Small, lightweight and designed for easy integration: LiNK was developed by PiezoMotor with the goal of revolutionizing medical engineering applications and lab automation. The Swedish company specializes in motors that operate on the piezoelectric principle, which eliminates numerous elements of a conventional electric motor and is therefore ideal for miniaturization. Not only the size of the motor is unique, but also the weight: It is hardly bigger than a thumbnail and, at three grams, weighs about as much as a small coin.
LiNK can be used to full advantage in every type of application requiring linear motions in very small spaces. As a linear direct drive, the actuator needs no gears or shafts, which saves additional space and weight, in a low-maintenance and virtually wear-free design. That makes it suitable for complex dosing tasks, for example, such as those performed by an insulin pump or an auto-injector. These applications require energy-efficient solutions that are reliable and easy to control. LiNK will also prove to be an innovation accelerator in micro-manipulators, patient-side diagnostics and microfluidic applications: It makes applications lighter, simpler and less expensive. Its user-friendly design will help to accelerate the development time for new important medical technology.
The Swedish company PiezoMotor Uppsala AB is a worldwide leading developer and manufacturer of micromotors on the basis of piezoelectric materials. The motors, which are marketed globally, feature high precision, a compact design, and suitability for use in magnetic environments. At the company headquarters in Sweden PiezoMotor has its own development and production facilities with about 35 employees. The company, which was established in 1998 and is the owner of 60 patents, serves customers in the areas of diagnosis, the semiconductor industry and photometry.
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