Piezo Actuator Product Line


Piezoelectric translators (transducers) are precision ceramic actuators which convert electrical energy directly into linear motion with high speed, force and virtually unlimited resolution. These actuators are used in every modern high tech field from semiconductor test & inspection to super-resolution microscopy, bio-nanotechnology and astronomy/aerospace technology.
PI is the global leader in piezo positioning systems and actuators for precision motion control. PI employs more than 200 people dedicated to development, design and manufacture of piezo actuator ceramics in its PI Ceramic factory.

PI's award-winning and MARS-Rover-Proven PICMA® ceramic-encapsulated piezo stacks combine ultra-high performance with extremely long lifetime. PI's piezo ceramic design and manufacturing division - PI Ceramic - provides the capability and flexibility to offer highly engineered custom sub-assemblies at a very attractive price.

100 Billion Cycles of Life Testing, Space Qualified
PICMA® actuators are space qualified and were submittet 100 billion cycles of life testing at NASA's JPL. Additional piezo life testing results are available for download here

Value Added Assemblies / Manufacturing
Information on Value Added Piezo Assemblies from PI Ceramic


  
Multilayer Stacks Shear, Multi-Axis Encased, Closed-Loop High Force, No Casing Benders, Transducers










Flexure, Long Travel High Force Motors High Speed Motors Tip/Tilt Mirrors Piezo Controllers


Video: Introduction to Different Types of Piezo Actuators / Motors







PICMA® High Performance Piezo Actuators





 

P-882 - P-888 PICMA® High-Performance Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators

 
 PICMA High-Performance Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators


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Waterproof / High Dynamics Piezo Actuators for Harsh Environments

 
Waterproof / High Dynamics Piezo Actuators
  • Waterproof and Oil-proof
  • Hermetically Sealed Steel Container
  • Intert Gas Filling
  • Optional Heat Conducting Compound Filling
  • Superior lifetime
  • High stiffness
  • Microsecond response
  • Sub-nanometer resolution
  • UHV-compatible to 10-9 hPa


These industrial-class piezo actuators are waterproof and oil-proof for harsh environments, encapsulated in a hermetically sealed stainless steel container with inert-gas filling or optional heat conducting compound filling for extremely high dynamics operation.

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PLxx and PDxx PICMA® Chip Multilayer Piezo Actuators

 
PICMA Piezo Actuators Chip Monolithic Multilayer
  • New: Available Aperture
  • Award-Winning Ceramic-Encapsulation PZT Technology
  • Ceramic Encapsulation for Extended Lifetime
  • Ultra-Compact, from 2 x 2 x 2 mm
  • High Curie Temperature
  • Manufactured from PIC materials (PIC 252)
  • Ideal for Dynamic Operation
  • Sub-Millisecond Response / Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • UHV Compatible to 10-9 hPa
  • Superior Lifetime


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New: Additional Mini Piezo Motors / Positioners




 
 

Introduction to Flexure-Guided and Motion-Amplified Piezo Actuators

 
Piezo Flexure Actuator
Flexure-guided and motion-amplified piezo ceramic actuators provide longer displacement ranges compared to piezo stacks in a more compact package. They are designed with protective preloads and several types of integrated flexure-guiding mechanisms are feasible depending on the guiding precision required in the application.

PI provides a large variety of standard and custom designs.
  • Travel Ranges to 2 mm
  • Fast Response, Sub-Millisecond Feasible
  • Extreme Reliability: Tests at NASA's JPL have shown 100 Billion Cycles of Life
  • Sub-Nanometer-Resolution
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions
  • Closed-Loop Versions




P-604 PiezoMove™ Low-Cost, Flexure-Guided, Motion-Amplified Piezo Actuator

 
P-604 Low Cost Motion Amplified Piezo Actuator
  • Cost-Optimized Design for Large Quantities
  • Lightweight Construction, only 4 grams
  • Small Footprint of 13x20mm
  • 300µm Displacement
  • PICMA® multilayer actuators provide very long lifetime
  • Ideal for OEM Instrumentation Applications in Optics, Medical-design, Life-Sciences & Microfluidics
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P-601 PiezoMove™ Flexure-Guided, Motion Amplified Actuator with Closed-Loop Option

 
Piezo Precision Amplified Z-Actuator
  • Flexure Guidance for Frictionless, Ultra-Straight Motion
  • Travel Ranges to 400 Micron
  • Resolution to 0.2 Nanometer
  • High Dynamics and Stiffness
  • PICMA® High-Performance Piezo Actuators
  • Open and Closed-Loop Versions
  • Ideal for OEM Applications
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P-602 PiezoMove™ High-Force Motion-Amplified Piezo Actuator, to 1 mm Travel, Closed-Loop Option

 
High Force Piezo Actuator
  • Closed-Loop Option
  • Frictionless Flexure Guiding System for Straight Motion
  • Integrated Motion Amplifier for Travel Ranges to 1 mm
  • High Dynamics and Stiffness, Forces to 400 N, Backlash-Free Construction
  • Outstanding Lifetime Due to PICMA® Piezo Actuators
  • Custom Designs with Larger Travel or Faster Response and Non-Magnetic Versions Feasible
  • Ideal for OEM-Applications in Adaptronics, Biotechnology or Microfluidics
 
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P-603 PiezoMove™ Motion-Amplfied, Flexure-Guided Piezo Actuator, to 500µm, Closed-Loop Option

 
Piezo Move High Precision Lever Amplified with Flexure Guiding
  • Frictionless, High-Precision Flexure Guiding System
  • Choice of Travel Ranges: 100, 300 and 500 µm
  • Cost-Effective Design Outstanding Lifetime Due to PICMA® Piezo Actuators
  • Closed-Loop Option
  • Ideal OEM Actuators for Precision Motion Control in Optics, Medical, Biotech and Microfluidics Applications
  • Custom Designs with Larger Travel or Faster Response and Non-Magnetic Versions Feasible
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P-876 DuraAct™ Flexible Piezoelectric Patch Transducers

 
Piezo Patch Trnasducer, Bender
  • Actuator, Sensor or Energy Source
  • Highly Formable Ceramics
  • Can be Applied to Curved Surfaces
  • Customized Solutions on Request
  • Cost-Effective


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PL112 - PL140 PICMA® Multilayer Piezo Benders and Disks

 
Multilayer Piezo Bender Actuator
  • New: Available Aperture
  • New: Available Disk Shape
  • Ceramic Encapsulation
  • Positioning Range up to 2 mm
  • Fast Response (<10 Millisecond)
  • Nanometer-Range Resolution
  • Manufactured from PIC materials (PIC 252)
  • Low Operating Voltage
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions
  • Available with Integrated Position Sensor
  • Special OEM and Bench-Top Amplifiers/Drivers Available


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P-871 Closed-Loop, High-Deflection PICMA® Piezo Bender Multilayer Actuators

 
Closed-Loop, Piezo Bender
  • Closed - Loop Operation for Superior Accuracy
  • Nanometer-Range Resolution
  • Deflection up to 1.6 mm
  • Ceramic Insulation for Extended Lifetime
  • Ideal for Scanning Applications
  • Manufactured from PIC materials (PIC 252)
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions
  • Low Operating Voltage
  • Mounting Hardware Included
  • Special Controllers / Drivers Available
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PICA Stack High Force Piezo Stacks, No Casing

 
Piezo Stack High Force Actuator
  • High Load Capacity to 100 kN
  • High Force Generation to 80 kN
  • Large Cross Sections to 56 mm Diameter
  • Variety of Shapes
  • Extreme Reliability >1 Billion Cycles
  • Proven and Flexible Design
  • Manufactured from PIC materials (PIC 151)
  • Sub-Nanometer-Resolution / Sub-Millisecond-Settling-Time
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions
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PICA-Power High-Dynamics, High-Force Piezo Stacks

 
PICA-Power High-Dynamic Piezo Actuators
  • Operating Temperature to 150°C
  • Temperature Sensor PT1000 Applied
  • High Load Capacity to 80 kN
  • Large Cross-Sections to 56 mm Diameter
  • Extrem Reliability >109Cycles
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution / Sub-Millisecond Settling Time
  • Ultra-High-Vacuum-Compatible Versions to 10-9 hPa
  • Non-Magnetic Versions
  • Manufactured from PIC materials (PIC 151)
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PICA Thru Piezo Stacks, High Force, with Aperture

 
Piezo Stack with Aperture
  • Clear Aperture for Transmitted-Light Applications
  • Large Cross-Sections Available to 56 mm Diameter
  • Variety of Shapes and Options
  • Extreme Reliability >109Cycles
  • Proven and Flexible Design
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution / Sub-Millisecond Settling-Time
  • Vacuum Compatible and Nonmagnetic Versions
  • Manufactured from PIC materials (PIC 151)


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PT120 - PT140 Piezo Tubes, Scanners

 
Piezo ceramic Tube
  • Standard & Custom Sizes
  • For OEM Applications
  • XYZ-Positioning
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Large Diameters to 80 mm
  • Wall Thickness as Small as 0.3 mm
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Piezo Shear Actuators, Multi-Axis Actuators


 

P-111 - P-151 PICA-Shear Piezo Shear Actuators - Compact Multiaxis Positioners

 
PICA-Shear Piezo Actuators Compact Multiaxis Motion
  • Compact Multiaxis Actuators
  • X, XY, XZ and XYZ Versions
  • High Resonant Frequencies
  • Extreme Reliability >109 Cycles
  • Picometer-Resolution / Sub-Millisecond Settling Time
  • Optional Ultra-High-Vacuum-Compatible Versions to 10-9 hPa
  • Non-Magnetic and Clear Aperture Versions
  • Manufactured from PIC materials (PIC 255)
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Piezo Actuators with Casing, Closed-Loop Actuators


 

P-855 Micrometer-Mountable Open-Loop Piezo Translator

 
Piezo Micrometer Translator
  • Displacement 20 µm
  • Mounts Inside Micrometer Tip
  • Sub-msec Response
  • Sub-nm Resolution
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P-820 Miniature Open-Loop Piezo Translators for Small Loads

 
Small-Piezo Translator
  • Displacement to 45 Micron
  • Pushing Forces to 50 N
  • Pulling Forces to 10 N
  • Sub-Millisecond Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Options: Ball Tip
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P-810 · P-830 High-Resolution Piezo Linear Actuators for Small Loads

 
Preloaded High-Load Piezo Actuator closed-loop
  • Travel Range to 60 Micron
  • Pushing Forces to 1000 N
  • Pulling Forces to 5 N
  • Sub-ms Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
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P-840, P-841 Preloaded Medium-Load Closed-Loop Piezo Stack Actuators

 
Preloaded Piezo Stack, Closed-Loop
  • Displacement to 90 Micron
  • Pushing Forces to 1000 N
  • Preloaded for Pulling Forces to 50 N
  • Sub-Millisecond Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Options: Ball Tip, Vacuum Versions
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P-842, P-843,P-844, P-845 Preloaded High-Load, Closed-Loop Piezo Stack Actuators

 
Preloaded High-Stiffness PZT Actuator
  • Travel Range to 90 Micron
  • Pushing Forces to 3000 N
  • Preloaded for Pulling Forces to 700 N
  • Sub-ms Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Options: Vacuum Versions, Water-Resistant Case
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P-212, P-216, P-225, P-235 Preloaded Ultra-High Load Closed-Loop Piezo Stacks

 
Preloaded High-Force Piezo Stack
  • Extremely High Stiffness
  • Pushing Forces to 30,000 N
  • Pulling Forces to 3500 N
  • Travel Range to 180 Micron
  • Options: Versions for Vacuum, High- and Low-Temperatures
    and with Water-Resistant Case
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Ultrasonic Linear Actuators
PiezoWalk Linear Actuators
Servo & Stepper Actuators
Flexure-Guided Linear Actuators
Piezo Stack Linear Actuators
Ultrasonic Linear Actuators / Motors PiezoWalk Linear Actuators Servo & Stepper Actuators Flexure-Guided Linear Actuators Piezo Stack Linear Actuators






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