Category Archives: Motors – Battery Operation

Motion Control – ADVANCED Motion Controls 60Amp Micro-Sized FlexPro Servo Drives are available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Micro-Sized Servo Drives!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control  — ADVANCED Motion Controls has released 7 new micro-sized FlexPro servo drives rated to output 60A continuous. The 60A continuous current rating is 33% higher than previous models for the same size making these our highest power-density servo drives to date. This offering includes PCB Mount, Machine Embedded, and Development Board-factors.

Motion Control – Maxon’s Driven Magazine – See the article “Speed or Torque – or Both?”

Motion Control – Maxon’s Driven Magazine

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Motion Control article “Speed or Torque – or Both” in Maxon’s Driven magazine helps in selecting the right motor for an application.  An application that could be on Mars, under water, or even implanted in the human body!

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control – The Maxon catalog contains a large number of brushless motor types that are called EC Motors. The artice in this issue of DRIVEN briefly describes their properties and possible areas of application.   

Motion Control – New Mini Planetary Gearmotors from Applied Motion Products Available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Mini Planetary Gearmotors!

Motion Control – Small, Cost effective Planetary Gearmotors Are Ideally Suited for Step Motor Applications

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control  — Applied Motion Products New PH Series Mini Planetary Gearmotors are used with small step motors in NEMA 8, 11, and 14 frame sizes.  TThese gearmotors are used in applications where space is critical.  Small motors usually don’t produce enough torque for demanding applications.  Mini Planetary Gearmotors are an ideal solution.  They offer an increase in torque, and better inertia matching without breaking the budget.

Motion Control – From soaring heights: Camera stabilization with maxon drives!

Motion Control – Camera stabilization System!

Aerial images can be beneficial for many businesses and industries. Often things are revealed from above that are hidden to the observer on the ground. Drives from maxon are used in camera stabilizer systems.

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control – Application – Mining companies, for example, survey mines from the air, oil and gas suppliers monitor their drilling rigs, and energy utilities monitor their overland lines. All these applications have one big challenge in common: In these often rough operating environments, the camera needs to be protected against wind, turbulence and the vibration of the carrier aircraft while being kept in a stable position. This is the job of a high-precision stabilization camera gimbal. These gimbals provide users with a stable and level platform that allows them to capture high-quality aerial images.

Motion Control – Application – maxon drives are used in the rover and in the first Mars helicopter

Motion Control – Application – Maxon Goes to Mars!

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The Helicopter is Still Flying …

… 28 Trips and Counting!

Taunton, MA — Motion Control – Application – DC motors from maxon have been used in virtually all successful robot missions on Mars. More than 100 of these drives from Switzerland are already on the Red Planet and the number will go up again when the Perseverance rover starts its work. Its mission is to collect soil samples on Mars that will be analyzed on Earth later. The rover also carried the Ingenuity helicopter drone, which will be performing the first flights on the Red Planet. maxon’s precision motors and gearheads are used in numerous mission-critical tasks.

Motion Control – Application – Finding The dark energy of the universe.

Motion Control – Application – Searching for “Dark Energy”!

Motion control – Application- The HETDEX project is the first major attempt to find “dark energy” in the universe. With special spectrographs, the three-dimensional positions of one million galaxies are recorded. In the summer of 2012, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope started scanning the universe – aided by maxon motors every step of the way.

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Hobby-Eberly Telescope: View of the mirror. The University of Texas at Austin/ A. Sebring. © 2012 HET


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Taunton, MA — Motion Control – Application – The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is located at the McDonald Observatory in West Texas. Its spherical primary mirror consists of 91 identical hexagonal segments, each one meter in size. Together, these individual mirror segments form a mirror with a diameter of almost 11 m, which makes it the largest in the world. The effective aperture of the primary mirror currently amounts to 9.2 m at an opening angle of four arc minutes*.

Motion Control – Miniature Voice Coil Servo Motor Features: 12.7 mm Stroke, High Force-to-Size Ratio, and 1 Micron Resolution!

Motion Control – Voice -Coil Stage
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Components -– Moticont has released the miniature GVCM-016-019-01M Linear Voice Coil Servo Motor.  Smaller in diameter than a US Dime this 15.9 mm (0.625 in.) diameter Servo motor, also called an Electric Cylinder, features a high force-to-size ratio of 1.5 N (5.3 oz) continuous force and 4.6 N (16.6 oz) of peak force.  The compact housing is just 19.1 mm (0.63 in.) long and in the fully extended position the shaft extends 20.0 mm (0.79 in.) beyond the face of the housing.  The end of the shaft has an M2.2X0.45 thread by 4.0 mm long for backlash free connections.

Motion Control Application – Lab automation is getting even smaller

Motion Control Application – Lab Automation

Motion Control Application – When you need the accuracy but don’t have the room or the budget.

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Fall River, MA – Motion Control Application – UK Robotics has recently launched a new liquid handler to shake up the lab automation market. Feedback from small biotech companies and big pharmaceuticals has been beyond the company’s wildest expectations.

The Bolton based company specializes in building integrated systems for lab automation for life sciences. They have now used their 15 years of experience in the industry to create a new two valve nanolitre microplate reagent dispenser.>/span>

Motion Control – Integrated 400Watt Servo Motor with 12-48VDC Battery Supply Voltage Available from Electromate!

Motion Control – Integrated 400Watt Servo Motor!

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — Designed for battery powered and low voltage applications the MAC402 is now available from Electromate The MAC402 is the VDC version of the popular MAC400 400W integrated servo motor. The supply range for the MAC402 is from 12VDC up to 48VDC, and full power of 400W (RMS) up to 1200W (peak) can be reached with 24 to 48VDC. This powerful, compact motor measures just 191mm (7.52 in.) x 60mm (2.36 in) x 114mm (4.49 in.) Applications include but are not limited to: Remotely operated robots, robotic vehicles, portable equipment, tracking devices, antenna mounts, and positioning devices.

Motion Control – Low Cost, High Precision Linear Voice Coil Stages from Moticont!

Motion Control – Voice -Coil Stage
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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – Components -– Moticont’s VCDS-051-089-01 series linear motion control voice coil stages feature a voice coil motor, a ball bearing linear slide, home switch, and an integral optical quadrature encoder with differential outputs. Measuring 13.5 in (342.9 mm) long x 4.00 in. (101.6) wide x 3.755 in. (95.4 mm) high, the VCDS-051-089-01 series stages have a linear travel of 2.20 in. (55.9 mm); a continuous force of 6.0 lbs (26.7 N) and a peak force of 19 lbs (84.3 N) (at a 10% duty cycle).

Motion Control Innovation – Maxon Flat Motors used in Solar Powered Drone

Motion Control Innovation – Solar Powered Drone

Motion Control Innovation – XSun designs and manufactures a drone that is both energy-independent and can make its own decisions, for fully-automated missions. The company needed reliable, high-performance sub-assemblies to design it’s SolarXOne. This is why the start-up approached maxon for the propulsion system.
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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Innovation -Benjamin David, benefiting from a decade of experience at Airbus Defense & Space, created the company XSun based on a rather simple idea: Adapting space technologies for use at lower altitude. This approach produced SolarXOne: A solar-powered, electrical, self-contained drone with a tandem wing design. SolarXOne, with its dragonfly-like design, has excellent aerodynamic performance and a large surface area of solar panels, to collect as much solar energy as possible. This is all within a very high-performance, fully-electric environment.

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Motion Control – Maxon’s UAV propulsion system is Safe, Efficient and Ready for Take-off!

Motion Control – UAV Propulsion System!

Maxon BLDC motors were specifically designed for extreme durability and maximum reliability in professional UAVs.

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Taunton, MA — Motion Control Products – maxon actively supports UAV manufacturers with their ambitious designs, up to certification. Our UAV product portfolio offers matched combinations of motors, ESCs and propellers, for optimized propulsion systems providing maximum efficiency and reliability. Hence, operational safety and flight time are maximized, and costs of ownership dramatically cut down

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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 – Moticont Adds 1 Inch Stroke, Direct Drive Linear Actuator to Their Patented SDLM Series of Electric Cylinders!

Motion Control –  Electric Cylinders!

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Van Nuys, CA — Motion Control – The SDLM Series of Electric Cylinders from Moticont now includes a 1.0 inch (25.4 mm) stroke actuator in their compact 0.750 in. (19.1 mm) diameter series of linear actuators. The new SDLM-019-095-01-01 actuator features a continuous force of 6.8 oz (1.9 N) and a peak force of 21.6 oz (6.0 N). A precision linear optical quadrature encoder is integrated and protected inside the actuator housing.

Motion Control – Maxon Is Providing Its e-bike Platform and Joining the Thömus Cross-country Team!

Motion Control – Maxon Application!

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Motion control – In 2022, Olympic silver medalist Mathias Flückiger rides for the Thömus-maxon cross-country racing team.


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Taunton, MA — Motion Control – Swiss bicycle manufacturer Thömus and drive specialist maxon are entering into a partnership in cross-country cycling. As part of this cooperation, maxon is providing its e-bike platform to Thömus as the basis for an electric mountain bike for World Cup training. They also plan to make this bike available to the retail trade in the future.

Motion Control – ServoStep Integrated Stepper Motor in size NEMA 17, torque up to 0.8 Nm!

Motion Control Integrated Step Motors

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada — Motion Control Components — JVL Industri Elektronik A/S, one of the world leaders in the field of integrated servo – and stepper motors introduces a new compact and slim stepper motor. The new ServoStep integrated stepper motor series MIS171 to MIS176 have a NEMA 17 42×42 mm flange and include controller with 6 different industrial Ethernet protocols, absolute multiturn encoder, closed loop and M12 connectors. This new motor family is based on the latest microprocessor and cooling technology and an advancement compared to previous designs.

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All the necessary electronics in a stepper system are integrated in the motor itself and are similar to the concept used by other JVL motors, making it very easy to use in all kind of motion control stepper or servomotor applications.

Motion Control – The Mars helicopter made 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 – Direct Drive Linear Motors with Integrated Encoders

Motion Control – Electric Cylinder

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion control – New, patent-pending, SDLM-051 direct drive linear motors with built-in encoder from Moticont eliminate backlash and provide users with high acceleration, high speed, high resolution, and long life. Available in several off-the-shelf models, these direct drive linear motors feature resolutions of 5.2 µm (0.000206 in.), 1.25 µm (0.000049 in), and sub micron resolution. Compact, only 2 in. (50.8 mm) in diameter and 3.75 in (95.3 mm) long, and with the linear optical quadrature encoder inside directly connected to the shaft for the great-est possible accuracy, these motors can be easily integrated into new and existing applications using threaded features on the front and rear faces of the motor, as well as each end of the shaft.

Motion Control – Maxon Introduces a New Series of ECX Flat BLDC Motors for a Wide Range of Robotics Applications!

Motion Control – Flat BLDC Motors for Robotics Applications!

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High-torque External-rotor Motors

Maxon presents another innovation in the area of BLDC motors: the ECX flat product family. These external-rotor motors can be configured online and are optimized for maximum performance thanks to the special winding technology, as well as segmented magnets. The ratio of torque to weight and size is second to none and is ideal for use in UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle) and robotics applications.

Motion Control – 5 Micron Resolution, Zero Backlash, Zero Cogging, High Speed Direct Drive Linear Motor With Integrated Encoder!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – Moticont has added another linear motor to its SDLM Series of high speed direct drive linear motors which are also know as Electric Cylinders. The SDLM-051-095-01-05 is a powerful, compact linear actuator measuring just 2.00 in. (50.8 mm) in diameter and 3.75 in. (95.3 mm) long. It has a 1.0 in. (25.4 mm) stroke and features a resolution of 5 microns (0.000197 in.).

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The integral, linear optical quadrature encoder is directly connect to the shaft for the greatest possible bandwidth and accuracy and is protected by the housing. This fully enclosed linear motor features a continuous force rating of 7.6 lbs (33.9 N) and a peak force of 24.1 lbs. (107.2 N) at 10% duty cycle.

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