Posted March 12, 2021

Piezo Motion acquires Discovery Technology International

Piezo Motion Corp. announced the acquisition of Discovery Technology International Inc., a provider of standing wave-type piezo technology for rotary and linear motion products.

With the acquisition, Piezo Motion released a full product line of precision energy-efficient piezo motors that now makes the technology affordable for a wide range of motion control applications, at scale, in an expanding number of industries.

"Our affordable piezoelectric motors are disrupting the DC motor industry. For the first time, product manufacturers can have all of the advantages of a piezo motor at a comparable price to a precision DC motor," said Hassan Kotob, chairman and CEO of Piezo Motion.

Unlike the classic direct current (DC) or stepper motors, the versatile piezo rotary and linear motion motors contain very few parts, enabling economical manufacturing volume yielding a stable and reliable final result. Piezo technology is inherently non-magnetic which enables motor designs for specialized applications where traditional DC motors cannot be used. Piezo motors are also immune from electromagnetic (EM) and radiofrequency (RF) interference and generate no emissions which can aid original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product compliance and reduce or eliminate shielding costs.

Piezo Motion's newly released rotary motors, available with both open-loop and closed-loop control, are engineered using the latest reinforced thermoplastics to provide high quality and exceptional performance for OEM applications that demand precise, efficient, reliable, and economical motion control solutions with good power density and quiet operation in a lightweight package.

"Piezo Motion's vision is to take the high-performance piezoelectric motor technology – which has traditionally been very expensive – and make it available to engineers working in all industries. No longer is piezo relevant only to engineers working in the satellite industry and other specialized industries, we can now make it available to those working in the industrial, automotive or life sciences industries because it's within their grasp economically," explains Dr. Mark Broderick, President of Piezo Motion.

Piezo Motion motors are currently used in laboratory instruments, biomedicine, optics, semiconductor, and nanotechnology industries as well as industrial electronic and automotive systems with an expanding portfolio of products that combine performance with dramatically lower cost than conventional piezo solutions.