Optical methods have been relying on PI positioning systems for years, e.g. for aligning optical systems or samples. Piezo actuators and motors are increasingly replacing conventional drive systems because they are more compact, more precise and faster. Other non-optical microscopic processes, such as SEM (scanning electron microscope) and AFM (atomic force microscope), use PI systems due to their high accuracy and dynamics.
Nowadays, numerous industries depend on faster and more precise imaging methods. In all markets, the required tasks are focusing, zoom, object alignment and higher resolution. This ranges from the inspection of surface structures on semiconductors or flat screens with whitelight interferometry to optical microscopy, and from the digitalization of documents to image stabilization for aerial photography and astronomy. In all of these fields, the PI Group is present with its precise, highly stable and dynamic positioning systems.
ACS Motion Control releases a software suite designed for high-precision laser processing equipment that significantly reduces and in some cases will eliminate the need for user interface development and maintenance.
PI (Physik Instrumente) Acquires Majority Shares in ACS Motion Control: Positioning Systems for High-Performance Industrial Applications
PI (Physik Instrumente), a company with headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, has stood for technical excellence and continuous progress in precision positioning for a number of decades.
PI (Physik Instrumente) offers shorter lead times for selected piezo-based positioning systems and nanopositioning controllers. This enables even faster prototype set-up and faster integration of products into the application environment for customers of PI.
With immediate effect, Scott Jordan is head of the newly defined photonics market segment in the globally active PI Group. He is well known in the community for his passion and engagement and has earned himself a very good reputation and his expertise makes him ideally suited for this position.
Stéphane Bussa takes over the responsibility for Sales and Marketing at PI (Physik Instrumente)