New actuators offer haptic feedback for HMIs

Texas-based Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the PowerHap™ piezo actuators from TDK EPCOS. These piezo actuators integrated a sensor functionality feature with force and response time performance to offer haptic feedback for human-machine interfaces (HMIs) in industrial equipment, medical devices, cars, smartphones and tablets, household applications, ATMs, vending machines and game controllers.

The TDK EPCOS PowerHap actuators are based on multiplayer piezo plates with copper inner electrodes. These electrodes aim to allow designers to drive the actuators with low operating voltages up to 120 V. The actuators come in three types, each in a RoHS-compatible ceramic body and titanium cymbals for displacement amplification: the 2.5 G type, the 7 G type and the 15 G type. 
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