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Increased Force: PICMA® Chip Actuator with Larger Dimensions

12-17-2012 08:36 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: PI Ceramic GmbH

Ultra-compact PICMA® Chip actuators with sizes ranging from 2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm to 10 mm x 10 mm x 2 mm.

Ultra-compact PICMA® Chip actuators with sizes ranging from 2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm to 10 mm x 10 mm x 2 mm.

PI Ceramic now manufactures PICMA® chip actuators with the dimensions 10 mm × 10 mm × 2 mm. These ultra-compact piezo actuators attain forces of up to 2000 N with a displacement of 2.2 µm.
The chip actuators complete the series of miniature piezo actuators, available in the sizes 2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm, 3 mm x 3 mm x 2 mm and 5 mm x 5 mm x 2 mm. These actuators are manufactured with multilayer technology and have an all-ceramic encapsulation. 100 mm PTFE-insulated wire leads are already mounted to the actuator.
The miniature piezo actuators feature settling times of only a few mi-croseconds and a resolution in the sub-nanometer range. Accordingly, they are optimally suited for dynamic applications and for the use in micro-dosing, life science, laser tuning and adaptive optics.
On request, PICMA® Chip actuators can be manufactured with ce-ramic-insulated inner hole or with precision-ground ceramic end plates.
PI Ceramic in Brief

Since 1992, PI Ceramic (PIC) has been developing and manufacturing piezo ceramic materials and components for standard and OEM solutions: Piezo components, ultrasonic transducers, actuators and system solutions. The PICMA® multilayer actuator technology, which received an award for its reliability, is one of many innovations of PIC. PI Ceramic, a subsidiary of PI (Physik Instrumente), is located in the city of Lederhose, Thuringia, Germany.

Kathrin Mössinger
Phone. +49 721 4846 -1810
Fax +49 721 4846 -1019
k.moessinger@pi.ws

PI Ceramic GmbH
Lindenstraße
07598 Lederhose
www.piceramic.de

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