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Lead-Free Piezo Material Enters Series Production

05-20-2011 12:21 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: PI Ceramic GmbH

PIC 700 material

PIC 700 material

PI Ceramic (PIC), a worldwide leading player in the field of actuator and sensoric piezo products, now offers a lead-free piezo material for lead-free ultrasonic transducers.
The PIC 700 material is based on bismuth-sodium-titanat (BNT) and is produced as a block by pressing technology. The piezoelectric characteristics are promising: PIC 700 has a high coupling factor for the flexural vibration and is thus suitable as an ultrasonic transducer in the MHz range and also for sonar and hydrophone applications. The maximum operating temperature is 200°C. PI Ceramic is currently investigating technologies to reliably manufacture lead-free ceramic components in series production.

Piezoelectric materials convert electrical energy directly into mechanical energy and vice versa. This effect can be used for both sensor and actuator applications. High-precision positioning tasks can be undertaken with piezo-based drives, for example. PI Ceramic from Lederhose in Thuringia is one of the global leaders for piezo actuators and sensors. Its extensive product portfolio includes a range of piezoceramic materials, piezoceramic components in the form of rings or discs, multilayer piezo actuators (translators or benders), stack actuators and shear modules. Special DuraAct transducers can be used as sensors, actuators and for energy harvesting. Ultrasonic generators round off this broad spectrum of products, which also includes the matching electronics - from OEM circuit boards and power drivers through to cased controllers. At the same time, high priority is given to realizing customer-specific solutions as fast as possible.

PI Ceramic GmbH
Lindenstrasse
07589 Lederhose
info@piceramic.de
www.piceramic.de
Phone: +49 36604 / 882-0

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