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Great Variety: Stacks, Preloaded, Flexure Guided, Tubes, Benders, Shear Actuators
Piezo Actuators Overview
PI piezo actuators are designed to combine ultra-high performance with long lifetime in industrial and scientific applications. PI's piezo ceramic design and manufacturing division, PI Ceramic, provides the capability and flexibility to offer highly engineered custom sub-assemblies at a very attractive price. The patented PICMA® multilayer long-life piezo actuators with cofired ceramic insulation

provide more than 10 times higher service life than conventional actuators. Integrated position feedback sensors are available for high linearity applications in closed-loop operation. All linear drives are intended for integration into a customer’s system and feature no guidance. If offaxis motion cannot be tolerated external guidance is required.

Piezo Stacks Flexure Guided
Actuators
Housed Stack
Actuators
Patches & Benders Tube Actuators Shear Actuators

Unpackaged Stack Piezo Actuators
Models* Description Dynamics Push/Pull
Force [N]
Travel [µm] Voltage
Range
Sensor
P-882 - P-888 P-882 -
P-888
PICMA® Multilayer piezo stacks, cofired ceramic encapsulation, extreme lifetime, cross-sections:
2 x 3 to 10 x 10 mm
+++++ to 4000 / 20** 5, 9, 15, 30 -20 to 120 -
PL022, PL033, PL055 PL022
PL033
PL055
PICMA®-Chip. Smallest multilayer piezo actuators, from
2 x 2 x 2 mm
+++++ to 1000 / 5**    3 -20 to 120 -
P-007 - P-056 P-007 -
P-056
PICA™-Stack piezo actuators, wide variety, high-force capacity +++++ to 80000 / 300** 5 to 300 0 to 1000 optional
P-010.xxP - P-056.xxP P-010.xxP -
P-056.xxP
PICA™-Power. stack actuators, wide variety, for high-level dynamics and high temperatures +++++ to 80000 / 300** 5 to 300 0 to 1000 optional
Guided / Housed / Preloaded Piezo Actuators
P-601 P-601 Closed-loop, with flexure guidance ++ooo 30 / 10 110, 300, 400 -20 to 120 SGS
P-602 P-602 PiezoMove Flexure Actuator with High Stiffness ++ooo to 400 100, 500, 1000 20 to 120 SGS
P-603 P-603 PiezoMove Linear Actuator Low-cost and with Large Travel Ranges ++ooo to 35 100, 300, 500 -20 to 120 SGS
More Flexure Actuators
& Nanopositioning Stages
P-810, P-830 P-810,
P-830
Only 6 mm diameter, ferromagnetic end pieces +++oo/
++++o
50 / 1 15, 30, 45 -20 to 120 -
P-820 P-820 Smallest preloaded piezo translator ++ooo 50 / 10 15, 30, 45 -20 to 120 -
P-855 P-855 Piezo tip for micrometer ++++o 100 / 5 20 -20 to 120 -
P-840 P-840 /
P-841
Preloaded, optional ball tip ++++o 1000 / 50 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 -20 to 120 SGS
High Force / Preloaded / Housed Stack Actuators
P-842 P-842, P-843/
P-844/P-845
Preloaded, optional ball tip, optional water-proof case ++++o 3000 (800) / 700 (300) 15, 30, 45, 60, 90 -20 to 120 SGS
P-212.gif P-212, P-216
P-225, P-235
Preloaded, long travel ranges, very high forces +++++ 4500 to 30000 /
500 to 3500
15 to 120,
15 to 180
0 to 1000 SGS
Longer Travel Ranges: High Force PiezoWalk Linear Motors
Patch & Bender Piezo Actuators
P-871 P-871 PICMA® multilayer bender actuators, co-fired ceramic encapsulation, low-operating voltage, with position sensors ++++o 1 / 1 160 to 1600 ±30 SGS
PL112 - PL140 PL122 -
PL140
PICMA® multilayer bender actuators, co-fired ceramic encapsulation, low operating voltage, open-loop ++++o 1 / 1 500, 900, 2000 ±30 -
P-876 P-876 DuraAct™ piezoelectric patch transducers offer the functionality of piezoceramic materials as sensors and actuators as well as for electrical charge generation and storage. ++++o to 775 - var. -
Tube & Tubular Piezo Actuators
PT-120 - PT-140 PT120 -
PT140
PT-Tube piezo tube actuators, minimum tolerances ++++o 0,1 / 0,1 4, 6, 8 0 to 1000 -
P-010.xxH - P-025.xxH P-010.xxH -
P-025.xxH
PICA™-Thru ring actuators combine the advantages of piezo tubes with the high forces of stack actuators +++++ to 60000 / 250** 5 to 300 0 to 1000 optional
Shear Piezo Actuators
P-111 - P-151 P-111 -
P-151
PICA™-Shear shear-effect actuator: Compact, X, XY, XYZ, e.g. for scanning-microscopy, optional clear aperture +++++ 10 to 300 1 to 10 x 10 x 10 ±250 -

* Ask about custom sizes, sensors or special designs.
** Preloading increases tensile force capacity
SGS = high-resolution strain gauge sensor LVDT = Linear Variable Differential Transformer
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