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PInano Cap XY(Z) Piezo System

PInano® Cap XY(Z) Piezo System

This system features significantly improved stability and repeatability compared to piezoresistive sensors.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PInano® Cap XY(Z) Piezo System

Key Features
  • Highest stability and repeatabilily
  • Travel ranges up to 200 x 200 x 200µm
  • Sub-nanometer resolution
  • ms-response times
  • Low Profile for easy integration: 20mm
  • Recessed slide holder, free rotation of turret
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PInano XY(Z) Piezo System

PInano® XY(Z) Piezo System

These products feature a high-dynamics system with millisecond response times.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PInano® XY(Z) Piezo System

Key Features
  • Cost-effective design due to piezoresistive sensors
  • Travel ranges up to 200 x 200 x 200µm
  • Low profile for easy integration: 20mm
  • Large clear aperture for 3x1" object slides, recessed sample holders
  • Outstanding lifetime due to PICMA® piezo actuators
  • Sub-nanometer resolution, ms-response times
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PInano Trak Piezo Tracking System

PInano® Trak Piezo Tracking System

This tracking system features closed-loop control for high repeatability and accuracy, good positional stability and a cost-effective design.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PInano® Trak Piezo Tracking System

Key Features
  • Fast response < 5 ms with sub-nanometer resolution: ideal for tracking
  • Travel ranges up to 70 x 70 x 50µm
  • Low profile for easy integration: 20mm
  • Recessed slide holder, free rotation of turret
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PInano Piezo Controller

PInano® Piezo Controller

The controller comes with fast digital and analogue interfaces for piezoresistive strain sensors (PRS) or capacitive sensors.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PInano® Piezo Controller

Key Features
  • Low-noise 24 bit D/A converter
  • 25 kHz sampling rate
  • Linearization for piezoresistive sensors
  • Notch filter for higher bandwidth
  • TCP/IP, USB, RS-232 and three analogue interfaces
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Open-Frame Microscope Stage

Open-Frame Microscope Stage

Stiff design enables optimal scanning and settling behavior.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Open-Frame Microscope Stage

Key Features
  • Stable platform for P-545
  • PInano® piezo nanopositioning systems
  • Low profile for easy integration: 30mm
  • Travel range 25 x 25 mm
  • Micrometer screws, motor upgrade available
  • For inverted microscopes made by Nikon, Zeiss, Leica and Olympus
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PInano Z Microscopy Scanner

PInano® Z Microscopy Scanner

These scanners are optimized for very fast step-and-settle at target position and have an exceptionally low profile of 20mm for easy integration. They also features a large clear aperture.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PInano® Z Microscopy Scanner

Key Features
  • Fastest settling time up to 5ms
  • Low profile for easy integration
  • Travel ranges 100 or 200µm
  • Outstanding lifetime due to PICMA® piezo ceramic stacks
  • Low-cost due to piezoresistive sensors
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PIFOC Objective Scanning System 100um

PIFOC® Objective Scanning System 100µm

This scanning system has a clear aperture up to 29mm diameter and a quickLock adapter for easy attachment.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PIFOC® Objective Scanning System 100 µm

Key Features
  • Complete system with digital controller and software
  • Travel range 100µm
  • Scans and positions objectives with sub-nanometer resolution
  • Frictionless, high-precision flexure guiding system
  • Direct metrology with capacitive sensors
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PIFOC Objective Scanning System 400um

PIFOC® Objective Scanning System 400µm

This scanning system has a clear aperture up to 29mm diameter and a quickLock adapter for easy attachment.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PIFOC® Objective Scanning System 400µm

Key Features
  • Complete system with digital controller and software
  • Travel ranges to 400µm
  • Scans and positions objectives with sub-nanometer resolution
  • Frictionless, high-precision flexure guiding system
  • Direct metrology with capacitive sensors
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Compact and Cost-Optimized Digital Piezo Controller

Compact and Cost-Optimized Digital Piezo Controller

This controller can be used as a bench-top (.xRG) or OEM board (.xR). Voltage ranges from -30 to 130V.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Compact and Cost-Optimized Digital Piezo Controller

Key Features
  • Linearity to 0.02%
  • Fast 25 Mbit/s serial interface
  • Comprehensive I/O functions
  • Low-cost OEM versions available
  • Extensive software support
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XY Microscope Stage with PILine Motor, Controller and Joystick

XY Microscope Stage with PILine® Motor, Controller and Joystick

Controller and joystick are included. 160 x 110 mm clear aperture. Versions are available for inverted microscopes.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

XY Microscope Stage with Motor, Controller & Joystick

Key Features
  • Highest stability
  • 0.1µm resolution
  • Travel range up to 135 x 85mm
  • For inverted microscopes, free rotation of turret
  • Suitable Z sample scanner available
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PIFOC Sample Focus Positioner

PIFOC® Sample Focus Positioner

The Z motion with travel ranges up to 500µm.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PIFOC® Sample Focus Positioner

Key Features
  • High-speed piezo
  • Z motion with travel ranges up to 500µm
  • Nanometer-resolution
  • Clear aperture 100 x 148mm to accommodate sample holders and microtitre plates
  • Perfect mechanical fit with XY OEM manual or motorized stages
  • Millisecond response times
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Miniature Tip/Tilt Steering Mirror

Miniature Tip/Tilt Steering Mirror

There is one moving platform with fixed pivot point which prevents polarisation rotation.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Miniature Tip/Tilt Steering Mirror

Key Features
  • Extremely compact design
  • Optical beam deflection to 100mrad (approx. 5.7°)
  • One moving platform with fixed pivot point; prevents a polarisation rotation
  • Factory-installed mirror
  • ms-response times, resolution to 0.2µrad
  • Closed-loop control for high accuracy
  • For mirrors up to 12.5mm (0.5") diameter
  • Frictionless, high-precision flexure guiding system
  • Parallel kinematics for enhanced dynamics and better multi-axis accuracy
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Open-Frame Microscope Stage System

Open-Frame Microscope Stage System

This stage features a stable platform for P-545 PInano® piezo nanopositioning systems.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Open-Frame Microscope Stage System

Key Features
  • Motorized with PILine® linear drives
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  • Controller and software included
  • Stable platform for P-545 PInano® piezo nanopositioning systems
  • Low profile for easy integration: 30mm
  • Travel range 25 x 25mm
  • For inverted microscopes made by Nikon, Zeiss, Leica, and Olympus
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Digital Motion Controllers

Digital Motion Controllers

All motion parameters can be optimized and modified by the user.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Digital Motion Controllers

A significant advantage of digital controllers from PI is that all motion parameters can be optimized and modified by the user. This serves to increase the precision and dynamic characteristics as well as the ease of use.

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The Right Position Sensor Technology

The Right Position Sensor Technology

PI nanopositioners use three different types of sensors, capacitive, strain gauges and linear encoders.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

The Right Position Sensor Technology

Positioning systems that need to provide accuracies in the range of a few nanometers and below require a position measurement technique that can also detect motion in this range. The most important specifications for selecting a suitable method are linearity, resolution (sensitivity), stability, bandwidth and last but not least cost. Another important factor is the ability to detect the motion of the moving platform. The contact with the movable parts also affects the measuring result.

PI nanopositioners use three different types of sensors, capacitive, strain gauges and linear encoders.

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PILine Ultrasonic Piezomotors

IPILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotors

The simplicity of the ultrasonic linear motor promotes its precision, reliability and cost efficiency.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotors

These linear drives dispense with themechanical complexity of classical rotary motor/gear/leadscrew combinations. These components can be very susceptible to wear, especially in miniaturised systems.

Key Features
  • Integration levels from economical OEM motors to multi-axis positioning systems
  • Excellent dynamic properties, fast step & settle
  • Basically unlimited travel ranges
  • Easy mechanical integration
  • Self-locking at rest
  • Holding force up to 15N
  • Velocity up to 500mm/s
  • Resolution to 0.05µm (50 nm)
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PICMA< Piezo Actuators

PICMA® Piezo Actuators

The displacement of piezoceramic actuators is based on crystalline effects and is thus frictionless. This allows positioning with a resolution in the sub-nanometer range.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

PICMA® Piezo Actuators

Key Features
  • Sub-nanometer resolution
  • High reliability and superior lifetime through fully ceramic insulation
  • Low operating voltage < 150V
  • High dynamics: response times in the range of a few microseconds
  • High power generation
  • Minimum power consumption when holding the position
  • Ideal for OEMApplications
  • Neutral in magnetic fields
  • UHV-compatible
  • For cryogenic environments
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Flexure Guides

Flexure Guides

Flexures are maintenance-free, can be manufactured from non-magnetic materials, require no lubricants or consumables and hence also function in a vacuum without any problem.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Flexure Guides

Flexure guides guide the piezo actuator and ensure a straight motion without tilting or lateral offset. A solid material is deformed by a frictionless, stictionless device (flexure) — completely with out rolling or sliding parts. This deformation is sufficient to guide the actuator over travel ranges from several 10 to 100µm.

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