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Physik Instrumente (PI) has published a 560-page digital flash catalogue on piezo technology and nanopositioning.

The digital publication also contains extensive tutorials on piezo motion technology and the fundamentals of nanopositioning, micropositioning and nanometrology.

Among the nanopositioning product-technology examples covered in the catalogue are: scanning stages for super-resolution microscopy; six-axis robots for precision alignment and positioning; image stabilisation mirrors and scanners; fundamentals and advantages of parallel-kinematics in nanopositioning applications; ultrasonic ceramic motors for automation; capacitive nanometrology sensor systems; reliability data on piezo ceramic actuators; piezo worm-type high-force ceramic linear motors; miniature motors for autofocus cell-phone type cameras; mirror-alignment systems for large optical telescopes; motorised precision actuators and stages for semiconductor applications; digital and analogue nanopositioning motion controllers and piezo drivers; servo and stepper motor controllers; photonics alignment systems; and photometers.

Physik Instrumente

PI is a global manufacturer of high precision positioning systems and products based on piezo technology. Used in markets as diverse as biotechnology, semiconductor, defence and astronomy, PI’s products work to improve the speed and precision of many cutting edge processes. Actuators, sensors and positioning systems with either sub-micron or nanometre level precision; many customised for the end user, are included in the product range.

With manufacturing and subsidiary offices around the world and a workforce of more than 500 PI provides direct local support where it is needed. Products range from component level piezo ceramic assemblies to six axis hexapod positioning robots. PI manufactures its own piezo ceramic material including multilayer devices that incorporate its patented ceramic insulation technology. Lead free ceramic technology is now also included in the company’s product range. With the flexibility and continuity of supply offered by having control of piezo ceramic production comes security and speed of delivery for customers who rely on or are looking to move into this area of technology. PI’s piezo ultrasonic and step drive motor technologies offer unique performance including self-locking capability, high force or high speed and non-magnetic and vacuum compatibility.

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