• Blog

  • Experience Through Reflections – IoT and AI

    - Science & Innovation

    PiezoMotor is involved in several projects working with global tech giants to create motion in telecom infrastructure.  We believe micromotors using piezo technology will play an important role when it comes 5G and IoT. The coming months we will publish articles related to the subject. In order to succeed PiezoMotor works closely with several partners.  Today we let our friend Jon Lindén, CEO and ...

  • BLOG EXCLUSIVE: In his own words – Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang reflects on weightlessness in space

    - Science & Innovation

    It’s with great pleasure and pride we are able to publish an article penned by the only swede that have experienced space up-close – professor and astronaut Christer Fuglesang. Christer gives us unique insights how weightlessness in space works and affected his life during his two historic NASA missions. He also tells us about his exciting project MIST and how Piezo LEGS® plays a critical role. W...

  • Gravitational waves unfolds the unknown story about space

    - Science & Innovation

    The discovery has been considered a starting point for a new era in astrophysics. Some call it a revolution in motion. Rainer Weiss and Kip Thorne’s observation of gravitational waves was awarded with this year’s Nobel Prize in physics. Piezo LEGS® will play a major part in the next step of detecting and exploring gravitational waves. Weiss & Thorne’s own creation LIGO are considered th...

  • 4 reasons why Piezo LEGS® precision motor should replace traditional stepper motors

    - Piezo LEGS® Technology

    The new paradigm is here. Piezo LEGS® precision motor is a product that has proven its ability in many of the industrial markets and has emerged as a serious competitor to conventional stepper motor solutions. We list four good reasons to replace your traditional stepper motor with the groundbreaking Piezo LEGS® piezoelectric/precision motor.

    1. Movement free from backlash

    A stepper motor...

  • Non magnetic motors are pushing the boundaries for MRI surgery

    - Medical and Life Science

    One out of seven American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. It makes it the second most common cancer form within the group. Besides radiation, ablation of affected prostate tissue thru surgery is one of the main treatment methods. This kind of advanced surgery is performed when the patient is located in the MRI machine. Limited space and high demands for precision move...

  • PiezoMotor launches two new controllers for Piezo LEGS® motors

    - Product Releases

    PiezoMotor has developed two new controllers for its Piezo LEGS® motors. Both products are 1-axis systems providing a resolution of up to 8192 microsteps, corresponding to positioning resolution in the sub-nanometer range. Both controllers can operate the motors in open loop as well as in closed loop position control with sensor inputs. Multiple units can be easily chained to form multi-axis syste...

  • Miniaturization

    - Piezo LEGS® Technology

    PiezoMotor makes high-precision motors with direct drive. There’s no need for gears or mechanical transmissions. The result is backlash-free linear motion with nanometer or even sub-nanometer resolution. Reducing the number of parts also means that the size of the motor can be decreased considerably compared with traditional solutions. Simple drive electronics also save space. Any application driv...

  • Holding force

    - Piezo LEGS® Technology

    The direct friction coupling between legs and drive rod means Piezo LEGS® gives full force and power-off locking without any power consumption. The stall force is the highest force load a running motor can dynamically hold without slipping backwards. The holding force is the highest load a powered-down motor can statically hold without slipping backwards. Holding force is generally about 10% highe...

  • Constant flow

    - Piezo LEGS® Technology

    Piezo LEGS® are capable of moving smoothly even at extremely slow speeds. The linear translation rate can be as low as fractions of a micrometer each second. For example, when moving at 50 nanometers per second, it takes ~280 hours to move a distance of 50 mm and therefore flows of µL per minute and below are possible. This is achieved by the Piezo LEGS® motor ability to take very short steps. A f...

  • Energy Efficency

    - Piezo LEGS® Technology

    The traditional motor system cannot meet parameters such as high resolution (nanometer level), stiffness, zero backlash, short response time etc., all of which are key parameters for a nano-positioning system. Traditional drives also require power to be permanently switched on to hold position and minimize backlash problems. Their response time is relatively long and the start phase of the motion ...

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. Next