Piezoelectric Effect: Motion Applications Summary
The piezoelectric effect offers today’s motion engineer a practical way to achieve extremely high positioning precision in a large variety of applications. Examples given in the previous discussion indicate but a few of the many applications of piezo actuators and motors. Piezo based motion devices will never replace all traditional electromagnetic linear motor stages and positioners, but the constant need for miniaturization and increased precision makes them more and more valuable and indispensable. The unique performance of piezo motion devices is an enabler for novel products and solutions that would not be feasible without this technology.
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