CRYO LINEAR ACTUATOR (CLA##01)

Linear motor for cryogenic applications with nanometer resolution

CONFIGURATION

FEATURES

Nanometer stepsize
Driving forces up to 30N
20 mK to 375K, vacuum compatible
Full ceramic spindle and nut, uncoated
Extreme stability due to self locking nature
No power dissipation when “off”
Robust design for easy handling
High drive stiffness
Cryo Optical Encoder option “COE”

DESCRIPTION

The Cryo Linear Actuator (CLA) or “Piezoknob” is developed for nanometric positioning in a cryo-vacuum environment. Piezo ceramics in the disc-shaped head generate torque pulses which cause the spindle to rotate relative to the stationary nut yielding linear motion. Both spindle and nut are ceramic and run without coatings which could be worn off due to extensive use. Due to its self-locking nature stability in the sub-nanometer range is obtained. The result is an actuator ideally suited for set and forget applications with nanometric step size and driving forces of tens of Newtons.

SPECIFICATIONS
specsunitCLA2201CLA2201-COECLA2601CLA2601-COE
ACTUATOR SPECIFICATIONS
Active axes-1
Type of motion-x
Rangemm126126
Min. step size @ ambientnm5
Min. step size @ 4Knm1
Max. velocity @ ambientµm/s25
Max. velocity @ 4Kµm/s15
Axial stiffnessN/m8e7
Min. required preloadN3
Max. driving force @4KN20203030
Operating frequencyHz1-600
Operating voltageV-20 … +130
Operating temperatureK0.02-375
Main construction material-Stainless steel 316L, ceramic, aluminium (COE)
Massgrams29344348
Spindle pitchmm/turn0.25
Dissipation @ ambientmJ/step0.59
Dissipation @ 4KmJ/step0.055
Encoder resolution *PPRN/A710N/A850
DRIVE ELECTRONICS
Controller/driver-CAB-230(115), CADM(2), MCM
Encoder readout-N/AOEM2N/AOEM2
* Linear resolution can be found by dividing the spindle pitch by PPR (pulses per revolution)
WORKING PRINCIPLE

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CLA1801 IN ACTION

WORKING PRINCIPLE

Step 1
The objective is to reposition the moving mass from p0 to p2. In the initial condition a steady-state voltage is applied to the piezo and a normal force F is applied to the moving mass to generate friction.
Step 2
Slowly decreasing the voltage shortens the piezo and the inertial mass is ‘pulled’ to position x1 . The moving mass remains on its initial position (p1 = p0) due to the friction.
Step 3
Now, the voltage is rapidly increased to expand the Piezo to its original length. This rapid expansion accelerates the inertial mass and the resulting force on the moving mass overcomes the friction, causing a shift to position p2. Because the inertial mass is larger (more inertia) it will move less backwards than the moving mass shifts forward. After this step the system is in steady state again, at position p2, ready for the next step.

Ordering Information

CLA2201 Cryo Linear Actuator size 22
CLA2201-COE CLA2201 incl. Cryo Optical Encoder
CLA2601 Cryo Linear Actuator size 26
CLA2601-COE CLA2601 incl.Cryo Optical Encoder

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RENDERED ANIMATION: How it works

Testing in Cryo

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