Leading the Piezo Industry
APC International, Ltd. is a leading global supplier of piezoelectric ceramic shapes, piezoelectric transducers, piezo devices, and piezo application support services. Since 1986, APC has been recognized for providing value to its customers by manufacturing high-quality custom piezo products and delivering a superior level of customer service.
APC’s piezo products include: piezoelectric ceramics in standard and custom shapes, piezoelectric materials (PZT materials), stack actuators, ultrasonic air transducers, piezo nebulizers, piezo buzzers, piezo disc benders, bending actuators, piezo ignitors, ultrasonic cleaning transducers, piezo sensors, and custom transducers.
APC offers five proprietary piezo materials: APC 840, APC 841, APC 850, APC 855, and APC 880. APC’s materials are manufactured in the United Sates and are recognized by our customers for their quality and consistency. APC's recently opened lead zirconate titanate powder manufacturing facility enables APC's team of materials scientists to develop additional piezo powders for specific customer applications.
APC’s experienced team of application engineers works with our customers to develop innovative solutions and provide application support for their piezo systems. APC’s piezo design and application support services include: materials development, transducer design, piezo sensor development, and piezo systems optimization.
Those in the industry who are familiar with piezoelectric materials will know the theory, but piezo materials aren't particularly well-known in general. These practical and important materials feature a fascinating and unique physical property: they react to mechanical stress by generating a voltage. It was back in the 1880s that scientists first detected this phenomenon in certain types of crystals.
At this point in time, electricity was in its early stages, and the potential of these piezo materials was obvious. Today, piezo materials are used in many different industries and are an integral part of many sensors, accelerometers, transducers and non-destructive testing equipment. We’re proud to be a leader in the industry and to supply our piezoelectric ceramics to be integrated into a variety of systems that control and monitor our transportation, defenses, manufacturing and medical industries.
At APC International, we help you harness this fascinating physical property with a range of piezoelectric ceramic products custom-made according to your requirements. Our experience has led us to create ultra-sensitive PZT materials that are suitable for use in your high-precision applications. Thanks to our fast concept to production phase, we can often get your custom piezoelectric products to you within one week.
Taking advantage of the natural piezoelectric effect isn’t easy. It requires advanced manufacturing and tight tolerances to give you the response, repeatability and precision you need. All of our piezoelectric materials for sale are a result of years of testing and development. We manufacture using a variety of PZT materials, including lead zirconate titanate, the most common in the industry thanks to its excellent sensitivity and temperature capacities.
It’s impossible to know if the scientists who first came to understand the piezoelectric effect know how important it would come to be. Today, we know that many types of modern equipment, such as transducers and sensors, wouldn’t be possible without they work they pioneered. We’re proud here at APC International to further refine and improve our custom piezoelectric products to find new and exciting uses for all of your applications.
APC International excels at meeting its customer’s precise custom requirements for piezoelectric ceramics. APC’s manufacturing capabilities include an in-house machine shop, design and application of custom electrode patterns, and advanced electrical testing. APC’s manufacturing staff enjoys the challenge of manufacturing unique piezo shapes and piezo shapes with tight electrical or dimensional tolerances.
APC’s in-house assembly & contract manufacturing services, including soldering, bonding, and transducer assembly, provide APCs customers with ready to use piezo devices. Customers who have used APC’s in-house assembly & contract manufacturing services have saved countless hours and reduced their assembly costs.
APC’s shear mode piezoelectric elements are used by many of our customers who require a piezoelectric ceramic with greater sensitivity. APC’s composite materials provide improved resolution for many sonar and medical ultrasound applications.
APC supplies piezoelectric ceramics and piezo devices for a wide range of applications including: flow sensors, level sensors, accelerometers, proximity sensors, ultrasonic medical transducers, and non-destructive testing.
APC supplies many Fortune 500 companies with cutting edge piezoelectric products. Our customers are found in a wide range of industries, including: aerospace, automotive, consumer products, engineering & design, industrial, manufacturing, medical products, and defense.
Contact APC today to discuss your piezoelectric ceramic or piezo device requirements.