logo

t: +61 2 9319 0122
sales@warsash.com.au
Loading

Home > Suppliers > PI (Physik Instrumente)

PI (Physik Instrumente)

Incorporating PI Ceramic

PI (Physik Instrumente)

www.physikinstrumente.com

When PI introduced piezoelectric nanopositioning technology almost 40 years ago, typical customers were research labs and universities working on laser cavity tuning, Fabry-Perot interferometers and filters. Few foresaw that whole industrial sectors like semiconductor manufacturing or biotechnology would become dependent on progress in nanopositioning. Today, not even the precision machining industry can do without nanometre-level positioning systems.

PI follows a vertical integration strategy designed to develop and maintain all key technologies in-house. They supervise each and every step from design to delivery in the following areas: software, precision mechanics, digital and analogue control electronics, sub-nanometre capacitive position sensors, piezo ceramics and piezo actuators. This assures the highest quality and reduces cost.


Micro & Nano Positioning


Actuators & Motors

Actuators & Motors

In addition to classical precision actuators (leadscrew & ballscrew designs) Warsash Scientific also provide a number of advanced piezo motor actuators.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Actuators & Motors

In addition to classical precision actuators (leadscrew & ballscrew designs) Warsash Scientific also provide a number of advanced piezo motor actuators.

Ultrasonic PILine® ceramic motors are also referred to as resonant motors, and NEXACT®/ NEXLINE® PiezoWalk® motors are also referred to as piezo step motors (not related to inertial motors). Both can, in principle, attain unlimited travel, yet they are very different in their design, specifications and performance. These long-travel devices are different in nature to the classical (shorter-travel) piezo stack, bender and flexure actuators.

PILine resonant motors are characterised by a simple design and high speed to 800mm/s.

NEXLINE & NEXACT stepping piezo motor actuators are more complex and can achieve much higher resolution, forces and dynamic performance (analogue mode).

A great advantage of piezo motors is their intrinsic steady-state auto-locking capability. It does away with servo dither and the accompanying heat generation, an undesirable feature of electromagnetic linear motors. Stepping and resonant (continuous) piezo motors are in principle nonmagnetic and vacuum-compatible, a requirement for many applications in the semiconductor optics and medical industry.

Products
  • PiezoWalk® Linear Motors: High Force, Sub-nanometre Resolution
  • Ultrasonic Linear Motors: High Speed, Resolution to 50nm
  • Classical Screw Drive Actuators
  • Other Piezo (Linear) Actuators & Flexure Stages
pdf PILine® Ultrasonic Piezo Motors Press Release (63KB)
Send Enquiry

Nanopositioning / Piezo Systems / Steering Mirrors

Nanopositioning / Piezo Systems / Steering Mirrors

Warsash Scientific offer a wide variety of standard piezostage systems as well as custom tailored solutions from PI.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Nanopositioning / Piezo Systems / Steering Mirrors

PI is the global leader in piezo nanopositioning and scanning systems. Warsash Scientific offer a wide variety of standard piezostage systems as well as custom tailored solutions from PI.

These piezo stage positioners and scanners with frictionless flexure guidance are decidedly superior to positioners with conventional guiding systems in terms of resolution, reproducibility, straightness and flatness.

Products
  • Nanofocusing/Scanning Drives
  • Parallel-Metrology Multiaxis Stages
  • Z-Stages/Actuators
  • Compact X/XY/XYZ Systems
  • Single Axis Stages
  • Stages with Aperture
  • 6-Axis Stages
  • Piezo Tip/Tilt Mirrors
  • Piezo Actuators
  • Nanopositioning Linear Motors
  • Nanomeasuring/Capacitance Sensors
  • Piezo Controllers
pdf Press Release: XY Microscopy Stages with PILine Linear Drives (113KB)
Send Enquiry

Piezoelectrics

Piezoelectrics

Piezo actuators, available from Warsash Scientific, are designed to combine ultra-high performance with long lifetime in industrial and scientific applications.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Piezoelectrics

A Piezoelectric translator (linear actuator) is a solid-state ceramic actuator which converts electrical energy directly into linear motion (mechanical energy) with virtually unlimited resolution.

Piezo actuators, available from Warsash Scientific, are designed to combine ultra-high performance with long lifetime in industrial and scientific applications. The piezo ceramic design provides the capability and flexibility to offer highly engineered custom sub-assemblies at a very attractive price.

Products
  • Multilayer Chips and Stacks
  • High Force Stacks
  • Preloaded Stacks
  • Benders, Bimorphs & Piezo-Composite Transducers
  • Piezoceramic Tubes
  • Shear Actuators
  • Piezo Mike Actuators
  • NEXLINE®/NEXACT® High-Force Motors
  • PILine® Linear Motor-Actuator
  • Flexure Actuators / Stages
  • Piezo Tip/Tilt Mirrors
  • Piezo Controllers
Send Enquiry

Nanometrology / Position Sensors

Nanometrology / Position Sensors

These capacitive sensors enable direct measurement of the moving platform and are especially well-suited for multi-axis measurements in parallel metrology configurations.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Nanometrology/Position Sensors

These capacitive (capacitance) sensors are the metrology system of choice for the most demanding nanopositioning applications. They are absolute-measuring, high-dynamics devices. Capacitive sensors/control electronics use a high-frequency AC excitation signal for enhanced bandwidth and drift-free measurement stability (subnanometre stability over several hours).

They enable direct measurement of the moving platform and are especially well-suited for multi-axis measurements in parallel metrology configurations. Parallel metrology means that the controller monitors all controlled degrees of freedom relative to "ground", a prerequisite for active trajectory control.

Capacitive sensors also offer the highest linearity (accuracy).

Products
  • Two Electrode Sensors
  • PISeca™ Single-Probe Sensors
  • PISeca™ Electronics
Send Enquiry

Hexapods, Tripods / Parallel Kinematics

Hexapods, Tripods / Parallel Kinematics

PI is the leading manufacturer of Hexapod high-performance micro- and nanopositioning systems.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Hexapods, Tripods / Parallel Kinematics

PI is the leading manufacturer of Hexapod high-performance micro- and nanopositioning systems. These parallel-kinematics devices, in a number of different forms, are suitable for diverse applications, ranging from handling systems in electronics fabrication and tool control in precision machining, through medical technology, to optical systems like those found in space telescopes and satellite receiving antennas. Various models of the powerful parallel kinematic machines (PKM) can move masses of 50, 200 or even 1000 kilograms with micron accuracy as required in the irrespective applications.

Products
  • High-Load Hexapods
  • Miniature Hexapod
  • Vacuum Compatible Hexapods
  • Precise 6-Axis Micro Alignment System
  • Weatherproof Hexapods
  • Tripods
  • Hexapods in Astronomy
  • Multi-Axis Stages
  • Parallel-Kinematics Piezo Flexure Designs
  • Controllers for Hexapods
  • Ultra-High Load Hexapod
  • Hexapods for Extreme Environments
pdf H-811 Mini Hexapod Press Release (137KB)
Send Enquiry

margin-right:165px;">Presented By: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Hexapod Controlled by iPad



Send Enquiry

Micropositioning: Motorised and Manual Stages & Actuators

Micropositioning: Motorised and Manual Stages & Actuators

Products range from ceramic linear motors to motorised actuators, translation stages, rotation stages and include systems with integrated controllers.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Motorised and Manual Stages & Actuators

PI is the leading manufacturer of Hexapod 6-axis micro- and nanopositioning systems. In addition to these parallel kinematics devices, Warsash Scientific offer a wide selection of innovative precision positioning systems such as miniature linear slides, precision rotary stages, hybrid ultra-precision positioning systems for science and industry.

Products range from ceramic linear motors to motorised actuators, translation stages, rotation stages and include systems with integrated controllers.

Products
  • Hexapod 6-Axis Stages
  • Micro Motorized Stage Series
  • DC/Stepper Translation Stages
  • Hybrid Stages: Piezo + Servo
  • Precision Linear Actuators
  • Rotary Stages
  • Vertical Stages (Z-Stages)
  • Voice Coil Scanning Stages
  • Piezo Linear Motor /Stages
  • Motion Controllers
  • Piezo Nanopositioning Stages
  • Piezo Actuators
Send Enquiry

margin-right:305px;">Presented By: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Motorised Stage



Send Enquiry

Motion Controllers / Piezo Controllers

Motion Controllers / Piezo Controllers

Standard automation controllers handle up to 18 axes. Custom systems have been built capable of coordinating up to 273 axes.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Motion Controllers / Piezo Controllers

Warsash Scientific offer a large variety of innovative motion control solutions for precision micropositioning devices from linear motors to fast voice-coil-driven scanners and complex Hexapod 6-degree-of-freedom robots.

Included standard products range from compact, single-axis controllers for DC servomotors, ultrasonic linear motors and voice coil drives, to sophisticated control systems for parallel kinematic machines. Standard automation controllers handle up to 18 axes. Custom systems have been built capable of coordinating up to 273 axes.

Products
  • Compact Servo Controllers
  • PCI Board Controllers with Amps
  • Rack-Mount Controller
  • Piezo Motor Controller
  • Stepper Motor Controller
  • Automation Controller
  • Hybrid DC/Piezo Controller
  • Piezo Controllers/Amplifiers
  • Hexapod Controllers
Send Enquiry

Photonics Alignment Solutions

Photonics Alignment Solutions

Warsash Scientific provide a great variety of innovative solutions for photonics packaging and alignment automation.
Technology From: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Photonics Alignment Solutions

Warsash Scientific provide a great variety of innovative solutions for photonics packaging and alignment automation. Products range from 6D micromotion robots for industrial automation, through high-speed power meters, ultra-fast piezoelectric scanning modules to modular devices with manual control for laboratory test setups.

Applications include automated angular alignment of collimated fibres or arrays, thin-film WDM

Wavelength Division Multiplexing
add/drops, MEMS
Microelectromechanical Systems
switches, cross-connects and multi-channel waveguides. Additional products are available for applications such as writing fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs), fibre stretching, coarse alignment, beam switching, etc.

Products
  • 6-Axis Alignment System
  • XYZ Fibre Alignment System
  • Power Meter
  • Miniature Translation Stages
  • Piezo Alignment Add-On
  • Automation Platform
  • Piezo Stacks and Chips
  • Steering Mirrors
  • Piezoceramic Benders & Tubes
Send Enquiry


Microscopy Products


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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
  • 
  • 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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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.

pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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.

pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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)
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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
pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry

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.

pdf PI Microscopy Brochure (1.54MB)
Send Enquiry


Videos


margin-right:165px;">Presented By: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Hexapod Controlled by iPad



Send Enquiry

margin-right:305px;">Presented By: PI (Physik Instrumente)

Motorised Stage



Send Enquiry

All products and information are subject to change without notice.