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Linear Actuators Offer Quieter Personal Mobility Equipment

July 8, 2013 5:26 pm | by MDT Staff | Thomson Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson Industries has introduced the new line of Thomson WhisperTrak Electric Linear Actuators. Through quiet (<45 dBa), maintenance-free operation in a compact one-piece housing, the Thomson WhisperTrak linear actuator maximizes design flexibility and improves performance and user comfort...

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New Piezo Rotary Motor

July 3, 2013 5:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new LR17 expands MICROMO’s strong line-up of piezo technology from PiezoMotor and is offered with an integrated absolute encoder. The compact LR 17 is a mere 17 mm in diameter and has all the benefits coming from the Piezo LEGS technology.

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Custom High Torque Gear Motors

June 24, 2013 5:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Applimotion, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion has introduced custom gear motors for your high torque low speed and low profile applications. The assemblies combine precision gearing and direct drive frameless motor kits to form a new high torque alternative to coupling a servo motor to a traditional gear box.

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Slotless Brushless DC Motor Offers High Performance in a 0.5” Diameter Package

June 24, 2013 5:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Pittman | Product Releases | Comments

Pittman Motors has introduced its latest offering in a broad range of DC brush and brushless motors. The BI-05 Series slotless brushless DC motor is designed for maximum precision and performance in a package size perfectly suited for precision equipment.

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Ultra-small 7S Series of 7mm Incremental Rotary Encoders

June 18, 2013 4:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nemicon continues to push the envelope in high-performance miniaturization with its 7S Series Incremental Rotary Encoder. At just 7.2mm in diameter, and based on Nemicon’s successful line of 18mm and 12mm diameter miniature encoders, the 7S Series shaft type encoder features high resolution, high noise immunity and high reliability.

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New Best in Class Additions to Micro Brushless Motor Series

June 12, 2013 5:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

MICROMO has announced the new 8 and 10 mm brushless motors from the FAULHABER Group. These two new, extremely compact brushless DC servo motors combine power, robustness and high-resolution feedback in a unique way. This innovative drive concept underlines FAULHABER's successful tradition in the area of micro drive technology...

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MDrive Delivers More

June 6, 2013 5:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lexium has introduced their MDrive to benefit a wide range of motion applications with its compact all-in-one design saving space, reducing wiring and improving machine reliability. In addition, robust new design features and performance enhancements deliver even more, where MDrive products were great before.

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Compact Stainless Steel Multi-Application Pressure Switch

June 4, 2013 5:20 pm | by MDT Staff | Ashcroft Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A tough operating environment is no match for Ashcroft’s A Series pressure switch. All 316 stainless steel construction, a weatherproof IP67 enclosure and an operating temp from -40°F to 212°F make this compact switch the ideal choice for a wide variety of industrial and OEM installations.

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High Performance Disc Magnet Motor

June 4, 2013 4:57 pm | by MDT Staff | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

Portescap has introduced the P532 series disc magnet step motor with encoder. This integrated solution delivers a best-in-class power rate and acceleration to outperform standard Brushless DC motors in a wide range of applications where closed loop performance is needed.

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Multi-Touch Control Wheel

June 3, 2013 5:32 pm | Grayhill, Inc. | Products

The Multi-Touch Control Wheel (MTCW) offers an expanded array of sensor data options, allowing the system to interpret many different finger gestures for machine command and image manipulation. Approximately 4.5 inches in overall diameter, the MTCW is available in standard white, black or custom colors. It has the functionality of four devices in one unit: 1. Multi-touch touchpad 2. Virtual 4 to 256 position rotary encoder (reads finger motion when it runs around a circular groove in the outer circumference of the wheel) 3. Virtual 4 position joystick (touching points at North, South, East, West) 4. Proximity sensor

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Multi-Touch Ring Encoder

June 3, 2013 5:25 pm | Grayhill, Inc. | Products

Grayhill’s Multi-Touch Ring Encoder with Instinct features a touchpad on the device’s surface recognizes multiple finger touches and motions and transmits them via USB to a CPU that decodes the gestures and carries them out on the display. This way, the user gets the benefits of gesture recognition without ever touching the display. For more precise control, a ring encoder encircles the touchpad and the entire knob can be pressed. The rotary function allows the user to scroll through options and the pushbutton selects the desired setting. With the implementation of the Instinct Ring Encoder, other devices such as joysticks, touchpads, trackballs and pushbuttons can be eliminated.

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Custom Encoder Media

May 29, 2013 6:13 pm | US Digital | Products

US Digital can customize patterns, mounting holes and hubs for transmissive and reflective media. Pair the disks and linear strips with the EM1 transmissive optical encoder module. With vertically integrated design and manufacturing capabilities, customized solutions are available with best-in-industry lead times.

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Small Brushless Dual-Shaft Motor

May 16, 2013 4:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Allied Motion | Product Releases | Comments

Allied Motion has announced the KinetiMax 32EB-DS, an extremely compact brushless DC motor with a dual output shaft. This KinetiMax is an outer rotor motor and has two identical shafts and two identical bearings capable of handling high side loads on both sides of the motor.

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DC Motor for Fine Rotary Motions

May 15, 2013 4:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new – big and powerful – RE 30 EB precious metal brushed motor is a special and rare drive, and for certain applications, it's exactly what's needed. Precious metal brushes are known for ensuring low, constant contact resistance over the entire service life, a characteristic that makes control far easier.

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Printer and Inserter Provides Cost Effective Labor Savings

May 14, 2013 3:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new patented UltraSert document printer and inserter from Integrated Systems Design (ISD) can automatically print and insert documents into mixed carton sizes at up to 25 pages per minute per unit for medical device packaging and shipping operations.

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