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Easy-to-Start Hexapod Controllers from PI

This video demonstrates how easy it is to start up the Hexapods by Physik Instrumente (PI). These six-axis parallel-kinematic positioning systems from PI are easier to operate and are also more compact and flexible than conventional serial 6-axis systems.

New Labeling Machine from PI and Tirelli

This video shows the PI hexapod used exclusively for a bottle labeling system. In partnership with Tirelli, an Italian machine manufacturer, Physik Instrumente (PI) designed and manufactured the prototype of a novel labeling machine.

Yokogawa Introduces AQ6370C Optical Spectrum Analyzer with Double Sweep Mode

This video gives a live demonstration of firmware Rev. 2.01 for AQ6370C Optical Spectrum Analyzer designed by Yokogawa.

Fast, Stable, and Accurate PI Positioning Equipment for Super-Resolution Microscopy and Imaging

This video shows the various precision motion products solutions offered by Physik instrumente (PI) for microscopy and imaging applications. Super-resolution microscopy and imaging requires extremely fast, stable, and accurate positioning equipment, for example, lens positioners and scanners, microscopy stages, fast nano-focus devices based on piezo, voice-coil, and linear motor technology.

PI’s Fast Multichannel Photonic Alignment Solutions

This video shows PI’s fast multichannel photonic alignment for silicon photonics. PI is able to offer precise solutions for fiber alignment from its range of precision positioning systems, keeping pace with new production and on-wafer test demands.

Overview of PI’s LPS-65 Linear Piezo Stage

This video shows an animation clip of the LPS-65 Linear Piezo Stage by Physik Instrumente (PI). The LPS-65 is very compact and self-locking when switched off, thereby saving energy and reducing heat generation.

PI Offers Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Systems

This video shows the innovative PI Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Systems with PICMA® Technology. These PZT Flexure Stages from PI are based on the highly reliable PICMA® actuators, which are installed in the Mars Rover.

Easy-to-Operate PI Hexapods for Fiber Alignment

This video shows how PI hexapods align fibers with submicrometer accuracy to reach the so-called “first light”. PI provides a variety of innovative fiber alignment systems. Fiber alignment is an example for positioning on 6 axes with submicrometer accuracy.

Fiber optic cables: How they work

The Engineer Guy explains how fiber optic cables work, and how they are made.

PI offers Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment Systems

This video offers a glimpse into Physik Instrumente (PI)’s complete range of fast multi-channel photonics alignment (FMPA) systems for the silicon photonics market. These unique, easy-to-integrate subsystems are developed for aligning fibers and optical components.

PI Offers PiezoMike Linear Actuators Equipped with Position Sensors

This video offers a glimpse into the features of PiezoMike series of linear actuators by Physik Instrumente (PI). Based on low-cost inertia principle, the PiezoMike linear actuators are distinguished by their compact design, long lifetime, and travel ranges up to 26 mm.

PCS100 RPC from ABB Provides Power Factor Correction to Wellington Cable Car System

This video shows how the PCS100 RPC (reactive power conditioner) from ABB improves the power quality of Wellington cable car system in New Zealand.

Applications of Yokogawa Optical Spectrum Analyzers

This video shows Yokogawa's Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSAs) that are designed to meet the performance needs of research, development, production or verification.

PI Ceramic Offers Piezoceramic Solutions for Industry and Research

In this "PI Insights" video, Physik Instrumente’s (PI) subsidiary PI Ceramic introduces itself and explains how it uses its wide-ranging know-how, experience, and unlimited flexibility to manufacture piezoceramic solutions for research and industry and also demonstrates how these elements are then made to work.

High-Dynamic Hexapod from PI

This video shows PI’s High-Dynamic Hexapod that is used for test and qualification equipment. The PI High-Dynamic Hexapod offers eye tracking, image stabilization, human motion simulation, and vibration simulation.

PI Participates in LASER World of Photonics 2017

The video shows the participation of Physik Instrumente (PI) at LASER World of Photonics 2017—a trade fair dedicated for the laser photonics industry.

PI Offers Non-Sensitive Piezo Drives for Magnetic Resonance Therapy

This video shows PI’s non-sensitive piezo drives specifically developed for magnetic resonance therapy. Piezo drives are the only drives which are not affected by strong magnetic fields, and also they do not create magnetic fields which can become a source of interference.

Advanced PIMag® Gantry System

This video shows the advanced PIMag® Gantry System. Key Features of the PIMag® Gantry System include vertical axis with pneumatic counter weight, 508 mm x 508 mm travel range, ironless linear motors, direct measuring incremental linear encoders, and controlled by ACS Motion Control.

PI Offers Compact PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotor Technology

This video shows the advanced PILine® ultrasonic piezomotors from PI. The ultrasonic piezomotors are designed for high-dynamic motion in a small form factor. A new, ring-shaped actuator principle allows for rotary stages with a footprint of 20 mm x 20 mm at a velocity of 720°/second.

Pittcon 2014 - Why You Need to be There!

Pittcon 2014 introductory video

NEXLINE® Piezo Stepping Drives from PI

This video provides an overview of the PI Nexline® range of piezo stepping drives from Physik Instrumente (PI). The piezo stepping drives are essential components and have a number of piezo actuators that are preloaded against a guided runner.

Numerical Aperture Adapter for AQ6370C Optical Spectrum Analyzer

This video shows Michael Kwok, Product Line Manager from Yokogawa, demonstrating the Numerical Aperture (NA) conversion Adapter for the AQ6370C Optical Spectrum Analyzer.

PI Offers PInano® and PIFOC® Objective Sample Scanners for Microscopy

This video presents Physik Instrumente (PI)’s piezo-based PInano® sample and PIFOC® objective scanners developed for Super Resolution Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, and Atomic Force Microscopy.

Yokogawa Introduces Optical Spectrum Analyzers with Integrated Calibration

This video shows all the models of Yokogawa Optical Spectrum Analyzers that are available with integrated calibration.

Portfolio of PI’s Precision Motion Technologies

This video shows the extensive portfolio of PI’s precision motion technologies that are integrated into comprehensive motion systems. PI is a worldwide leading supplier of solutions in the field of motion and positioning.

AQ7275: Handheld Optical Time Domain Reflectometer from Yokogawa

This video shows AQ7270, a handheld optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) from Yokogawa.

Precision Motion and Positioning Technologies from PI

This video highlights the different precision motion and positioning technologies manufactured by Physik Instrumente (PI). PI’s Piezo Motors have features, such as the smallest designs; lowest cost; linear and rotary; forces to 1000 N; sub-nm resolution; and self-locking.

PI Offers Specially-Shaped Piezo Disks for Nebulizers

This video shows how homogenous aerosols are produced by means of specially-shaped piezo disks. A continuous drive is required by nebulizers to generate a homogenous aerosol.

What Are Fiber Optics?

Digital transfer of information along optical fibers is much more efficient than when electrical wires are used. Discover how fiber optics are used to transmit light, and turn it into electrical signals with help from a science teacher in this free video on fiber optics.

PI’s CIPA-Certified Hexapods Test Image Stabilization

This video shows a simulation of a quadrocopter’s (drone) flight to test the quality of the camera’s image stabilization. A CIPA-certified Hexapod from Physik Instrumente (PI) was used to simulate the motion.

PICMA-Walk V8 Piezo Linear Motor with Nanometer Precision

This video shows the advanced PICMA-Walk V8 Piezo Linear Motor from Physik Instrumente (PI) that is synonymous with power, reliability, and precision. The reliable and durable piezo stepping linear drive provides uniform feed, constant velocity to 15 mm/s, and 60 nm maximum holding force.

Recap of PI’s 2017 Open House Day

This video shows an overview of Physik Instrumente’s (PI) “Open House Day” in 2017 at Karlsruhe, Germany. Opened to adults as well as children, the event saw a footfall of nearly 3000 visitors who made use of this opportunity to find out about apprenticeships and job vacancies.

Overview of PIMag® 6-D Magnetic Levitation

This video provides an overview of PIMag® 6-D Magnetic Levitation offered by Physik Instrumente (PI). Features of the PIMag are active magnetic trajectory control, passive moving platform, high stiffness, and nanometer resolution.

PI Positioning Solutions with Direct Drive Servo Motors

This video showcases PI’s Direct Drive Linear and Rotary Motors. The PI Linear Motors and Voice Coils are used for nano-meter level motion control, precision automation, and high-speed actuation. Air bearings, MagLev, Torque Motor, Voice Coils, and Hexapods are also available.

A Wide Range of Integrated Solutions from PI

This video shows the 10-axis setup from Physik Instrumente (PI) for testing user interfaces of mobile end devices. It demonstrates a broad range of prospects for precision automation. A linear motor in an XY stage guarantees quick low-wear positioning on a plane.

Ultra-Precision Rotation Stages from PI

This video offers a glimpse of the ultra-precision rotation stages from Physik Instrumente (PI). Part of the structural series UPR-270, these rotation stages are developed for dynamic positioning of high load applications.

Heavy-Duty Lifting and Rotating Platform from PI

The video shows a heavy-duty lifting and rotating platform designed by Physik Instrumente (PI) for test and qualification purposes. The platform has a capacity up to 10 tons load and includes free rotation by 360° degrees.

Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Systems from PI

This video showcases PI Hexapods that provide a unique way of controlling motion with six degrees of freedom. One of the key differentiators to traditional multi-axis positioning systems is the randomized, software-programmable pivot point.

Innovative Range of Precision Motion Products from PI USA

In this video, Brian Lula, President of PI USA showcases PI USA and explains why the PI is one of the leading companies when it comes to nano-positioning and multi-axis alignment systems.

PI Animation on ‘Piezoelectric Effect’

This video shows the ‘Piezoelectric Effect’. The word "piezo" was derived from the Greek word for pressure. In 1880, Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered that pressure produces electrical charges in several crystals such as tourmaline and quartz; they named this phenomenon as the "piezoelectric effect".

PI Offers Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Stage Q-522

This video offers a glimpse of the Q-522 Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Stage by Physik Instrumente(PI). Q-Motion® stages have very small dimensions and a high position resolution in the nanometer range.

PI Offers NEXLINE® PiezoWalk® Motors

This video shows the NEXLINE® PiezoWalk® motors, which offer high forces and nanometer precision motion with multiple operating modes. The multiple operating modes deliver optimized performance for speed, force, and holding force.

PI Offers Q-Motion® XYZ Miniature Positioning Stage

This video shows an overview of Q-Motion® XYZ Miniature Positioning Stage by Physik Instrumente (PI). The high precision piezo inertia motors are compact, versatile, and have nanometer precision.

PI Ceramic Uses New Spray Drying Tower for Material Preparation

The video offers a glimpse into the new spray drying tower at PI ceramic. The granulate happens to be the basic material for the piezo components made by pressing technology. Therefore, producing a compressible granulate is a crucial step in material preparation.

New Fiber Optic Technology

By twisting fiber optic strands into helical shapes, researchers have created unique structures that can precisely filter, polarize or scatter light. Compatible with standard fiber optic lines, these hair-like structures may replace bulky components in sensors, gyroscopes and other devices.

Compact Drives for Piezoelectric Micropumps by PI

This video shows the operating principle of compact drives offered by Physik Instrumente (PI) for piezoelectric micropumps. Micro-diaphragm pumps need compact drives, which can offer a continuous flow and variable flow rates.

AQ6375 Bench-Top Optical Spectrum Analyzer from Yokogawa

This video shows AQ6375, the first bench-top optical spectrum analyzer from Yokogawa.

PI Offers Q-Motion® Inertia Drive

This video offers a glimpse of the Q-Motion® drive by Physik Instrumente (PI). Q-Motion® positioning systems close the gap which has not been covered by current drive technologies. The positioning system uses a piezo inertia drives that are space-saving and economical with relatively high holding forces and an almost unlimited travel range.

PI Offers Motion Centric Industrial Solutions for Industrial Automation

This video offers a glimpse into the Motion Centric Industrial Solutions available from Physik Instrumente(PI) for inspection, testing and assembly.

Fiber Optics - How Optical Fibers are Made

An optical fiber (or fibre) is a glass or plastic fiber that carries light along its length. Fiber optics is the overlap of applied science and engineering concerned with the design and application of optical fibers. Optical fibers are widely used in fiber-optic communications, which permits transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than other forms of communications.

Additive Manufacturing using PI Piezo Actuators

This video looks at the concept of additive manufacturing processes. These processes are no longer a prototype niche and are on their way to establishing themselves in industrial production. Although injection molding is the preferred choice for processing plastics where the quantities are large and the demand for quality is high, additive manufacturing is predestined for efficient production of separate parts and small batch production.

Demonstration of Yokogawa AQ6370C Optical Spectrum Analyzer

This video shows a demonstration on Yokogawa's AQ6370C Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) that provides highly accurate results.

PI Offers Positioning and Microscopy Solutions

This video shows the various products and solutions offered by Physik Instrumente (PI). Product range includes nanopositioning, microscopy, astronomy, and piezo solutions.

PI Displays Motion Centric Industrial Automation Solutions at Hannover Messe 2017

The video offers glimpses of the Hannover Messe 2017, one of the world's largest trade fairs dedicated for industrial technology.

Fiberoptics Fundamentals | MIT Understanding Lasers and Fiberoptics

MIT lecture on the fundamentals of lasers as applied to fiber optics.

Modern Technology Center at PI

The video shows the construction and completion phase of the new modern PI Technology Center in Germany. Set amidst lush and sprawling grounds, the Technology Center boasts a 10,000 m² space for 200 workplaces, 900 m2 laboratory space, a showroom, a library, an auditorium to seat 200 people, a bistro, and a fitness studio.

Using Fiber Optics to Measure Water Temperature

Travis Roth describes Oregon State University's implementation of fiber optic technology to measure water temperature.

Sydor Optics - Company Presentation

Sydor Optics - Your vendor of choice for prototype to large volume production as well as highly complex, cost-efficient components.

Microscopy and Quality Assurance System from PI

In this video, Tim Naumann from PI’s Engineered Systems explains the MiQA system for microscopy, tomography, and laminography. The unique system, which consists of goniometers, rotation stages, hexapods, and a custom sample stage, will be used by the ANKA (Angströmquelle Karlsruhe) at the Karlsruhe Institute.

Yokogawa Offers AQ7275 OTDR Fiber Scope for Inspection of Optical Fiber

This video shows a brief overview on how to use the Yokogawa AQ7275 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR).

AQ6370 Optical Spectrum Analyzer from Yokogawa

This video shows the Yokogawa AQ6370 Optical Spectrum Analyzer that operates 20x faster than other similar products.

PI Offers Dynamic, Cost Efficient PIMag® Voice Coil Drives

This video shows the working principle of the voice coil drives by Physik Instrumente (PI). Magnetic linear drives and voice coil actuators function based on the fact that the force acting on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field and the current.

PI Offers Q-Motion® Miniature Rotation Stage Q-614

This video offers a glimpse into PI’s Q-Motion® Miniature Rotation Stage Q-614. The device is very compact and its rotation range if greater than 360°. It has a rotational velocity of 70°/seconds and drive torque of 5 mNm.

Double Hexapod PKM System for Synchrotron X-ray Spectroscopy

In this video, Dr. Markus Simon, head of beamline instrumentation group at PI miCos, explains the structure and working of a special system set-up that for synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy. The system utilizes products from the field of hexapod technology and can be used to perform a range of tasks such as material testing.

PI’s Magnetic Linear Motors—Principle of Operation

This video is an animation of the principle behind PI’s magnetic linear motors. The magnetic linear motors correspond to a sequence of a number of voice-coil actuators; individual coils can be regulated according to a position-dependent, defined pattern (commutation).

PI Offers Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Positioning Stage Q-521

This video shows the Q-Motion Miniature Linear Positioning Stage Q-521 from Physik Instrumente (PI). The Q-521 is a compact, high resolution, and cost-efficient miniature linear stage.

PI Offers Complete Solutions for Photonics and Fiber Alignment Applications

This video shows PI Solutions developed for photonics alignment/fiber alignment. PI offers a range of solutions for photonics and fiber alignment applications. The systems provide multi-channel alignment and offer fast alignment times.

PCS100 AVC from ABB Minimizes Production Downtime at Takanini Facility

This video illustrates how the power protection solution from ABB has saved time and money of Fonterra by minimizing the production downtime at the Takanini milk production facility in Auckland, New Zealand.

Overview of Yokogawa Optical Spectrum Analyzer

This video shows the history of the Yokogawa Optical Spectrum Analyzer product line.

ABB PCS100 AVC Provides Accurate Voltage Sag and Surge Correction

This video illustrates the functioning of ABB’s PCS100 AVC (active voltage conditioner), an inverter-based system designed to protect sensitive commercial and industrial loads from voltage disturbances.

Yokogawa Offers Optical Spectrum Analyzer with Free Space Input Infrastructure

This video shows Yokogawa Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) that includes free space optical input infrastructure.

PI Offers High-Precision Nanopositioning Systems

This video offers a glimpse of the PIMars range of nanopositioning stages by Physik Instrumente (PI). PI offers an extensive selection of high-precision nanopositioning systems for 3 linear axes as well as 6 axes (3 linear, 3 rotary).

Overview of PI’s Q-821 Q-Motion® Miniature SpaceFAB Robot

This video features the Q-821 Q-Motion® Miniature SpaceFAB Robot from Physik Instrumente (PI). Equipped with Piezo-Motorized Inertia Drive, the Q-821 is a compact six-axis microrobotics system with a 1 nm sensor resolution.

PI’s High-Precision Drives for Use in Refractive Eye Surgery

This video shows the High-Precision Drives from Physik Instrumente (PI). Refractive eye surgery requires rapid and high-precision laser beam steering systems. Piezo-based, two-axis tilting platforms allow for large deflection angles, compact size, and nanometer resolution.

PI Presents Positioning Solutions from Piezo Technology

This video shows Jan-Philipp Suske, Physik Instrumente (PI)’s Area Sales Manager, at the Hannover Messe 2016, providing details about the various PI products.

N-565 Piezo Motor Linear Positioner from PI

This video shows Physik Instrumente (PI)’s Nexact® piezo stepping drive with subnanometer precision. The N-565 linear positioner is more compact, achieves higher velocities, and has developing forces in the range of 10 to 20 N. A suitable selection of the piezo elements optimizes step size, clamping force, velocity, and stiffness for the respective applications.

PI Delivers MiQA System to KIT

In this video, Tim Naumann from PI’s Engineered Systems talks about the delivery of the microscopy and quality assurance (MiQA) system to the customer, KIT. The journey takes place from its site of origin at PI Micos in Eschbach to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

PiezoMove® Flexure Actuators from PI

This video shows the operating principle of the Piezomove® flexure actuators from PI. In nanopositioning technology, flexure guides have shown to be appropriate for positioning tasks of up to several millimeters.

PI Piezomotors Now Available in Various Designs

This video offers a glimpse of the various commercially available piezomotors by Physik Instrumente (PI). Piezomotors come in various designs, which are optimized for different applications. Parameters such as speed, cost, holding force, pushing force, size, and stability can be influenced by different designs.

Photonex - The UK's Premiere Event for Photonics

Photonex is the UK's premiere event for photonics. It covers almost all industries you can imagine that involve light, from science to industry and the products and technologies on show will no doubt impact everyone from academia to consumers. Attendees come from all over the UK as well as from overseas.