Insights - The PI Benelux Blog

High Performance Motion Control – Systems Approach Provides Nanometer Precision for Industrial Applications

Integrated motion control and mechanics system design provides higher Accuracy and Performance


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Miniature Air Bearing Linear Slide with Voice Coil Linear Motor for Nanopositioning / Cleanroom Applications

Frictionless, wear-free precision motion system with very high dynamics, straightness & flatness for 24/7 use. In addition to its extensive line of large air bearing tables and gantries, PI has a long history of designing very compact air bearings for industry and research.


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Precision Motion Control in Laser Machining, Cutting

PI gantries and linear stages provide high performance for laser processing, machining


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Piezo Flexure Actuators, Nanopositioners, and Other Piezo Mechanisms for Precision Motion Control Applications

How to use Piezo Flexure Mechanisms and Piezo Motors - Applications, Performance, Calculations


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Miniature Piezo Transducers for Medical Devices, Medical Engineering

Miniature Piezo Transducers Manufactured for Medical Engineering


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3D Printing - Direct from Digitized Data - Based on STL and other File Formats

Using Gantries and ACS-Based Motion Controllers

Using Gantries and ACS-Based Motion Controllers for Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing Development Platforms


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What is the Difference between Parallel Positioners and Stacked Serial Kinematics?

Stewart Platforms vs. Conventional Mechanics - Differences and Advantages of Parallel Kinematic Machines in Precision Motion


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Fast Steering Mirrors for Deep Space / Free Space Optical Communication

High Precision Tip/Tilt Mechanisms Direct and Keep Laser Beams Precisely on Target

How PI Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) support the Future of Laser Based Communication


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Flamingo Light Sheet Microscopes Rely on Drives from PI

Precise Sample Positioning is Crucial for Conclusive Images

Lightsheet microscopy (LSFM) is a powerful platform for in vivo imaging offering low phototoxicity and fast image acquisition. The Flamingo project from Professor Dr. Jan Huisken, Research Group Leader and Director of the Medical Engineering Department at Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, WI, aims to make this technology easily available to researchers.


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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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