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Miniature Linear Focus Actuator Features <50 Nanometer Positioning Resolution!

Motion Control – Miniature Linear Focus Actuator

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LFA-1007 Linear Focus Actuator: 10mm clear aperture, 7mm range of motion, <50 nanometer positioning resolution, 50 grams moving mass, 70 x 70 x 50 (600g)

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Forestville, CA — Motion Control Linear Focus Actuator – The LFA-1007 is a high performance compact positioning actuator. It was specifically developed for applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke. This product mates the voice coil motor to a perfectly smooth flexure guidance system and a very high resolution position feedback encoder.

Motion Control – Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Actuator with Integrated Thermal Sensor

Motion Control – Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Actuator

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motion control- h2wSanta Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – H2W Technologies, Inc. has designed and manufactured a non-commutated DC actuator, otherwise known as a
voice coil actuator, designed for vacuum operation in a cryogenic environment. H2W has worked with several aerospace customers, developing manufacturing processes and material selection to provide customers with the ability to design motors with low-outgassing in UHV conditions, which meet NASA’s Collected Volatile Condensable Materials and Total Mass Loss requirements.

Motion Control – maxon celebrates International Women in Engineering Day!

Motion Control – maxon celebrates International Women in Engineering Day!

The women in engineering (WIE) at maxon work eagerly to contribute to the success of advanced technology in the motion control industry. This week in honor of International Women in Engineering Day, June 23, 2021 – maxon wishes to thank these engineering women for their contributions as they continue to help shape the world we live in.

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motion control - maxon motorsTaunton, MA — Around the globe, the maxon women in engineering are working on motion control applications with their customers, they focus on new product designs to implement the latest technologies and continue to research new concepts and ideas for drive systems to be used in motion control applications found in Medical, Industrial Automation, Aerospace and Defense, and Mobility industries.

Motion Control Application – Congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand – Winner of the 36th America’s Cup!

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They have gone and done it again. Emirates Team New Zealand have retained the America’s Cup over the Italian Challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli.

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motion control - maxonTaunton, MA — Motion Control Products – maxon Group extend their heartfelt congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand. In the historical 36th America’s Cup that endured extra challenges including Covid-19, race cancellations and delays meaning interruptions and last-minute tactical changes, the Kiwis have retained the oldest trophy in international sporting history.

Motion Control – Maxon Gearheads – Great power in Compact Form!

Motion Control – Maxon Gearheads – Great power in Compact Form!

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Micro gearheads from maxon with improved efficiency.

Taunton, MA — Motion Control Products – Maxon has developed a unique upgrade in the form of a new product series for its standard micro gearhead: A wide range of performance improvements offer new opportunities.
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The first ideas for the UP-gearhead were inspired by ESA’s Mars project ‘ExoMars’ and NASA’s ‘Mars 2020’ project, where there was a need to ensure the highest possible availability even in extreme environmental conditions.

This also directly affects further parameters of the drive system: Given the same input power, ie. using the same motor and the same motor control system, the gearhead can deliver 30% more torque.

Motion Control – Compact Direct Drive Linear Actuator Has Integrated Encoder and Temperature Sensor for Increased Throughput!

Motion Control – Electric Cylinder has Increased Throughput!

 

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Van Nuys, CA — The Compact SDLM-051-070-01-01 Direct Drive Linear Actuator with integrated position and temperature sensors is the latest addition to the patented series of zero backlash, zero cogging, high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, long life actuators from Moticont. This direct drive linear Actuator, also referred to as an Electric Cylinder is 2.000 in. (50.9 mm) in diameter and the compact housing length is just 2.750 in (69.9 mm).

Motion Control – The Mars helicopter makes history – with maxon’s precision motors!

Motion Control – Mars helicopter has maxon’s motors!

Space fans are thrilled: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its pioneering flight on Mars. This is the first time in the history of powered, unmanned spaceflight that a device has flown in a controlled manner on another planet.

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motion control - maxonTaunton, MA — Motion Control Products – A short flight for “Ingenuity,” but a big success for unmanned space flight. NASA’s Mars helicopter flew over the surface of the Red Planet for about 40 seconds on Monday, April 19th and landed back on four legs. From NASA’s perspective, this is a historic event similar to the Wright brothers’ first controlled flight in 1903.

With the Mars helicopter, the concept of powered, unmanned, and autonomous flights on foreign planets is being tested. This is comparable to the first Mars rover “Sojourner”, which paved the way for scientific follow-up missions such as “Curiosity” and currently “Perseverance”. “Ingenuity” is about to complete several flights over a period of 30 days, each lasting up to 90 seconds and reaching a maximum altitude of five meters.

Motion Control – Maxon develops ultra-efficient UAV drive with startup Flybotix!

Motion Control – Ultra-efficient UAV drive with startup Flybotix!

Maxon has collaborated with drone startup Flybotix to develop performance-optimized brushless DC motors for a new kind of inspection drone. With the know-how gained from this and other projects, maxon is making inroads into the new UAV market, where the reliability and quality of components are becoming more important..

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control Components Application – Two rotors instead of four was the approach used by startup. Flybotix to develop the ASIO inspection drone, which is set to conquer the market. This indoor drone for industrial facilities is built around a patented drive system powered by brushless DC motors from maxon. maxon worked closely with Flybotix to develop electric motors that are optimized for weight and performance and specifically adapted to this application.

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These drives will allow the ASIO to carry out long missions, reach distant locations, and save costs. “This world-class level of performance could not have been reached without the excellent work of maxon,” said Samir Bouabdallah, CEO of Flybotix. “We are very excited about this partnership and will intensify it in order to advance the industrialization of our drone.”

Motion Control – Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies

Motion Control – Vacuum Compatible Voice Coil Positioning Stagemotion control - vacuum compatabile

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Santa Clarita, CA —– Motion Control – H2W Technologies designed a voice coil positioning stage (VCS05-060-VBS-V0005AR) to operate in the vacuum of space, using our voice coil motor (NCC05-18-060-2X) to generate a continuous/peak force of 6.0 lbs [26.7 N]/18.0 lbs [80.1 N] with a total stroke length of 0.50 in [12.7mm]. The absolute 0.05-micron (50-nano meter) resolution encoder is suitable for very high precision applications.

Motion Control – 20 mm Linear Stepper Motor by Nippon Pulse are available from Electromate!

Motion Control  – 20 mm Linear Stepper Motor!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — Nippon Pulse is excited to introduce its smallest linear stepper motor yet, the PFL20 Linearstep. The PFL20 is a highly efficient, high thrust tin-can linear actuator with a 20mm diameter and a bipolar winding.

PFL20 is RoHS-compliant, has a 30/60mm effective stroke, and can reach 6 N of force at 200 pps. With 24 steps per revolution, the lead screw has a 1.2mm thread pitch; the PFL20 also reaches 5V rated voltage, resistance of 33 Ohms/phase and inductance of 12mH/phase. The datasheet with additional specifications can be found here.

Motion Control – Maxon precision motors Go to Mars AGAIN!

Motion Control – Maxon motors on Mars!

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control Products – NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars on February 18th. Was there once life on Mars? This is the question that one of the most complex robotic systems ever built by humankind has set out to answer. Several of maxon’s electric drives are used for handling the soil samples—and to control the first Mars helicopter.

Will NASA, the US space agency, successfully land a fifth rover on Mars, allowing it to start its series of missions to bring Mars soil samples back to Earth? The rover named Perseverance will enter the atmosphere of the Red Planet on February 18th—after traveling a distance of more than 470 million kilometers.

Motion Control – Hollow Core Voice Coil Motor Has Low Inertia, High Precision available from Moticont!

Motion Control – Hollow Core Voice Coil Motor!

 

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control – Moticont introduces an open aperture (hollow core) voice coil or moving coil linear motor from Moticont, the HVCM-051-025-013-01. Featuring an open aperture of 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) this low cost, clean room friendly non-commutated motor is available off-the-shelf. The light weight and low inertia moving coil of the linear actuator demonstrates: High acceleration/deceleration, high speed, zero cogging, and by connecting directly to the load, zero backlash.

Motion Control – 5 challenges an electric motor has to overcome on Mars

Motion Control – Electric motors on Mars

Outer space is unforgiving. This is why precision drives embarking on a trip to other planets need to meet extremely high-quality standards.

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control Products – Every Mars drive from maxon is based on a catalog product and is modified for the specific mission. That’s because the DC motors, gearheads, and encoders face brutal conditions during liftoff, the long journey through space, and the mission on the Red Planet. In this blog, I will talk about the properties a drive needs to have to qualify for a journey to Mars.

Motion Control – Miniature 5/8 of an Inch Diameter Voice Coil Motor with Built-in Shaft Has High Speed, High Acceleration, and High Force to Size Ratio!

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control – Moticont’s GVCM-016-010-01 Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor (Linear DC Motor) has a high force to size ratio with 5.0 oz (1.4) continuous force and 15.7 oz (4.4 N) of peak force with a housing measuring just 0.625 in. (15.9 mm) dia. by 0.375 in. (9.5 mm) long.

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This motor features high acceleration/deceleration, high speed, high reliability, zero backlash and a 0.125 inch (3.2 mm) stroke length. This very small brushless servo motor is an ideal low cost replacement for pneumatic linear actuators.

Also called an Electric Cylinder, this linear actuator has a threaded 2-56 UNC-2A shaft for a backlash free connection. The housing and coil each have 2 2-56-UNC-2B threaded mounting holes on 0.25 in (6.35 mm) centers. The built in centered shaft facilitates the commissioning of the motor for easy integration into current and future applications.

Motion Control – Don’t Just Settle! Select the “Right” Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor for the Application!

Motion Control –  Miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor!

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control Components – Moticont has added two miniature linear voice coil motors to its LVCM family of Linear Voice Coil Motors! Sharing the same physical dimensions, each is just 1.000 in. (25.4 mm) in diameter and the housings are 1.500 in. (38.1 mm) long. As every application is different Moticont offers two motor in the LVCM-025 Series of Voice Coil Motors. The LVCM-025-038-01 features a continuous force of 2.5 lbs (11.0 N) and a peak force of 7.8 lbs (34.7 N) and the LVCM-025-038-02 features a 1.000 in (25.4 mm) stroke, whereas, the LVCM-025-038-01 features a stroke of 0.37 in. (9.5 mm ) and the LVCM-025-038-02 features a continuous force of 16.4 oz (4.6 N) and a peak force of 51.9 oz (14.4 N).

Motion Control – Maxon’s trade show experience goes virtual!

Motion Control – Virtual Trade Show!

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control Products – This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of nearly all trade shows. Despite this, maxon is offering a digital trade show experience to all of its customers and anyone who’s interested in learning about the latest in drive technology. Visitors to maxon’s virtual booth will discover the benefits of our latest products such as the MiniMACS6 master controller, learn about high torque brushless DC motors as well as flat motors for robotics, and get to know the Mars rover. Visit virtualbooth.maxongroup.com and contact us to get your ideas moving.

Motion Control – Tolomatic Actuator Rated up to 50,000 pounds of force!

Motion Control – High Force Actuator to 50,000 Lbs!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control — Tolomatic’s expanded extreme-force electric actuator family now includes the RSX128 actuator, rated up to 50,000 pounds of force (222.4 kN). Designed for replacing hydraulic cylinders and designed for 100 percent duty cycle, the RSX actuator features Tolomatic’s precision-ground planetary roller screws for operating life in challenging environments. Applications include assembly, metal fabrication (pressing, punching, clamping), automotive manufacturing, timber processing, motion simulators and more.

Direct Drive Linear Motor Has Integrated Encoder and Temperature Sensor for Increased Throughput!

Motion Control – Linear Actuator Gives Higher Throughput! 

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Products – The new patented SDLM-019-070-01-01 direct drive linear motor with integrated position and temperature sensors is the latest addition to the series of zero backlash, zero cogging, high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, long life motors from Moticont. Also known as an electric cylinder, this compact direct drive linear motor is just 0.75 in. (19.1 mm) in diameter and 2.75 in (69.9 mm) long.  Protected inside the motor housing, the linear optical quadrature encoder is directly connected to the shaft for the greatest possible accuracy. Highest throughputs are achieved by the SDLM-019-070-01-01 linear motor when operating at peak efficiency monitoring the data from the internal temperature sensor.

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The SDLM-019-070-01-01 direct drive linear motor has a stroke length of 0.500 in. (12.7 mm) and a continuous force rating of 7.3 oz. (2.0 N) and peak force of 23.0 oz (6.4 N).  This non-commutated direct drive servo motor features: Quiet long life, plain linear bearings, an integrated internal 1.25 micron resolution (0.000049 in.) quadrature optical encoder with differential outputs, and a non-rotating shaft.  Applications include: Manufacturing (assembly and inspection equipment), sorting and packaging, semiconductor handling, medical procedure tables and instruments, antenna positioning, dampers, door & valve actuators, agricultural equipment, shaking, and adjustable office furniture.

Direct coupling of the load or stage to the low inertia non-rotating shaft eliminates backlash and allows for high acceleration/deceleration.  Both ends of the actuator and shaft ends have threaded mounting holes for easy integration into new and existing applications. The SDLM-019-070-01-01 Direct Drive Linear Actuator is also available with a matching servo controller

About Moticont – About Moticont – Moticont is a manufacturer of motion control products. Their product line includes voice coil motors, three phase brushless motors and positioning stages and slides.

Moticont is committed to exceeding their customers’ quality expectations and industry standards throughout the design, manufacturing, service and technical support phases. Their modern manufacturing facility, highly controlled processes, committed staff, and extensive testing complement their product design strengths. This enables them to supply their clients with specialized small orders to high volume just-in-time deliveries.

They offer an extensive line of standard products ready to be shipped immediately from stock, and when standard products are not quite right for an application, highly trained design engineers are always available to develop custom motion control products to fit the specific needs or our customers.

For additional information contact Sales Team at Moticont, 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Toll Free: +1 (888) 785-1804, Tel: +1 (818) 785-1800, moticont@moticont.comor visit the website at http://www.moticont.com


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Motion Control – Moticont Voice Coil Motor with Internal Shaft and Bearing Features 3.75 Inch Stroke Length!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – The GVCM-051-127-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor is Moticont’s newest linear DC Motor with Internal Shaft and Bearing. The 3.75 in. (95.3 mm) stroke of the precision ground 0.236 (6.0 mm) diameter shaft with an internal thread, is guided by a long-life plain bearing that can allow side loads up to 1 lb (4.4 N). The housing and coil ends of the motor have threaded mounting holes in the housing and coil ends for easy integration into existing and future applications. This brushless voice coil actuator features: High speed, high acceleration/deceleration, zero backlash, high accuracy, high repeatability, and a high force to size ratio of 5.0 lbs (22.2 N) continuous force and 15.8lb (70.3N) of peak force in either direction, in a housing measuring just 2.00 in. (50.8 mm) dia. x 5.00 in. (127.0 mm) long.

Clean, quiet, efficient, with low inertia the GVCM-051-127-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor is ideal for: Assembly and sorting equipment, work holding and clamping, medical devices, wafer handling, optical focusing, antenna positioning, testing, slide actuators, shutters, doors and valve actuation.

Moticont’s GVCM-051-127-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor can be ordered as a complete plug-and-play system including an encoder and servo controller for precise closed-loop operation. Is there a need for a smaller or larger diameter motor, one with longer stroke, or more force? There are currently 7 series of Moticont’s GVCM motors based on diameter of the motor, and models based on length of stroke and/or force to select from with additional motors being added to select from. To find the right motor for you application, please visit: http://moticont.com/linear-motor-with-bearing.htm

About Moticont – Moticont is a manufacturer of motion control products. Their product line includes voice coil motors, three phase brushless motors and positioning stages and slides.

Moticont is committed to exceeding Our customers’ quality expectations and industry standards throughout the design, manufacturing, service and technical support phases. Our modern manufacturing facility, highly controlled processes, committed staff, and extensive testing complement our product design strengths. This enables us to supply our clients with specialized small orders to high volume just-in-time deliveries.

We offer an extensive line of standard products ready to be shipped immediately from stock, and when standard products are not quite right for an application, highly trained design engineers are always available to develop custom motion control products to fit the specific needs or our customers.

For additional information contact Sales Team at Moticont, 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Toll Free: +1 (888) 785-1804, Tel: +1 (818) 785-1800,moticont@moticont.com or visit the website at http://www.moticont.com


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Motion Control – Long Travel and High Torque Rotary Voice Coil Actuators from H2W Technologies!

Motion Control – High Torque Rotary Voice Coil Actuators

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The Voice coil motor requires 1.7 amps of continuous current per coil and 5.1 amps of peak current per coil to generate the specified forces.  The actuator fits in and envelope of 10.26 in [260.5 mm] x 3.01 in[76.4 mm] x 3.39 in [86 mm].  The moving coil design ensures a hysteresis free movement as the coil is wet wound and self-supported, and the non-commutated coil allows for ripple-free motion and no cogging.  The voice coil actuator has been designed with mounting provisions in the magnet and coil assemblies.  This allows for the integration of a bearing system to maintain the clearances between the coil and permanent magnetic field assemblies. The rotary voice coil actuator is ideal for applications requiring high torque and high- speed applications. Examples of such applications are driving a gimbal axis in scanning applications as well as providing stabilizing torques for image stabilization. More examples of H2W’s Rotary Voice Coils are available on our website: https://www.h2wtech.com/category/rotary-voicecoil-actuatorsSanta Clarita, CA — Motion Control – H2W Technologies has developed several high torque rotary voice coil actuators, otherwise known as a limited angle torque motors or LATs. The model TWR-034-800-1RC was designed to allow for a relatively low moving mass and inertia, as well as a long rotary stroke of 34 degrees [0.59 radians] on a 11.4” [290 mm] arm, which equates to a travel of 6.75 inches [171.5 mm] which is long travel for this style of actuator, which typically restrained to an equivalent linear travel of 2 inches [50.8 mm]. This rotary voice coil actuator can generate a continuous torque of 1400 in-oz [9.8 N-m] and a peak torque of 4200 in-oz [29 N-m] at a duty cycle of 10% (i.e. 1 second on, and 9 seconds off) in each coil on a 11.4 inch [290 mm] rotation arm.  The TWR-034-800-1RC has a total angular displacement of  34 degrees [0.59 radians] and a motor constant of 275 in-oz/sqrt(watt) [1.92 N-m/sqrt(watt)].

About H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: Single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: Limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control, requirements.

For additional information contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: info@h2wtech.com or visit the website at http://www.h2wtech.com


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