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Posted: Nov 05, 2010

PI Releases a New Catalog on Piezo Mechanisms

(Nanowerk News) PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. -- a leading manufacturer of piezo ceramic actuators and precision motion-control equipment for semiconductor, bio-medical and nanotechnology applications -- has released a new catalog on Piezo Mechanisms.
catalog on Piezo Mechanisms
The 400-page catalog presents PI's complete spectrum of piezomechanic components and motion systems, from simple, direct actuators, to long-travel ceramic linear motors and complex multi-axis flexure guided nanopositioning stages. A separate section lists the latest digital control electronics.
The catalog also includes a tutorial on piezo design for positioning applications.
The catalog can be downloaded at:
Examples of Different Piezo Mechanisms to Solve Different Problems:
Direct Piezo Actuators: Z-Stacks, Shear (X, XY)
Direct Piezo Actuators: Z-Stacks, Shear (X, XY)
  • Highest Force (to 10,000 lbf)
  • Fastest Response: Microseconds to Milliseconds)
  • Short Travel Ranges: 2-100 µm
  • Piezo Flexure Lever Actuators
    Piezo Flexure Lever Actuators
  • Longer Travel to 2 mm
  • Flexure Guiding System for Straight Motion
  • Response <1 msec
  • Ultrasonic Linear Motors
    Ultrasonic Linear Motors
  • For High-Speed Automation and Microscopy
  • Long Travel (10s of millimeters to 100s of mm)
  • Fast:: to 500 mm/sec
  • Low Profile, Self Locking
  • PiezoWalk® Linear Motors
    PiezoWalk® Linear Motors
  • High Force (4 lb to 170 lb)
  • Compact, Self Locking
  • Long Travel (10s of millimeters)
  • Piezo Flexure Positioning Stages
    Piezo Flexure Positioning Stages
  • Multi-Axis Motion, Highest Precision Class (Sub-Nanometer Feasible)
  • Applications in Semiconductor Technology, Nanotechnology, AFM, Super-Resolution Microscopy, etc.
  • About PI
    PI is a leading manufacturer of piezo actuators, ceramic motors and precision motion control equipment for bio/nanotechnology, medical devices and photonics applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 35+ years. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eight subsidiaries and total staff of 500+.
    PI USA designs and manufactures standard & custom piezo products at the company's US headquarters in Auburn, MA.
    Source: PI (press release)
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