Piezo Electronics

 

REGulator – The electronics that make piezos working.

Piezo actuators and sensors need dedicated electronics. Only the combination of actuator and electronics forms a functional piezo unit. Piezotechnics elec- tronics solutions ranges from amplifier modules, bespoke standalone desktop units, to sophisticated controller boards for open standard computer systems. The last option allows the seamless integration of piezos in a computer controller network for large plants.

The REGUlator series from Piezotechnics comes with three product groups to serve any needs:

1. High performance piezo driver boards for open computer system standards, the REGUlatorMTCA,

2. Low Cost REGUlatorEco are OEM products for integration in customers electronics systems,

3. REGUlatorCustom are bespoke piezo electronics. A specialty is the const- ruction of power electronics with a large number of channels and high output currents. PIEZOTECHNICS offers prototypes and series 

 


 

REGulatorMTCA

The next generation of production equipment and scientific instruments needs high level of system availability. Piezotechnics is prepared for this challenge and offers the piezo controller REGUlatorMTCA. It is developed on MicroTCA, an open computer standard of the new century. REGUlatorMTCA and MicroTCA standard provide full redundancy functions and hot-swap capability. MicroTCA has a proven track record for the machines control in large distributed plants of high-energy physics laboratories (CERN, DESY, ...). REGUlatorMTCA is ready now for demanding industrial production systems:

  •   MicroTCA offers ideal conditions for the realization of multi-processor systems

  •   MicroTCA has a proven track record in large-scale physics experiments (DESY, CERN, KEK, Pohang). It is attractive for critical industrial applica- tions.

  •   MicroTCA features fully redundant system configurations including power budgeting and hot-swap

  •   MicroTCA provides the high availability necessary for efficient industrial production systems specifically in complex production networks. Availability reaches
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    ve 9s: 0.99999, which is equivalent to a downtime of 5 minutes per year.

  •   Open standard: A whole range of manufacturer is employed for almost any application. A wide range of computer modules has been developed so far. 

 

REGUlatorMTCA – Product Description and short spec

The REGUlatorMTCA board allows simultaneously true control of up to four piezo elements (actuators or sensors). It is fast: The small signal bandwidth reaches 80 kHz (for 1 μF load). The board has DAC and ADC for fast control and monitoring up to 200 kSPS per channel. Fully compatible with MicroTCA REGUlatorMTCA allows to integrate piezo actuators in very complex plants such as: Semiconductor production (e.g. gas flow controllers), automation industry, research & development, laser and RF cavity tuning in industry and research and many more. 

Download
Data Sheet 4-channel Piezo Driver for MTCA-4 Standard PRTM-PZDR4
Specification PRTM-PZDR4 for MTCA.4 iIndustrial and scientific applications.
DataSheet_PRTM-PZDR4.pdf
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MTCA Piezo Driver Board
Four Channel Piezo Driver Board For MTCA
  1. PRTM-PZDR4 module compatible with MicroTCA, double width Rear-Transition Module

        4-channel driver for Piezo Actuator/Sensors

  2.     drives any sized piezo, bespoke voltage range possible

        Digital monitoring of input, output voltage and output current

  3.  Remotely switchable actuator and sensor functionality

  4. External or internal Unipolar: (0 ÷ +100) V or bipolar: (±100) V piezo power supplies

  5. Comprehensive safety and reliability features: Interlock management, remote power control, monitoring of critical components

  6. RoHS compliant

  7. Hot swap capability 


Piezo stack actuator systems require special power electronics. We supply customized piezo electronics for your R&D demand as well as for serial applications. Piezotechnics supplies analogue or switched mode type power electronics for piezo stacks in open or closed loop systems. These allows precise and fast operation of piezo stacks providing strong forces to application systems. Our switch mode piezoelectric controller are very power efficient and low cost and particularly suitable for series applications. Contact us!

 


 Low Cost REGUlatorEco MODEL PIEZOMASTER. We are the European representative of the US Mfr.VIKING Industrial Products and distribute the PiezoMaster™ product line. This family of OEM Piezo amplifiers combine the amplifier with a 24V or 48V external power supply to offer an extremely low cost piezoelectric actuator controller. Viking Industrial Products has been a leader in power management for over 40 years. These products has been chosen by NASA, LTS, Sandia, Argonne, Fermi Lab, MIT, Yale, Harvard, Corning, and CERN. Our expertise is analog high voltage, 0-5 amps, Dc-1 Mhz, 0-1200 volts, +/-800 volts. Design, test, manufacture, service of standard and custom OEM products for our customers.

Many versions available. For further informations visit http://www.piezomaster.com.  

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PiezoMaster Piezo Amplifier. Compact and low cost electronics for piezo multilayer stacks, low and high voltage versions available.
PiezoMasterBrochure2017.pdf
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Piezo Master Model 6-24M150, 0-150 V

Specifications

 test test

DC INPUT POWER: Nominally 24 VDC.

INPUT SIGNAL: The active input signal range is 0 VDC to +1.5 VDC. The maximum input signal range is +/- 30 VDC without damage.

INPUT IMPEDANCE: 33K resistive.

INPUT COUPLING: DC coupled input to output.

OUTPUT RANGE: Zero to plus 150 VDC with a bias of 0 VDC output at 0 VDC input.

OUTPUT CURRENT: Maximum peak output current is 220 milliamps. OUTPUT VOLTAGE GAIN: Output to input Gain is 100.

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: DC to 1200 Hertz.

OUTPUT NOISE: Maximum 25 mV RMS with 1 MF load.

OVERLOAD PROTECTION: Internally current limited with short circuit protection. TEMPERATURE RANGE: 0 to 55 °C for full output power.

OUTLINE SIZE: 2.50 in. width X 4.00 in. length X 1.25 in. height. WEIGHT: Approximately 7 Ounces.

CONSTRUCTION: Open frame with aluminum chassis and cover.

 

Includes Shipping. Please inquire pricing for larger quantities and other configuration (Gain/voltage/Offset). Prices are as low as 130€ depending on quantity!

378,00 €

  • Available
  • Ships within 4-7 days

 

REGulatorCustom

We love to support our customers in the rapid creation of a scienti c and industrial application of their ideas with piezos. REGulatorCustom are stan- dalone electronics and come in a desktop chassis. REGulatorCustom is based on proven power electronics bricks.

We are specialized to supply high voltage, high current ampli ers, e.g. 1 am- pere, in single or multi-channel con guration. REGulatorCustom offer exib- le solutions for multi-channel ampli ers with up to 16 channel in a 19" crate.

REGulatorCustom comprise features such as digital or analogue input, clas- sical „knob“ control of basic ampli er functions, and also touch screen opera- tion is possible. Analogue or digital interfaces are possible and many more.

We design and assemble turn-key ready electronics systems that satisfy our customers‘ wishes. 


Customized Two Channel Piezo Controller

Piezo power amplifier, piezo driver.
Two channel piezo amplifier with touch screen controller.

We develop and distribute customer-specific electronic systems for piezo applications. Contact us!

Please let us know your needs for Piezo drivers and complex piezo driver set-up

The depicted amplifier model 2C  has two high current channels to drive piezo stacks and touch panel for easy operation.The system allow test stand automation and can be configured for multi-channel R&D test systems . The configuration of the piezo amplifier is customized and comprises defined number (e.g. 1-16) of individual piezo amplifier channels and data processing units. High current output piezo amplifiers are best suited for dynamic applications of piezo stacks with higher power demand such as dynamic positioning systems or shakers. An option is a touch panel for an easy and  perfect operation . 

Piezo driver, controller and power amplifier for piezo stacks
Schematics of piezo electronics system

 

The electronics can be manufactured to customer requirements.

 

Pulser

 

A Pulser is a device for switching piezo actuator stacks very quickly from on to off position. This digital operation is energy efficient and high power rate and switching time of a piezo stach actuation step can be realized. The driver electronics has in on-state condition a very low resistance and switch losses are reduced to a minimum. In short time a high current will flow from the source to the piezo stack and quickly change displacements respectively position of the piezo device. The applications for a pulser are piezo stacks for vibration exciter, for piezo motor drives, on/off piezo actuators such as piezo valves. 

 

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