Piezo Electric Actuator Solutions

Multilayer High Performance Stack Piezo Shear Actuator, XY Actuators Prestressed Piezo Stacks Piezo Actuators &
Tubes with No Casing
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Micrometers
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Controllers
 

Piezo electric actuators (also known as transducers, or translators) convert electrical energy directly into linear motion with virtually unlimited resolution. There are no gears or other parts that require maintenance or lubrication.

PI offers the largest selection of standard and custom piezo actuators and engineered subassemblies. We currently employ 180 staff at our piezo ceramics division "PI Ceramic". This group is specialized in research, design and manufacture of piezo materials and components for motion control. Superior lifetime of our actuators is guaranteed with the patented ceramic-encapsulated multilayer production process.


 




PICMA® Long-Life High Performance Multilayer Piezo Actuator Family


PICMA® Stack Multilayer High-Performance Piezo Actuators
PicturePICMA High-Performance Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators (LVPZT)
  • Low Operating Voltage
  • High Stiffness
  • Award-Winning Ceramic-Encapsulation Technology
  • Superior Lifetime
  • High Humidity Resistance
  • Very Large Operating-Temperature Range
  • Excellent Temperature Stability
  • UHV Compatible to 10-9 hPa
  • Sub-Millisecond Response & Sub-Nanometer Resolution
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PICMA® Chip Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators (LVPZT)
PICMA Chip Monolithic Multilayer Piezo Actuators (LVPZT)
  • Ultra-Compact, from 2x2x2 mm, to 5x5x2 mm
  • High Curie Temperature
  • Superior Lifetime: Award-Winning Ceramic-Encapsulation Piezo Technology
  • Ceramic Encapsulation for Extended Lifetime
  • Ideal for Dynamic Operation: Sub-Millisecond Response / Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • UHV Compatible to 10-9 hPa
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PICA™ Stack High Force Piezo Actuator
Product Image - PICA-Thru Piezo Stack Actuators with Aperture (HVPZT)
  • Pushing Force to 80 kN
  • Load Capacity to 100 kN
  • Cross Sections to 56 mm Diameter
  • Extreme Reliability >10+9 Cycles
  • Sub-Nanometer-Resolution / Sub-Millisecond-Settling-Time
  • Vacuum-Option
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PICA™-Power High-Dynamics Piezo Stack Actuator
Product Image - PICA-Power High-Level Dynamics Piezo Actuators (HVPZT)
  • High Operating Temperature to 150°C, PT1000 Sensor Applied
  • Load Capacity to 80 kN
  • Large Cross-Sections to 56 mm Diameter
  • Extrem Reliability >109Cycles
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution / Sub-Millisecond Settling Time
  • Ultra-High-Vacuum-Compatible Option to 10-9 hPa
  • Non-Magnetic Option
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PICA™ Thru Tubular Piezo Stack Actuator
Product Image - PICA-Thru Piezo Stack Actuators with Aperture (HVPZT)
  • Tubular Stack Design provices much higher Force than Classical Piezo Tubes
  • Clear Aperture for Transmitted-Light Applications
  • Cross-Sections to 56 mm Diameter
  • Extreme Reliability >109Cycles
  • Proven and Flexible Design
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution / Sub-Millisecond Settling-Time
  • Nonmagnetic & Vacuum Options
  • Custom Designs
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Tubular Piezo Transducer
Product Image - Tubular Piezo Transducer (HVPZT)
  • XYZ-Scannign and Positioning
  • Standard & Custom Sizes
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Diameter to 80mm
  • Wall Thickness down to 0.3mm
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DuraAct™ Highly Flexible Piezo Patch Transducer
Product Image -DuraAct™ Patch Trnasducers
  • Cost-Effective
  • Actuator, Sensor and Energy Source in one Unit
  • Highly Formable Ceramics
  • Can be Applied to Curved Surfaces
  • Customized Solutions on Request
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Low Voltage Multilayer Piezo Bender Transducer
Product Image - ICMA Multilayer Piezo Bender Actuators (Low Voltage)
  • Ceramic Encapsulation
  • Positioning Range up to 2 mm
  • Fast Response (<10 Millisecond)
  • Nanometer-Range Resolution
  • Low Operating Voltage
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions
  • Available with Integrated Position Sensor
  • Special OEM and Bench-Top Amplifiers/Drivers Available
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Closed-Loop, Piezo Bender Multilayer Actuator (Low Voltage)
Product Image - Closed-Loop, High-Deflection PICMA Multilayer Piezo Bender Actuators (Low Voltage)
  • Closed - Loop Operation for Superior Accuracy
  • Nanometer-Range Resolution
  • Deflection up to 1.6 mm
  • Ceramic Insulation for Extended Lifetime
  • Ideal for Scanning Applications
  • Vacuum-Compatible Versions
  • Low Operating Voltage
  • Mounting Hardware Included
  • Special Controllers / Drivers Available
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Piezo Shear Actuators, Multi-Axis Actuators


PICA™-Shear Piezo Actuators: X, XY, XYZ
Product Image - PICA-Shear Piezo Actuators Compact Multiaxis Motion
  • Shear Effect for Twice the Travel Range
  • Alternative to Tube Actuators in AFM Applications
  • Compact Actuator: X, XY, XZ and XYZ Versions
  • High Resonant Frequencies
  • Extreme Reliability >109 Cycles
  • Picometer-Resolution / Sub-Millisecond Settling Time
  • Ultra-High-Vacuumm Option (10-9 hPa)
  • Non-Magnetic and Clear Aperture Versions
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Encased Piezo Actuators, Closed-Loop Actuators


Piezo Actuator for Micrometers
Product Image - Micrometer-Mountable Open-Loop Piezo Translator (HVPZT)
  • Displacement 20 µm
  • Mounts Inside Micrometer Tip
  • Sub-msec Response
  • Sub-nm Resolution
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Small-Load Piezo Actuator, Open-Loop (Low Voltage)
Product Image - Small-Load Open-Loop Piezo Translators (Low Voltage)
  • Sub-Millisecond Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Up to 45 Microns Displacement
  • Pushing Force to 50N
  • Pulling Force to 10N
  • Options: Ball Tip
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Compact, High Res Linear Piezo Actuators for OEMs
Product Image - Pre-stressed High-Load Piezo Actuators (HVPZT) with Sensor Option
  • Pushing Forces to 1000N
  • Up to 60 Microns Displacement
  • Pulling Force to 5 N
  • Sub-millisecond Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
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Pre-stressed, Steel-Encased Piezo Stack Actuator (Low Voltage)
Product Image - Pre-stressed Open- & Closed-Loop Piezo Translators (Low Voltage)
  • Up to 90 Microns Displacement
  • Pushing Forces to 1000 N
  • Pre-stressed for Pulling Force to 50 N
  • Sub-Millisecond Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Options: Ball Tip, Vacuum Versions
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Pre-stressed, Steel Encased High-Load Piezo Actuator, Closed-Loop & Open-Loop (Low Voltage)
Product Image - Preloaded Piezo Actuators (Low Voltage) with Sensor Option
  • Up to 90 Microns Displacement
  • Pre-stressed for Pulling Forces to 700 N
  • Pushing Forces to 3000 N
  • Sub-millisecond Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Options: Vacuum Compatible, Water-Resistant Case
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Pre-stressed, Steel Encased, High Force Piezo Actuator, Closed-Loop & Open-Loop
Picture Preloaded Open- & Closed-Loop Translators (HVPZT)
  • Travel Range to 180 Micron
  • Pushing Forces to 4500 N
  • Pulling Forces to 500 N
  • Sub-millisecond Response
  • Sub-Nanometer Resolution
  • Options : Vacuum, High- and Low-Temperature
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Pre-stressed, Steel Encased, Ultra-High Force Piezo Actuator, Closed-Loop & Open-Loop
Product Image - Preloaded High-Load Piezo Actuators (HVPZT) with Sensor Option
  • Extremely High Stiffness
  • Pushing Forces to 30,000 N
  • Pulling Forces to 3500 N
  • Travel Range to 180 Micron
  • Options: Versions for Vacuum, High- and Low-Temperatures and with Water-Resistant Case
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