- April 15, 2016
- PI Vision
April 15, 2016 –Physik Instrumente introduces P-088 round multilayer actuators. With microsecond response time, sub nanometer resolution, and very high forces, the P-088 circular series PICMA piezo actuators, chips and tubular stacks can be stacked from smaller segments to allow fast adaptation for OEM needs. Low operating voltage and resonant frequency up to 68kHz make these actuators well suited for highly dynamic processes. Actuators are available in a variety of shapes and with different options, including UHV compatible versions with solderable contacts.
PICMA ceramic technology is applied to the PD0xx series of miniature annular PZT chips with outer diameters from 5mm to 16mm and inner diameters of 2.5mm to 8mm. The largest diameter, 16mm, delivers 6000N (1300lbs) of blocking force in circular form and 4400N in annular shape. Travel range of 2µm is achieved at 100V. PICMA technology integrates ceramic insulation that is polymer-free, humidity resistant, and able to tolerate a temperature range of -20 to 80 C.
Fields of applications include micro-manufacturing, photonics ad optics alignment, semicondutor test equipment, biotechnology, surface metrology, quality assurance, naometrology, and nanopositioning.