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Date: 07/2014
New Miniature Linear Actuator for Opto-Mechanical Adjustment in Vacuum

New Miniature Linear Actuator for Opto-Mechanical Adjustment in Vacuum

Ultra-Compact Piezo Motor-Driven Screw-Type Actuator now Available for UHV

PI adds two vacuum compatible versions to its compact N-470 PiezoMike linear actuator product line. The N-470.V (HV) and N-470.U (UHV) actuators are based on a cost-effective inertia drive (Stick-Slip). When at rest, the drive is self-locking and therefore requires no electric power and also generates no heat. It holds the position with a maximum force of 100 N.

Ideal for Alignment of Mechanical and Optical Components

For stable alignment of optical paths it is critical to provide excellent long-term positioning stability. The PiezoMike design provides this stability for long periods with reliable start-up even after longer downtimes. High holding force and resolution are achieved by combining piezo actuators with a mechanical rotation / thread translation. Vacuum-compatible to 10-9 hPa.

More information on the
Vacuum compatible N-470.V/N-470.U PiezoMike Linear Actuators

More information on the
Standard N-470 PiezoMike

Several OEM and bench top controllers for up to 4 channels are available. Versions with USB interface include host software and LabVIEW drivers.

More information on the
E-870 Controllers for PIShift stick-slip piezo motors

vacuum PiezoMike Linear Actuator
Vacuum PiezoMike Linear Actuator

 PiezoMike Linear Actuator
PiezoMike Linear Actuator for ambient conditions

 E-870 PIShift Drive Electronics
E-870 PIShift Drive Electronics


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