PI - Broadest & Deepest Portfolio in Precision Motion Technologies:

Micro to Nano - with Engineers who Match Your Application Needs to the most Appropriate Drive Technology

Solutions to Improve Productivity, Quality, and Precision

Hexapods solve demanding alignment applications including photonics, aerospace, and automotive production.

Piezo transducers smaller than 1mm can be used in endoscopy or in active implants.

Advanced motion controllers and motion stages can boost throughput in laser machining and processing.

What's New

Unique linear motor stages: Matchbox-sized, 200mm/sec fast, 10 nanometer encoder resolution. Easy to control and integrate into industrial automation.

A faster, higher precision variation of PI’s popular NanoCube® XYZ piezo flexure stage combines with motorized stages for nano-scale automation.

The affordable L-505 miniature linear stages provide up to 1” travel and 10nm resolution. Servo & stepper motors.

News & Announcements

The unique ultrasonic linear motor stages from PI are now faster and provide higher resolution. Easy to control and integrate into industrial automation and research applications.

A faster, higher precision variation of PI’s popular NanoCube® XYZ piezo flexure stage is available to combine with miniature micro-positioning stages for nano-scale automation.

The new L-505 miniature linear stages provide combine high precision, a compact package and an affordable price. Servo & stepper motors, linear encoders, many configurations.

How We Can Help

Hexapods can communicate directly with PLC or CNC controllers via EtherCat interfaces. They are used in demanding alignment applications including photonics, aerospace, and automotive production.

Piezo transducers as small as fractions of a millimeter can be used in endoscopy or in active implants that regulate internal eye pressure.

Different applications for advanced motion controllers and motion stages to boost throughput in laser machining and processing..

Advanced error correction methods and algorithms such as Input Shaping and ServoBoost improve the dynamic performance and accuracy of motion systems.

Sophisticated optimization algorithms allow simultaneous optimization of multiple photonic elements across multiple channels and degrees of freedom. 

“Rocking Crazy” – fine tuning of image stabilization algorithms with H-860 shaker hexapod.

How nanopositioning mechanisms improve performance of High Resolution Microscopy in DNA-Origami, DNA-Paint, and TIRF Techniques

Additive manufacturing technology has evolved leading to more precise structures with demanding tolerances to the micron scale and sub-micron scale.

Piezo flexure platforms provide high dynamics, resolution, and stability - ideal prerequisites for steering mirror applications.

Design engineers in the precision automation market often put different things at the top of their requirement lists than their colleagues in the instrumentation sector. 

More than 2,000 high-force actuators with nanometer precision drive the segments of the largest optical telescope in the world.

Piezo actuators designed to run 100 billion cycles without failures – good enough for NASA!

What We Make (Selection of Products)

Piezo / Nanopositioning

Hexapod 6-DOF Motion & Positioning Systems

Motorized Linear & Rotary Stages

Motorized Actuators

Gantries & Air Bearings