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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.

Understanding Fast Laser Beam Steering Mirrors for Deep Space

How do Optical Delay Lines and Delay Line Stages Work?

Pushing the Limits of Highest Performance Precision Automation Linear and Rotary Motion Systems

Multi-Channel Optical Alignment for Testing and Packaging in Silicon Photonics Devices

Synchrotron Laminograhy Technique to Examine Large Surface Objects

PI nano XY and PI nano XYZ - Long Travel and Low Profile Piezo Nanopositioning Systems for Microscopy Applications

M-545 XY Microscope Stage with Ultrasonic Linear Drives for High Stability, Low Profile, High Speed, Direct Position Measurement

High-Dynamics Solid State Linear Motor Actuator for Continuous Laser (Grating) and Spectrophotometer Tuning from Physik Instrumente

Piezo Flexure Nanopositioners and Scanners – An Introduction to Piezo Flexure Nanopositioners and Scanners

Nanopositioning - Recent Advances Including Parallel Kinematics, Active Trajectory Control, Vibration Suppression and Tracking Error Elimination

Enhanced Nanopositioning Resolution Using Patented DAC, Digital to Analog Converter, Control Technique Known As HyperBit

Parallel Kinematic 6D Alignment System with Sub-Micrometer Accuracy

Adaptive Mechanics Provides Multi Axis Motion with Sub Nanometer Flatness and Sub Rad Yaw, Pitch and Roll

Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Actuator for Nanopositioning - The Design and Operation of Ultrasonic Nanopositioners

Hybrid Nanopositioning Actuators with Large Travel and Extremely High Resolution

See Live Demos of PI’s Motion Control for Precision Manufacturing Technology at IMTS 2022

Precision Motion Systems Production Space Increased by 11,000 Sqft at PI (Physik Instrumente) HQ

New Ultrasonic Transducers for 360 Degree Ultrasound Applications

New Ultra-Precision Motion Control and Nanopositioning Systems for Semiconductor Test and Metrology will be Introduced at the 2022 Semicon West

Compact Motorized Kinematic Mirror Mounts & Piezo Mirror Mounts for High Precision Optics and Laser Applications

New Motion Systems Applications for 6-Axis Robotic Stages and Cartesian Linear Robots Showcased at the 2022 Robotics Summit

PI Invests $60MM in Vertical Integration, Equipment, and Supply Chain

High Precision XY-Tables for High Performance 2-Axis Linear Positioning Applications

PI's High Precision Automation, Nanopositioning, and Piezo Technology Solutions Featured at 2022 LASER World of PHOTONICS

6-Axis Stage Based on Precision Hexapod Micro-Robot is Designed for New Nano-Positioning Applications

New Multi-Axis and Single-Axis Motion Controllers with EtherCat® Connectivity, based on ACS Intelligent Drive Modules

Compact 3-Axis Linear Nanopositioning Stage Provides High Dynamics in XYZ and 24/7 Reliability for Automation, Scanning, and Fast Alignment Applications

See Live Demos of PI’s Photonics / SiP / Fiber Alignment Technology at OFC in San Diego, Starting March 8

Low Profile 5-Axis Air Bearing Motion System for Semiconductor and Laser Processing

High Performance R-Theta 2-Axis Stages for Nanometer Precision Motion in Semiconductor and Laser Processing Applications

Precision Motion, Nanopositioning, and Automation Solutions to Showcase at SPIE Photonics West 2022

James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors Aligned by 6-Axis Precision Hexapod Stage

Low-Cost Motion-Amplified Piezo Actuators Provide Precision, Speed

Miniature Multi-Axis Stages for Vacuum Applications: New Mini 6-DOF Hexapod 6-Axis Robotic Stage

High Speed, Direct Driver Rotary Tables with High Precision Air Bearings for Metrology and Performance Automation

Digital Piezo Controller with Closed-Loop Position Feedback and High Voltage Amplifier in Compact Package

Direct Drive Nanopositioning Stage for Optical Delay Lines and Ultrafast Time Resolved Transient Studies

Future of Laser Materials Processing - Digital Event

Miniature Linear Stage on Mars Rover Helps Provide Precision Focus Control for SuperCam

Fast Linear Modules Provide High Precision with Direct Drive Linear Motors, for Industrial Automation

New 6DOF Hexapod Motion Systems – Smaller than Traditional 6-Axis Vacuum Stages

High Performance Nanopositioning Controller for Piezo Stages Provides 270W Peak Power and Nanometer Level Precision

100X Faster Optical Alignment--Automation Stages, Firmware and Software and Algorithms Help Speed up the Production of Photonic Devices

3-Axis XYZ Motion System with Linear Stages and Controller for Automated Tactile Test of Electronic PCBs | PI

3D Printing Demo with XYZ Gantry System and Dispenser- Coordinated Multi-Axis Motion

6-Axis Motion Helps Camera Testing | PI

6-DOF Piezo Nanopositioning Stage for Alignment and Scanning

6-DOF Platform Stabilization with Gyroscope and Matlab Programmable Hexapod Stewart Platform

A Wide Range of Precision Motion and Positioning Products from PI

ACS Motion Control for Demanding Applications

Active Optics - Fast Steering Mirror Platform (FSM) | S-335 Pieoz Flexure Scanner

Active Optics: High-Speed Piezo Deformable Mirror for Laser Focus Control | PI Piezo

Adaptive Optics in Laser Welding & Cutting – Fast Piezo Mirror | PI

Advanced NEXLINE® PiezoWalk® Motors from PI

Advanced Q-Motion® Inertia Drive from PI

Advancing Semiconductor Progress with Nanopositioning and Nano-Automation Solutions

Affordable Industrial Linear Translation Stage with Direct Drive for Performance Automation, Test, Assembly, Inspection

Air Bearing Rotary Table - Motorized and Large Aperture for Metrology

Air Bearing Rotary Tables and Motorized Linear Air Bearings | PI

All-Ceramic Multilayer Bender Actuators from PI Ceramic

Animated Theory of PI’s Magnetic Linear Motors

Applications of Hexapod 6-DOF Motion Platforms Shown at Photonics West | PI Booth

Beamline Instrumentation from PI

Broad Range of Precision Motion Technology Products from PI

Cleanroom Nano-Positioning & Precision Automation Equipment Manufacturing at PI

Collision Testing Using PI’s VeriMove Hexapod Software

Compact LPS-65 Linear Piezo Stage by PI

Compact Q-Motion® High-Resolution Positioning Systems from PI

Compact XYZ Positionig-Stage for Precision Assembly and Alignment | PI

Component Testing with PI’s Fast Multichannel Photonic Alignment Products

Direct Drive Linear Translation Stages and Linear Motors for High Performance Motion Control and Precision Automation in Industry and Research

Direct Drive XY-Linear Stage for Scanning & Alignment | V-508 PI Nanopositioning

Fast Active Photonics and Optics Alignment w/ Fast Algorithms and Software | L-505 Mini XYZ Stage | PI

Fast XY Scanning Stage for Optics, Metrology, Microscopy | Voice Coil Linear Motor, Compact, Precise-|PI V-528

FMPA Systems for Silicon Photonics by PI

Fully-Functional Modern PI Technology Center

Gantry Stages – Advanced Motion Control Algorithm Provides XY-Theta Control for Gantry Systems to Improve Accuracy and Throughput in Industrial Applications

H-811 Hexapod: Parallel Kinematic System from PI

High Performance Laser Dicing / Processing with Air Bearing Motion Systems and EtherCat Controller

High Performance Piezo Transducers for the Mars Rover – Search for Extra-Terrestrial Life

High Performance Servo Motion Controller Adapts to Different Loads ServoBoost™

High Performance SuperResolution Microscopes with PI Nanopositioning Stages - Witec

Higher Performance Wafer Metrology and Semiconductor Inspection using Multi-axis Ultra-High Precision Air Bearing Stages and Piezoelectric Fast Focusing Devices

Higher Precision Laser Seam Welding and Higher Throughput by Combining Galvo Scanners and Precision Linear Motion Stages

Highlights from PI’s Open House Day 2017

Highlights of PI Engineered Systems

High-Precision Drives from PI

How Ultrasonic Piezo Sensors can be Used in Medical Applications | PI Piezo Technology

Increasing Wafer Yield with Semiconductor Wafer Stealth Dicing Methods by Intelligent Motion / Laser Control Algorithms and Motion Stages

Industrial Dosing, Digital Printing, Ultrafast Nanoliter Dispensing Enabled by Reliable Piezoelectric Transducers

Innovative C-885 PIMotionMaster from PI

Innovative PiezoMike Linear Actuators with PIShift Piezomotor

Innovative PIMag® Magnetic Direct Drives

Innovative Precision Products from PI

Innovative SpaceFAB SF-3000 System from PI

Interferometer for Position Feedback of Linear Motor Stage-| PI

Linear Stages for Laser Processing

Medical Uses for Piezoelectric Transducers: Cytometry, Array Spotting, Liquid Handling, IVD, Point of Care

Microscopy and Quality Assurance System from PI

Motion Control for Laser Machining – Linear Stage and Galvo Synchronization | PI

Motion Control for Semiconductor and Optics Manufacturing and Testing - Maglev, Air Bearings, Hexapods

Motorized Precision Microscope Stage XY Direct-Drive Motor for Microscopy

Multi-Axis Automation - Scalable Integrated Motion Systems | PI

Nanopositioning Automation Enables Progress in Silicon Photonics Component Test and Manufacture

Nanopositioning Motion Control for Microscopy – Fast Auto-Focus, Scanning Stages for Stitching and Super Resolution Microscopy

New Labeling Machine Features PI Hexapod

New Motion and Laser Control Algorithms Improve Quality and Throughput in Micro-Hole Laser Drilling

NEXACT® Piezo Stepping Drive from PI

NEXLINE® High-Load Walking Drives from PI

Overvew of PI’s Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Positioning Stage Q-521

Overview of Interferometry and Optical Coherence Tomography

Overview of PI Ceramic’s Piezo Actuators

Overview of PI Ceramic’s Spray Drying Tower

Overview of PI Ceramic's Products, Technologies, and Applications

Overview of PI Linear Motors and Voice Coils

Overview of PI Nanodispensers

Overview of PI’s Motion Centric Industrial Automation Solutions at Hannover Messe 2017

Overview of PIMag® Gantry System

Parallel-Kinematic Nanopositioning System from PI

PI ‘Piezoelectric Effect’

PI Demonstrates the Workings of Confocal Microscopy

PI Displays Products at LASER World of Photonics 2017

PI Hexapods for Fiber Alignment with Submicrometer Accuracy

PI Introduces Air Bearing Technology

PI Offers Adaptive Diaphragm Positioning with Narrow Precision Drives

PI Offers Easy-to-Start Hexapod Controllers

PI Offers Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Systems for Precision Automation Applications

PI Offers High-Performance Compact Drives for Piezoelectric Micropumps

PI Offers Nano-Class Motion Systems and Photonics Alignment

PI Offers Nanopositioning Systems for Microscopy and Imaging

PI Offers Parallel Kinematics for Piezo Positioning Systems

PI Offers Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Systems Based on PICMA® Technology

PI Offers Piezo Motors for Pipetting Processes

PI Offers Piezomove® Range of Flexure Actuators

PI Offers PIMag® 6-D Magnetic Levitation System

PI Offers Precision Motion Products for Imaging and Microscopy

PI Piezo Actuators for Additive Manufacturing Processes

PI Piezomotors for Precision Motion Control and Automation

PI Presents Advanced P-616 NanoCube®

PI Products for Microscopy Applications

PI Provides Comprehensive Solutions for Photonics and Fiber Alignment

PI Stall at SPS IPC Drives 2017

PI Ultrasonic Sensors for Reliable Flow Measurement and Bubble Detection

PI USA’s Nano-Positioning and Multi-Axis Alignment Systems

PI’s Automation Technologies for Electronics Manufacturing

PI’s Direct Position Measurement Ensures Maximum Accuracy

PI’s Hexapods for Drones Testing

PI’s High-Dynamic Hexapod for Test and Qualification Equipment

PI’s Innovative Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment System

PI’s Integrated Solutions for Testing User Interfaces of Mobile End Devices

PI’s Kinematic Carrying Platform for X-ray Spectrometers

PI’s MiQA System for Microscopy, Tomography, and Laminography

PI’s Modern Visitor Center

PI’s Motion Centric Industrial Solutions for Inspection, Testing, and Assembly

PI’s Piezo Scanners for Image Stabilization and Microscanning

PI’s PiezoMike Linear Actuators for Tuning Mechanical and Optomechanical Components

PI’s Positioning Solutions Showcased at Hannover Messe 2016

PI’s Sample Stage for Micro-Tomography Application

PI’s Ultra-Precision Rotation Stages for Dynamic Positioning of High Load Applications

PICMA-Walk V8 Piezo Linear Motor from PI

Piezoceramic Solutions from PI Ceramic

Piezoelectric Actuators and Piezoelectric Sensor Components from PI

Piezoelectric Direct Drive Stages, Piezo Actuators for Precision Motion and Automation Applications

Piezoelectric Motors – Ultrasonic Motors, PiezoWalk Motors, Resonant Motors, Stick/Slip Inertia Motors: How Do They Work?

Piezoelectric Transducers & Piezo Components for OEM's - Flexible Printed Circuit Boards

Piezoelectric Transducers for Surgery - Therapeutic Ultrasound – Incisionless | PI Piezo Technology

PiezoWalk Motor-Based N-565 Linear Positioner from PI

PIglide HS Planar XY Air Bearing Stage

PILine Rotary Drive Principle in PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotors

PILine® Piezomotors—Drive Principle

PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotor Technology

PIMag®—Advanced Magnetic Voice Coil Drives from PI

PIMars Range of Nanopositioning Stages

PI's Advanced Products in Precision Positioning

PI's Ironless Linear Motors

PIShift Drives for Drift-Free Long-Term Positioning

Planar Linear Motor XY Stage with High Performance Motion Controller | V-738

Positioning and Microscopy Solutions from PI

Precision Motion and Automation Solutions at LASER Show | PI

Precision Motion Control Stages for Industrial Automation Projects

Precision Z-Autofocusing with Fast Nanopositioning Objective Z Focus Voice Coil Motor Enables Super Resolution Microscopy, Deep Tissue Analysis and Genome Sequencing

Pushing Boundaries, Together -- Podcast - Searching for Exo - Planets

Pushing Technological Boundaries with Automation, Nanopositioning and Piezo Technology

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

Q-614 – Q-Motion® Miniature Rotation Stage from PI

Q-821 Q-Motion® Miniature SpaceFAB Robot from PI

Q-Motion® XYZ Miniature Positioning Stage from PI

Q-Motion®: Compact, High-Resolution Positioning Stage from PI

Qualifying Positioning Systems with PI’s Heavy-Duty Lifting and Rotating Platform

Semiconductor Wafer Inspection Stage – Multi-Axis High Accuracy Motion Control PI

Six-Axes Hexapod Robots

Space Qualified Piezoelectric Transducers on the Mars Rover – Life on Mars?

Specially-Shaped Piezo Disks from PI

The Flamingo High Resolution Microscopy Project

Ultrafast Liquid Handling w/Compact Piezoelectric Transducers | MicroFluidics Dispensing | Piezo Tech

Ultrasonic Transducers: Using Industrial Ultrasound for Distance Control, Structural Monitoring and Object Recognition – Advanced Piezoelectric Design

Visit Drives & Controls 2018 to See PI’s ACS Motion Control Products

Voice Coil Z-Autofocus Motor Improves Performance of Laser Processing, Wafer Surface Metrology

Wide Range of Motion Control Solutions from PI

Wireless Downhole Communication, Hydro Acoustics, Underwater Communication with Advanced Piezoelectric Transducers

Working Principle of PI Ceramic Disk Actuator

Working Principle of PI Hybrid Stage

XY Scanning Stages for High-Speed Automated Photonics Alignment

High-Speed Automated Photonics Alignment System F-712 FMPA by PI

A-62x PIglide RM Rotation Stage with Air Bearings and Closed-Loop Encoder from PI

Precision 6-Axis Parallel-Kinematics Positioning System - Q-845 from PI

Programmable Shims - Nanometer Precision - PIRest

PI U-651 Ultra-Low Profile Rotation Stage with Ultrasonic Motor

L-412 and L-417 High-Load Linear Stage Family for Industrial Precision Automation and Motion Control

V-551 Precision Linear Motor Stage with Absolute Encoder and 0.5nm Minimum Incremental Option from PI

L-731/V-731 Planar XY-Precision Linear Stages for Industrial Automation from PI

L-239 Motorized Precision Linear Actuator with Closed-Loop Motor from PI micos

L-511 Motorized Precision Linear Positioner from PI

Ultra-High Accuracy Nano-Positioning Linear Stage with Linear Motor-N 565 from PI

Q-545 Miniature Linear Piezo Positioning Stage from PI

Linear Motor Actuator for Automation, Voice Coil Drive-V-273 from PI

L-310 Precision Vertical Elevation Stage with Closed Loop Motor from PI

Precision Rotation Stage - Low Profile, Air Bearings, Direct Drive

M-122 Miniaturized Precision Linear Positioning Stage with Linear Encoder from Physik Instrumente

M-116 Precision Miniature Motorized Rotation Stage from Physik Instrumente

M-687 XY Motorized Microscope Stage with High Precision Closed Loop Piezo Motor from Physik Instrumente

LPS-45 Miniature Linear Piezo Positioning Stage from PI micos

LPS-65 Precision Linear Piezo Positioning Stage from PI micos

H-845 Ultra-High-Load Precision Hexapod Parallel Positioning System from Physik Instrumente

M-850K Hexapod Precision Positioner for Astronomy and Outdoor Operation from Physik Instrumente

P-911K UHV-Compatible Miniature Piezo Hexapod from Physik Instrumente

H-820 Low-Cost Hexapod Parallel-Kinematics 6 Axis Positioning System from Physik Instrumente

H-206 Automated Fiber Alignment System - 6-Axis, High Precision - Physik Instrumente

Precision Parallel-Kinematics Positioning System - SpaceFAB SF-3000 from PI micos

WT-90 Precision Motorized Goniometer Cradle from PI micos

DT-80R Motorized Rotation Stage - Compact and High Speed - PI Micos

PRS-200 Precision Motorized Large Aperture Rotation Stage from PI Micos

UPR-270 Air: Rotation Stage with Ultra-High Precision Air Bearings and Closed-Loop Angular Encoder from PI micos

ES-100 Precision Vertical Elevation Stage with Closed Loop Motor from PI micos

MCS XY-Precision Linear Positioner for Metrology from PI micos

PLS-85 Vacuum Precision Linear Positioner from PI micos

H-850K Parallel Kinematics Hexapod Precision Positioning System for Ultra-High Load from Physik Instrumente

LPS-24 NanoPositioning Stage with Miniaturized Dimensions and Piezo Motor from Physik Instrumente

N-603 Closed-Loop Piezo Linear Stage with 2mm Travel Range from Physik Instrumente

PIFOC® Long Travel Piezo Microscope Lens Positioner from Physik Instrumente

P-630 High-Speed Piezo Positioner from Physik Instrumente

P-763 Closed-Loop Piezo XY Nanopositioning System from Physik Instrumente

U-628 Miniature, High Speed, Closed-Loop Rotary Stage from Physik Instrumente

P-725KHDS PIFOC® High Dynamics Objective Lens Scanner from Physik Instrumente

N-470 PiezoMike Nanopositioning Motor Actuator from Physik Instrumente

UHV Vacuum Nanopositioning Stage from Physik Instrumente

XYZ Positioning Stage System for Fiber Alignment and Photonics Alignment - F-131 from PI

Piezo Assemblies for Nano-Dosing, Micro Pumps and Valves in Medical Engineering

Manual Precision XY Microscope Stage, M-545.2M from PI

XY Motorized Microscope Stage, M-545 from PI

Precision XY Linear Positioning Stage, Linear Motor-Driven and Linear Encoders, M-686 from PI

M-811 Compact Vacuum Compatible Parallel-Kinematics 6-Axis Hexapod Stewart Platform

PInano Super Resolution Microscope Piezo Scanning Nano-Positioning XY Stage from PI

Ultra-High Accuracy Nano-Positioning Linear Stage with Linear Motor-N 664 from PI

N-900 Non-Magnetic Linear Actuator / Piezo Linear Motor

Low-Cost Piezo Flexure Linear Actuator - P-603 from PI

PI M-403 Low Cost Precision Linear Stages

PI M-228 Cost Efficient Stepper Motor Actuators

Vacuum Nanopositioning Stages - P-915 from PI

Low-Profile High-Speed Stage with Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Drives & Direct Position Measurement

PI P-736 PInano™ Z, Piezo-Z Slide Scanner

Piezo Linear Nanopositioning Motor - N-216 NEXLINE® from PI

PI P-545 PInano™ XYZ Piezo Stages for Super-Resolution Microscopy