Novel Precision PZT-Driven Micropositioning Stage with Large Travel Range
One novel long-travel piezoelectric-driven linear micropositioning stage capable of moving in a stepping mode is developed. The stick-slip friction effect between flexure hinge actuation tips with a sliding stage is used to drive the stage step-by-step through an enlarged displacement of piezoelectric actuator. In order to enlarge the travel range, magnifying mechanism is optimally designed by use of flexure hinge and lever beam. Moreover, dynamic model of such stage is proposed by consideration of reset integrator stick-slip model. The simulation results show that the stage has considerable good dynamic properties.
Fan Rui, Qiao Lihong, Chen Huawei, Ochi Akio, Usuki Hiroshi and Sekiya Katsuhiko
H. W. Chen and I. Hagiwara, "Novel Precision PZT-Driven Micropositioning Stage with Large Travel Range", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 407-408, pp. 159-162, 2009