete solution system for your application.

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Engineered Precision Motion Systems - Gantry Solutions

Version / Date
2017-10-05
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Precision Motion and Positioning Solutions for High Vacuum and UHV Catalog

Research and industrial applications in vacuum and ultra-high vacuum environments are growing in importance due to the increasing number of applications that can only be applied in vacuum or cryogenic environments.

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Precision Motion and Positioning Solutions for High Vacuum and UHV Catalog

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Magnetic Direct Drives and Air Bearing Technology Catalog

Based on technology developed and manufactured in-house by PI, PIMag® Magnetic Direct Drives deliver optimum performance via nanometer precision positioning and force regulation in actuators, linear stages, multi-axis gantry systems, and customized systems.

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Magnetic Direct Drives and Air Bearing Technology Catalog

Version / Date
2016-05-26
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Ultrasonic Piezo Motors Catalog

Easily integrated into other components, PI's ultrasonic motors, stages, and positioners includes compact, high speed, or cost effective customized OEM designs.

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Ultrasonic Piezo Motors Catalog

Version / Date
2015-10-06
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Miniature Precision Positioning Stages Catalog

PI offers more than 200 models of miniature translation and rotation stages representing varying sizes and motion ranges with different drive concepts, including servo/stepper, piezo ultrasonic/inertia, linear, voice coil, air bearings, crossed rollers, and piezo flexures.

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Miniature Precision Positioning Stages Catalog

Version / Date
2015-07-24
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NEW Products Catalog, LASER 2015

Laser World of Photonics, held in Munich, Germany, is the world’s largest conference and trade show for photonics, lasers, and precision optics. At Laser this year, PI presented a large number of new products, including linear motors, air bearings, nanopositioning stages, and hexapods.

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NEW Products Catalog, LASER 2015

Version / Date
2015-12-23
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Motion | Positioning Product Overview Catalog

PI offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of precision motion technologies, from micro to nano, for photonics, bio-nanotechnology, medical device & semiconductor applications, including linear stages, air bearing stages, microscope stages, motor controllers, piezo flexure stages, piezo nanopositioning systems, piezo ceramic motors, and hexapod 6-axis stages.

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Motion | Positioning Product Overview Catalog

Version / Date
2015-08-12
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PIglide Air Bearing Technology Catalog

PIglide air bearing technology provides linear stage nanometer precision, multi-axis motion, in standard and custom designs, ideally suited for many high precision applications, such as metrology, photonics alignment, semiconductor, flat panel display, and precision scanning applications. The non-contact design also makes these stages ideal for cleanroom applications. Stages are available in single axis and XY configurations with planar designs for the highest multi-axis straightness / flatness. Closed loop operation with linear encoders or laser interferometers allows for nanometer resolution with very high linearity and repeatability.

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PIglide Air Bearing Technology Catalog

Version / Date
2017-04-12
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PiezoMike Miniature Actuators Catalog

The PiezoMike family of miniature actuators simply automate adjustment applications based on a screw and ratchet mechanism, where a small piezo ceramic block performs the individual "clicks" based on the input to a controller. More than a billion steps lifetime, self-locking, requiring no holding current, and generating no heat at rest, PiezoMike actuators can be easily modified or completely customized to meet specific application requirements.

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PiezoMike Miniature Actuators Catalog

Version / Date
2015-04-24
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2015 Beamline Instrumentation Catalog

The PI Beamline Instrumentation Group offers sophisticated precision motion and positioning equipment for high-end scientific research in synchrotron and accelerator research facilities. Select from a wide range of high-performance single- and multi-axis positioning products, classical or non-magnetic, UHV or EUV compatible, or request your own dedicated system.

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2015 Beamline Instrumentation Catalog

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2015-04-09
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2014 Complete Precision Positioning Catalog PI & PI miCos

  • Piezo Nanopositioning Stages
  • Piezo Tip/Tilt Stages
  • Piezo Motors
  • Piezo Actuators
  • Motorized Linear & Rotation Stages
  • Air Bearing Stages
  • Ultra-Precision Rotation Stages
  • Parallel Kinematics
  • Hexapod and SpaceFAB 6-Axis Positioners
  • Hybrid Positioners
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2014 Complete Precision Positioning Catalog PI & PI miCos

Version / Date
2013-05-23
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Tutorial: Basics of Motorized Positioning

  • Motors and Drives
  • Stepper Motors
  • Servo Motors
  • Piezo Motors
  • Drive Train Elements
  • Guidings and Bearings
  • Vacuum Preparation
  • Parallel vs Serial Kinematics
  • MagLev and Hybrid Positioners
  • Glossary
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Tutorial: Basics of Motorized Positioning

Version / Date
2014-03-07
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2013/14 Vacuum Precision Positioning Stages Catalog PI miCos / PI

  • Linear Vacuum Positioners
  • Rotary Vacuum Stages
  • Vacuum Goniometers
  • Vacuum Hexapods and SpaceFAB (6 Axis)
  • Vacuum Piezo Positioners
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2013/14 Vacuum Precision Positioning Stages Catalog PI miCos / PI

Version / Date
2013-07-05
pdf - 12 MB

2012 PI miCos Precision Positioning Product Brochures



2012 Catalogs PI (560 pages) / PI miCos (300 pages)



Brochures: 2012 and Before


Products for Microscopy

Electron Microscopy Products


Ultrasonic Motor Positioners

Hexapods & Precision Parallel Positioners


Piezoelectric Actuators

Piezoelectric Ceramic Products

Developing and manufacturing piezoceramic components are very complex processes. PI Ceramic has many years of experience in this field, has developed sophisticated manufacturing methods and holds many patents on piezo technology.


PiezoMove Flexure Actuators

Non-Magnetic and Vacuum Compatible Drive Technologies


Medical Design Applications Based on PI Technology

Medical Applications for Micropositioning and Piezo Motor Technology

Precision Microscope Stages

Piezo positioning & scanning stages are fundamental tools for all fields of high-resolution microscopy. The rapid response and sub-atomic resolution allow scientists to create higher-quality images faster.


Digital Nanopositioning Controllers

Digital technology opens up new opportunities for improving performance in control engineering...

Piezo Drivers, Amplifiers and Controllers


Micropositioning Overview

High resolution, high speed specimen positioning devices (e.g. for microscope slides, well plates, etc.) and microscope lenses. Also, compact tip/tilt mirror scanners and ultra-low-profile planar scanners

High Speed Piezo Steering Mirros, 6-Axis Optical Alignment Platforms

For Astronomy, Active Optics, Fast beam steering, alignment, switching, Image resolution enhancement and more


Piezoelectric Micro-Dispensers

Piezo Technology for Medical Engineering and Industry

Linear Actuators for Precision Motion Control

Solutions featuring Novel Piezoelectric Motors and Classical Motors


DuraAct™ Piezo Composite Patch Transducers

Piezoelectric components like the DuraAct™ patch transducer transform electrical to mechanical energy and vice versa. Possible applications are in high-precision bender actuators, high-dynamics sensors or as power sources.

Miniature Linear Stages

Controlling motion with servo motors, piezo motors, and stepper motors.


Pixel Scanners, Motors, Actuators for Pixel Sub-Stepping

Controlling motion with servo motors, piezo motors, and stepper motors.

Piezo Motors for Automatic Locks and Security Cameras

Piezo Motors for Automatic Locks and Security Cameras


Hexapods 6-Axis Stages

PI electro-mechanical Piezo Hexapods are the most advanced multiaxis precision positioning systems in the world, providing significantly higher precision than hydraulically driven systems.

PICMA® Multilayer Piezo Actuators

Reliability, Durability, Efficiency


Ultrasonic Motors for Automation

PILine® linear piezomotors are based on a novel, patented ultrasonic drive developed by PI.

Capacitive Position Sensors


PiezoWalk® Precision Linear Motors

PiezoWalk® drives offer a basically unlimited travel range and still provide the characteristic features of a piezoelectric actuator: an open-loop resolution down to 30 picometers and a very high stiffness for dynamic operation and force generation.

Software Brochure

Operating Ultra-Precision Positioning Systems with Ease


PI Products Overview

PI's 16 p. product overview catalog.

Inspirations Hardbound Catalog

Download a copy of the complete 530 page PI catalog or 


Individual Catalog Sections


Piezo Actuators & Components

A Piezoelectric translator (linear actuator) is a solid-state ceramic actuator which converts electrical energy directly into linear motion (mechanical energy) with virtually unlimited resolution.

Piezo-Driven Nanopositioning and Scanning Systems

Highly responsive, frictionless systems, 1 to 6 axes, sub-nanometer precision, parallel metrology, parallel kinematics ...


Active Optics / Steering Mirrors

High-Dynamics Steering Mirrors, optical deflection to 100 mrad. Ultra-Fast response (msec to µsec), resolution to nanoradian realm. For static and dynamic operation such as tracking, scanning...

Piezo-Tutorial

Background knowledge on nanopositioning technology and designing with piezo actuators.


Capacitive Position Sensors

Capacitive position sensors (capacitance sensors) provide position resolutions to 0.01 nanometer. Ideal for nanometrology applications ...

Nanopositioning Controllers, Piezo Drivers & Amplifiers

Capacitive position sensors (capacitance sensors) provide position resolutions to 0.01 nanometer. Ideal for nanometrology applications ...


Hexapods 6-Axis Stages

PI electro-mechanical Piezo Hexapods are the most advanced multiaxis precision positioning systems in the world, providing significantly higher precision than hydraulically driven systems.

Micropositioning Alignment Solutions

Miniature translation stages, linear actuators, rotary stages, elevation stages tilt stages, voice coil drives. For industry and research


Motion Controllers for Micropositioning

Solutions from compact, single-axis controllers for DC servomotors, ultrasonic linear motors, to sophisticated control systems for 6D parallel kinematic machines. OEM systems for up to 273 axes...

Ceramic Linear Motors & Stages

PI provides two types of piezo linear motors: PILine® ultrasonic motors and NEXLINE® PiezoWalk® motors. Both can, in principle, attain unlimited travel, yet they are very different in their design, specs and performance.


Photonics Alignment Solutions

Solutions for photonics and telecommunications, from automatic 6D alignment engines to hybrid aligners, photometers, PIMotion&Vision™, accessories ...

About PI: Innovation as a Tradition

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