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Item # P-601.3SL, P-601 PiezoMove Linear Actuators with Guides

With Optional Position Sensor

Flexure guides for linear motion with minimum tip and tilt
Available with integrated position sensors
Outstanding lifetime due to PICMA® piezo actuators
Ideal for OEM applications in optics, medical technology, biotechnology, and microfluidics
Customized versions with longer travel range, shorter response time or nonmagnetic

High guiding accuracy due to zero-play flexure guides
Flexure guides are free of maintenance, friction, and wear, and do not require lubrication. Their stiffness allows high load capacity and they are insensitive to shock and vibration. They are 100 % vacuum compatible and work in a wide temperature range.

Outstanding lifetime thanks to PICMA® piezo actuators
The patented PICMA® piezo actuators are all-ceramic insulated. This protects them against humidity and failure resulting from an increase in leakage current. PICMA® actuators offer an up to ten times longer lifetime than conventional polymer-insulated actuators. 100 billion cycles without a single failure are proven.


Active Axes


Electrical Capacitance

3.1 µF

Operating Temperature Range

-20 to 80 ºC

Integrated Sensor


Open Loop Travel Range at -20 to 120 V

250 µm

Open Loop Travel Range at -20 to 120 V Tolerance (±)

20/-0 %

Closed Loop Travel Range (calibrated)

250 µm

Open Loop Resolution (typ.)

0.3 nm

Closed Loop Resolution (typ.)

6 nm

Closed Loop Linearity Error (typ.)

0.3 %

Repeatability (typ.)

10 nm

Stiffness in Motion Direction

0.38 N/µm

Stiffness in Motion Direction Tolerance (±)

20 %

No Load Resonant Frequency

440 Hz

No Load Resonant Frequency Tolerance (±)

20 %

Resonant Frequency at 30 g Under Load

440 Hz

Resonant Frequency at 30 g Under Load Tolerance (±)

20 %

Push/Pull Force Capacity In Motion Direction (max.)

20 / 10 N

Lateral Force (max.)

30 N

Ceramic Type

PICMA® P-885

Electrical Capacitance Tolerance (±)

20 %


Stainless Steel

Mass (Without Connector)

0.08 kg

Mass (Without Connector) Tolerance (±)

5 %

Cable Length

1.5 m

Cable Length Tolerance (±)

10 %

Sensor / Voltage Connection


Recommended Electronics



Fields of Application

  • Nanopositioning
  • High-speed switching
  • Patch clamp
  • Microdispensing
  • Adaptive systems technology / automation
  • Photonics / integrated optics
  • Biotechnology


The resolution of the system is only limited by the noise of the amplifier and measuring technology because PI piezo actuators are free of friction.

All specifications based on room temperature (22 ºC ±3 ºC).


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