Parallel precision positioning specialist
Physik Instrumente recently added
a new building with more production floors, metrology labs and
R&D office space to its factory in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Hexapod Production & Test Facility
Close to 4500 square ft are dedicated for the manufacture and
test of heavy duty 6-Axis motion systems capable of moving loads of up
to 5 tons with sub-micrometer precision To verify
the accuracy of these high-load precision positioners, special
metrology rooms are available, filled with interferometers and other
An example of a new modular high load hexapod positioner can
be seen at:
High-Load Hexapod Production & Test Facility.
A giant lift and rotation platform is used to rotate the 6
axis positioning positioner with its load by 360 degrees to verify the
performance under the exact mounting conditions of the customer’s site.
PI is the leading manufacturer of micro-precision and
nano-precision hexapods and parallel positioning systems in the
world. For example, 50 of PI's hexapods align
reflectors in the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter Array) observatory,
the world's most advanced telescope located in Chile.
Hexapod precision positioning systems are used in many cutting
edge applications around the world, from optics alignment, to medical
tumor treatment, from high energy physics to aerospace and
About PI USA
Globally, PI employs more than 750 people. In the
US, PI has been present with a direct office for 3 decades.
PI USA is certified by DIN EN ISO 9001:2008, DIN EN ISO
14001:2004, OHSAS 18001: 2007 and ITAR TCP, DoS registered.