Durable and Reliable under All Conditions: What Makes Piezo Actuators Suitable for Industrial and Space Applications?
Piezo actuators convert electrical energy directly into mechanical energy
and allow for motions with a resolution in the sub-nanometer range. They
achieve travel up to approximately one millimeter and high dynamics
with frequencies up to several thousand Hertz. There are no frictional
parts to limit resolution, also no mechanical wear, as motion is based on
crystalline solid state effects. Therefore, piezo actuators are the ideal
drive solution for many precision applications in industry, life sciences,
microscopy, medical engineering and research, and have meanwhile even
proven themselves in space.