Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Solutions

Advanced Technology for Securing Competitive Advantage

PI (Physik Instrumente) is a strong partner in the OEM business, because PI concentrates the broadest technology portfolio for precision positioning worldwide. That gives customers the assurance that the best possible solution is always selected for their application and without any limitations.

All key technologies, the drives, the sensor technology, and the control are developed exclusively by PI. On the one hand, that assures the flexibility to realize adaptations quickly. On the other hand, the in-depth know-how makes solutions possible that are both technologically new and unconventional.

Production and qualification takes place exclusively at PI and can therefore be geared to the expectations and needs of the customer.

What Distinguishes PI

PI is ideally positioned as a medium-sized enterprise in high-tech Germany. The size of the company allows a quick and flexible response to customer requests and at the same time, offers the reliability and safety of established and tested processes. PI is also well known for both the high quality of its products and total reliability in its customer relationships.

Global account management: Close proximity to the customer thanks to international presence
Depending on the task: From the drive to the turnkey system
Competitive advantages due to unconventional, technological adept solutions
Production of series of several 10,000 units in the shortest time
Manufacturing and testing capacities from functional samples to mass production
Located in the middle of Europe, quality production in Germany
The best answer for positioning and motion tasks every time
Continual improvement due to KAIZEN processes
More than 40 years of experience in customized solutions

Reliability Begins in the Design Phase

Every recommended solution is adapted individually to the customer- and application-specific requirements with respect to size, compatibility, and function. The ultimate objective is to provide an optimum solution that fits the customer application in the best possible way. When selecting the suitable technology, PI pays attention to the corresponding guidelines from the customer.

The economic efficiency of a solution concept is an important point, which, together with the technological suitability, is also considered with the greatest care.

PI focusses on safety during the design phase. For this purpose, the systems are designed on the basis of finite element simulations. A risk analysis according to FMEA methods evaluates the design and the production processes.

Internal and external certification can be prepared and carried out. It goes without saying that the European CE standard is applicable. As a matter of course, EMC tests are performed for the electronics and other standards such as can be verified on request.

If required, PI supports its customers during production with a "copy exactly" strategy.

Large Quantities for OEM Thanks to Flexibility in Series Production

Options in series production that are part of a good partnership with OEM customers:

  • Flexible process adaptation from a single unit to production if quantities >1000
  • Fast and straightforward changes to production quantities
  • Traceability of production batches and individual products
  • Database-supported process control for large series
  • Full documentation for qualification data for each individual unit of a series

 

 

Long-term business relationships, reliability, and open and friendly communication with customers and suppliers form an important mainstay for PI – more important than short-term gain.

Dr. Karl Spanner, President of PI (CEO)

Levels of Integration

PI is a leading supplier of high-precision devices in various states of integration. Components like piezo drives, sensors and compact motion controllers can be adapted to fit into OEM machines and production equipment. Manufacturing capacity for volume production is granted. The classical positioning system provides easiest set-up and allows for individual integration into an application. Fully integrated systems offer full functionality designed according to unique market requirements. 

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