We have expertise in providing custom designed piezoelectric solutions, enabling piezoelectric multilayer products to match specific customer requirements. We offer a market leading level of possibilities for product customization based on our broad expertise with piezoelectric technology and flexible manufacturing processes. We also have a comprehensive range of standard multilayer products in these two types: Linear Actuators and Bending Actuators. Below is a short description of our current capabilities for custom designing the multilayer products. Please note that not all capabilities can be combined.
We have a wide range of piezoceramic material matching your requirements for frequency range, operating temperature etc.
We can customize the nominal voltage from 45 V and up to match your requirements. The standard nominal voltage range of 60 V to 200 V can be applied to all shapes and dimensions of our multilayer products.
Noliac piezo actuators can be produced with a through hole. This feature is widely used in optical applications where the inner hole serves as a clear aperture for light beams or optical fibers. The through hole can also be used for applying preload or to install measuring equipment in the axis of the stack.
Dimensions and geometry tolerances
We can adjust the dimensions and geometry tolerances of the multilayer products to match your specific requirements.
Electrode materials and patterns
Standard electrode materials and patterns are screen printed and fired on silver (Ag). We also offer materials which are fired on nickel (Ni) and nickel-gold (Ni/Au) while matching all requests for specific wrap-around electrodes, patterns, and poling configurations.
We currently offer the following tests for multilayer products: sampling, geometry, traceability, destructive, burn-in, and direct current (DC).
The following add-ons can be added to both the customized multilayer products and the standard multilayer products. These add-ons ensure an easier integration to your specific application. Below is a list of available options.
When you order multilayer products from CTS, you can have wires fitted to save time and money. There are different wiring options for the specific product type. Contact us for more information
CTS multilayer products are available in versions especially designed for ultra-high vacuum, UHV, applications. Testing exhibits low outgassing levels proving the UHV compatibility even of stacked piezo actuators with glue, solder, flux and wires.
CTS offers parallelism with high accuracy for stacked multilayer products with cross sections of 5×5 mm, 7×7 mm and 10×10 mm and a variety of lengths.
CTS multilayer piezo products can be fitted with a strain gauge. The gauge provides feedback to ensure linear displacement response and to compensate for creep and hysteresis when the piezo actuator with the strain gauge is integrated within a closed loop. The gauge can be fitted to plate and ring piezo actuators and stacks.
End pieces, end plates and chamfers
CTS offers a wide selection of end pieces and standard ceramic end plates. We can also custom design end-pieces and add chamfers on request.
For our standard plate bender, consider this add-on providing you with a plug-and-play bender. The bender holder grants strain relieve for the wires and is compatible with all CTS standard plate benders.
CTS offers a PicoBlad connector system from Molex allowing you to plug the actuator directly on a print circuit board or to your driving electronic.