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PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI USA (Physik Instrumente)

PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the broadest and deepest portfolio of precision motion technologies in the world. PI USA complies with the US laws for export controlled technologies.


Mailing Address:
16 Albert Street
Auburn, MA 01501
United States of America

Tel: 508-832-3456

Fax: 508-832-0506

Email: contact@pi-usa.us

Website: https://www.pi-usa.us/en/

Company Category: Factory Automation

Geographic Region: USA - North East

Company Sector: Manufacturing

Keywords: Nano-precision motion systems, air bearings, hexapods, piezo

Partner Status: Marketing Partner


Products

PI USA - Problems Solved by Hexapod Robots

PI USA - Problems Solved by Hexapod Robots

Hexapod micro-motion robots are based on a very flexible concept that can easily solve complex motion and alignment problems in fields including Optics, Photonics, Precision Automation, Automotive, and Medical Engineering.


Articles

Why Repeatability and Accuracy are Different in Motion and Positioning Related Applications

The terms accuracy and repeatability are often used interchangeably. However, accuracy is not possible without repeatability, but repeatability is achievable without accuracy. There are other errors, too, non-linearity errors, and linearity errors caused by thermal effects.

LIDAR: How Smart Active Alignment Mechanisms can Reduce Manufacturing Costs

Today, tantalizing futuristic transportation applications have motivated this mushrooming industry to develop an impressive array of clever new implementations, accompanied by a wave of investment from venture capitalists, software giants, and established players ...

Gantry Systems for High Performance 3D Printing Applications

3D Printing motion systems are built from standard 3D Print optimized gantry platforms and pre-configured for use with Nordson Ultimus V (or customized to extruder). The direct hardware integration has been considered.

What is the Difference between Hexapod 6-DOF Alignment Systems vs Conventional Stacks of Stages?

When faced with a multi-axis alignment and positioning application, motion engineers typically assemble a system from a stack of individual linear and rotary stages. This approach works well for applications when only a few degrees of freedom are involved (e.g. XYZ).

How to Improve the Precision of Positioning Stages with ACS Dynamic Error Compensation

Precision motion systems always exhibit some amount of positioning inaccuracy (or position error) due to various factors. These errors can be measured using external measurement devices, such as a laser interferometer...

Precision Robotics and Automation: Hexapods Advance Production Processes

Traditional robots can handle heavy loads at high speed, but lack positioning accuracy. Hexapod robots - six-legged parallel-kinematic machines - have a long history in precision optics alignment & micro / nano-manufacturing automation. They were considered overkill for traditional industrial automation applications, but the need for miniaturization and higher precision is rapidly changing the situation. New high-speed fieldbus interfaces facilitate integration with PLC or CNC controllers.

White Papers

CONTROLLING HEXAPOD 6-DOF ALIGNMENT ROBOTS VIA ETHERCAT

The latest generation of PI hexapod controllers with integrated EtherCAT interface now make it very easy for users to integrate hexapods into automation systems without the need for to perform challenging kinematic transformations.

HOW 6-DOF ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE EVENT HORIZON TELESCOPE

PI’s 6-DOF alignment technology, integrated in many telescopes, is part of this success story. PI precision motion components (piezo mechanisms) were also involved, when the first merger of black holes was detected by the LIGO collaboration in February 2016, proving the existence of gravitational waves.

Press Releases

PI's Precision Automation & Motion Systems Featured at 2019 LASER World of PHOTONICS

Precision automation solutions for Fiber Array Alignment, Laser Machining, and Optical Inspection - provided by PI's engineered systems group.

E-727 EtherCat® Piezo Controller for Nano-Scale Automation & Nanopositioning

New from PI, this digital piezo controller delivers higher bandwidth, linearity, and easy optimization via software compared necessary for industrial automation.

NanoCube®: High Speed XYZ Piezo Flexure Stage for Fast, Precise Fiber Alignment and Nanopositioning Applications

Higher scanning speed, ceramic-insulated actuators for long life, flexures for friction-free motion, and sensors for sub-nm precise positioning make this new piezo stage from PI ideal for fiber alignment and high resolution optics applications.

Motorized Miniature Positioning Stages Provide X, XY, and XYZ Precision Motion

The new L-505 miniature positioning stage series from PI provides highly precise motion for challenging alignment and positioning tasks in tight spaces.

Linear Translation Stage - 32" Travel, Nanometer Resolution, Direct Drive Motor for Industrial Automation

The new linear translation stage from PI is engineered for industrial applications with high demands on dynamics, precision, smooth scan motion, short settling times, and low tracking error.

Nanometer Resolution Motion Controller for Mini Piezo Motor Micrometer-Actuators

PIs new digital servo motion controller specifically designed to drive compact opto-mechanical actuators.

New 6-Axis Precision Motion Controller for High Resolution Linear and Rotary Stages and Custom Multi-Axis Motion Systems

PIs servo motor controller is compact, cost efficient and also available in a 4 axes version

Precision Motorized Linear Stage Features up to 20 Inch Travel, Nanometer Resolution, and High Dynamics

PIs new family of industrial-class direct-drive positioners supports high-load and multi-axis combinations.

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