PI (Physik Instrumente) will showcase an application of its 6-axis hexapod for motion simulation such as used to optimize stabilization systems on vessels, drones and even for cell phone cameras at AeroDef 2018, March 27-28 in Long Beach, California. PI hexapods are available in a variety of sizes with bases ranging from 100 mm to 1 m, different stiffness configurations, and supportive of loads from 2 kg to 1,000+ kg.
Piezo Ceramic Transducers and Smart Actuators
In addition to hexapods, PI will also show a variety of its world leading piezo ceramic actuators and transducers, such as the PICMA Multilayer actuators and the DuraAct flexible transducers.
Long-Life Temperature Tolerant Actuators
PI’s PICMA piezo actuators were tested by NASA/JPL for the Mars mission and passed 100 billion cycles of life testing without failures. They also work over a large temperature range and are vacuum compatible.
Piezoceramic Flexibility and Adaptability
A very versatile thin lightweight device, PI’s piezoelectric patch transducers achieve a bending radii of 20 mm (0.8”) which allows it to be attached to moving structures where it gets deformed and generates charge transfers. Such adaptive technology and size allows bendable transducers to be used as both a sensor and an actuator in applications ranging from structural health monitoring to adaptive structures on aircraft.
Standard and Custom
PI has in-house engineered solutions with over 4 decades of experience working with customers to provide products that meet application demands, and can quickly modify existing product designs or provide a fully customized OEM part to fit the exact requirements of the application.
PI is located at Booth #1053.