PI has introduced a new linear motor, which makes use of a ceramic ultrasonic resonator to provide rapid and high-precision motion. This motor can be used instead of the typical motor-lead screw combinations and electromagnetic linear motors. The drives have velocities up to 200 mm/s and are rapid, compact and can be easily integrated.
The salient features of the ceramic linear motor M-272 are:
- High speed with ultrasonic ceramic drive up to 8 in/s
- Closed loop with sub-micrometer precision and linear encoder
- Auto-locking when powered down and no brake required
- Integrated linear guiding system