Actuators based on the piezo effect move heavy loads with resolutions in the sub-nanometer range and response times below one millisecond, enabling dynamic operation at high scanning frequencies. Moreover, since they have no moving parts in the conventional sense, piezo actuators are not only very reliable, but also are maintenance-free.
Diverse applications, ranging from medical and metering technology, to photonics, semiconductor technology, automation and production technology benefit from these characteristics. In all these applications, piezoceramic actuators contribute to advances in technology. For example, when die-sinking EDM is used to produce precision components, piezo actuators help to drastically shorten the production times.
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