Ceramic Multilayer Actuator Test Bench

The original aixCMA test bench for ceramic multilayer actuator characterization has been extended by a temperature control unit which allows now to perform all measurements in the temperature range from room temperature up to 200°C. This system has been developed by aixACCT Systems to fulfill customers requests for system solutions. It includes a unique sample holder for a wide range of different sized actuator devices, necessary amplifiers for excitation voltage and current response measurements, aixACCT´s advanced measurement software, and optional software tools for data analysis and data exchange with database management systems.

The aixCMA system offers comprehensive electrical and electro-mechanical characterization of ceramic multilayer actuator devices for device qualification and production control. Important actuator characteristics like blocking force diagram and actuator stiffness can be derived for a wide temperature range. Special user defined excitation waveforms for electrical and mechanical load allow investigations of the CMAs performance under real application conditions.


  • Blocking force and actuator stiffness measurements
  • Large and small signal electrical and piezoelectric measurements
  • Reliability and fatigue tests
  • Impedance resonance measurements


  • One system for comprehensive evaluation of piezo- and ferroelectric sensor and actuator devices
  • One software for external hardware control (e.g. high voltage amplifier, laser displacement sensor, oscilloscope) and data acquisition
  • Investigation of CMA under real application conditions (electrical and mechanical load)
  • Remote access and script control available
  • Optional database connection (ODBC) for easy access on material / device characteristics
  • Adaption to customers' hardware and customer specific requirements

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Alpha-A Series
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Alpha Series
Temperature Control Systems
Quatro Cryosystem
Industrial Temperature Controller
Purge Gas Option
Preparation Chamber
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Concept Turnkey Dielectric, Conductivity and Impedance Spectrometers with Temperature Control
RF Extension

MEMS Products
Double Beam Laser Interferometer (aixDBLI)
Sensor & Actuator Products
Ceramic Multilayer Actuator test bench
Piezoelectric Evaluation System (aixPES)
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TF 2000 E
TF 1000
Easy Check
FeRAM Cell Tester


Line 7000
7030 - High Impedance Adapter
7060 - Potentiostat / Galvanostat ± 30 V - ± 10 A
7050 - Potentiostat / Galvanostat ± 45 V - ± 4 A
7200 - Frequency Response Analyser
7805 - Hi-Speed arbitrary waveform generator and digitaliser
Line 2000
2049 - Potentiostat / Galvanostat ± 22 V - ± 1,2A
2053 - Research Potentiostat / Galvanostat ± 50 V - ± 1,2 A
2059 - Low-current Potentiostat / Galvanostat ± 10 V - ± 10 mA
7800 - 16-Bit Interface and Function Generator for 2000 series

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