New piezoelectric haptic actuator features small size, non-magnetic operation, and ability to run distinct programmable vibration patterns for high-resolution haptic displays and other systems. The new patent covers a linear VIBE actuator, which generates vibrations by linear movement of the motor mass itself.
Ultra-compact smart stage has 0.5 µm resolution and 6 mm stroke; operates directly from USB, SPI or I2C
Fully-integrated linear micro positioning stage has no backlash; features low run-out, tilt and yaw for precise and repeatable positioning of optics, probes, sensors and more
New Scale rotary drive system based on piezoelectric motor technology is also smaller and more precise than servo drives. It represents a major advance over servo drives for use in UAVs and micro-UAVs, micro assembly and many other applications.
New Scale’s M3-F focus modules travel to Earth’s deepest ocean trench onboard DeepSea Challenger; aid in 3D image capture
Tiny HD cameras with integrated M-F focus modules in manned submersible expedition to the bottom of the Mariana Trench by filmmaker and National Geographic explorer James Cameron
Innovations reduce power consumption; optimize speed and force of miniature piezo motors. Since its founding in 2002, New Scale has secured twelve US patents and numerous corresponding international patents for piezoelectric motors and motion systems with unmatched miniaturization, micrometer-scale resolution, fully-integrated microelectronics and intelligent firmware.
Focus module from New Scale used in eSight eyewear, a new wearable assistive technology for people with low vision
New Scale’s small, precise and smart M3-F focus module enables precision lens focus in eSight Corp’s light-weight wearable vision enhancement system
Piezoelectric micro motor is coupled with innovative micro-mechanical design to minimize lens tilt, enabling extremely high-precision imaging in micro-camera formats
New Scale rotary piezoelectric motors shine in NASA JPL’s second-generation “Cobra” fiber positioner for astronomy
With small size and high resolution, custom SQUIGGLE motors enable JPL to create a large, densely packed optical fiber positioning array in the spectrograph for the Subaru telescope on Mauna Kea
Miniaturized piezoelectric motion modules move hundreds of lenses with micrometer precision, contributing to unprecedented image detail in the wide-field-of-view camera developed at Duke University
Piezoelectric micro motor and miniaturized drive circuit enable tiny motion systems that operate directly from 3V battery power
Piezoelectric closed-loop motion modules are integral to the Dynamic Ionosphere CubeSat Experiment (DICE) satellite funded by NSF
Benefits of New Scale’s miniature M3-F focus modules are proven in next-generation machine vision, biometric ID and medical systems
Precision piezoelectric lens motion modules are now in production in camera systems from leading OEMs in key markets; more than 50 additional OEMs have completed qualification of camera systems to begin production in 2011- 2012
New Scale Technologies’ piezoelectric lens motion system delivers best-in-class performance for high-resolution miniature cameras in biometric, medical, machine vision and other applications
New Technology Report describes high-torque piezoelectric rotary motor for fiber positioning in spectrometer for ground-based telescope
M3 Micro Mechatronics Module named a Best Product of 2011 by Design News