New Stick-Slip Piezo Linear Motor-Actuator Introduced by PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

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Precision Piezo Motor specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) LP offers a new type of stick-slip piezo linear motor for OEM applications.

Stick Slip Piezo Motor

Stick Slip Piezo Motor

Compact, yet High Force
The compact, PIShift linear motor actuator is based on a piezo inertia drive with relatively high pushing and holding force to 2 lbs / 10N. The motion makes use of the stick/slip effect – a cyclical alternation of static und sliding friction between a moving runner and the static piezo drive element. The self-clamping design produces its maximum holding force at rest when it will neither consume power nor generate heat.

Quiet and Fast Due to High Frequency Operation
The novel design allows higher speed than conventional stick-slip drives combined with quiet operation due to its high operating frequency of >20 kHz.

Mounting and Integration
Two piezo motor versions are available to facilitate integration: The static motor housing can either be bolted to a level surface or mounted via a threaded flange. In both cases the load is coupled to the moving runner.

Piezo Driver Electronics
A compact OEM piezo motor driver is available in single or multi-channel versions with analog or digital control.

More information on Stick Slip Piezo Motors is available here

About PI

PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo systems, piezo motors and actuators for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. 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, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 700+


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