- High-speed switching
- Patch clamp
- Semiconductor testing
- Adaptronics / Automation
- Photonics / integrated optics
The flexure-guided, lever-amplified PiezoMove™ P-601 actuators provide large vertical travel ranges up to 400 µm, fast response and high positioning accuracy in a very small package. With settling times of only a few milliseconds and a resolution in the sub-nanometer range they are well suited for both static and dynamic applications.
P-601 PiezoMove™ lever-amplified actuators cover the range between direct-driven preloaded piezo translators, such as the P-840 series (see link) and single-axis nanopositioning stages, like the P-611 series (see link). Compared to direct-driven piezo translators, lever-amplified actuators offer larger travel ranges and much higher lateral stiffness and guiding precision. Compared to single-axis nanopositioning stages, they offer significantly smaller sizes. PiezoMove™ lever-amplified actuators feature a resolution to 0.2 nm and a repeatability to 8 nm.
OEM Actuator with Integrated Guidance
With their highly precise, frictionless flexure guidance, a very high stiffness and excellent straightness of motion are achieved. Together with their small dimensions and the cost-effective design, the P-601 lever amplified actuators are especially suited for OEM applications. Versions with strain-gauge sensors (SGS) are equipped with a full bridge circuit that is insensitive to thermal drift. Versions without sensors are also available for open-loop applications such as in high-speed switches and pumps. In addition to the standard steel models, special invar and non-magnetic versions are available on request.
Ceramic Insulated Piezo Actuators Provide Long Lifetime
Highest possible reliability is assured by the use of award-winning PICMA® multilayer piezo actuators. PICMA® actuators are the only actuators on the market with ceramic-only insulation, which makes them resistant to ambient humidity and leakage-current failures. They are thus far superior to conventional actuators in reliability and lifetime.