HOW DOES IT WORK?
The term piezo electricity comes from the Greek “πιέζειν” (piezein), which means the effect of squeezing or pressure, and electron, which means “amber” and is an ancient source of electrical charge. French physicists Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered in 1880 that electrical charges could build up in certain solid materials in response to applied mechanical stress.
Piezoelectric materials can convert energy from the mechanical to the electrical domain and vice versa. They can be used to create various piezoelectric sensors or actuators: the application of a periodic electrical signal can result in the generation of ultrasonic waves for imaging purposes.
There are many piezoelectric materials such as quartz, best known for its use in watchmaking, as well as ceramics which are widely used in industry. Thus, piezoelectricity has the particularity to rely partly on a good control of materials, which makes the knowledge of their properties and their quality one of our priorities.
Tekceleo benefits from more than 20 years of experience in research and applications on piezoelectric motors and nebulizers. Thus, our activity relies on a team of multidisciplinary and highly qualified mechatronics engineers on our two patented technological bricks:
- Piezoelectric vibrating mesh nebulizers
- Piezoelectric motors (ultrasonic motors)
Our know-how concerning motors and piezoelectric nebulizers can be used at all stages of your project:
- Validation of our technology in the context of your uses;
- Support and advice for the integration of our technology in your prototypes (advice, training, services…);
- Supply of our components at all stages of your project;
- Support for the transition to mass production.
Our team of expert engineers in piezoelectricity and mechatronics accompanies our customers in the industrialization of their products based on the use of our technological bricks.