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 700 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.
Physik Instrumente (PI) – Precision Positioning for Industry and Research
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 60 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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At the SPS IPC Drives 2014 trade show in Nuremberg, Germany, Physik Instrumente (PI) unveiled its newly developed parallel kinematic Hexapod systems with magnetic direct drives. They offer extremely high dynamics and are intended for motion simulations and test equipment in industry and research.
One-Click Access to Drive Solutions that Set the World in Motion: Relaunch of www.physikinstrumente.com
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PI Ceramic has developed yet another piezo material based on lead-zirconate-titanate (PZT). PIC144 belongs to the ferro-electrical hard materials and is designed specifically for use in OEM high-power ultrasonic applications.
PIC700 material is a lead-free ceramic material now successfully employed by PI Ceramic in first industrial applications.
Today, many automation technology sectors require highly precise positioning systems. For multi-axis solutions, parallel-kinematic systems often are the perfect choice. Hexapods are a good example for this, where the travel ranges go from only a few to several hundred millimeters.