26.10.2016

Product Spotlight October: MICI Piezo Micrometer Screw Positioner


Motion range and resolution of a chosen linear stages depend on the initial requirements of an application and its purpose. You choose a system which fits your current requirements best. Over time however, requirements can change. Usually resolution and therefore precision has to increase. Once a linear stage is chosen, later changes are not easily made. Worst case: Exchange the stage completely, which is technically complicated and expensive. piezosystem jena developed a solution for this problem. It is an upgrade for existing linear stages and setups to increase precision in retrospect – no complete overhaul necessary: The MICI piezo micrometer screwdrivers.

Image: MICI piezo micrometer screw positioner

Sounds complicated? It is a rather elegant solution. The MICIs by piezosystem jena dock on the micrometer screw of a exiting linear stage and adjust the position of it with the highest precision using a piezo stage. Thanks to the MICI drives, even linear positioners with long travel ranges can achieve the precision levels of a piezo stage. Individual MICI models allow for up to 250 µm travel and resolutions down to the sub-nanometer range. Thanks to their unique construction, the systems are capable of handling heavy loads and generate push forces up to 170 N.

For controlling the MICIs there are several amplifier options by piezosystem jena. Contact our sales and technical support team to learn which piezo controller best fits your application. You can reach us at sales(at)piezojena.com or call +49(0)3641 66880. Alternatively, you can use our contact form.


NEW Product Catalog from piezosystem jena

  • Application examples of piezo positioners
  • Piezoelements with nanometer-precision
  • Piezocomposite- High-Load-Actuators
  • Motion Control elements
  • Piezoline: detailed description of piezo-technology
  • Extensive explanation of the technology of High-Load-Actuators

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