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MORGAN TECHNICAL CERAMICS: Co-Fired PZT Bimorph Elements

January 17, 2011
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This company’s ElectroCeramics business recently announced that it designs and manufactures co-fired piezo lead zirconate titanate (PZT) bimorph elements for use in aerospace, medical, automotive, and general industrial sensor and actuator applications. The co-fired PZT bimorph elements offer increased mechanical stability compared to conventional bimorphs and can be used in harsh environments. They are increasingly being used in critical aerospace applications, where mechanical and electrical stability are key performance attributes.

A key use of co-fired PZT bimorphs is in high-temperature applications, including oil exploration, machine and equipment monitoring, automotive engine, feedback sensors, and high-temperature accelerometers. Other common uses include rate and gyroscope sensors for aerospace and automotive applications; intrusion alarms; and actuators within fine micro-manipulation mechanisms, including computer hard drives and aerospace valves.

The bimorphs are available in a variety of configurations, including squares, rectangles, discs and rings. They are offered in a range of sizes, from 6-74 mm in length and 1-43 mm in width, to reflect the variety of applications in which they can be used.

For additional details, visit www.morgantechnicalceramics.com.

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