Increased Force: PICMA® Chip Actuator with Larger Dimensions

Ultra-compact PICMA® Chip actuators with sizes ranging from 2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm to 10 mm x 10 mm x 2 mm. (Figure: PI) (PresseBox) (Karlsruhe, ) PI Ceramic now manufactures PICMA® chip actuators with the dimensions 10 mm × 10 mm × 2 mm. These ultra-compact piezo actuators attain forces of up to 2000 N with a displacement of 2.2 µm.

The chip actuators complete the series of miniature piezo actuators, available in the sizes 2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm, 3 mm x 3 mm x 2 mm and 5 mm x 5 mm x 2 mm. These actuators are manufactured with multilayer technology and have an all-ceramic encapsulation. 100 mm PTFE-insulated wire leads are already mounted to the actuator.

The miniature piezo actuators feature settling times of only a few microseconds and a resolution in the sub-nanometer range. Accordingly, they are optimally suited for dynamic applications and for the use in micro-dosing, life science, laser tuning and adaptive optics.

On request, PICMA® Chip actuators can be manufactured with ceramic-insulated inner hole or with precision-ground ceramic end plates.


Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG
Auf der Römerstraße 1
D-76228 Karlsruhe
Kathrin Mössinger
Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG


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