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Nanopositioning

Affordable High Precision XY Nanopositioning Piezo Stage

P-763 XY Nanopositioning Piezo Stage from PI L.P. Piezo Nanopositioning
 
PI's P-763 XY nanopositioning stage is a new, more affordable addition to PI's wide range of piezo stage positioners.  The compact P-763 flexure-guided stage has a footprint of less than 3x3 inches (70x70mm) while providing a 30x30mm aperture. With a large travel range of 200x200 microns this piezo positioning system is ideal for demanding applications such as:

Tags: Linear Stage, Nanopositioning, X Y Positioning

New, fast Z axis piezo scanner for inverted microscopes offers large, clear aperture for well plates and high positional stability

 P-736 Z axis piezo scanner for inverted microscopes from Physik Instrumente (PI)

The nanopositioning system for high-resolution microscopy from PI (Physik Instrumente) is characterized by a large clear aperture of 160 mm × 110 mm, high positional stability, and rapid settling times.

Tags: Nanopositioning, Z Positioning

Industry’s First Piezo Physics App – Free

Industry’s First Piezo Physics App – Free

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. – a leading manufacturer of precision motion control systems — has updated its piezo physics app.

PI is the first nano/micropositioning company to offer its own informative, (mostly) non-commercial app for portable devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets.

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Scanning probe microscopy with piezo stages and capacitive nanometrology sensors improves nano-indentation and materials testing systems

Scanning probe microscopy with piezo stages and capacitive nanometrology sensors improves nano-indentation and materials testing

Nanoindentation is derived from the classical hardness test but is carried out on a much smaller scale. It can be used to determine the hardness of thin layers as well as material properties such as elasticity, stiffness, plasticity, and tensile strength, or fracture toughness of small objects and microsystems in fields such as biotechnology. These measurements involve applying a small force to a sample using a sharp probe and measuring the resultant penetration depth. The measured value is used to calculate the contact area and hence the particular property of the sample material.

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Catalog: Planar Piezo Scanners for AFM, Scanning Probe Microscopes

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PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. – a leading manufacturer of piezo nanopositioning systems and scanners for microscopy, bio-medical and nanotechnology applications – has released a new catalog on planar piezo scanners for Atomic Force and Scanning Probe Microscopes.

The new catalog covers a variety of novel closed-loop planar piezo scanners, and controllers with advanced digital features for higher scanning rates, improved linearity and responsiveness.

Tags: Nanopositioning, Catalog Literature CD

PI E709 Affordable Digital Piezo Nanopositioning Controller for the Cost of Analog

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Auburn, MA - Piezo system specialist PI introduces a breakthrough development in nanopositioning stage control. The new E-709 provides digital functionality at the price-point of an analog controller, all in the volume of a paperback book! The true digital servo performance comes without compromise:
Features and Advantages

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning

More Affordable Hexapod 6 Axis Alignment System from PI

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Auburn, MA - The F-206.S, Six-Axis Hexapod Alignment System from Nanopositioning Specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P, is the most affordable precision positioning system of its kind. It provides 6D motion with 33 nanometer resolution and advanced alignment software for optics and photonics components.
Including a highly advanced parallel kinematics controller/driver featuring vectorized motion and arbitrary pivot point capability as well as an extensive software package, the complete system is available from $33,900 in North America.

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning

Piezo Technology made Affordable

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Flexure Actuators for Speed, Precision and Force

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. -- a leading manufacturer of piezo ceramic actuators and precision motion-control equipment for semiconductor, bio-medical and nanotechnology applications -- has released a new brochure on Lever Amplified Piezo Flexure Actuators.

The brochure presents a number of new applications along with a variety newly designed, low-cost flexure actuators for OEMs.

Traditional Piezo Systems Use

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric

XYZ Piezo Flexure Stage for Micromanufacturing Microscopy and Nanomanipulation

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PI's P-563.3CD PIMars stage is a piezo flexure-guided scanning / nanomanipulation system. The unit enables precision motion control with resolution in the sub-nanometer realm and 340x340x340 µm travel in XYZ, significantly more than other capacitive-feedback equipped systems currently provide. Integrated, direct-measuring capacitance sensors and digital closed-loop control boost linearity by up to three orders of magnitude over conventional piezo stages. 
Typical Applications:

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PI Publishes Digital Flash Catalog on Piezo Technology and Nanopositioning

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PI (Physik Instrumente) has published a digital flash catalog on Piezo Technology and Nanopositioning Products

The 560 page digital publication also contains extensive tutorials on piezo motion technology, the fundamentals of nanopositioning, micropositioning and nanometrology.
Nanopositioning / Piezo Technology Examples Covered in the Catalog:

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