JENA, Germany, Jan. 11, 2013 — The piezo actuators of the P/S series manufactured by piezosystem jena GmbH are enclosed by hermetically sealed housing and meet the requirements of the IP 68 protection classification. The piezoelectric element is shielded against external influences, such as extreme temperatures, high pressure and corrosive environments. Mean time to failure is 36,000 h, for use below 85 °C and 100 V. Translators are available in versions with a stroke from 18 to 70 μm. The piezo drive delivers a blocking force of up to 3400 N. The construction of the housing tightly encloses the stack, avoiding mechanical play. A pre-load mechanism and mounting attachments make installation easy. The M3 thread in the bottom plate facilitates adaptation into existing systems. Applications include adjustment of X-Y tables, mirror/prism positioning, linear motors and fluid flow control valve drives.