PI Releases New Vacuum Precision Motion and Positioning Solutions Catalog and Whitepaper

Vacuum and UHV applications in research and industry are increasing in importance as testing and manufacturing specifically require vacuum or cryogenic environments.

For decades, PI has provided stages and systems for vacuum levels from 10-3 mbar to 10-9 mbar that deliver reliable motion control for positioning and alignment. The newest catalog from PI - Precision Motion and Positioning Solutions for High Vacuum and UHV - demonstrates PI's expert design capabilities as most standard products are created with vacuum compatibility in mind, from linear and rotary stages to 6-axis hexapods.


"Throughout the worldwide research and development field, vacuum environments are used, from small epitaxy processes up to the large beamline facilities.", states Dr. Jürgen Gallus, technical engineer responsible for PI vacuum technology research and development. Dr. Gallus' whitepaper, "Motion and Positioning in Vacuum Environments", delves into the specific consideration that must be given, when designing a vacuum system, to operating speed, stage lifetime expectancy, use of lubricants and coatings, material selection, outbakeing temperatures for high and ultra-high vacuums, and more.

Standard and Custom
In addition to a large variety of standard piezoelectric and mechanical stages, PI can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.
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About PI
PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo motors, air bearing stages and hexapod parallel-kinematics for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with twelve subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 850+.

Featured Product

BLE2 Series Brushless Motor & Driver

BLE2 Series Brushless Motor & Driver

The BLE2 Series replaces our popular BLE Series and continues our brushless motor advantages by featuring an all new compact, high-power and high-efficiency brushless DC motor combined with a Driver that can be digitally set and controlled via external DC voltage or by the front panel. The BLE2 Series can easily compete with larger 3-phase inverter driven motors in many more applications, with built-in simple holding torque function, saving space and increasing performance thanks to the advantages of a brushless motor design. The BLE2 Series has a maximum speed of 4000 r/min, achieving a speed ratio of 1:50 (80 to 4000 r/min). The new motor structure is small than previous models and enables high power and high efficiency while incorporating easy setting, installation and wiring. The new motor connector offers IP66 degree of protection and allows for easy and direct connection between motor and driver with two available orientation of cable outlet direction. Standardized use of stain