Advanced Electro Ceramics

Piezoelectric Bimorphs

The Technical Ceramics business of CeramTec started production of piezo bimorphs in the early 1960s. Our experience in the development of customized high precision piezo bimorph components results in real added-value for our customers.

Today you will find our piezo bimorphs in a host of specialist applications including positioning transducers, printing technologies, pneumatic valves, textile machinery and many more. All are the result of close co-design and co-development relationships with our customers.

Our rectangular bimorphs are available in a range of sizes from 6 to 74mm in length, 1 to 43mm in width and thickness from 0.48 to 2mm Other sizes and constructions are available on request.

Series and parallel bimorphs offer high sensitivity and are cost effective. Examples of applications:

  • Sensor systems
  • Printing technologies
  • Ultrasonic transducers
  • Positioning transducers
  • Viscosity measurement systems
  • Flow measurement systems

 

Carbon-fibre and metal re-inforced bimorphs offer a high force/deflection ratio and extremely long life-time. Examples of applications:

  • Pneumatic valves for industrial and automotive applications
  • Valves in medical applications
  • Insulin pumps
  • Braille keys for the blind
  • Energy harvesting
  • Textile machinery
  • Optical switches

We also make PZT bimorph elements for use in applications in automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial markets.