CTS Corporation will launch Preloaded Stacks at Actuator 2018
Lisle, IL – CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) will unveil a preloaded version of the 5x5mm piezoelectric multilayer plate stacks at Actuator 2018 in Bremen, Germany . The preloaded stacks will be easier to integrate for our customers and more robust for applications where both push and pull forces are generated. The Actuator 2018 Conference in Bremen, Germany will run from June 25th through the 27th.
Perfect Choice for Dynamic Applications
CTS multilayer stacks provide very high performance, but some applications require actuators with additional features. This is, for instance, the case with dynamic applications where it is required to both push and pull at a load. Mark Newcome, Vice President of Global Sales, Ceramic Products Business Unit, explains:
We are constantly looking to develop our products to accommodate customer requests, and these new preloaded stacks are a welcome addition to our product portfolio of multilayer piezoelectric actuators. The preloaded stacks are the perfect choice for dynamic applications. This could be fast positioning, active vibration damping or pulse generation, where the fast deceleration of a mass load induces pulling forces in the actuator. Many of our customers have been looking for this functionality, and we look forward to offer our assistance with the new product.
High Performance in a Compact Design
Until now, integrators had to design their own preloading mechanism, which can be a difficult task. Charles Mangeot, Senior R&D Engineer, explains the focus areas during the design phase:
When developing the preloaded stacks, we focused on designing a compact solution that was easy to integrate in the specific applications, avoiding over-engineered and bulky solutions. For a given performance level, our design is more compact than most solutions on the market, both in terms of cross-section and height. The design allows faster accelerations/decelerations and shorter response time. This is due to the high performance of our multilayer piezoelectric stacks, the rectangular footprint and the close packing of all functions. At the same time, the design is modular, so we can offer an exceptionally wide range of products, to closely match specific requirements.
Available in 5 x 5 mm cross-sections
As a starting point, the preloaded stacks are available in 5 x 5mm cross-sections with a maximum operating voltage of either 60V or 150V. Other dimensions will follow.
Visit our Booth at Actuator 2018
The Preloaded Stacks will be launched at Actuator 2018 in Bremen, Germany. Here, we will present the complete product range of multilayer actuators.
Actuator is the leading conference and exhibition dedicated to smart actuators and drive systems. About 400 participants from more than 20 countries attend the conference.
For further information about the preloaded stacks or any other of our products, please contact us using the inquiry form on our website.