Category Archives: Linear Motion Actuator

Motion Control – Compact 0.750 Inch Diameter Voice Coil Motor Features A 1.500 Inch Stroke and High Force-to-Size Ratio!

Linear Motion Actuator – 1.0 Inch Diameter Voice Coil Motors!
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Moticont has added a 0.750 in. (19.1 mm) diameter (smaller than a US Quarter) Linear Voice Coil Motor, to their expanding line of voice coil or moving coil motors. The LVCM-019-048-02 Linear Voice Coil Motor is a true servo motor featuring zero cogging, high accuracy, and high repeatability when operated in a closed position loop. Voice Coil Motors (also referred to as actuators) are clean, quiet, efficient, brushless high speed linear servo motors. This small LVCM-019-048-02 diameter actuator has a 1.500 in (38.1 mm) stroke length and a high-force-to-size ratio of 7.4 oz (2.1 N) and a peak force of 23.5 oz. (6.5 N) at 10% duty cycle.

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This efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, brushless, high speed linear motor has zero cogging and features high accuracy, and high repeatability. It is ideal for: Work holding and clamping, medical devices, haptic feedback, assembly, testing, laser machining and drilling, wafer handling, optical focusing, dynamic vibration absorption, scanners and laser beam steering and filtering.

Motion Control – Select the Low Cost, Economical, Bi-Directional Latching Solenoid Best Suited for an Application!

Motion Control – Latching Solenoids

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Motion Control – Van Nuys, CA –Latching Bi-Directional Solenoids released by Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) are low cost, economical to use, and easy to integrate into an application. The S-18-100LC2 and S-18-100LF2 Latching Bi-Directional Solenoids feature the same compact dimensions: 1.00 in. wide x 0.84 in. high x 1.73 in. long with 6-32 threaded Push/Pull plungers. 

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The plungers have a travel of 0.19 in. and in the extended position are 0.50 in. long, two 8-32 (or optional M4) threaded mounting holes are located on the underside of the solenoids.

Motion Control in XYZ- SMAC expands their electric actuator family to include the New LBR40 Series Linear Rotary Actuator!

Motion Control in XYZ – Linear Rotary Actuator!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control in XYZ — The LBR40 is a slim, stackable linear rotary actuator with a SMAC HT35 direct drive brushless motor. Encoder resolutions are available from 5 micron to 1um for application flexibility to optimize on position control. Priced competitively with the added benefit of real time feedback of data required to assure quality. IP67 protection is available as well as a built-in controller with popular communication protocols.

Motion in XYZ – Miniature Direct Drive Linear Motor with Integrated Encoder and Temperature Sensor is Just 16 mm in Diameter!

Motion in XYZ – Miniature Integrated Voice Coil Motor
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion in XYZ – Moticont is introducing their new miniature 16 mm diameter SDLM-016-032-01-01 Direct Drive Linear Motor with integrated position and temperature sensors. This smallest of the fully enclosed SDLM series of linear motors features zero backlash, zero cogging, high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, and long life.

Motion Control – LDL25 Series Linear Actuator, available from Electromate, is a cost-competitive alternative to pneumatics!

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Motion Control – Cost-Competitive Alternative to Pneumatics
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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — The LDL has been designed as a cost-competitive alternative to pneumatics. A common trend in industrial automation is that users are looking for electric alternatives to their pneumatic components for a number of reasons: control, cycle life, operating cost and environment, etc. The LDL series actuator features several innovative cost reduction elements that result in a list price starting at $300 US.

Motion Control – Half Inch Stroke, and High Force-to-Size Ratio, Are Features of Miniature Voice Coil Servo Motor!

Motion Control – Miniature Voice Coil Motor!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Newly released from Moticont, the miniature GVCM-019-022-02 Linear Voice Coil Servo Motor, is just three-fourths of an inch (19.0 mm) in diameter and features a half inch (12.7 mm) stroke. This very small linear actuator, also referred to as an electric cylinder, features 8.4 ounces (2.3 N) of continuous force and 26.6 ounces (7.4 N) of peak force at a 10 percent duty cycle. This non-commutated brushless servo motor features: High reliability, high speed, high acceleration/deceleration, and repeatability when used in a servo loop, and zero cogging.

Motion Control – Open Frame Series of 18 Pull Type Solenoids with a 1 Inch Stroke Can Meet the Voltage, Duty Cycle, and Force Requirements of Many Applications!

Motion Control – Open Frame Solenoids

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Motion Control – Van Nuys, CA – The S-18-100 Series of Open Frame Pull Type Solenoids from Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) includes 18 different solenoids to select from based on the Voltage, Duty Cycle, Attractive Force (up to 100 oz) and Stroke requirements of the user. MSS Solenoid coils typically utilize 23 to 40 AWG (American Wire Gauge) windings with Class “F” insulation for better protection of the solenoid during longer duty cycles.

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The S-18-100 Series solenoids are 1.000 in. wide x 0.84 in. high x 1.74 long and have a 1.00 stroke. The noncaptive plunger or actuator is 0.312 in. in diameter with a clevis end for load attachment.

Motion Control – Miniature Voice Coil Stage has 35 mm Travel and Features 200 Nanometer Position Repeatability!

Motion Control – Miniature Linear Voice Coil Stage

Motion Control – VCS-35 Voice Coil Stage: 35mm of linear motion; Optional clear aperture; Recirculating ball bearing guidance system; 200 nanometer position repeatability; 37 G’s acceleration; Direct SCA814 Servo Controlled Amplifier compatibility; 38 x 41 x 102mm, 320 grams
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Forestville, CA – Motion Control – Products – Equipment Solutions, Inc. (ESI) is a provider of engineering and manufacturing services. ESI specializes in the design and production of automation and instrumentation products including motion control components and sub systems.

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Motion Control – 0.5 Inch Stroke Voice Coil Motor Features High Force to Size Ratio!

Motion Control – Linear Actuator

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Moticont’s GVCM-051-025-01 Linear Voice Coil Motor features: High acceleration/deceleration, high speed, high reliability, zero backlash, high accuracy, high repeatability, and a 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) stroke length! Also referred to as an Electric Cylinder, this linear actuator is an ideal low cost, high accuracy replacement for hydraulic and pneumatic linear actuators. This clean, compact, voice coil motor has a high force to size ratio with 5.3 lbs (23.5 N) continuous force and 16.7 lb (74.4 N) of peak force at 10% duty cycle with a housing measuring just 2.00 in. (50.8 mm) dia. x 1.00 in. (25.4 mm) long.

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The precision ground 0.1572 (3.993 mm) diameter shaft has an internal thread, and the housing has threaded mounting holes on each end for easy integration into current and future applications.

Motion Control – Select From the S-20-100X Series of 1 Inch Dia. Pull Type Solenoids to Meet Voltage, Duty Cycle, Force, and Stroke Requirements of an Application!

Motion Control – Tubular Solenoids

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Motion Control – Van Nuys, CA – Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) has released their S-20-100X model of Pull Type Tubular Solenoids. Their S-20-100X series of solenoids features 18 different solenoids to select from based on the Voltage, Duty Cycle, Force and Stroke requirement of the user.
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MSS Solenoids coils typically utilize Class “F” 23 to 40 AWG (American Wire Gauge) windings with Class “A” insulation for better protection of the solenoid during longer duty cycles.

Motion Control – LCR16 Series Linear Rotary Actuator, 35mm stroke, 24VDC operation with 5 micron encoder

Motion Control – Linear Rotary Actuator

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada –The LCR16 from SMAC Moving Coil Actuators provides precision Z-theta motion within one small actuator, which is ideal for a pick, orient and place applications.  A wide variety of LCR16 linear rotary actuators are available with either direct drive or gearbox equipped rotary units.
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The vacuum-built-in shaft through the rotary motor is available for some models to prevent dust build-up in the unit.

Motion Control – High Performance Parallelogram Voice Coil Positioning Stage From Equipment Solutions Is a Complete Positioning System!

Motion Control – High Performance Parallelogram Voice Coil Positioning Stage

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Forestville, CA – Motion Control – Components – The PVS-5.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage from Equipment Solutions is a complete, compact high performance positioning system. This compact stage (37mm x 31 mm x 32 mm) weighing just 70 grams features a 5 mm clear aperture through the center of the motor and the friction free, flexure linking system.

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Non-linearity is <±0.5% throughout the stages 5 mm range of motion. PVS-5.5 Parallelogram Voice Coil Stage is ideal for optical focusing and micropositioning applications such as: Semiconductor, medical, optical testing, scanning microscopy, circuit board assembly, and micro manufacturing.

Motion Control – NEW! Metric and Inch Dimensioned Electric Cylinders Feature High Speed, Zero Cogging, and 1.25 Micron Resolution

Motion Control – Electric Cylinders!
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – New, Metric and Imperial dimensioned Electric Cylinders or Linear Voice Coil Servo Actuators have been released by Moticont. The new, compact 25.4 mm (1.000 in.) stroke SDLM-025-095-01-01M and SDLM-025-095-01-01 Linear DC Servo Actuators feature high repeatability, high acceleration/deceleration, and zero cogging! These high force-to-size Electric Cylinders have linear encoders mounted internally for closed loop servo operation. Additionally, to operate at peak efficiency, integral temperature sensors provide data to achieve the highest possible throughputs.

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The clean fully enclosed SDLM-025-095-01-01M and SDLM-025-095-01-01 Servo Actuators are 25.4 mm (1.000 in.) in diameter, the housing is 95.3 mm (3.750 in.) long and the total length of the housings and shafts are 139.7 mm (5.500 in.).

Motion Control – Solenoid Driver Module from Magnetic Sensor Systems is Energy Stingy!

Motion Control – Solenoids – Driver Module

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Motion Control – Solenoids – Van Nuys, CA – Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS) Has released the SDM840 Solenoid Driver Module as a complement to their Series of Solenoids and those of other manufacturers that includes: Tubular, Open Frame, Low Profile, Hinged Clapper, Latching, and Rotary Solenoids. This compact, quiet 20 kHz pulse width modulated driver module measuring just 1.65 in. x 2.50 in. is designed to consume less energy by first applying the voltage for a pre-determined period of time necessary to activate the solenoid and when the plunger is seated, drop the voltage to a level sufficient to hold the solenoid in the seated position conserving energy and avoiding overheating the solenoid’s coil.

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This also allows smaller solenoids to be used when a large force at a long stroke is required by applying high voltage to the solenoid providing the necessary force to pull the plunger in, then dropping the voltage down to maintain the plunger in place.

Motion Control – Select from the S-70-300H Series of 3 Inch Dia. Push Type Solenoids to Meet the High Force Requirements of an Application!

Motion Control – Push Type Solenoids

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Motion Control – Van Nuys, CA – Solenoids – The S-70-300H Series of high force Push Type Tubular Solenoids has been released by Magnetic Sensor Systems (MSS). Ideal for strokes of up to 4.00 inches, this series of solenoids features 18 different solenoids to select from based on the Force, Voltage, Duty Cycle, and Stroke requirement of the user. MSS Solenoids coils typically utilize Class “F” 23 to 40 AWG (American Wire Gauge) windings with Class “A” lead wire insulation for better protection of the solenoid during longer duty cycles.

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The S-70-300H Series of solenoids feature a 3.000 in. diameter x 7.00 in. long housing and a 1.75-12 UN A thread for mounting.

Motion Control – Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Acceleration!

Motion Control – Miniature Stage

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Forestville, CA – Motion Control – Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G’s no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time.

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The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

Motion Control – 12.7 mm (0.500 in.) Diameter Miniature Linear Voice Coil Servo Motors Have 25.4 mm (1.000 in.) of Travel!

Motion Control – Long Stroke Miniature Voice Coil Motor!
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Moticont is releasing two 12.7 mm (0.500 in.) diameter Linear Voice Coil Motors, the LVCM-013-032-02M (Metric) and the LVCM-013-032-02 (Imperial). These brushless high speed linear servo motors have a 25.4 mm 1.000 in. long stroke, and a high-force-to-size ratio of 0.70 N (2.5 oz.) and a peak force of 2.20 N (7.9 oz.) at 10% duty cycle.

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Known also as moving coil motors or linear actuators they are ideal for: Dispensing, work holding and clamping, assembly, testing, wafer handling, animation, dynamic vibration absorption, scanners and laser beam steering and filtering. Featuring low inertia and high acceleration/deceleration they are: Clean, quiet, efficient, and have high accuracy and high repeatability when operated in a closed loop as a DC Servo Motor.

Motion Control – NEW! Elevator Stages from OES Feature 0.03 micron Resolution!

Motion Control – 0.03 micron Resolution Elevator Stage!

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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control – Two new motorized elevator stages, the DAG20-120-01 and the DAG20-120-04 have been released by Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES).  These high resolution, compact, low profile elevator stages feature high stability 120 mm x 120 mm tables and 20 mm of vertical travel.  High precision ball bearing profile rails assure very high parallelism and smooth motion throughout the raising and lowering of the table.  These Z-Axis Stages are ideal for: Microscopy, inspection, metrology, positioning, photonics, sampling, and laser drilling and machining.

Motion Control – New Rod-style electric actuator from Tolomatic designed to meet hygienic standards available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Rod-style Electric Actuator!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Products — A new RSH electric hygienic rod-style actuator from Tolomatic delivers clean, continuous control to automation machinery. RSH actuators are designed to help improve repeatability, enhance quality, reduce contamination potential and increase flexibility of hygienic machine designs, particularly for the food, beverage, medical, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator from Equipment Solutions!

Motion Control – Linear Focus Actuator

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Forestville, CA – Motion Control – The LFA-1205 Linear Focus Actuator is a high performance compact positioning system.  It was specifically developed for optical applications requiring both high precision and high-speed positioning over a short to medium stroke.  

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The LFA-1205 is well suited for optical focusing and other micropositioning applications such as scanning interferometry, surface structure analysis, disk drive testing, autofocus systems, confocal microscopy, bio-technology, semiconductor test equipment.