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PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. has published these technical articles:

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MicroPositioning Solutions * Manually driven linear stages from with 6 to 150 mm travel * Optional piezo drives providing 1 nanometer resolution * Motorized translation stages from 5 to 306 mm (12")... (View Full Article)
(Optical Components)
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Piezo motion-based mechanisms provide a variety of features that are highly sought after in life-science and medical engineering applications, such sterile ceramic designs and lubricant-free drives.... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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Many processes in advanced research and industrial manufacturing can only be performed in a vacuum, such as thin-film sputtering and ion milling, and technologies formerly reserved for exotic... (View Full Article)
(Linear Actuators)
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Piezoelectric multilayer actuators are the driving force behind the most challenging nanopositioning applications. These types of actuators have been in use for about two decades and have reached... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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Electron microscopy allows investigations with extremely high lateral resolution down to a range of less than one nanometer. However, this places great demands on the imaging elements. And, of course,... (View Full Article)
(Optical Components)
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Industry-leading speed and capability is an enabler for "photonomics" from wafer to packaged device.... (View Full Article)
(Piezoelectric Devices)
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The word "piezo" is derived from the Greek word for pressure. In 1880 Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered that pressure generates electrical charges in a number of crystals such as quartz and... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Motion simulation is crucial in the evaluation of many devices, including vibrating testing of vehicles or airplanes, response testing of accelerometers or gyroscopes and image sensors such as those... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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Hexapod Robotics are used in many alignment and inspection applications due to their central aperture and motion cababilities in all degrees of freedom. They are stiffer and more compact than... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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An insidious nanoscale instability process is the quasi-asymptotic settling due to lubricant flow processes in drive, alignment and adjustment elements such as lead-screws and micrometer drives. It... (View Full Article)
(Piezoelectric Devices)
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Flying may once have been a privilege of the gods but today, traveling by air is taken for granted. The motto is larger, faster, and further but also safety first. Whatever component used in an... (View Full Article)
(Piezoelectric Devices)
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PI Ceramic multilayer actuators, PICMA® for short, are piezo actuators where the active layers consist of thin ceramic tapes. As a result, they only require low drive voltages in the range of 100... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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The combination of "coarse" precision screw drives for long distance motion and ultra-high resolution actuators such as piezo and voice-coil-based systems allows combining travel ranges up to hundreds... (View Full Article)
(Sensors, Transducers and Detectors)
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Increasingly, DAC's are a limiting factor in nanopositioning resolution, especially in the latest millimeter-travel stages. A newly patented technology adds up to 10 bits of resolution to virtually... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
(Linear Position Sensing)
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The noise measured by the external metrology (laser) contains the sum of all mechanical and electrical sources - the amplifier noise, the servo noise, the sensor noise, the vibrational noise from... (View Full Article)
(Material Handling and Packaging Services)
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Alignment of collimated photonic elements remains a costly manual process for many device manufacturers. Automation here is as attractive as it is in other photonic packaging operations-the improved... (View Full Article)
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
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Vacuum applications are of growing importance due to technologies that can only be applied in vacuum or cryogenic environments.... (View Full Article)
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The reliability of piezoelectric multilayer actuators is an important issue for the extension of their use. Two completely different load cases have to be distinguished when reliability parameters of... (View Full Article)
(Electrical and Electronic Contract Manufacturing)
(Motors)
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Piezoelectric motors are used in many industrial and commercial applications. Various piezoelectric motors are available in the market. All of the piezoelectric motors use the inverse piezoelectric... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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Many emerging fields of structural and active mechanical subsystem analysis, validation and design can benefit from flexible, six-degree-of-freedom motion mechanisms capable of generating specific... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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PI recently built a large 300mm diameter rotary air bearing stage for use in a synchrotron beamline test facility. The beamline, when finished, will be used for Macromolecular Crystallography.... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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On December 3, 2015, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, marking the birth of the next phase of an incredible project that will one day help scientists look at the... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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PiezoWalk principle shows advantages for Monochromator crystal fine adjustment.... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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While conventional positioning systems convert the rotary motion of a motor into linear motion using a spindle, PILine® positioning systems are based on a special direct drive. This completely... (View Full Article)
(Linear and Rotary Motion Components)
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Almost 4 years after Curiosity landed on Mars, it is still up and running - and while it has not discovered current life forms, the basic question whether Mars could have once supported an environment... (View Full Article)
(Piezoelectric Devices)
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Piezo actuators convert electrical energy directly into mechanical energy and vice versa and allow for motions in the sub-nanometer range. There are no friction elements that limit resolution.... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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The single molecule force spectrometer described in this paper uses of fast and highly linear piezo stage. This multi-axis stage (model P-313 PicoCube) can run in open loop and provide closed-loop... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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Very often individual classical microscopic methods are no longer sufficient in terms of optical resolution or information content. The combination of different microscopic methods yields more... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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This white paper is intended to provide a better understanding of what this wear is and what it means in terms of product lifetime. Furthermore, it focuses on showing why and under which circumstances... (View Full Article)
(Inspection Tools and Instruments)
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A common application in which an air bearing is specified is scanning. Scanning involves moving either a work-piece or an optic at a constant velocity, while a reading or writing operation takes... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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Thanks to this study, magnetic linear drives now allow for motion in 6 axes with positioning and guiding accuracy,never before achieved, in the range of a few nanometers. This is based on a... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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When working with air bearings, we often describe the quality of motion as one of the key factors in selecting an air bearing; specifically, the straightness and flatness of travel of linear bearings... (View Full Article)
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Many scanning, alignment and spectroscopy applications require optical power metrology coordinated with motion, with positioning precisions that often necessitate piezo-class motion devices.... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is used for surface measurements with resolution down to atomic levels - dimensions that are far beyond even the highest resolution optical microscopes. AFM is a... (View Full Article)
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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PI found a solution based on its compact, high stability PiezoWalk linear motor - a tried and proven technology used on many semiconductor and high-energy physics applications in the past.... (View Full Article)
(Piezoelectric Devices)
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Ultrasound has been used in nature for navigation above and under water. Bats and dolphins are but two species who perfected the transmission, reception, and processing over millions of years.... (View Full Article)
(Positioning Stages, Slides and Guides)
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As new satellite programs become more popular, such as NASA's CubeSat program, the need for satellite test systems is becoming more urgent.... (View Full Article)