We report a miniature piezoelectric ultrasonic linear motor that is made of four Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) piezoelectric ceramic layers for low-voltage work. The 4-layer piezoelectric laminate works in two orthogonal first-bending modes for producing elliptical oscillations, which are then used to drive a contacting slider into continuous linear motion. Experimental results show that the miniature linear motor (size: 4 × 4 × 12 mm, weight: 1.7 g) can generate a large driving force of 0.48 N and a linear motion speed of up to 160 mm/s, using a 40 Vpp/mm voltage drive at its resonance frequency of 64.5 kHz. The maximum efficiency of the linear motor is 30%.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control|
|State||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering