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Precision Motion Technologies

Physik Instrument (PI) is a leading manufacturer of precision motion systems including Piezo Stages, Air Bearings, Linear Positioners, Microscope Stages, Motor Controllers, Piezo Nanopositioning Systems, Piezo Ceramic Motors, and Hexapod 6-Axis Systems. Applications include photonics, bio-nanotechnology, medical device, and semiconductor manufacturing.

Product Lineup

6-Axis Hexapods / Parallel Positioners

PI-H-811.I2/I2V 6-Axis Miniature Hexapod
Hexapod 6-axis parallel positioners are often referred to as Stewart Platforms. A hexapod is based on a 6-axis (XYZ, Pitch, Roll, Yaw) actuator system arranged in parallel between a top and bottom platform. PI’s parallel kinematics (PKM) precision positioning systems have many advantages over conventional serial kinematics stages, including lower inertia, improved dynamics, smaller package size and higher stiffness.
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Piezo Transducers & Actuators

Physik Instrument P-882 – P-888 PICMA® High-Performance Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators (LVPZT)
Piezoelectric translators (transducers) are precision ceramic actuators which convert electrical energy directly into linear motion with high speed, force and virtually unlimited resolution. These actuators are used in every modern high tech field from semiconductor test & inspection to super-resolution microscopy, bio-nanotechnology and astronomy/aerospace technology.
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Controllers & Drivers

Physik Instrument E-753 High-Speed Digital Piezo NanoAutomation® Controller
The performance and usability of a precision positioning system depends on the mechanics, motion control electronics, and software. PI offers dedicated controllers for traditional piezo actuated nano-positioning systems, as well as motorized positioning systems based on linear motors, brushless motors, servo motors, and stepper motors.
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Linear Actuators

Physik Instrument M-227 High-Resolution DC-Mike Actuators
A precision linear actuator is a positioning device that provides motion in 1 degree of freedom. PI designs and manufactures a variety of precision linear actuators (pushers) including economical stepper-motor driven actuators, high-speed linear motor types for automation and nanometer precise piezo-motor actuators.
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Motorized Stages

Physik Instrument M-126 Translation Stages with Crossed Roller Bearings
PI offers the broadest and deepest range of precision motion technologies for micro and nano precision applications. Our engineers work with our customers to find the best drive and bearing technology for each individual application. Having access to multiple drive and positioning technologies allows an open discussion with a better outcome for the customer.
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Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Stages

Physik Instrument P-611.3S · P-611.3O NanoCube® XYZ Nanopositioning Piezo
Piezo flexure stages are used in applications where nanometer precision, high scanning speeds or fast step and settle are crucial for success. Piezo stages are still the highest performing mechanisms when it comes to nanopositioning applications.
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