Description: A 2-layer element behaves like a single layer when both layers expand (or contract) together. If an electric
field is applied which makes the element thinner, extension along the length and width results. Typically, only motion along one axis
is utilized. Extender motion on the order of microns to tens of microns, and force from tens to hundreds of Newtons is typical.
High strength bending actuators are fabricated using stainless steel reinforcement and provide approximately 25%
greater strength than standard brass shim elements.
"-103", "-203", and "-303" performance
based on 1.0" extension length.
"-503" performance based on 2.0" extension length.
Quick-Mount and Double Quick-Mount options available for "-103", "-203", "-303" and "-503" sizes.
Soldering wires to piezoceramic and/or the center shim can be
difficult without the proper solder and flux. Our kit will get you started with everything you need, plus information on ordering
larger quantities directly from the manufacturer.