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Rotary Piezo Shutters target defense optronics industry.

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December 20, 2012 - Optimized for non-uniformity correction and filter changers in defense applications, Nanomotion Shutters feature direct drive piezo technology with closed loop control, delivering silent operation and low EMI/RFI profiles. Mechanical design creates closest back-working distance and does not conflict with footprint of video assembly. Housed in 8 x 20 mm package weighing less than 2 g, shutters provide 35–120° travel and are suited for in-flight, head-mounted, or handheld devices.

Johnson Electric - New Territories, HKG

Original Press Release

Johnson Electric Launches Rotary Piezo Shutters for Defense Optronics Industry

Press release date: December 17, 2012

Industry's First Piezo Rotary Shutters

HONG KONG, -- Johnson Electric today announced rotary piezo shutters optimized for defense applications such as NUC (non-uniformity correction) and filter changers. Launched under the Nanomotion brand, these shutters feature unique direct drive piezo technology with closed loop control, delivering silent operation and low EMI / RFI profiles. Innovative mechanical design creates the closest back-working distance and does not conflict with the footprint of the video assembly. These Nanomotion piezo shutters have the best SWaP (size, weight and power) performance for in-flight, head mounted or hand held devices with weight < 2 grams and a package size of 8 mm x 20mm.  Travel from 35 - 120 degrees is available.

"These Nanomotion products represent the state-of-the-art in shutter technology," said Jim Dick, Johnson Electric's senior vice president of Strategic Marketing. "Silent and low EMI devices are essential to prevent detection in the field," he added.

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About Johnson Electric Group
The Johnson Electric Group is the world's leading provider of innovative motion systems and components for automotive applications, domestic equipment, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and medical devices.  The Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and has over 40,000 employees in 23 countries.  Innovation and product design centers are located in Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, UK and the USA.  Production centers are located in China, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Hungary, USA, Brazil, India, Argentina and the UK.  Johnson Electric Holdings Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (code 179).

Jim Dick

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