CTS CorporationCTS Corporation

Actuators

Noliac develops and produces high quality piezo actuators with market leading performance, reliability and dimensions. All piezo actuators can be custom designed to match specific requirements.

Noliac piezo actuators are made as both monolayer and multilayer products. The multilayer piezo actuators are offered as piezo actuator plates and piezo actuator rings (single elements or actuator stacks) and as high temperature stacks and damage tolerant stacks. Noliac also offers piezo benders as plate, ring and in a 2D version. The multilayer piezo actuator is also made as an amplified actuator, and Noliac also produce a piezo motor, the PAD.

The monolayer piezo actuators are offered as shear plate and shear stacks.

All Noliac's piezo actuators are shown below.

Plate actuators
Plate actuators
Noliac multilayer piezo plate actuators feature linear displacement at very low operating voltages. The plates are produced with a stroke up to 3.3 µm.
Ring actuators
Ring actuators
Noliac multilayer piezo ring actuators are produced with a stroke up to 3.3 µm. The piezo ring actuators are used in a wide range of applications due to the easy integration of a ring.
Plate stacks
Plate stacks
Noliac multilayer piezo plate actuator stacks can be stacked to fit the needed height or stroke. Maximum height and stroke are 150 mm and 244.2 µm for our standard products.
Ring stacks
Ring stacks
Noliac multilayer piezo ring actuator stacks can be stacked to fit the needed height or stroke. Maximum height and stroke are 200 mm and 326.7 µm for our standard products. The ring stacks are used in...
High temperature stacks
High temperature stacks
Noliac high temperature plate stack actuators are designed to perform at high temperature and high frequency. The maximum operating temperature is 200 °C, and combined with a high frequency operation,...
Damage tolerant stacks
Damage tolerant stacks
The fuse technology is an effective way to ensure high reliability for critical applications. Thanks to the technology of damage tolerant actuator piezo stacks, the application keeps working even if a...
Plate benders
Plate benders
Noliac multilayer bending actuator generate a bending mode. The piezo plate benders are produced with a stroke up to +/- 1270 µm.
Ring benders
Ring benders
Noliac multilayer bending actuator generate a bending mode. The piezo ring benders are produced with stroke up to +/- 185 µm and a blocking force up to 39 N. Noliac ring benders are used in many...
2D actuators
2D actuators
Noliac 2D multilayer bender actuators are capable of moving up, down, right and left, or as a single or double s-morph. The piezo design is scalable in terms of stiffness, displacement and dimensions.
Shear plate actuators
Shear plate actuators
Noliac shear plate actuators are more compact and have higher resonant frequencies than conventional actuators. They achieve a peak-peak stroke of 1.5µm. The monolayer piezo shear plates also require...
Shear stacks
Shear stacks
Noliac shear stacks are available as single-axis and multi-axis actuators with a stroke of up to 9 µm. Their low capacitance results in reduced power requirements for a given generated displacement....
Amplified actuators
Amplified actuators
Noliac amplified piezo actuator is a compact solution with a high resonance frequency. The multilayer actuator features a low form factor and provides medium stroke and blocking force. It offers push...
Motor/PAD
Motor/PAD
Noliac offers a unique motor called the Piezo Actuator Drive (PAD). The PAD is a drive technology transforming the linear motion of high performance piezoelectric multilayer actuators into a powerful...

We currently offer these customization possibilities for actuators

Materials for your application
Materials for your application
Depending on the application, your requirements for frequency range and operating temperature may vary. Read about our range of materials.
Actuator electrode material and pattern
Actuator electrode material and pattern
We use screen printed electrodes fired on silver as standard, but we also offer Ni and Ni/Au. We match your request for a specific electrode pattern, wrap around electrode and poling configurations.
Actuator dimensions, geometry and frequency tolerances
Actuator dimensions, geometry and frequency tolerances
We can adjust dimensions, geometry and frequency tolerances to match your product requirements. See our most common shapes and sizes.
Nominal voltage
Nominal voltage
Noliac can customize the nominal voltage from 45 V and up to match your specific requirements. Our standard nominal voltage range of 60 V to 200 V can be applied to all shapes and dimensions of our...
Customized testing for actuators
Customized testing for actuators
We offer customized testing to make sure our products meet your specific requirements.
Customized end pieces
Customized end pieces
Noliac offers to custom design the end piece in terms of shape and material for your specific application. Typical shapes are hemispheres or cones (concave or convex).
Through hole
Through hole
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...
Connector
Connector
Noliac offers a PicoBlad connector system from Molex allowing you to plug the actuator directly on a print circuit board or to your driving electronic.
Customized packaging for actuators
Customized packaging for actuators
We are experts in piezo, so we take care of our products. We offer customized packaging solutions to match your specific requirements.

Related tutorials and technical support

Request for Quote

We give you a competitive advantage by using our extensive knowledge to customize and optimize your piezo products. Send your request today.

Go to our Request for Quote form

Sign up for our webinars

Our free 1.5 hour webinars are easy ways to learn about the basics of piezo technology.

Sign up for our webinars

A piezo partner - what do we mean by that

Request for quote

We give you a competitive advantage by using our extensive knowledge to customize and optimize your piezo products. Thus, we will be your long-term piezo partner. Send your request today.

First name *
Last name *
Company *
Industry *
Email *
Phone
Country *
City
Choose product
Description
Please enter the result of the equation:
7 + 8 =
Close
Request for quote

Search tool

Performance Dimensions
Value
Max operating voltage / V
Min
Min free stroke / µm
Min
Min estimated blocking force / N
Min
Min
Max
Length or outer diameter / mm
Min
Max
Width or inner diameter / mm
Min
Max
Max height / mm
Max
Product category
Choose here...
  • Plate actuators
  • Plate stacks
  • Ring actuators
  • Ring stacks
  • Plate benders
  • Ring benders
  • Shear plate actuators
  • Shear stacks
  • 2D actuators
  • High temperature stacks
  • Damage tolerant stacks
Material
Choose here...
  • NCE51
  • NCE51F
  • NCE46
  • NCE57
  • NCE40
  • NCE41
  • NCE53
  • NCE55
  • NCE56
  • NCE59
  • NCE80
  • NCE81
  • 0,00
  • AA
  • Material
  • Type
  • 0.00
Search Clear
Next

Search on Noliac