The miniaturization trend extends across all industries; however, the ever-decreasing product sizes are a challenge to the automation technology, e.g. when it comes to accurately applying the correct amount of soldering paste, adhesive, lubricant, potting material or sealant. Dosing according to volume has been proven to be the simplest and most flexible method in practice, since the substance that needs to be delivered “only” needs to be moved back to the dosing tip by pumps delivering uniform quantities. Precision dispensers such as these should also be as compact as possible so that they can be easily integrated into the production systems. They are therefore reliant upon small, powerful drives that provide the best possible dynamics and can be precisely controlled.