PICATM-Power-series piezoceramic stack actuators are offered in a large variety of standard shapes and sizes, with additional custom designs to suit any application. Based on the PIC 255 material, these actuators are especially well-suited for industrial, high-level dynamic applications.
Extra-High Reliability for High-Level Dynamics, High-Temperature Applications
PICATM-Power actuators are optimized for high-temperature working conditions and high-duty-cycle dynamic applications. With our extensive applications knowledge, gained over several decades, we know how to build performance that does not come at the price of reliability. All materials used are specifically matched for robustness and lifetime. Endurance tests on PICATM-Power actuators prove consistent performance, even after billions (1,000,000,000) of cycles.
Flexibility: PI Ceramic's Strength
All manufacturing processes at PI Ceramic are set up for maximum flexibility. Should our standard actuators not fit your application, let us provide you with a custom design. Our engineers will work with you to find the optimum solution for your application at a very attractive price, even for small quantities. Some of our custom capabilities are listed below:
Short Leadtime for Standard & Custom Designs
Because all piezoelectric materials used in PICATM-Power actuators are manufactured at PI Ceramic, leadtimes are short and quality is outstanding. All standard and custom PICATM-Power actuators are delivered with performance test sheets.
Amplifiers, Drivers & Controllers
PI offers a wide range of piezo control electronics (see page 28 and www.pi.ws), from low-power drivers to the ultra-high-performance E-480 power amplifier delivering 2000 W of dynamic power (see PI catalog).
For closed-loop positioning applications, a variety of analog and digital controllers is also available. The modular E-500 system (see PI catalog) can be upgraded from an amplifier to a servo-controller and offers a variety of computer interfaces.
Of course, PI also designs custom amplifiers and controllers.