PI (Physik Instrumente) is a privately held, global leading company that designs and manufactures world-class opto-mechanical components, nanopositioning stages and precision motion and automation sub-systems at locations in Europe, North America, and Asia. Products include hexapod 6-axis positioning and alignment systems, opto-mechanical components, motorized mirror mounts, precision linear translation stages, fast beam steering mirrors, precision actuators, air bearings and air bearing stages, gantry linear robots, piezo flexure stages, micro-actuators and industrial motion controllers and electronics. The company was founded 5 decades ago and today employs more than 1500 people in more than 20 locations around the world. PI’s customers are leaders in high-tech industries and research institutes in fields such as photonics, life-sciences, semiconductors, and aerospace.
PI recently acquired ACS, a global leader in high-end motion controllers for precision industrial automation.
PI USA is also specialized in Air Bearing positioning systems boasting decades of in-house air bearing design experience at our Hopkinton, MA and Nashua, NH facilities. Linear, planar XY, and rotary air bearing stages and custom turnkey systems are available to serve industrial and research markets.
Piezo actuators from our PI Ceramic division and precision stages from our PI miCos division were selected by NASA for the Mars Mission and are employed on in the Curiosity rover science lab.