The need of piezo actuation
You came here, because none of the classical actuation principles are suitable to your application and:
- Your application needs high positioning precision
- You need an actuation that generates high forces
- The actuation has to endure high mechanical stress
- Your application shows high dynamics
- Small strokes below 1 mm are adequate
If one or more of the above issues meet your specifications, piezo actuation is the most likely solution for your application.
Advantages of piezo actuation:
- High precision in
- linearity and
- resolution in the sub nanometer range
- Fast positioning (millisecond to microsecond regime)
- Generation of high forces (up to a few kN)
As a next step, you should analyze your application whether a piezo actuator can be used.
- Do you have a finalized system where you only want to replace the actuation by a piezo actuator? In most cases, this is not possible right away!
- Consider the needs of piezo actuation when developing your system e.g. in terms of environmental conditions, connecting surfaces, or opposing forces.
- Depending on the application (from static to highly dynamic) a dedicated electronics is needed to drive the piezo actuator
- Take the costs into account. Despite its major advantages, innovative piezo technology typically is more expensive than classic actuation.
Piezo-based products we offer:
- simple piezo stacks for linear motion (low voltage; with and without housing)
- piezocomposite stacks for linear motion (high voltage; with and without housing)
- piezo stages with mechanical transmission (linear stages in one to three axis, tip/tilt-stages, linear stages with tip/tilt, rotary stages)
- motion control systems (with strokes > 1 mm)
- controller / electronics to drive all our products
Piezo Actuators – Piezo Mechanical Drivers
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