Instrumentation and measurement

Fast, Precision Positioning for Increasing Productivity and Lowering Costs

June 20, 2019

Physik Instrumente (PI) presents motion solutions for various different business sectors and applications at the LASER World of PHOTONICS.

2019-06-14 I PI Karlsruhe I Exhibition Participation

Physik Instrumente GmbH & Co.KG (PI) will present a large number of exhibits from its broad portfolio of motion and positioning solutions at the LASER World of PHOTONICS. The focus is on various setups for laser material processing as well as for fast and automated alignment of photonic and optical components.

The largest exhibit from PI at the exhibition is the integration of a double-sided fiber alignment system in a gantry setup, which is used to equip several coupling stations with integrated photonic components (PICs). The study illustrates how these steps, which up until now has accounted for a high proportion of the production costs of PICs, can be automated and accelerated significantly.

PI will also be showing a multi-axis motion system for separating chips with the help of laser cutting. Air-bearing rotary and planar scanners achieve a uniform high speed and repeatability in this system, which enables precise separation of individual chips.

A further exhibit shows a system for laser processing (drilling, marking) of workpieces where the format exceeds the scanner image field. In order to process such large workpieces continuously without stitching, the galvanometer scanner, the laser, and an additional XY positioning system are controlled simultaneously. That allows higher throughput and precision during processing.

In addition to a large number of other exhibits, these three setups can be viewed live at the exhibition in Munich from June 24.

Web Pages with Demonstrators

For those who wish to view the exhibits without the hustle and bustle of the exhibition, it is possible to do this on the PI Website. Here there is a selection of demonstrators, supplemented by many further links to detailed specifications and additional application options. A brochure with the exhibits is also on the PI website ready for downloading.

PI in Brief

Well known for the high quality of its products, PI (Physik Instrumente) has been one of the leading players in the global market for precision positioning technology for many years. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard and OEM products with piezo or motor drives for more than 40 years. By acquiring the majority shares in ACS Motion Control, a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of modular motion controllers for multi-axis and high-precision drive systems, PI has made a major step forward in providing complete systems for industrial applications with the highest demand on precision and dynamics. In addition to four locations in Germany, the PI Group is represented internationally by fifteen sales and service subsidiaries.


Gantry setup with double-sided fiber alignment system

The F‑712.HA2 double-sided fiber alignment system inside the gantry takes care of coupling glass fibers to a photonics chip. The gantry places the components onto the coupling stations and picks them up again.

Processing of Large-Format Workpieces with Lasers

PI presents a system that controls the scanner, laser, and an XY planar scanner simultaneously for seamless laser processing of large-format workpieces that are larger than the image field of the galvanometer scanner.

 

Cutting Wafers with Lasers

High-precision straightness, flatness, and repeatability are necessary when cutting wafers with lasers. PI offers a compact, cleanroom-compatible setup for this task that consists of an air bearing rotation stage and air-bearing planar scanner stage.

 

For more information, refer to:

Physik Instrumente (PI)
GmbH & Co. KG
Auf der Roemerstrasse 1
76228 Karlsruhe, Germany
www.pi.ws