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.
Visit us on www.pi.ws
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.
Vist us on www.piceramic.com
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.
Visit us on www.pimicos.com
Suitable for all Piezo Actuator Nanopositioning Systems: The All-Rounder Among the Digital Controllers
Piezo-based nanopositioning systems are known for their high precision. However, this is not self-evident since the motion characteristics of piezo actuators are by no means linear. This must be compensated by suitable control.
Suitable Motion Controller for all Ultrasonic Piezo Motors and Stages: From Precision Positioning to Handling
Piezo-based ultrasonic drives ensure high dynamics and compact dimensions in positioning systems. An integral part of the philosophy behind the PILine® drives from PI (Physik Instrumente) is the flexibility to respond to user requirements.
Magnetic direct drives have advantages over the classical motorized, spindle-based solutions in particular with respect to wear and dynamics. Since direct drives largely dispense with mechanical components in the drivetrain, there is less friction and play and therefore more precision.
Positioning in Sub-Nanometer Resolution
Exact Selection of Energy in a Synchrotron: Piezo Drives Adjust the Angle in the Crystal Monochromator Accurately and Fast
Piezo-based stepping drives from PI (Physik Instrumente) are currently being used on the ID18 beamline at the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) in Grenoble, France.