April 25, 2013
Piezo motion specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) has added a new member to its PiezoMove® family of motion-amplified, flexure-guided piezo linear actuators. The new P-604 model was designed with emphasis on cost, size and travel range.
Providing a large displacement of 300µm in a very small package of only 20x13x4mm, the actuator was optimized for OEM instrumentation applications in fields such as precision-optics, life-sciences, medical design, bio/nano-technology and microfluidics / nano dispensers.
More information on the new piezo flexure actuator.
At the heart of the motion-amplifying flexure design is a multilayer piezo element, of the same proprietary construction as the ones used on the Mars Rover for their extreme reliability and lifetime of 100 billion cycles.
Piezo-ceramic drives directly convert electrical energy into mechanical motion. They are energy efficient and provide very fast response and virtually unlimited positional resolution.
PI has a long history of working with instrumentation manufacturers and can easily modify existing designs or completely customize piezo devices to fit the exact requirements of the application.
Well-known for their high quality standards, the PI group is a leading player in the global market of precision motion technology. The strategy of vertical integration has allowed PI to control all critical components of its positioning systems and provide outstanding OEM and standard products for many decades. PI is present worldwide with 10 subsidiaries, R&D and engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 700+
For more information on piezo flexure actuators visit: http://www.pi-usa.us/products/PiezoActuators