Our markets

For various hightech industries such as the medical, analytical, semiconductor and optical, PM focuses on the delivery of precision linear bearings, positioning systems and complete motion solutions. Other demanding markets like the automation industry require reliable linear bearings in pick-and-place modules.

Medical science

PM provides linear bearing components, modules, sub-assemblies and high accuracy positioning solutions for pathology, ophthalmology, microsurgery, radiotherapy applications and medical devices. They are used in manipulators, microscopes, 3D imaging systems, toolings and patient beds to adjust patient positioning. All applications meet the evolving demands of clinics worldwide and increase quality of life.

Semiconductor

For many years PM has been a value added supplier to the semiconductor industry for various international customers, both front-end and back-end. We have the engineering and manufacturing expertise for linear bearing components and positioning systems needed for every step in the manufacturing process of the advanced chips.

Our innovations are driven by demands from this industries, as for example non-magnetic ceramic linear bearings for electron microscopy and micro roller slides type PMMR for high speed component placement. Many other applications such as lithography, surface inspection, bonding and probe testing are using high precision products as RSDE type linear bearings and special designed positioning systems.

Analytical

Modern science in the analytical market for non-destructive structure and element analysis require integrated solution like multi-axis motion systems with high repeatability accuracies for accurate measurements. For decades we supply cutting-edge solutions for Tomography, XRD, XRF, Raman spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopes with positioning systems, sample stages, handling robots and sample holders. Also for desktop systems we offer miniaturised positioning solutions specially designed to customer specification.

Optical

High-end lenses are used in many hightech applications such as microscopy (surgical vision systems) and semiconductor manufacturing. Precision linear bearings and frictionless linear slides are used in the production machines for these lenses to reach the high level of precision. Another application in the production technology is zooming and focusing of lenses which require maximum precision in the smallest possible assembly space.

Integration of drives and sensors in positioning systems are some of the special designed solutions which PM is able to offer, from single piece prototype to high volume serial production. A team of skilled application engineers help specify the best application solution. Contact us to discuss your application.

Life science

High precision manipulators and microscope stages are used in molecular biology, biomedical research, nanotechnology and related applications. This requires precision linear bearings, often supplied with an special grinding finishing technology called SF-class, which is developed by PM. This offers ultra smooth motion due to an improved surface finishing of the contact surface between roller and rail.
Popular products are linear bearing type RSDE  and compact bearing type RNG.

Metrology

Applications in the metrology require high accuracy and repeatability. Metrology specialists are using linear bearings and special designed single and multi-axis positioning systems with lengths up to 1400 mm. PM supplies to automotive and aerospace markets as well as industrial applications.

Popular products are recirculating units, linear bearings type RSD,  RSDE with SF-class finishing.