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PI is a privately held company that designs and manufactures world-class precision motion and automation systems including air bearings, hexapods, and piezo drives at locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1500 people in 15 countries. Our customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors, and aerospace.

PI’s in-house engineered solutions have enabled customers around the world to increase their productivity and technological advantage. With a large basis of proven motion technologies and methodologies, PI is in the position to quickly modify existing designs or provide a fully customized OEM solution to fit the exact requirements of your application from sensors and piezo transducers to microscope nano-focus units, fast photonics alignment systems to multi-axis automation sub-systems.

The Relationship between Light Sheet Microscopes and Precision Motion Components

Expert Control in Cutting and Welding Applications Using High-Speed Deformable Mirror

What is Optical Active Alignment

Using Piezoelectric Positioning Equipment in Nanoscale Microscopy & Imaging

The Benefits of Piezo Technology in Super-Resolution Microscopy

Reducing Manufacturing Costs with Smart Active Alignment Mechanisms

Benefits of Microscopy Stages with Ultrasonic Piezomotor Drives

Precision Medical Motors and Actuators - Fast Becoming the Choice of Medical Device Manufacturers

Multilayer Piezoelectric Actuators - Properties and Performance of Ceramic and Polymer Coated Multilayer Piezo Actuators by Physik Instrumente

Piezoelectric Vibration Control Systems Push the Limits of Nano-Scale Imaging and Fabrication by Physik Instrumente and TMC

Piezoelectric Nanopositioning and Scanning Systems with Frictionless Drives Offer Superior Performance

Ultra Precision Piezoelectric and Motorized Actuators for Nanopositioning and Micropositioning Applications

Low Cost, High Performance Stepper Motor Translation Stages / Linear Slides for Automation

A Brief Demonstration of PIMag® Magnetic Direct Drives

A Wide Range of Integrated Solutions from PI

Additive Manufacturing using PI Piezo Actuators

Advanced PIMag® Gantry System

Basics of PiezoMike Linear Actuators with PIShift Piezomotor

Broad Portfolio of Products from PI

Compact Drives for Piezoelectric Micropumps by PI

Complete Solutions for Electronics Manufacturing from PI

Demo of PI’s Direct Position Measurement

Demonstration of Flow Measurement and Bubble Detection using PI Ultrasonic Sensors

Demonstration of Interferometry and Optical Coherence Tomography

Demonstration of PI’s Precision Products

Double Hexapod PKM System for Synchrotron X-ray Spectroscopy

Easy-to-Operate PI Hexapods for Fiber Alignment

Easy-to-Start Hexapod Controllers from PI

Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment System for High-Throughput Silicon Photonics

Fast, Stable, and Accurate PI Positioning Equipment for Super-Resolution Microscopy and Imaging

Heavy-Duty Lifting and Rotating Platform from PI

Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Systems from PI

High-Dynamic Hexapod from PI

Image Stabilization and Microscanning with PI’s Piezo Scanners

Innovative H-811 Hexapod System from PI

Innovative Motion Control Solutions from PI for Laser Material Processing

Innovative Range of Piezo Inertia Drives from PI

Innovative Range of Precision Motion Products from PI USA

Laminography Instrumentation from PI

Latest Air Bearing Products from PI

Microscopy and Quality Assurance System from PI

Modern Technology Center at PI

Multilayer Piezo Actuators from PI Ceramic

N-565 Piezo Motor Linear Positioner from PI

Narrow Precision Drives from PI for Adaptive Diaphragm Positioning

New Labeling Machine from PI and Tirelli

New Modern Visitor Center at PI

NEXLINE® Piezo Stepping Drives from PI

Operating Principle of PI Nanodispensers

Overview of ACS Motion Control

Overview of Confocal Microscopy

Overview of PI Hybrid Stage

Overview of PI’s Automated Silicon Photonics Processes

Overview of PI’s LPS-65 Linear Piezo Stage

Overview of PI’s Q-821 Q-Motion® Miniature SpaceFAB Robot

Overview of PILine Rotary Drive Principle

Overview of PIMag® 6-D Magnetic Levitation

PI Animation on ‘Piezoelectric Effect’

PI Ceramic Offers All-Ceramic Multilayer Bender Actuators

PI Ceramic Offers Piezoceramic Solutions for Industry and Research

PI Ceramic Uses New Spray Drying Tower for Material Preparation

PI Delivers MiQA System to KIT

PI Designed VeriMove Hexapod Software for Collision Testing

PI Displays Motion Centric Industrial Automation Solutions at Hannover Messe 2017

PI Ironless Linear Motors- Working Principle

PI Offers Compact PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotor Technology

PI Offers Complete Solutions for Photonics and Fiber Alignment Applications

PI Offers Dynamic, Cost Efficient PIMag® Voice Coil Drives

PI offers Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment Systems

PI Offers High-Precision Nanopositioning Systems

PI Offers Motion Centric Industrial Solutions for Industrial Automation

PI Offers NEXLINE® PiezoWalk® Motors

PI Offers Non-Sensitive Piezo Drives for Magnetic Resonance Therapy

PI Offers Parallel-Kinematic Nanopositioning System with Capacitive Sensors

PI Offers Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Systems

PI Offers PiezoMike Linear Actuators Equipped with Position Sensors

PI Offers PInano® and PIFOC® Objective Sample Scanners for Microscopy

PI Offers Positioning and Microscopy Solutions

PI Offers Q-Motion® Inertia Drive

PI Offers Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Positioning Stage Q-521

PI Offers Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Stage Q-522

PI Offers Q-Motion® Miniature Rotation Stage Q-614

PI Offers Q-Motion® XYZ Miniature Positioning Stage

PI Offers Specially-Shaped Piezo Disks for Nebulizers

PI Offers Versatile C-885 PIMotionMaster

PI Parallel Kinematics for Piezo Positioning Systems

PI Participates in LASER World of Photonics 2017

PI Piezo Motors Ensure Uniform Force While Pipetting with Small Devices

PI Piezomotors Now Available in Various Designs

PI Positioning Solutions with Direct Drive Servo Motors

PI Products Showcased at Laser World of Photonics

PI Products Showcased at SPS IPC Drives 2017

PI Showcases its Piezo Technology Products and Applications

PI Solutions for Research and Industrial Applications

PI’s ACS Motion Control Solutions Showcased at Drives & Controls 2018

PI’s Advanced Positioning Systems for Microscopy and Imaging Applications

PI’s Beamline Instrumentation for Micro Tomography

PI’s CIPA-Certified Hexapods Test Image Stabilization

PI’s Fast Multichannel Photonic Alignment Solutions

PI’s High-Precision Drives for Use in Refractive Eye Surgery

PI’s Magnetic Linear Motors—Principle of Operation

PI’s NEXACT® Piezo Stepping Drive

PI’s P-616 NanoCube® - Highly Compact Piezo System

PICMA-Walk V8 Piezo Linear Motor with Nanometer Precision

Piezo Ceramic Materials and Components from PI Ceramic

PiezoMove® Flexure Actuators from PI

PIglide Air Bearing Technology

PILine® Piezomotors—Operating Principle

PI's Q-Motion® Piezoelectric Inertia Drives

Portfolio of PI’s Precision Motion Technologies

Precision Motion and Positioning Technologies from PI

Products, Technologies, and Applications of PI Ceramic

Q-Motion® - PI’s High-Resolution Positioning Systems

Recap of PI’s 2017 Open House Day

SpaceFAB SF-3000 System from PI

Ultra-Precision Rotation Stages from PI