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A comparison of packaged piezoactuators for industrial applications
Author(s): Jaco Pretorius; Marius Hugo; Ronald L. Spangler
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Paper Abstract

A comparison of different commercially available packaged piezoelectric actuators is presented. The comparisons are based on force, stress and strain performance at similar field densities. A new metric of comparison, based on energy efficiency, is introduced. This paper provides designers with useful information on actuators and actuator performance for industrial applications. The QuickPack and PowerAct actuators remain the only packaged piezoelectric actuators to be produced in high volume and to feature in commercial applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5388, Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (29 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.546789
Show Author Affiliations
Jaco Pretorius, Mide Technology Corp. (United States)
Marius Hugo, Mide Technology Corp. (United States)
Ronald L. Spangler, Mide Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5388:
Smart Structures and Materials 2004: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
Eric H. Anderson, Editor(s)

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