Author: Steffen Arnold

What is the Difference between a Piezo Actuator and a Programmable Piezo Shim?

New Tools for Design Engineers of Optics and Precision Mechanical Systems

PIRest is a new and unique piezo technology, where the actuator keeps its expansion without a permanently applied voltage. This leads to a simple set-and-forget alignment method without limitation of the lifetime of the actuator.


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PICMA® Chip rings and discs are available in different variants with up to 16 mm in diameter

It's Never Happened Before: Multilayer Actuators in Resonant Operation

Generating Ultrasonic Oscillation with Battery Power

The post explains, why this particular combination of resonant operation and low voltage is so special. Generating ultrasonic oscillation from battery power is useful for mobile measuring devices or medical devices. Atomizers for asthma therapy or so-called ultrasonic scalpels in eye surgery are good examples of this.


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Product in the Spotlight

Linear and rotary positioning stages from PI stages for load capabilities of 10 to 50 kg provide repeatability of 1 micron and less. Stacking allows for flexible use in automation applications.


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