Product Details Supplier Info More products

PI has released a brochure on lever-amplified piezo flexure actuators for applications in microfluidics, biotechnology, medical engineering, mechatronics, adaptronics, metrology and laser technology.

PI’s Piezomove actuators are said to feature excellent dynamics and high force, making them suitable for applications where the (nanometer) precision is of lesser importance – for example, for fast switching, vibration cancellation, or to adjust tools in machines.

Piezomove actuators combine flexure guided motion with long travel ranges up to 1mm.

They are compact, easy to integrate, require no maintenance and provide a long service life.

If nanometer precision is required, closed-loop versions are also available.

Applications: microfluidics – valves, pumps, microlitre and nanolitre dosing; biotechnology – cell manipulation, patch-clamp, microarrays, nanolitre dosing, dispensers, and microstructuring with imprint processes; medical engineering – diaphragm pumps, valves, dosing, injection and sample handling; mechatronics – machining; adaptronics – active structures, vibration isolation, active tools, structure deformation; laser technology; metrology – cavity tuning, beam control, control of optics or slit widths and sample positioning

Physik Instrumente

PI is a global manufacturer of high precision positioning systems and products based on piezo technology. Used in markets as diverse as biotechnology, semiconductor, defence and astronomy, PI’s products work to improve the speed and precision of many cutting edge processes. Actuators, sensors and positioning systems with either sub-micron or nanometre level precision; many customised for the end user, are included in the product range.

With manufacturing and subsidiary offices around the world and a workforce of more than 500 PI provides direct local support where it is needed. Products range from component level piezo ceramic assemblies to six axis hexapod positioning robots. PI manufactures its own piezo ceramic material including multilayer devices that incorporate its patented ceramic insulation technology. Lead free ceramic technology is now also included in the company’s product range. With the flexibility and continuity of supply offered by having control of piezo ceramic production comes security and speed of delivery for customers who rely on or are looking to move into this area of technology. PI’s piezo ultrasonic and step drive motor technologies offer unique performance including self-locking capability, high force or high speed and non-magnetic and vacuum compatibility.

View full profile