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

Hexapods solve demanding alignment and positioning applications including photonics, aerospace, life-sciences, and automotive production.

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

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

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.

Nanometer precision measuring and positioning technology is a major enabler for rapid advances in this field.

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.

In a recent test, we used a gyroscope to provide feedback to a hexapod controller to compensate for multi-degree-of-freedom disturbances.

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

What's New 

At PI’s worldwide headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, a long-planned generational change has been implemented in its management as Markus Spanner takes control from his father, Dr. Karl Spanner.

Rego’s solid understanding of and relationship with US-based design and manufacturing teams complements his 19 years of growth and leadership in PI’s sales operations.

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


in San Diego, CA, San Diego Convention Center, United States

LASER World of Photonics China

in Shanghai, New International Expo Centre, China

PIC International Conference

in Brussels, Belgium