This section provides an overview for piezo stages as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 piezo stage manufacturers and their company rankings.
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The phenomenon in which a crystal or a certain type of ceramic is deformed when a voltage is applied is called the piezoelectric effect (reverse piezoelectric effect). Stages that utilize this phenomenon for linear motion, rotation, or other positional changes are generally called a piezo stage.
A piezo stage is widely used in scientific research and industrial fields because of their nanometer-order, fine movement, position resolution and precise position reproducibility, and because they can be combined with encoders to create precise feedback systems.
Piezo stages are characterized by fine movement, position resolution, precise position reproducibility, extremely fast response, and long life.
They can also be used with encoders to obtain absolute position information and to create precise feedback systems.
The following applications are available in the scientific research and industrial fields.
The phenomenon in which a certain type of ceramic is deformed when a voltage is applied is called the piezoelectric effect (reverse piezoelectric effect), and materials that exhibit the piezoelectric effect are called piezo elements.
The deformation seen in piezoelectric elements is characterized by the fact that the amount of change is proportional to the applied voltage. The response is extremely fast, and the deformation is reversible.
A piezo actuator is a piezo element formed as a positioning mechanism, and a stage incorporating a piezo actuator is generally called piezo stages.
Unlike stages that use ordinary motors, piezo stages are characterized by high position resolution and repeatability, high load capacity with low power consumption, and fast position response, and are widely used where accurate and fast positioning is required.
Since it does not use a magnet, it is not affected by the surrounding magnetic field and, conversely, does not affect the surrounding environment.
It can also be used in a vacuum.
On the other hand, mechanical support must be added when a large amount of movement is required.
Also, the heat generated by the piezoelectric element and the temperature dependence of the amount of deformation must be taken into consideration.
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|2||Mad City Labs Inc.||20%|
|5||Harbin Core Tomorrow Science & Technology Co., Ltd.||10%|
|6||Dynamic Structures & Materials, Inc.||10%|
|8||THK PRECISION CO.,LTD.||10%|
Derivation MethodThe ranking is calculated based on the click share within the piezo stage page as of March 2023. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.
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