Motion Control Products Ltd has announced a strategic collaboration with Piezo Motion Corp, a leader and innovator of precision motor technology, to provide viable motion control answers for manufacturers throughout the United Kingdom.
Citing Piezo Motion’s forward-thinking technology, Motion Control Products is expanding its diverse automation applications with Piezo Motion’s versatile linear and rotary piezo motors. Piezo Motion’s precision motors are designed and engineered with just a few parts enabling economical manufacturing volume yielding a stable and reliable result that will now be in line with Motion Control Products’s optimal solutions. Designed explicitly for manufacturers that require precise control in a small and economical package, this new lightweight, powerful and energy-efficient piezo motor product line is the solution to Motion Control’s industry needs.
“Not many people know the amazing capabilities of a piezo motor and the technology,” explains Steve McKay, Managing Director at Motion Control Products. “We want to change that. We feel the partnership with Piezo Motion is opening up a large market for Motion Control to bring an innovative product range to compete with mainstream coreless motors, stepper motors and BLDC motors at extremely competitive pricing.”
These motor designs use a patented configuration of a single monolithic piezoceramic drive element and a novel excitation method which only requires one connection to simultaneously excite the piezoceramic to oscillate along and perpendicular to its axis. The technology uses simple electronics and depending upon the specifications the applied voltage to the piezoceramic resonator is between 50V and 80V which is lower than typical existing Piezomotors.
Piezomotors have very fast response times: from the applied signal they commence motion within 30 to 50 microseconds. The Motors can achieve very precise position control. A single incremental step on linear motors is under 50nanometers. The rotary motors achieve rotary increments down to 10 microradians which is over 600,000 steps per revolution. For precise positioning such as in optics and laser assemblies for mirror and lens control this avoids the complexity and expense of gearing systems.
Another advantage of using piezomotor is from its high energy efficiency feature. With no command signal the piezomotor will hold position with zero power and a force equal or higher than the maximum driving force.
Piezo Motion motors are perfect for a wide range of applications. Thanks to its NON-MAGNETIC structure, our piezo motors can be operated in strong magnetic fields, making them ideal for MRI applications. Other typical applications include laboratory instruments, biomedicine, optics, semiconductor, nanotechnology industries, and industrial electronic and automotive systems with an expanding portfolio of products that combine performance with dramatically lower costs than conventional piezo solutions.
For more technical information, please visit our website https://www.motioncontrolproducts.com/electric-motors/piezo-motors/ or contact our sales team at +44 (0)1202 599922.Read article