Instrumente)'s patented P-653 piezo motor linear slide is significantly
smaller than other miniature linear stages and provides significantly higher
velocities and resolution.
A developer's kit can now be ordered from PI-USA's Piezo Basics Online Store
Features & Advantages of the Ceramic Miniature Motors
- Developer's Kit Plugs into USB Port, comes with Control Software
- True Linear Motor Slide / No Rotary Conversion Losses
- Fast: Velocity up to 200 mm/s, Millisecond Responsiveness
- Self Locking; Smaller, Faster, Fewer Components than Conventional Motors
- Travel Range 2 mm, Force Generation to 0.15 N
- Cost-Effective OEM Drive for High Quantity-Applications
- Preassembled and Mounted on a PCB Board
- Very Compact: Piezomotor Drive is Only 8 mm Long
This true linear motor system (no conversion of rotation) consists of only
4 parts and can replace classical drive elements like miniaturized motor/lead
screw systems or other linear motors, which P-653 outclasses with its speed
of up to 200 mm/sec (8”/sec) and auto-locking feature.
Integration of the P-653 is simple because the moving slider and the piezo
motor are delivered assembled as a unit on a PCB driver board running on 5 VDC.
Typical OEM Applications / Scalability
P-653-series PILine® ultrasonic motors are ideal for OEM applications where
quantities are high and space is at a premium. The systems were optimized for
moving small objects such as optical fibers, micro-optics, or micro-electro-mechanical
elements fast and precisely. These non-magnetic ceramic motors (no lubricants!)
can also be used in medical applications. Larger motors are also available,
the ultrasonic principle is scalable.
Motion is controlled by TTL voltage pulses applied to the driver electronics.
The self adjusting driver creates the high-frequency, nanometer level oscillations
(~500 kHz) that make the ultrasonic ceramic motor move.
Working Principle of PILine® Piezo Ceramic Linear Motors
PILine® linear piezomotors are based on a, patented ultrasonic drive. At
the heart of the system is a rectangular monolithic piezoceramic plate (the
stator), segmented on one side by two electrodes. Depending on the desired direction
of motion, the left or right electrode of the piezoceramic plate is excited
to produce high-frequency eigenmode oscillations of hundreds of kilohertz. PILine®
motors are vacuum compatible, non-magnetic and self-locking.