Micromoteur et micro-actionneurs piezoélectriques de puissances
1 January 2002
The applications of piezoelectric actuators are spreading in various fields such as precise micro-positioning, shape control or vibration generation, control or damping.
Modular Test bed for Performance Assessment of Piezoelectric Stick-Slip Actuators
19 June 2023
Stepping piezoelectric actuators based on the stick-slip effect inherently make use of a friction contact between stator and rotor. This contact defines not only the actuator’s performance but also is prone to wear and tear. For broad use, the actuator has to be able to perform around 1 million strokes. To assess the actuator’s performance in terms of force, speed, mechanical output, electrical input, and long-term stability under different load- and environmental conditions, as well as different friction partners, a dedicated test-bed for a LSPA30µXS motor by Cedrat Technologies has been set up.
Module Stepping Piezoelectric Actuator: A versatil way of micro-positioning actuation
10 January 2016
Stepping Piezoelectric Actuators (SPA’s) – based on the Piezoelectric Friction-Inertial Actuation (PFIA) principle – are made from Cedrat Technologies Amplified Piezoelectric Actuators (APA). They use the stickslip principle to couple high resolution positioning (cm) and low volume (10cm), allowing easier multi-DoF mechanism developments and miniaturization possibilities – is presented. Results obtained on three innovative engineering models – linear long stroke, rotary and three-DoF actuators – are presented, giving the reader actual benefits of this concept and allow addressing new applications such as consumer goods and medical devices.
MRI compliant micro-motors for medical and biomedical applications
19 June 2023
The performances offered by Magnetics Resonance Imaging (MRI) are widely recognized and used by practitioners. Mainly used for diagnostic issues, MRI becomes more and more an interventional tool in image-assisted classic or robotic surgery. However, constraints imposed by the MRI strong magnetic field and strong magnetic gradients in terms of material and architecture are often obstacles to MRI guided robotics. Designers have to deal with the few choices offered to them to build a robot which will be able to respond to severe specifications, in terms of space limitations, magnetic field sensitivity and image impact. Piezoelectric micro-motors are good candidates to fulfil these requirements in several fields of applications.
MSPA motors for rotary motions
19 June 2023