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Polytec and PI have provided world class solutions for industry, OEM and research for several decades.  Polytec PI, Inc., is the U.S. subsidiary of the Polytec PI family of companies, employing more than 500 people world wide. Polytec and PI are known throughout the high-tech world for their leadership in the design and manufacture of Nanometer-Level Motion Control Products, Piezo Ceramics & Actuators and Laser based Vibration, Speed & Length Measurement Instruments. 

ISO 9001 certified since 1994.
Polytec PI's Divisions:
  • NanoPositioning / Motion Control / Piezo Technology (PI Products)
  • Laser based Vibration, Speed, Length Measurement (Polytec Products) 

Our new building was completed in late 2001.  It features application labs for the Nanopositioning and Vibrometry Groups and a large warehouse.

Polytec PI, Inc.
16 Albert Str.
Auburn, MA 01501

Tel: 508-832-3456
Fax: 508-832-0506

Polytec PI, Inc. East Coast Office (Auburn, MA)


The Polytec PI West Coast Office features application labs and service facilities with equipment for test and calibration, including a Zygo laser interferometer.

Polytec PI, Inc.
1342 Bell Avenue
Suite 3 A
Tustin, CA 92780

Tel: 714-850-1835
Fax:714- 850-1831

Polytec PI, Inc. West Coast Office (Tustin, CA)


PI  NanoPositioning / Motion Control / Piezo Technology
Polytec PI's NanoPositioning products have won many international industry awards for innovative design.  Examples are the Hexapod 6 Degree-of-Freedom Micropositioning and Alignment System, the ultra-high resolution Piezoelectric Scanning Stages and Active Optics (Beam Steering Systems).   The PI line of piezoelectric actuators and nanopositioning stages are among the most sophisticated nanopositioning systems in the world, allowing extremely precise motion in the shortest possible time. 
PI Product Lines NanoPositioning Products
  • Piezo NanoPositioning Stages
  • Ultrafast PZT Actuator / NanoAutomation® Systems
  • Fast Beam Steering Systems
  • Scannig Stages for Microscopy
  • Mask-Alignment Stages
  • Ultra-fast Piezo NanoPositioning Actuators & Stages
  • Capacitive Sensors, 0.1 nm Resolution
  • Closed & Open Loop PZT Translators, 
  • Piezo Drivers and Controllers.
MicroPositoning Products
  • Photonic Alignment Engines
  • Fiber-Alignment Systems 
  • Hybrid Low-Inertia Micro/NanoPositioning Systems
  • Ultra-Low-Inertia MicroMotion Robots for Automated Photonic alignment
  • 6-DoF Hexpods 
  • Linear Actuators
  • Motorized Translation Stages
  • Rotation Stages
  • Linear Slides
  • Cost-Effective Motion Controllers
Piezo Technology: 
  • Standard & Custom Piezo Ceramics & Actuators. 
  • Closed and Open-Loop Piezo-Ceramic Actuators
  • Piezo Drivers and Power Amplifiers, 
  • High Voltage Power Supplies. 
  • High-Load PZT Ceramics (3 tons) for Machining Applications
  • Multi-Layer PZT Actuators. 
  • PZT Benders for Valve and Switching Applications. 
  • Special PZT/Piezo ceramics for fiber-optic tuning & filters
  • PZT Fine-Alignment-EnginesTM
PI Headquarters,  Karlsruhe Germany
Founded 1969. Designs and manufacturs
Nanometer-level motion control products, Piezo actuators,  and systems, Power Amplifiers & Drivers and Controllers for PZT actuators/systems. 

PI employs the world's most experienced nanopositioning design teams. 
View inside one of PI's NanoPositioning "Fractals"
PI's production is organized in independent entities employing "Kanban" demand flow techniques for optimized work flow.  Kaizen seminars help to continuously improve quality. 

Six-fold-isolated nanometrology lab is key to repeatable high-precision measurements.
World-Class Million-$ NanoMetrology Lab 
PI's NanoPositioning products are world-known for their precision.  To continuously improve our products and to verify the performance, we have designed a six-fold-isolated room-in-room metrology lab, on a separated foundation in the basement of the factory. 

Sub-nanometer resolution measurements not only require highest precision measuring equipment (we use world-class laser interferometers and capacitive sensors), but also an environment with extremely high temperature stability and total absence of vibration (3rd floor office rooms do not qualify) .  The acoustic sound waves of a conversation alone can excite vibration in the range of several 10 nanometers.  That's why the door to our metrology lab resembles that of a safe. 

Custom Piezo Ceramic Production Capabilities for Highest Performance 
Solid State PZT Actuator and Sensor Applications. 

PI Ceramic, a member of the Polytec PI family of companies,  currently employs more than 70 people dedicated to producing world-class PZT ceramic materials for actuators and sensors.  Production equipment includes tape casting, sputtering, automated metallization, grinding and cutting machines. 
PI Ceramic offers the only ceramic-insulated multilayer PZT actuators in the world. 

Founded 1967. Designs and manufacturs 
the world leading Polytec Laser Vibrometer product line and laser velocimeters.  Distributes lasers and laser related  technology from US manufactureres to the European market. 

Polytec GmbH Headquarters,  Waldbronn, Germany
Polytec Product Lines Laser Based Vibration / Speed / Length Measurement
Polytec's laser based Vibration, Speed and Length measurement products and services are unmatched in terms of precision, flexibility and variety. They cover applications from automotive, aerospace, data storage, medical, MEMS to steel technology. Polytec's Laser  Vibrometers are the most advanced and widely used non-contact vibration measurement systems in the world. Systems are available from single point to scanning. Polytec Vibrometers have won many technology awards, the last one at the "2002 Photonics West Show in Anaheim, CA" for the MEMS Vibrometer.
  • Standard Optic Vibrometers: Standard optics high sensitivity single point vibrometers
  • Fiberoptic Vibrometers:  Single point, differential and dual channel fiberoptic vibrometers
  • Scanning Vibrometers: For full field vibration measurements
  • Rotational Vibrometers: For angular vibration measurements on rotating structures
  • In-Plane Vibrometers: For 1-D in-plane vibration measurements
  • Production Vibrometers: Ruggedized industrial type compact vibrometer sensors
  • 3D Vibrometer: For single point simultaneous X, Y and Z measurements
  • Compact Vibrometers:  Compact high sensitivity vibrometers
  • Digital Vibrometers: Optimized digital decoding techniques for theoretical limit performance and traceable calibrations
  • Portable Vibrometers: The portable LDV at an affordable price
  • High speed Vibrometers: For measurements at high vibrational velocities
Laser Surface Velocimetry
  • Laser Surface Velocimeters (LSV): LSVs measure speed and length of moving

  • surfaces accurately and without contact. They work on coils, strips, tubes, paper, foil, composite lumber, and almost any other moving materials, including hot steel.
Talk to a Polytec PI Application Engineer for your custom or standard solution!  Call: 
508-832-3456 (EAST)
714-850-1835 (WEST)
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