PI Group – Unique in Piezo Technology and Precision Positioning
No other company in the world offers a broader and deeper portfolio of precision motion technologies than the PI Group. Continuous growth through the development of novel products and technologies is one of the main characteristics of the PI Group.
With more than 850 highly qualified employees all over the world, research and manufacturing centers on three continents and subsidiaries in 13 countries, the PI Group is in a position to fulfill almost any requirement with regard to innovative precision motion technology.
PI was founded more than four decades ago and is considered today a global market and technology leader in the field of precision positioning technology with accuracies to the subnanometer range. At the development and manufacturing site in Karlsruhe, more than 350 employees work on high-resolution drive systems and positioning solutions.
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PI Ceramic – Piezo Technology Specialist
PI Ceramic currently employs 200 people. It was founded in Lederhose (Thuringia, Germany) in 1992 as development and manufacturing site for piezoelectric transducers. Today, it is one of the world leaders in the field of piezo actuators and sensors used for wealth of applications, reaching from precision positioning to metrology, and from ultrasound generation to energy recovery.
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PI miCos – Motion Control and Systems Integration
PI miCos, founded in 1990 in Eschbach, Germany, joined the PI Group in 2011. With currently more than 90 employees, the company develops, produces and markets unique systems and components for high-precision positioning applications throughout the world. It mainly focuses on positioning technology under vacuum conditions, air-bearing solutions, linear motors and integration of complex systems such as used in beamline instrumentation.
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The Next Generation of Adaptive Optics: PI (Physik Instrumente) and the Fraunhofer IOF Support Visualization of Exoplanets in the E-ELT
In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF), PI (Physik Instrumente) is developing a new actuator concept for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which is currently being planned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Industry is looking for new forms of robotics. In particular the automotive industry is searching for alternatives and additions to the classical industry robots.
Obtaining razor-sharp images without using a tripod and at the same time, compensate for natural and artificial motion is currently one of the decisive factors for both cameras and smartphones.
The new H-900KSCO Hexapod from PI (Physik Instrumente) has a rotation range of up to 66° and achieves velocities of 520 mrad/s.
Ultrasonic piezomotors are small, fast, and inexpensive. They are especially suitable for applications with low operating cycles and can also be integrated into mobile measuring and medical devices.