The Piezo effect is the basis for some of the most advanced precision motion systems available today. Piezoelectric materials deliver very fast responses with high precision and force over a long operation life without the need for maintenance or lubricants in compact sizes. Piezoelectric actuators are used in applications demanding the highest control requirements such as micro and nano-positioning of data read-write heads in the computer industry, linear actuators for solenoid valves, fuel injectors and other fluid control applications including closed loop feedback pumps, and vacuum actuators. Piezoelectric actuators are routinely found in the computer hard disk drive, medical, heavy duty industrial and military industries where ultra-high accuracy and performances are required.
CTS piezoelectric materials recommended for these applications are 3241HD, 3203HD and 3195HD.