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Sub. of Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG
Piezo Nano Positioning
Map16 Albert St.
Auburn, MA 01501
United States
Phone: (508) 832-3456
Fax: (508) 832-0506
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PI employs more than 750 people and provides the broadest and deepest portfolio of precision motion technologies worldwide— from piezo ceramic actuators to hexapod 6-axis systems to air-bearing stages. Two of our products were selected for NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity science lab due to their excellent performance and reliability.

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Product Examples and Experience:
• Closed-loop piezo positioning systems (subnanometer precision)
• Hexapod 6-axis parallel-kinematic positioning systems
• Ultra-precision rotation stages with air bearings
• Motorized precision linear translation stages and linear actuators
• Photonics alignment systems / automated fiber alignment
• PICMA® piezo actuators 100 billion cycles life tested
• Ultrafast beam steering mirrors / tip/tilt positioners
• Custom motion systems for beamline instrumentation
• Several types of long-travel piezo motors
• Microscope stages, short & long travel
• Advanced digital motion controllers (improved linearity, trajectory control, settling).
• Precision closed-loop motion controllers
• Capacitive sensors for nanopositioning applications
• High-voltage piezo amplifiers, drivers
• 40-plus years of experience
• Expert global support
Established: 1970
Employees: 750
Facility area (sq. ft): 350,000
Ownership type: Privately Owned
Brian Lula, Pres.
Jim Gareau, VP Sales
Stefan Vorndran, VP Mktg.
Phil Greene, VP Engrg.
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Air Bearing Stage
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has announced the PIglide HS planar X-Y air bearing stage, designed to... 6/2015
Hexapod Controller
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has announced a new hexapod controller for parallel-kinematics precision... 5/2015
High-Load Hexapods
The H-845 is a new series of preconfigured high-load hexapods by PI (Physik Instrumente) LP. ... 5/2015
Automation Actuators
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP has announced a new series of actuators based on PIMag noncontacting... 5/2015
Hexapod Motion Simulator
The H-860KMAG six-axis motion simulator “shaker” hexapod by PI (Physik Instrumente) LP... 4/2015
Piezo Stage Scanners
The PIHera family of piezo stage scanners by PI (Physik Instrumente) LP are suitable for... 4/2015
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Resolution Enhancement of Imaging Chips with Piezo Technology
Camera systems and scanners must have high resolutions. This creates difficulties for all applications where low light intensity means neither the resolution of the chip nor the exposure time for changing or moving objects can be freely chosen. Typical applications are fluorescence microscopy, white-light interferometry (OCT in medical technology or general surface structural analysis), or surveillance cameras and cameras for aerial photography.
Reliability and Lifetime of Multilayer Piezo Actuators
Three essential factors affect the lifetime of piezo ceramics in positioning applications: Humidity, operating voltage and temperature. PICMA® multilayer piezo actuators are based on a special PZT (lead zirconate — lead titanate) ceramic, formulated to combine the desired characteristics for motion control such as high stiffness, low electrical capacity, high specific displacement, low load and temperature dependence with exceptional reliability and long lifetime.

PI Names Matt Reck Product Line Manager for Air-Bearing Positioning Stages
4/27/2015 12:34:24 PM - Matt Reck has been named product line manager for air-bearing precision positioning stages at PI... 4/2015
PI Names Culpi Engineering Chief of PI miCos Products
4/9/2013 - PI (Physik Instrumente) USA has extended support for the PI miCos precision positioning product... 4/2013
PI USA Acquires miCos GmbH Product Distribution for American Market
5/25/2012 - In its next step to acquire miCos GmbH, PI (Physik Instrumente) LP announced that, effective June... 5/2012
Piezoelectric Actuation Adds Capabilities for Microscopy
2/1/2012 - Microscopy is a broad field – and it is getting broader every week, as novel imaging...
BioPhotonics 2/2012
PI Opens Singapore Office
9/29/2011 - Precision positioning systems manufacturer Physik Instrumente (PI) LP announced its expansion into... 9/2011

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  • Positioning