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PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control and automation systems, hexapod 6-axis parallel robotic stages, air bearing motion systems, Gantry Systems, 3D printing, laser machining, and piezoelectric nano-positioning solutions. Applications include photonics, semiconductor technology, medical engineering, assembly, inspection, materials handling, and bio-nanotechnology. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagneti

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Webinar: Advances in Automation of Test & Assembly for Optical Components

POSTED 10/14/2022

Optics, photonics, electronics, semiconductors, medical devices:  they all are in high demand, and requirements for precision are rising along with the pressure for cost reduction.  All this is happening while miniaturization, complexity and functionality of products are constantly increasing.   Manufacturers of these components and systems need to find more intelligent solutions to keep up.

Joint Webinar

Join experts from PI and Averna in the webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. (EDT) / 7:00 a.m. (PDT) / 04:00 p.m. (CET)

This is especially the case for optical modules, cameras and sensors that must be aligned and tested, often to nanometer tolerances to achieve the rated performance. Here, more intelligent motion control algorithms and multi-axis motion systems with advanced softare as well as highly intelligent machine vision are promising.  The need to scale for production volumes by 1000X and with increased flexibility to adapt the shortest innovation cycles demands fully automated active alignment systems. Examples of quickly emerging technologies are quantum computing, photonic biosensing and LIDAR for autonomous vehicles, even the production of high bandwidth fiber optical cables.

Active alignment is an essential part of the automation solution to address these needs. But it's not just one thing, it's a combination of several factors.  Successfully deploying the right solution requires the right hardware, software, and a combination of disciplines. Once achieved, the results will speak for themselves as quality and yield increase faster and at a lower cost.

If you want to learn more, additional on-demand webinars on precision motion control are available on the PI website.