PI Releases Piezoelectric Motor Catalog
October 4, 2012—PI, a manufacturer of piezo positioning equipment has released a new catalog on piezoelectric motors. The 70 page brochure covers three different types of piezo motors – inertial motors, often referred to as stick slip motors, ultrasonic motors and stepping (walk) type motors. In addition to applications and commercially available products with drawings and technical data, background information on the operating principles and physics behind of each type of motor is available. All three types of piezo motors are self-clamping at rest (no energy consumption, very high stability) and the technology is intrinsically non-magnetic and vacuum compatible. These novel motors and actuators are also available fully integrated in precision positioners from miniature linear stages to 6-axis Hexapods and Z/tip/tilt platforms.