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Stable and Precise Positioning of Mechanical and Optomechanical Components

Piezo-Based Linear Actuators Provide Reliable and Automated Alignment of the Beam Path of Optical Assemblies

How can the beam path of optical assemblies be adjusted with high resolution and stability? Piezo-based linear actuators provide reliable and automated alignment of mechanical and optomechanical components in experiments They offer a lifetime of more than a billion steps, a step size of 20 nm and a holding force of > 100 N.


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How is the Still or Video Image Quality of Cameras Reliably Measured and Evaluated?

DxOMark Image Labs uses a PI hexapod to simulate camera movements in image stabilization testing

Taking sharp pictures despite poor lighting conditions, taking snapshots without blurring, recognizing traffic signs in driver assistance systems, or identifying dangerous situations in surveillance systems - all of this is possible today with the help of modern cameras. But how good is the still and video image quality of a camera or smartphone?


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PILine® motors automate angle and distance measurement of this Leica total station (Image: Leica Geosystems)

Technological Advantage Without Any Risk

Why OEM Customers Profit From Using PI's Positioning Solutions

If you want to break new ground, you must be willing to employ unconventional solutions. But does this approach automatically mean a higher risk? Especially in the OEM business, it is important to establish a reliable, long-term partnership. Read more on the strategies PI employs in order to achieve the desired market advantages with a technically flawless, innovative solution.


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Just Three Steps to the Positioning Solution for your Automation Tasks

Not only are automated production processes to be found on assembly lines, but also in the subsequent inspection and testing steps. Motion and positioning systems providing several degrees of freedom are gaining in importance for increasing throughput with at least with the same or improved quality. PI has both the experience and know-how for high-precision solutions.


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Hexapod 6-DOF Active Alignment Micro-Robots - Enablers for Today’s Advanced Camera Manufacturing… and Tomorrow’s

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How to Meet the Requirements of Machine Builders for Precision Linear Stages?

Dr. Cliff Jolliffe explains the motivation for development and why the new series of linear stages meet the requirements of machine builders.


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EtherCAT® Connectivity of ACS Motion Control Solutions

EtherCAT® is an open real-time Ethernet-based fieldbus system, originally developed by Beckhoff Automation. Today, EtherCAT is becoming more and more popular for control and system engineers as a robust, high-speed, real-time network for machine control solutions. The flexibility of the fieldbus system is one reason. Read here how ACS Motion Control solutions benefit from EtherCAT integration.


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High-Precision Motion for Automation in the Field of Laser Processing

Find Advanced Positioning Solutions in the New Brochure “Automation Platforms for Laser Material Processing”

The technological diversity and the high vertical range of manufacturing enable PI to offer positioning systems for laser applications that require high-precision and high-throughput.


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Parallelism in Photonics Alignment Automation: Key to Economic Test and Packaging

Compared to the devices typical of the telecom revolution of two decades ago, today’s typical Silicon Photonics (SiP) devices present more channels, smaller form factors, and exponentially higher production quantities.


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Hexapod for Non-Contact Asphere Metrology