PICA piezoelectric linear actuators are produced in a wide range of shapes. Depending on the application, they can also be assembled with adapted ceramic or metal end pieces, additional coating, temperature sensors, etc. On request, we gladly offer you customized products.
Standard contacts for piezo actuators are 100 mm stranded wires or soldering points. For each piezo element, different wires acc. to the AWG standard are used. Please observe the soldering instructions for each product.
Variable End Pieces
PI Ceramic has suitable tips and bases with standard dimensions in stock and mounts them prior to delivery. Possible designs are low-profile or spherical end pieces made of metal , ceramics, glass or sapphire. Application-specific end pieces can be manufactured on request.
Piezo actuators can be equipped with position sensors to measure the displacement and are then suitable for repeatable positioning with nanometer precision. PI Ceramic uses strain gauge sensors (SGS) consisting of a thin metal foil that is applied to the piezo ceramics.
Special Ambient Conditions
All piezo actuators can be equipped for UHV environments of up to 10-10 mbar. In this case, they can be heated up to more than 100 °C and provided with suitable stranded wires. For operation in magnetic fields, the ceramic materials and the metals used are selected to fit the electrical contact.
PI Ceramic integrates piezo ceramics into the customer’s product. This includes both the electrical contacting of the elements according to customer requirements and the mounting of components provided by the customer, as well as the gluing or the casting of the piezo ceramics.