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Date: 10/2007
PI News: P-876 DuraAct™ Piezo Composite Patch Transducers; P876 Piezocomposite transducers for adaptronics, commercial applications; aerospace, automotive, machinery; equipment, building and structures, Smart Materials. Duract

P-876 DuraAct Piezo Composite Patch Transducers

  • Extremely Flexible and Highly Formable Piezocomposite Transducer
  • Actuator, Sensor or Energy Source
  • Can be Applied to Curved Surfaces
  • Cost-Effective, Standard & Customized Solutions
  • Noise cancellation
  • Vibration cancellation
  • Adaptive surface control, structural deformation and stabilization
  • Energy harvesting
  • High-dynamics positioning and precision motion control
  • Structural health monitoring

P-876 DuraAct patch transducers are piezocomposite transducers for adaptronics and commercial applications such as aerospace, smart structures, automotive, and machinery. The can also be used for energy harvesting and for structural health monitoring.

DuraAct patch transducers offer the functionality of piezoceramic materials as sensors and actuators as well as for electrical charge generation and storage. Used as bender actuators, they allow high deflection of up to 0.8 mm with high force and high precision. Other possible operation modes of DuraAct transducers are as high-dynamics sensors.

These patch transducers are ideally suited for active and adaptive systems. Embedded in a servo-control loop, vibrations of parts can be reduced and contours can be controlled in the nanometer range. A special Piezo Linear Amplifier is also offered. The E-413.D2 is a stand-alone, amplifier board and provides precision control for bipolar piezo shear and bender actuators both in static and dynamic operation.

Datasheets & Additional Information

>> Read DuraAct™ applications article on ESA website
"Space-tech could make life easier for diabetics"

>> P-876 Online Datasheet
>> P-876 PDF Datasheet

>> Download DuraAct Brochure / Tutorial

P-876.A12 and .A15 actuators. Golf ball for size comparison


>> Free 500 p. Hardbound Catalog

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