Products

AP Series Amplified Piezoelectric Actuators

The PiezoDrive AP Series displacement actuators utilize an advanced flexural mechanism and high performance piezoelectric stack actuators to provide an exceptionally large range of motion, fast response, and sub-nanometer resolution. The advanced dual-hinge flexure mechanism significantly outperforms competing devices due to its significantly higher in-plane and out-of-plane stiffness, greater mechanical efficiency, and higher resonance frequency. The dual-hinge flexure design also results in extremely compact dimensions.

Applications include: Nanopositioning, Biomedical, Microscopy, Precision machining, Vibration control, High-speed valves, and Optics.


Actuator Range Force Resonance $AU
AP120 120 um 11 N 900 Hz $1063
AP350B 350 um 6 N 400 Hz $1221
AP340 340 um 16 N 460 Hz $1151
AP350 350 um 18 N 480 Hz $1160
AP830 830 um 90 N 230 Hz $1683

150V Piezoelectric Stack Actuators

The PiezoDrive SA family of stack actuators are high performance multilayer stack actuators with a vacuum compatible polymer coating for improved reliability and protection against dust and humidity. PiezoDrive actuators are designed for applications that require long range, high force, nanometre resolution and high speed. The SA stack actuators are perfectly matched to the range of PiezoDrive amplifiers and driver modules.

Applications include: Nanopositioning, Microscopy, Precision machining, Vibration control, Hydraulic pumps, High-speed valves, and Optics.


Actuator Length Range Force $AU
SA030305 5 mm 5.6 um 330 N $35
SA030306 6 mm 7 um 330 N $35
SA030310 10 mm 14 um 330 N $56
SA030318 18 mm 25 um 330 N $79
SA050510 10 mm 14 um 900 N $52
SA050520 20 mm 31 um 900 N $93
SA050536 36 mm 56 um 900 N $163
SA070718 18 mm 28 um 1800 N $106
SA070742 42 mm 70 um 1800 N $226

150V Piezoelectric Ring Stacks

The PiezoDrive SR ring stacks are high performance multilayer actuators with a vacuum compatible polymer coating and a large central aperture. The SR rings stacks are perfectly matched to the range of PiezoDrive amplifiers and driver modules.

Applications include: Optics, Microscopy, Nanopositioning, and Precision machining.


Actuator Length OD ID Range Force
SR080410 10 mm 8 mm 4.5 mm 14 um 1300 N
SR080418 18 mm 8 mm 4.5 mm 28 um 1300 N
SR120610 10 mm 12 mm 6 mm 14 um 3000 N
SR120620 20 mm 12 mm 6 mm 30 um 3000 N

200V Piezoelectric Stack Actuators

The PiezoDrive SB stack actuators are high performance multilayer stack actuators with thermoplastic encapsulation for improved reliability and protection against dust and humidity. PiezoDrive actuators are designed for applications that require long range, high force, nanometre resolution, and high speed. The SB actuators are perfectly matched to the range of PiezoDrive amplifiers and driver modules.

Applications include: Nanopositioning, Microscopy, Precision Machining, Vibration Control, Hydraulic Pumps, Valves, and Optics.


Actuator Length Range Force $AU
SB050510 10 mm 14 um 700 N $53
SB050520 20 mm 28 um 700 N $111
SB050540 40 mm 56 um 700 N $222
SB070720 20 mm 28 um 1400 N $143
SB070740 40 mm 56 um 1400 N $291

Piezoelectric Tube Scanners

Piezoelectric tube scanners are thin cylinders of radially poled piezoelectric material with four external electrodes and a solid or quadrant internal electrode. When a voltage is applied to one of the external electrodes, the actuator wall expands which causes a vertical contraction and a large lateral deflection of the tube tip. A circumferential electrode can be used for vertical or radial extension and contraction.

Piezoelectric tube scanners are used extensively in scanning probe microscopes and applications such as fibre stretching and beam scanning.


Actuator Length Diameter Scan Range $AU
TB1005 10 mm 5 mm 3.8 um $74
TB1206 12.7 mm 6.35 mm 4.5 um $174
TB2005 20 mm 5 mm 15 um $130
TB3306 33 mm 6.35 mm 32 um $234
TB3507 35 mm 7 mm 33 um $209
TB5009 50.8 mm 9.5 mm 52 um $290
TB6309 63.5 mm 9.53 mm 80 um $311
TB7312 73.7 mm 12.6 mm 82 um $405

Insulated Piezoelectric Benders

The BA Series are piezoelectric bimorph actuators poled in the parallel configuration. An insulated resin coating is applied to the external surfaces to protect the actuator and to eliminate electrical faults. The BA Series actuators are simple to drive with a PDu100B or PDm200B amplifier module.


Actuator Range Voltage Force Length Width
BA4902 1.3 mm 200V or +\-50V 0.1 N 49 mm 2.1 mm
BA3502 0.6 mm 150V or +\-37V 0.07 N 35 mm 2.1 mm
BA6020 2.6 mm 150V or +\-37V 0.5 N 60 mm 20 mm

+/-100V Piezoelectric Bender

The BA4510 is a piezoelectric bimorph actuator poled in the parallel configuration with a two-wire electrical connection. The BA4510 is simple to drive with a PDu100B or PDm200B amplifier module.


Actuator Range Voltage Force Length Width
BA4510 2 mm +/-100 V 0.2 N 45 mm 10 mm

Standard Terms

Standard orders will be shipped within 14 days of order confirmation.

Shipping Terms are according to Incoterms 2010 DAP (Delivery At Place) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incoterms

The PiezoDrive shipping cost covers delivery and insurance but not import duties or taxes, this is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Full payment is required within 30 days of delivery.