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A new double tilt mechanism DTT35 XS by Cedrat Technologies

DTT35 XS double tilt mechanism from Cedrat Technologies

A new double tilt mechanism so called DTT 35 XS has been developed by CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES with the CNES support considering different space applications. A first application of this mechanism was found in the frame of PHARAO (the first space cold atomic clock, to be operated on board of the ISS) but other applications can be found, such SILEX inter-link satellite communication.

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Electrophysiology: Piezos Enable Faster Solution Switching

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Electrophysiological studies require fast motions of a double-bore (theta-glass) pipette across cell membranes. With a cell held in a patch clamp and monitored electrical-ly, one bore of the pipette flows a buffer solution, while the other carries a drug or other chemical. By quickly sweeping the pipette so one bore or the other suffuses the cell, its electrophysiological response can be correlated to the chemical environment.

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Self-locking, Non-Magnetic and Easy to Integrate: Piezo-Based Linear Drive for Automation Technology

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Linear direct drives have advantages over rotating electric motors for rectilinear motions in automation technology because the latter always have to use a spindle to convert the driving force into translational motion. An often undesirable aspect of conventional linear motors is that they are not self-locking and thus require holding currents which are associated with heat dissipation, high energy consumption and “positional jitter”. Piezo-based linear drives offer a solution here.

Tags: Linear Motion, Piezoelectric

PI E709 Affordable Digital Piezo Nanopositioning Controller for the Cost of Analog

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Auburn, MA - Piezo system specialist PI introduces a breakthrough development in nanopositioning stage control. The new E-709 provides digital functionality at the price-point of an analog controller, all in the volume of a paperback book! The true digital servo performance comes without compromise:
Features and Advantages

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning

More Affordable Hexapod 6 Axis Alignment System from PI

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Auburn, MA - The F-206.S, Six-Axis Hexapod Alignment System from Nanopositioning Specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P, is the most affordable precision positioning system of its kind. It provides 6D motion with 33 nanometer resolution and advanced alignment software for optics and photonics components.
Including a highly advanced parallel kinematics controller/driver featuring vectorized motion and arbitrary pivot point capability as well as an extensive software package, the complete system is available from $33,900 in North America.

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning

Piezo Technology made Affordable

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Flexure Actuators for Speed, Precision and Force

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. -- a leading manufacturer of piezo ceramic actuators and precision motion-control equipment for semiconductor, bio-medical and nanotechnology applications -- has released a new brochure on Lever Amplified Piezo Flexure Actuators.

The brochure presents a number of new applications along with a variety newly designed, low-cost flexure actuators for OEMs.

Traditional Piezo Systems Use

Tags: Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric

Medical Design Solutions with Piezo Motors and Hexapod Robots by PI

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New Brochure: Medical Design Solutions with Piezo Motors and Hexapod Robots

 
 Piezo & Motion Control Specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) has published a brochure on advanced motion control solutions for medical design.

Application Examples:

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PI XY stages with piezo linear motors

Physik Instrumente (PI) uses piezoceramic ultrasonic linear motors in many of its PILine positioning systems. This gives the stages not only a much lower profile but also makes them faster than comparable systems with motor/spindle drives.

PI manufactures low-profile XY stages with a profile height of less than 30 mm across the whole surface of the stage - there are no lead screw ducts, no flanged motors. A speed of 100 mm/s can be achieved at a resolution of up to 0.1 µm.

Tags: Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning, Ultrasonic

Ultrasonic Motor Powers New Line of Linear Positioning Stages: Fast, Cost-Effective, Low-Profile

Auburn, MA, piezo system specialist PI announces the M-692 series of low-profile, ultrasonic linear translation stages designed for high-speed positioning tasks with limited space.
Backlash-Free, with Linear Encoder

Tags: Piezoelectric, X Y Positioning

High-End Ceramic Linear Piezo Motor

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Auburn, MA, PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. introduces the new N-216 NEXLINE high-load piezo linear motors. These ultra-precision nanopositioning actuators provide travel ranges to 20 mm and push / pull forces to 600 N (130 lb). The operating principle is based on coordinated motion of a number of highly preloaded linear and shear piezo elements acting on a ceramic runner.
Features & Advantages

Tags: Linear Motor, Ceramics, Piezoelectric

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