The Thales Acoustics Centre of Excellence manufactures two types of products:
- Piezo-ceramic (PZT and others) materials in a variety of shapes, sizes and hard and soft types to meet the full range of applications
- Hydrophones and Transducers with a range of frequency coverage, sensitivity and power output
Thales Acoustics Centre of Excellence has developed its own range of piezoelectric ceramic compositions based predominately on lead zirconate titanate (PZT) but also including emerging materials including Lead Magnesium Niobium Titanates (PMNT) and lead free formulations based upon Barium Titanate (BT).
The team has been manufacturing hydrophones and transducers for the past 40 years and is the principal supplier of hydrophones and transducers to the Australian Defence Forces.
The Ceramic elements can be provided in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and custom material types to meet the customer’s specific requirements or application.
Cylinders, Tubes & Rings: Diameters 6mm to 150mm, wall thicknesses 0.5mm to 12.5mm, lengths 3mm to 150mm to machined tolerances down to +/-0.05mm
Discs & Plates: 3mm to 150mm to machined tolerances down to +/-0.08mm
For a range of hard & soft ceramic types (MIL-STD-1376) type 1,2 & 3,5 & 6 in proprietary formulations to maximise performance and efficiency. Plus other non standard proprietary formulations including lead-free for different applications.