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PIOne Sensors – High Performance for Nanopositioning Systems

An In-house Development for Precision over Large Travel Ranges

For conventional nanopositioning with piezo actuators and large travel ranges from 1 mm, incremental position sensors such as PIOne are used instead of capacitive sensors. Dr. Axel Grabowski, Head of Sensor Development at PI and developer of PIOne, explains the advantages of the the incremental position sensor with maximum resolution and moderate energy consumption.


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Micro Talk: The summit of data hunger is rising, here’s how to conquer it

A sit down between Sander Slagter from PI Benelux and Sander Dorrestein from CITC


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Ultrasonic Metering in Intensive Care Devices

Fight Against COVID-19

Viruses and other infections particularly affect people with pre-existing conditions such as renal or cardiovascular diseases. In regard to the treatment and therapy of such illnesses, the demands on the medical devices used are ever increasing. Piezo technology offers various possibilities to improve them: Using piezo transducers, for example, makes intensive care devices such as infusion systems...


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Fight Against COVID-19: Precision Motion Control to Enable Genome Sequencing


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Piezo Ceramics Enable Precise Liquid Handling for in Vitro Diagnostics

Fight Against COVID-19

In vitro diagnostics (IVD) opens up numerous possibilities for early diagnosis and detection of diseases. The requirements for fluid handling in IVD devices are extremely demanding: very small quantities of fluids with different properties must be dosed or moved with high precision. Piezoelectric components and actuators perform these tasks.


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System Overview: Positioning Stages for Inverse Microscopy

Guide for the Perfect Combination of Positioning Stages, Z Stages, and Sample Holders

Positioning samples under the microscope is a complex task for which PI offers numerous products. In order to fulfill the demands placed on the positioning accuracy, travel ranges and velocities, stages that offer long travel ranges are often combined with fine positioning stages. Which systems fit together how, is shown in the system overview for inverse microscopes.


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Microblog: How to achieve high throughput in high-end motion

Microblog: How to achieve high throughput in high-end motion


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Microblog: Vacuum and non-magnetic environments

Microblog: Vacuum and non-magnetic environments


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Microblog: Choosing a high-precision actuator that fits your needs

Microblog: Choosing a high-precision actuator that fits your needs


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What is the Difference between a Piezo Actuator and a Programmable Piezo Shim?

New Tools for Design Engineers of Optics and Precision Mechanical Systems

What is the Difference between a Piezo Actuator and a Programmable Piezo Shim?


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