Whitepapers & Success Stories

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Whitepapers

Whitepaper

Positioning in High Vacuum (HV) and Ultrahigh Vacuum (UHV)

How Motorized Positioners Meet Requirements of Vacuum Applications
Version / Date
WP4024E 2019-08
Document language English
Whitepaper

Controlling Hexapods via EtherCAT®

Easy Integration of Six-Axis Robots into the Process Environment
Version / Date
WP4021E R1 2019-07
Version / Date
WP4021D 2019-07
Document language
Whitepaper

Controlling PI Positioners with External Zygo Interferometers

Version / Date
WP4017E 2018-11
Version / Date
WP4017D 2018-11
Document language
pdf - 637 KB
pdf - 1 MB
Whitepaper

Enabling Large-Format Industrial Productivity

Award-Winning PI Fast Alignment Technology Comes to ACS Controls
Version / Date
WP4023E 2019-06
Document language English
pdf - 757 KB
Whitepaper

PIMag®: Voice Coil, Linear, and Torque Motors Developed In-house

Version / Date
WP4018E 2019-06
Version / Date
WP4018D 2019-06
Document language
pdf - 820 KB
pdf - 951 KB
Whitepaper

Performance of Stepper Motor Axes

Optimization of Precision, Stability, and Repeatability
Version / Date
WP4004E 2016-06
Version / Date
WP4004D 2016-06
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 1 MB
Whitepaper

Flow Rate Measurement

Ultrasonic Sensors for Estimating Consumption in Building Services Engineering and Industry
Version / Date
WP pi4000
Version / Date
WP pi4000
Document language
pdf - 2 MB
pdf - 2 MB
Whitepaper

PI Ultra-High Resolution Microscopy

Ultra-High-Resolution Microscopy in a Modular System
Version / Date
WP pi1114
Version / Date
WP pi1114
Document language
pdf - 971 KB
pdf - 969 KB
Whitepaper

PI Ultrasound Piezo Elements in Medical Technology

Tool, Therapeutic Device and Sensor
Version / Date
WP pi1095
Version / Date
WP pi1095
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 1 MB
Whitepaper

Reliability of Piezoelectric Multilayer Actuators

This paper explains the reliability of piezoceramic multilayer actuators as well as the unique design of the PICMA® co-fired actuators.
Document language English
pdf - 150 KB
Whitepaper

Piezo Actuators – Drives and Testing Aids

Creating Oscillations - Measuring Oscillations
Version / Date
WP_pi1079
Version / Date
WP_pi1079
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 1,024 KB
Whitepaper

PICA Stack Reliability Investigation

Some typical test results that demonstrate the reliability of PICA Stack actuators under AC- and DC-operation conditions.
Version / Date
WP_pi11
Document language English
pdf - 44 KB
Whitepaper

Reliability of PILine® Components

Lifetime, Wear and Reliability of PILine® Systems
Version / Date
WP4002 2018-11-14
Document language English
pdf - 6 MB
Whitepaper

Motion Control and Precision Positioning in Vacuum Environments

Version / Date
WP4005
Document language English
pdf - 844 KB
Whitepaper

Piezo Linear Drives for Laser Technology

Automatic Mirror Positioning in Vacuum and in Inaccessible Places
Version / Date
WP_pi1124
Version / Date
WP_pi1124
Document language
pdf - 492 KB
pdf - 444 KB
Whitepaper

Technical Progress with Ultrasonic Piezomotors

Precise, Fast, Energy-Saving and Compact
Version / Date
WP pi1038E
Version / Date
WP pi1038D
Document language
pdf - 866 KB
pdf - 2 MB
Whitepaper

Precision Work on the Human Eye

Piezo-Based Nanopositioning Systems for Ophthalmology
Version / Date
WP pi1099E
Version / Date
WP pi1099D
Document language
pdf - 886 KB
pdf - 330 KB
Whitepaper

Air Bearings: When to Use and When to Avoid in Your Motion Application

All Positioning Stages are not Created Equal. Author: Matt Reck, PI
Version / Date
WP4003 2015-09
Document language English
pdf - 3 MB
Whitepaper

From Mechanical Engineering to Particle Accelerators

Version / Date
WP_pi1127
Document language English
pdf - 346 KB
Whitepaper

Tailor-Made Positioning Solution for Analytical Methods Performed on a Beamline

Mechanical System Approaches Limit of Technical Feasibility
Version / Date
WP_pi1130
Document language English
pdf - 417 KB
Whitepaper

3D Laser Lithography in Biotechnology and Medical Technology

High-Precision, Piezo-Based Nanopositioning Systems Advance Technology
Version / Date
WP_pi1074
Version / Date
WP_pi1074
Document language
pdf - 386 KB
pdf - 413 KB
Whitepaper

PI Hexapods in Mechanical Engineering

What can be accomplished with parallel kinematics?
Version / Date
WP_pi1113
Version / Date
WP_pi1113
Document language
pdf - 628 KB
pdf - 814 KB
Whitepaper

Three-Dimensional Laser Writing on the Nanometer Scale

Piezo Drives are Driving Technology Forward
Version / Date
WP_pi1031
Version / Date
WP_pi1031
Document language
pdf - 778 KB
pdf - 738 KB
Whitepaper

Precise Positioning with Six Degrees of Freedom in Measurement Setups

Hexapods Help Measure Stress in a Model
Version / Date
WP_pi1116
Version / Date
WP_pi1116
Document language
pdf - 644 KB
pdf - 596 KB
Whitepaper

Advanced Positioning with PILine®

Positioning Capabilities of PILine® Components
Version / Date
WP4000 R1
Document language English
pdf - 3 MB
Whitepaper

Reliability of Q-Motion® Systems

Lifetime, Vacuum Applications, Wear
Version / Date
WP4009
Version / Date
WP4009
Document language
pdf - 688 KB
pdf - 682 KB
Whitepaper

Manufacturing in Cleanrooms at PI (Physik Instrumente)

Capabilities and Capacity
Version / Date
WP4008E R1 2017-09
Version / Date
WP4008D R1 2017-09
Version / Date
WP4008CN 2018-12
Document language
pdf - 517 KB
pdf - 204 KB
pdf - 625 KB
Whitepaper

Practical Examples of Parallel Alignment Automation

Version / Date
WP4010E 2018-04
Version / Date
WP4010CN 2018-12
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 786 KB
Whitepaper

This is how PI Does Measuring - Part I

Measuring Environment / Measuring Equipment Portfolio / Data Evaluation
Version / Date
WP4011E 2018-04
Version / Date
WP4011D 2018-04
Version / Date
WP4011CN 2018-12
Document language
pdf - 2 MB
pdf - 2 MB
pdf - 492 KB
Whitepaper

My first ACS.NET Application

A step‐by step explanation on how to create a very simple application in Microsoft C#.
Version / Date
WP4015E 2018-06
Document language English
pdf - 2 MB
Whitepaper

Piezo Tip/Tilt Systems

Design – Performance – Tuning
Version / Date
WP4012E 2018-10
Version / Date
WP4012D 2018-10
Document language
pdf - 1,018 KB
pdf - 919 KB
Whitepaper

Hybrid Nanopositioning Systems with Piezo Actuators

Long Travel Ranges, Heavy Loads, and Exact Positioning
Version / Date
WP4014E 2018-10
Version / Date
WP4014D 2018-10
Document language
pdf - 725 KB
pdf - 724 KB
Whitepaper

Rotating Electric Motors for Precision Positioning

An application-related comparison of different motor types
Version / Date
WP4016E 2018-11
Version / Date
WP4016D 2018-11
Document language
pdf - 1 MB
pdf - 1 MB

Success Stories

Success Story

Positioning Loads Accurately to the Micrometer

Hexapod at PETRA III
Version / Date
pi1128E
Version / Date
pi1128D
Document language
pdf - 1,015 KB
pdf - 1 MB
Success Story

PI Ultrasonic Piezo Elements

Ultrasonic Piezo Elements have Countless Applications - From Sonar to Welding Equipment
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1093
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1093
Document language
pdf - 515 KB
pdf - 516 KB
Success Story

PI Ultrasonic Piezo Elements for Sensor Applications

From Level Measurement to Adaptive Systems Technology
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1094
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1094
Document language
pdf - 514 KB
pdf - 514 KB
Success Story

Piezoelectric All-Rounder

Sensor, actuator or both?
Version / Date
SUCCESS_STORY_pi1022
Version / Date
SUCCESS_STORY_pi1022
Document language
pdf - 423 KB
pdf - 385 KB
Success Story

Drive Elements Made of Piezoelectric Materials

The Driving Force Behind Highly Accurate Dosing Applications
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1059E
Version / Date
SUCCESS STORY pi1059E
Document language
pdf - 465 KB
pdf - 536 KB
Success Story

Laser Beam Steering in Materials Processing, Laser Scanning Microscopy and Ophthalmology

Piezoelectric Drive Components and their Possibilities
Version / Date
pi1100E
Version / Date
pi1100D
Document language
pdf - 550 KB
pdf - 513 KB
Success Story

Fast, High-Precision 3D Surface Inspection

Piezo Actuators Position Objectives
Version / Date
pi1073E
Version / Date
pi1073D
Document language
pdf - 423 KB
pdf - 472 KB
Success Story

Vibration Isolation for Industry, Laboratory and Research

Piezo Actuators Improve Effectiveness, Reliability and Lifetime
Version / Date
pi1049E
Version / Date
pi1049D
Document language
pdf - 495 KB
pdf - 471 KB
Success Story

Automatic Testing of Photonics Components

Fast, Accurate, and Suitable for Industry
Version / Date
pi1161E
Document language English
pdf - 572 KB
Success Story

Hexapods Proven and Tested in Particle Accelerators

Applying Extremely Thin Layers in a Vaccum Chamber
Version / Date
pi1118E
Version / Date
pi1118D
Version / Date
pi1118
Document language
pdf - 628 KB
pdf - 607 KB
pdf - 628 KB
Success Story

Optical 3D Surface Measuring Technology

Accurate Profile Reproduction of the Finest Structures Thanks to Piezo Technology and Confocal Technology. Author: Gernot Hamann
Version / Date
pi1135E
Version / Date
pi1135D
Document language
pdf - 709 KB
pdf - 709 KB
Success Story

High-Accuracy and Traceable AFM Measurements on Semiconductors and Step Standards

Positioning in Sub-Nanometer Resolution
Version / Date
pi1110E
Version / Date
pi1110D
Document language
pdf - 308 KB
pdf - 307 KB
Success Story

Good Vibrations for Die-sinking EDM

Piezo Actuators Accelerate Microstructuring
Version / Date
pi1119E
Version / Date
pi1119D
Document language
pdf - 462 KB
pdf - 466 KB
Success Story

Silicon Photonics Set the Pace on the Data Highway

Automated Packaging As Complete Solution
Version / Date
pi1122E
Version / Date
pi1122E
Document language
pdf - 758 KB
pdf - 623 KB
Success Story

Focus and Zoom Function for Endoscopes of the Latest Generation

Miniaturized Precision Drives Make It Possible
Version / Date
pi1104E
Version / Date
pi1104D
Document language
pdf - 253 KB
pdf - 253 KB
Success Story

No Compromises Allowed For Mobile Drug Pumps

Piezo-Based Ultrasonic Drives Open Up New Opportunities
Version / Date
pi1132E
Version / Date
pi1132D
Document language
pdf - 322 KB
pdf - 337 KB