Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator Provides 20 nm Resolution, Based on Piezo Effect

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07/08/2014

For immediate Release: Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator Provides 20 nm Resolution, Based on Piezo Effect Auburn, MA -- Precision Motion specialist Physik Instrumente (PI) has introduced two new, vacuum compatible versions of its compact N-470 PiezoMike precision screw-type actuator family. Application Fields • Optics & Lasers • Medical Engineering • Physical Sciences • Aerospace Engineering • Biotechnology • Photonics / Fiber Alignment • Opto-Mechanics Providing a positional resolution of 20 nanometers and travel ranges between ¼ inch and 1 inch, the actuators are now available for ambient applications and also in high vacuum (HV, 10-6 Torr) and ultra-high vacuum (UHV, 10-9 Torr) configurations. N-470 actuators replace manual micrometer screws and can be computer-controlled to simplifiy the automated adjustment of optics, lasers, and micro-mechanical components. Both metric and English mounts are available for easy integration into conventional mirror mounts, optics holders or positioning stages. Self-Locking, No Heat Generation at Rest When at rest, the drive is self-locking, requires no electric power and generates no heat. The high holding force of >100N (22 lbs) and its self-clamping design make it vibration-proof and shock-resistant. Controllers Several OEM and bench top controllers for up to 4 channels are available. Versions with USB interface include host software and LabVIEW drivers. More information on the opto-mechanical precision piezo micrometer actuator is available here: http://www.physikinstrumente.com/en/news/fullnews.php?newsid=182. About PI PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo systems, piezo motors and actuators for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with ten subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 750+. If you would rather not receive future communications from Physik Instrumente (PI), let us know by clicking here. Physik Instrumente (PI), 16 Albert St, Auburn, MA 01501 United States

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