This year's European Photonics Industry Consortiums (EPIC) on the subject of "automation for manufacturing, packaging, and inspecting optoelectronic elements" meeting took place in PI's new technology center at the headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, from the 22nd to 23rd May 2018. The two-day event proved to be the ideal networking platform for a large number of photonics specialists from all over the world, who were interested in automating their high-precision production and inspection lines.
Successful EPIC meeting in the PI technology center in Karlsruhe: Networking the photonics business sector (Image: PI)
The new technology center with its large multimedia auditorium, a comfortable bistro, and a sophisticated application showroom provided just the right surroundings (Image: PI)
Altogether, there were 15 presentations on automation tools for manufacturing, packaging, and inspecting optoelectronic components. The subsequent technical discussion and above all, the personal exchange of information will definitely continue to improve global cooperation and the entire business sector will benefit from that. The new technology center with its large multimedia auditorium, a comfortable bistro, and a sophisticated application showroom provided just the right surroundings.
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 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.