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Minus K Technology Offers Vibration Isolators

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, who provides detailed overview of Minus K’s vibration isolators. Minus K Technology was established in 1993.

Pre-Pulse Technology for EUV Lithography by Cymer

Pre-Pulse, Cymer’s efficient and advanced pulse operation, has enabled the company to meet the high-volume manufacturing (HVM) needs of the semiconductor industry.

Minus K Offers Vibration Isolation Products

This video shows the demo of vibration isolation using Minus K isolators at Spacecraft Technology Expo Booth. Minus K Technology's workstations, benchtops, platforms, tables, and custom design isolators are used for creating anti-vibration and vibration free environments involving laboratory research, nanotechnology, microscopy, and highly sensitive instrumentation.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 12

This video is part 12 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

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.

TANGO FT-NIR Spectrometer from Bruker

This video shows Bruker’s TANGO FT-NIR spectrometer which is used in feed manufacturing applications.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 9

This video is part 9 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

Minus K Technology Offers Vibration Isolators for Piston Pin Testing

This video highlights the importance of Minus K vibration isolators in test applications. Minus K’s vibration isolator enables piston pin testing system to accurately measure during operation, and also eliminates pin chatter problems.

Identification of Counterfeit Medicines Using Raman Spectroscopy

The video shows Katherine Bakeev, Director of Applications Support Service for B&W Tek, discussing the use of Raman Spectroscopy for counterfeit antimalarial detection.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Overview of Minus K Vibration Isolators

This video shows how the Minus K vibration isolator can be easily adjusted. Minus K’s vibration isolators offer an easy mode of adjustment, contradicting the popular notion that passive isolators are very difficult to adjust.

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.

PILine® Piezomotors—Operating Principle

This video shows the operating principle of PILine ultrasonic piezomotors. The piezoceramic actuator forms an integral part of ultrasonic piezomotor. The actuator is excited to ultrasonic vibrations with a high-frequency electric signal (100 to 200 kHz).

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 2

This video is part 2 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

Products, Technologies, and Applications of PI Ceramic

This video provides an overview of PI Ceramic's products, technologies, and applications. PI Ceramic produces high-quality piezoceramic materials and piezoceramic components to be used as actuators or sensors. PI Ceramic develops piezo elements from different materials to suit customers’ needs.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 6

This video is sixth part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

Tunable Bandpass Filters From DELTA

This short video from Delta show a tunable Bandpass Filter by combination of LVSWP and LVLWP.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 7

This video is part 7 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

Innovative Motion Control Solutions from PI for Laser Material Processing

This video shows Physik Instrumente (PI)’s motion control solutions for laser material processing, together with ACS and SCANLAB.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

ABB PCS100 RPC Corrects Power Quality Problems

This video explains the functioning of the PCS100 RPC (reactive power conditioner) from ABB. Designed to improve power quality in commercial and industrial electrical installations across a large range of industries, the PCS100 RPC provides a cost-effective solution to correct regular power quality problems.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 3

This video is part 3 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

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.

PI's Q-Motion® Piezoelectric Inertia Drives

This video shows PI's Q-Motion® piezoelectric inertia drives that are space-saving and inexpensive piezo-based drives. These positioning systems are compact, have high-resolution, and provide a cost-effective solution. PI's Q-Motion® piezoelectric inertia drives can achieve high positioning accuracy and repeatability of the motion over long travel ranges.

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 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.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 10

This video is part 10 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

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.

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.

PIglide Air Bearing Technology

This video shows the principle and advantages of air bearing stages. Air bearing stages replace mechanical contact by a thin air film, avoiding wear, friction, vibration, and hysteresis effects. PI's air bearing motion control and positioning products are inherently frictionless, enabling smooth, accurate motion.

ABB Provides Unique Power Protection Solutions

This video demonstrates various power protection solutions available from ABB for managing power quality problems. These power protection systems, which comprise UPS, power switching and power conditioning products, provide high-quality power protection for data and plant processes.

FP-1 Vibration Isolation Floor Platform from Minus K Technology

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, describing the FP-1 floor platform.

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.

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.

Sample Measurement Using Portable Raman Spectroscopy

This video explains the significance of using portable Raman spectroscopy for sample measurement along with B&W Tek’s versatile accessories. The portable Raman consists of a laser and spectrometer attached to a sampling interface through a fiber optic probe.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 5

This video is part 5 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

Measuring Alcohol Contents Using Raman Spectrometer

This video describes the method of measuring alcohol using a Raman spectrometer and also demonstrates real-life applications of the spectrometer to ensure safe alcohol consumption.

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.

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.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 14

This video is part 14 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

Latest Air Bearing Products from PI

This video shows Matt Reck, Product Manager for Air Bearing Technology, roviding an insight into PI USA’s Engineering and Manufacturing Center in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

PI Products Showcased at Laser World of Photonics

This video shows PI products showcased at the Laser World of Photonics. PI develops a wide range of positioning stages and actuators for linear, rotary, and vertical motions. PI also produces customer-specific applications for motion and positioning.

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 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.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 1

This video is first part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 11

This video is last part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

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.

Thin Film Analysis - D8 Discover

In this video, Bruker employees describe the performance of the D8 Discover X-ray diffractometer in analyzing thin films.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 1

This video is first part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

ABB’s PCS100 Medium Voltage UPS System for High-Powered Industry

This video explains the functioning of the PCS100 medium voltage UPS from ABB. This system is designed for any high-powered industry from large manufacturing plants to mega data centers. The PCS100 MV UPS provides reliable, clean and high-efficient power for seamless operation, and offers different energy storage options. It has multi megawatt ratings and meets customers’ power protection needs.

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.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 3

This video is third part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

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.

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.

Broad Portfolio of Products from PI

This video shows PI's broad portfolio of precision motion technology products. PI provides the broadest and deepest portfolio of products that include piezo actuators, nanopositioning stages, hexapod 6-axis, and air-bearings.

ABB’s PCS100 UPS-I Solves Power Quality Problems for Thomas & Betts

This video describes how ABB’s PCS100 industrial UPS (UPS-I) increases power protection for Thomas & Betts data centers located in Memphis, Tennessee. Thomas & Betts needed a long-term solution to manage power failures.

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.

Compact High Capacity Cubic Isolator from Minus K Technology

In this video, Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, describes Minus K’s CM-1 compact high capacity vibration isolator. The Cubic Isolator CM-1 is basically the smallest isolator made in horizontal foot print and is also quite compact vertically.

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.

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.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 8

This video is part 8 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 4

This video is fourth part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

PI Offers Versatile C-885 PIMotionMaster

This video illustrates the features of the C-885 PIMotionMaster from PI. The PI C-885 is a digital, modular multiaxis controller system that has easy configuration and startup. Its modular design enables versatile expansion and is expandable up to 40 axes.

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 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).

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 8

This video is eighth part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

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.

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’s Advanced Positioning Systems for Microscopy and Imaging Applications

This video shows how advanced positioning systems from PI help to increase imaging quality and also enable easy positioning of complex samples. Microscope imaging applications require precise handling of complex samples as well as accurate and fast positioning of optical elements.

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.

Pittcon 2014 - Why You Need to be There!

Pittcon 2014 introductory video

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 16

This video is part 16 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 9

This video is ninth part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

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.

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.

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.

B&W Tek Creates ALS Awareness Through Ice Bucket Challenge

This video shows the ice bucket challenge performed by B&W Tek employees to raise awareness on ALS and encouraging other staff to get involved for other causes as well..

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".

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 4

This video is part 4of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

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.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 15

This video is part 15 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

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.

ABB’s PCS100 UPS-I System Provides Continuous Power, Eliminates Downtime

This video shows how ABB’s PCS100 UPS-I provides continuous power supply to eliminate production downtime. The PCS 100 UPS-I is a high efficiency, high performance UPS system that prevents power quality events and provides long lifetime energy storage.

Introduction to TacticID Handheld Spectral Analysis Instrument

This video illustrates the working of B&W Tek’s TacticID handheld spectral analysis instrument used for the detection of narcotics, explosives and chemicals in addition to non-contact forensic analysis.

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.

Educational Video Series on Handheld Raman Spectroscopy from B&W Tek

This video explains the benefits of handheld Raman spectroscopy. In this educational video, B&W Tek’s Katherine Bakeev talks about how handheld Raman spectrometers can solve problems in real-life applications.

PI Ironless Linear Motors- Working Principle

This video shows the various components of PI ironless linear motors as well as their working principle. Ironless linear motors are a type of brushless direct drive linear motors. They provide very smooth motion operation, and hence preferred for precision motion control applications.

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.

Minus K Technology Provides Custom Vibration Isolators for James Webb Space Telescope

This video is about the Minus K 10,000 lb vibration isolators used on James Webb Space Telescope. Minus K technology has a large range of isolators that offer excellent performance.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 17

This video is part 17 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

PI Solutions for Research and Industrial Applications

In this video, PI showcases six-axes hexapod robots for applications in research and industry like motion simulation or automated positioning tasks.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 10

This video is tenth part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

Bruker’s VERTEX FM-Far and Mid IR Spectroscopy

In this video Dr. Xia Stammer Chemist/Application Sales from Bruker talks about the VERTEX FM FIR-MIR FTIR spectrometer.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 13

This video is part 13 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

Video to Show the Capabilities of Microtrac

This video is an introduction to Microtrac and the type of products it provides.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 7

This video is seventh part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

Operations of Magnifying Glass, Microscope and Telescope

UMKC Physics Department's Professor Jerzy Wrobel explains operation of a magnifying glass, a microscope and a telescope.

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.

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.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 11

This video is part 11 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

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.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 5

This video is fifth part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

Introduction to Lenses and Mirrors: The Snell's Law - Part 6

This video is part 6 of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of Snell's Law. Topics covered include Radius of curvature. Plane mirrors; ray tracing. Magnification. Special cases--object distance = infinity; object distance = f; object distance = 2f; object distance = 0. Reflection. The speed of light and index of refraction. Refraction; Snell’s law.

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.

Is Invisibility Possible

For the first time, scientists in Germany announced today they have been able to create a cloaking device that can render a 3D object invisible (at near optical frequencies). Michio Kaku speaks with FOX News about the new discovery using metamaterials.

Video of Microtrac’s Synchronous Shape and Size Analyzer

Microtrac’s synchronous size and shape analyzer, Sync, integrates the world’s leading laser diffraction technology with the world’s leading dynamic image analysis technology.

Minus K Offers BM-10 Small Low Height Vibration Isolator

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, describing Minus K’s BM-10 Small Low Height Vibration Isolator aimed at small atomic force microscopes, which require high levels of vibration isolation.

Döhmann Helix 1 Turntable Now Integrated with Minus K Vibration Isolator

The Döhmann Helix 1 turntable has a new, elegant design that primarily focuses on vibration absorption. The Helix 1 uses a Minus K vibration isolator that has been customized for the turntable. It is capable of achieving 99.9% isolation at 2 Hertz frequency.

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 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).

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.

The Keyence VHX-1000 Digital Microscope

Sean Gasparovic shows us the VHX-1000 fully integrated digital microscope from Keyence. The VHX-1000 features an optical system designed specifically to work with a CCD, with magnification from 0.1X to 5000X

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.

Overview of Negative-Stiffness Isolators from Minus K Technology

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, who provides detailed overview of Minus K’s vibration isolators. Minus K Technology was established in 1993.

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 Showcases its Piezo Technology Products and Applications

This video shows PI’s Piezo Technology, which includes a range of piezoelectric actuators and piezoelectric sensor components for applications in industry and research.

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.

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.

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.

Introduction to Optics of Lenses and Mirrors - Part 2

This video is second part of an in depth series of video looking at an overview of optics of lenses and mirrors.

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.

Workings of Minus K’s Anti Vibration through Wine Glass Demo

This video shows the demo of the famous Minus K wine glass. Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, shows how Minus K offers the best in class anti vibration technology.