Physik Instrumente

PI (Physik Instrumente), headquartered in Karlsruhe, is the market and technology leader for high-precision positioning technology and piezo applications in the semiconductor industry, life sciences, photonics, and in industrial automation. In close cooperation with customers from all over the world and for 50 years now, PI's specialists (approx. 1,300) have been pushing, again and again, the boundaries of what is technically possible and developing customised solutions from scratch. More than 350 granted and pending patents underline the company's claim to innovation. PI has nine production sites and 15 sales and service offices in Europe, North America, and Asia.

ACS Motion Control, a global company supported in the UK & Ireland by PI UK, offers a centralised automation platform providing coordinated motion for complex profiling applications based on a real time EtherCAT network.  Advanced electronic design and sophisticated software algorithms have driven productivity and process precision gains in applications including, biotechnology, medical technology, ink jet printing, Digital Printing and Laser Processing and electronic assembly. 

With proven technical expertise and application experience, ACS Motion Control ensures that customers realise a true competitive advantage by enhancing their accuracy and throughput with superior motion and I/O control, robust user-friendly software and application development support. Local specialist support helps ensure the most cost effective configuration of hardware and software tools for the end user.