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XLA Miniature Linear Actuator
(open-loop and closed-loop)

Meet the XLA Series, the world's smallest high-speed actuator with integrated encoder

The XLA is a piezo-driven linear actuator that comes in two sizes and two control types:
- Open-loop version: integrated controller, analog/PWM speed and direction control (and limit switches). Very compact and small. A break-out board is available for testing.
- Closed-loop version: external controller (XD-A) + integrated position sensor (= go to any position)

Not sure if you need open-loop or closed-loop? This page makes it all clear!

Select your driving force: NEW

Select rod length:

Stroke / travel range:

5 mm

Encoder resolution (only for closed-loop model):

Control type:


Dimensions: 22,7 x 14,8 x 5,4 mm (4,9 mm without coverplate)
Mass: 5.5 grams

Download specs XLA-1-series

Download specs XLA-3-series

Download specs XLA-5-series

Product code (first make a product selection):


Volume prices start at € 100 per motor/actuator. Prices depend on encoder resolution, rod length and quantity.

1 - 2 weeks leadtime for most products !

XLA closed-loop example

Compact & light mini actuator

The Xeryon ultrasonic mini linear actuator is a precise and very fast micro actuator driven by our Crossfixx noiseless ultrasonic piezo motor. This allows for high speed motion and precise positioning. The open-loop model has (adjustable) magnetic limit-switches. The self-locking piezo motor holds the position of the actuator when it is not powered. As a result, energy consumption and heat generation are considerably reduced. The XLA is the fastest actuator of this size in the world! The XLA is a real OEM product but a break-out board is available for test setups.

Not small enough? We also design custom actuators for your specific product! Contact us to talk about a custom actuator design!

XLA series

Break-out board for testing the XLA-OPEN with analog signals or a USB connection to a PC.

Key features

Mechanical properties

Size: 22,7 x 14,8 x 5,4 mm (4,9 mm coverless)
Weight: 5,5 grams (dependent on rod length)
Travel range : 5 - 300 mm
Force: 1 or 3 N
Lifetime: > 100 km
Blocking force:  1 or 3 N
Traction force:  1 or 3 N


Speed: 10 µm/s to 1000 mm/s
Limit switches integrated


Open loop: Integrated in the actuator
Closed loop: XD-A
Software: windows interface and LabVIEW driver. Or using one of our software libraries.
Hardware: see our connection manual, control using the IO.


Flex cable outlet on top
Different actuator lengths


XLA technical drawingImage


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