Micromechatronics, Inc. (MMech)

www.mmech.com - Ph: 814-861-5688

CEDRAT PPAs Overview

CEDRAT Piezoelectric Technologies

The parallel pre-stressed actuator is a preloaded stack of low voltage piezoelectric ceramics (MLA). The preload (or pre-stress) is obtained from an external spring frame made of stainless steel which protects the MLA against tensile force and provides mechanical interfaces for the user allowing an easier integration. This prestressing frame applies an optimal preloading force to the MLA which ensures a longer lifetime and better performance with dynamic applications than traditional preloaded actuators.

Designed by CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES, this new direct piezo actuator results from contracts carried out for CNES, the French Space Agency. The PPA model is lighter than the compacting Direct Piezo Actuator, with the same electromechanical properties. Its compact size also makes integration easier in mechanical assembly.

Three series of PPAs are available (M, L, XL) in order to meet the different needs in terms of stroke, force and dimensions.

 pdf-icon_smDownload Comparison - grouped by actuator

Cedrat Parallel Pre-stressed Actuators (PPA)
PPA10M_image_small
PPA10M
(7.72µm; Fb=1001N)
PPA20M_image-small
PPA20M
(19.38µm; Fb=926N)
PPA40M
(35.37µm; Fb=1017N)
PPA40L
(44.32µm; Fb=2957N)
PPA60L
(68.87µm; Fb=3500N)
PPA80L
(80.62µm; Fb=3500N)
PPA120L_sm
PPA120L
(130µm; Fb=2957N)
 
PPA40XL_sm2
PPA40XL
(42.9µm; Fb=6653N)
PPA80XL
(90.5µm; Fb=6852N)
PPA120XL
(128µm; Fb=7000N)