Piezoelectric flexure drives offer unmatched ability to drop into a custom assembly and provide fast, precise actuation without fuss and bother, and with demonstrated reliability to extend into the many billions of cycles.
Recently-introduced piezo-motor technologies expand the use of piezo motion into long travel applications.
Piezoelectric devices are increasingly being utilized by product designers and incorporated successfully into a widening range of applications where precision motion control is needed. These devices are compact, require low voltage, deliver high torque, exhibit short response time, generate little heat, are both nonmagnetic and vacuum compatible, and have few mechanical component parts to wear out and service.
The latest generation of piezo mechanisms delivers an even broader product development capability for OEM designers.
Authors: Scott Jordan and Stefan Vorndran, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.