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Custom engineering: from R&D and new product development, to customized micro motion solutions for OEMs.

Custom engineering of ingeniously small motion systems

New Scale's engineering team creates disruptively small motion systems that enable design engineers to create smaller products.

We work with our OEM partners to develop custom motion modules and systems that meet your exact requirements, using our configurable M3 design platform or developing a full-custom motion module for a specific application.

We also work with leading development partners to continuously advance the state of the art in miniature piezoelectric motion systems. This page presents just a few examples.


M3-L multi-axis positioner

Eight-axis positioning system fits in 80 mm of space.

Multi-axis positioning systems

We develop multi-axis positioning systems that operate on 3.3 V and accept high-level motion commands over standard serial interface.

In this example, two-axis linear positioners fit in an 80 mm space for eight independent axes of motion with closed-loop position resolution of 0.5 μm. View the video.


Water-resistant piezo motor

Piezoelectric motor with moisture-resistant housing.

Moisture-resistant motor

A SQUIGGLE micro motor is customized with a water-resistant housing for operation in high-moisture environments or implantable medical devices. The housing also enables operation in clean room settings.

The motor measures 7 mm diameter, has a force of 2 Newtons and moves with a position resolution of 0.5 micrometers. It has an external driver. View the video.


High force, high resolution ppiezoelectric SQUIGGLE motor

Custom piezoelectric motor offers 20 nm resolution and 50 mm of travel.

Custom high-force motors

New Scale developed our flagship SQL-1.8 piezoelectric motor to be the world's smallest linear motor. For applications where greater push force or higher resolution are more important than absolute smallest size, we offer custom piezo motor systems to meet those requirements.

A SQUIGGLE micro motor is customized with a water-resistant housing for operation in high-moisture environments or implantable medical devices. The housing also enables operation in clean room settings.

The motor measures 7 mm diameter, has a force of 2 Newtons and moves with a position resolution of 0.5 micrometers. It has an external driver.


mini piezo zoom module

Optical zoom module reference design with two piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motors.

Custom integrated modules

This custom integrated module is a reference design for an optical zoom system. It incorporates two SQUIGGLE motors, two position sensors and our dual motor drive ASIC in a custom housing that measures only 6.5 x 13 x 23 mm. This reference design features:

Read the application note.


Learn more

We work with our OEM partners to develop custom motion modules and systems that meet your exact requirements, using our configurable M3 design platform or developing a full-custom motion module for a specific application. Contact our custom development team to learn more.