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PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.



Head Office:
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.
16 Albert St. Auburn, MA, 01501
T: 508-832-3456
West Coast Office
5420 Trabuco Road, Suite 100
Irving, CA 92620
Tel: (949) 679-9191
Fax: (949) 679-9292

PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo systems, piezo motors and actuators for photonics, bio-nanotechnology, medical engineering & semiconductor applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eight subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 500+ PI USA designs and manufactures piezo products at the company’s US headquarters in Auburn, MA.

PI Product Lines: Motion Control, Piezo Nanopositioning Technology, Microscopy

PI's NanoPositioning products have won many international industry awards for innovative design. Examples are the Hexapod 6 DOF Micropositioning Robot, the P-500 Series Piezo Scanning Stages with Active Trajectory Control and High-Speed Active Optics (Beam Steering Systems). The PI line of piezoelectric actuators and nanopositioning stages are among the most sophisticated nanopositioning systems in the world, allowing extremely precise motion in the shortest possible time.

NanoPositioning Stages, Piezo Flexure Positioners
  • Piezo NanoPositioning Stages, 1D through 6D
  • High-Speed Scanning Stages for Microscopy
  • High-Speed NanoFocus Devices
  • Ultra-fast PZT NanoAutomation® Systems
Microscope Stages
  • Piezo Flexure XYZ Stages
  • Long Travel Ultrasonic Motor Stages
  • Z-Scanners
  • Lens Positioners
Steering Mirrors, Active Optics
  • Ultra-fast Beam Steering Systems
  • Mask-Alignment NanoStages
  • Steering Mirrors for Astronomy
Capacitive Sensors < 0.1 nm Resolution
  • Single Plate and Dual Plate Sensors
  • For Direct Metrology Piezo Stages
Piezo Mechanisms, Piezo Actuator & Controller Technology
  • PICMA® Ceramic Insulated Multi-Layer Piezo Actuators
  • Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Motors
  • Standard & Custom Piezo Ceramic Assemblies
  • High-Force Piezo Actuators (5 tons) for Machining Applications
  • Closed-Loop Piezo NanoActuators
  • Digital & Analog Piezo Controllers, Drivers & Power Amplifiers
  • High Voltage Power Supplies
  • Multi-Layer Piezo Benders for Valve and Switching Applications
  • Special PZT ceramics for fiber-optic tuning & filters
  • PZT Fine-Alignment-Engines

MicroPositioning Stages and Actuators

  • Ultrasonic Linear Motors
  • Photonics / Fiber-Alignment Engines
  • Ultra-Low-Inertia MicroMotion Robots
  • Linear Actuators
  • Motorized Translation Stages
  • Rotation Stages
  • Linear Slides
  • Cost-Effective Motion Controllers

Hexapods 6 Axis Stages, Parallel Kinematics

  • 6-DOF Hexpod Parallel-Kinematic Systems

Product Catalog

Technical Articles

MicroPositioning Fundamentals 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)

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