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PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control and automation systems, hexapod 6-axis parallel robotic stages, air bearing motion systems, Gantry Systems, 3D printing, laser machining, and piezoelectric nano-positioning solutions. Applications include photonics, semiconductor technology, medical engineering, assembly, inspection, materials handling, and bio-nanotechnology. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research including industrial motion controllers (ACS). The PI group employs more than 1,300 people worldwide in 15 subsidiaries and R&D / engineering centers on 3 continents. ISO 9001 certified since 1994.

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Ultrasonic Motor Operating Principle PILine Linear / Rotary Piezo Motor

POSTED 06/11/2019

PI ultrasonic piezomotors are based on minute oscillations at inaudible frequencies (100’s of kHz) generated by a piezo actuator. Each cycle transfers nanoscopic motion to a linear or rotary ceramic surface bonded to a linear runner or rotary platform. Small rotary stages can be driven by a ring-shaped piezo-resonator. High angular velocities over 720deg /second can be achieved.