Nanopositioning Systems

Advantages of piezo actuators

XYZ-Axes Piezo-Actuator (microTRITOR®)
Your application/your drive needs:

  • high positioning precision
    in terms of:

  • an actuation that generates high forces
    (up to tens of kN)
  • a drive thats has to endure high mechanical stress
  • high dynamics (<ms),
  • motion below 1 mm is adequate (μm - mm range)

Products for nanopositioning:

Samples of our piezo-based products
 

 

Fields of application of our actuators:

Piezo driven grating adjustment station for laser technology
 

Additional information:

Piezo Actuators – Piezo Mechanical Drivers

Many applications in microscopy, automation and mechatronics use piezo mechanical motion and nanopositioning solutions. The inverse piezoelectric effect is the main principle of the piezo actuation.

piezosystem jena is offering innovative and highly precise nanopositioning solutions to customers all over the world. Our piezo actuators and piezo drives, nanopositioning solutions, piezo controller and motion control systems are used in micro- and nano positioning applications whenever highest precision and high dynamics are needed. In addition to a broad range of catalogue products, also customer specific developments are offered to provide optimized systems for certain applications.

Founded in 1991, piezosystem jena is one of the leading manufacturers of piezomechanic nanopositioning systems and corresponding electronics. Nanopositioning solutions of piezosystem jena are capable of reaching subnanometer resolution.

The portfolio of piezo nanopositioners covers a wide range of different products:

  • from basic piezo stacks to piezomechanic systems with magnification (via solid state hinges)
  • from single axis systems to systems with up to five axes
  • from standard products to complex and customized OEM solutions

To develop high precision nanopositioning stages, our engineers use a variety of state-of-the-art tools for 3D modeling and FEM simulation of e.g. the desired motion and dynamics, while optimizing the linearity of the system, the orthogonality of the movement or the parallelism of the connecting surfaces. Two major issues addressed throughout the whole development process are stability and reliability of both the nanopositioning stage and the related controller.

piezosystem jena offers innovative solutions for different applications in industry and research. An overview of some examples can be found here.

Since more than 20 years we serve OEM customers in the fields of automation technology, automotive industry, biotechnology, electronics, metrology, laser technology, material testing, machining, medical applications, micro imaging, microscopy, micro manipulation and semiconductor industry. Many of our long term customers appreciate and trust in the reliability of our piezo actuators and piezo controllers.

The piezo controller for nanopositioning stages are developed at piezosystem jena to best suit the customer application. The operation scenario – either fast scanning or quasi static – is the base to decide on the right choice. An overview on the available piezo controller can be found here.


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