Instrumente) L.P. -- a leading manufacturer of piezo ceramic actuators and
precision motion-control equipment for semiconductor, bio-medical and nanotechnology
applications -- has released a new brochure on Lever Amplified Piezo Flexure
The brochure presents a number of new applications along with a variety newly
designed, low-cost flexure actuators for OEMs.
Traditional Piezo Systems Use
Piezo actuators and positioning systems are traditionally known for their extremely
high precision in the sub-nanometer realm such as required in atomic force microscopy,
nanotechnology and semiconductor applications. The extreme precision has given
this cutting edge technology a reputation for high cost.
Piezo actuators can do a lot more than “just“ nanometers. Their
excellent dynamics and high force play a crucial role in many areas, where the
(nanometer) precision is of lesser importance: e.g. for fast switching, vibration
cancellation, or to adjust tools in machines. In these applications the piezo
actuator is one – if not the only – solution and in the case of
the new PiezoMove OEM actuators, a very affordable one.
PiezoMove actuators combine flexure guided motion with long travel ranges up
to 1mm and affordability. They are very compact, easy to integrate, require
no maintenance and provide service life of Billions of cyles. If nanometer precision
is required, closed-loop versions are also available.
- Microfluidics: Valves, pumps, microliter and nanoliter dosing
- Biotechnology: Cell manipulation, patch-clamp, microarrays, nanoliter dosing,
dispensers, microstructuring with imprint processes
- Medical engineering: Diaphragm pumps, valves, dosing, injection, sample
- Mechatronics, machining, adaptronics: Active structures, vibration isolation,
active tools, structure deformation
- Laser technology, metrology: Cavity tuning, beam control, control of optics
or slit widths, sample positioning
The brochure can be ordered by mail or downloaded at: www.piezo.ws/pdf/2010_PI_PiezoMove_Affordable_Piezo_Flexure_Actuators.pdf
PI is a leading manufacturer of piezo stages, piezo linear motors and precision
motion-control equipment for photonics, bio-nanotechnology & semiconductor
applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom
precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 35+ years.
The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative,
high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with eight
subsidiaries and total staff of 500+