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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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.
Piezo Linear Drives for Laser Technology: Automatic Mirror Positioning in Vacuum and in Inaccessible Place
Lasers are versatile tools with a wide range of applications.
PI miCos builds on expansion: After only eight months construction time, the PI subsidiary moved into the new building section at its Eschbach location near Freiburg.
Small size and high resolution for 10-6 hPa: Miniature stage only 24 mm wide with a resolution of 0.5 nm
Physik Instrumente (PI) has now introduced vacuum-compatible versions of the LPS-24 series: Under vacuum conditions down to 10-6 hPa, the miniature stages of only 24 mm in width achieve a sub-nanometer resolution over a travel range of 15 mm.
1 Axis with Large Clear Aperture.