Archive for June, 2012

Maxon Release New Pancake Servo Motor Brochure

Maxon's Pancake Servo Motor Series

Maxon’s Pancake Servo Motor Series

New 24pg brochure provides detailed specifications and drawings on Maxon’s complete family of Pancake Servo Motors.

Maxon’s Flat Motor Program features:

  • Brushless DC motors with external rotors
  • Electronically commutated internal rotor motors
  • Hall sensor and sensorless versions
  • Models with integrated electronics
  • 6, 9.2, 10, 14, 20, 32, 40, 45, and 90 mm diameter versions
  • 0.2 – 90 watts rated
  • Ultra flat and simple design
  • Sinusoidal commutation for smooth motion
  • High dynamic performance
  • High torque
  • Long service life
  • Low inertia
  • Minimal detent
  • Optional IP40 sealing
  • Can be combined with maxon gearboxes and/or various feedback devices

Click on the link below to download the Pancake Motor Brochure:

More information on the Pancake Servo Motors from Maxon can be viewed at-

For more information, please contact:

Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

GAM’s New Spiral Bevel Series – Configurable – Reliable – Economical

Gam's Spiral Bevel Gearbox Series

Gam’s Spiral Bevel Gearbox Series

GAM V-Series are highly configurable, reliable, and economical right angle solutions for precision power transmission and servo applications.  Precision cut spiral bevel gears are hardened and then lapped in pairs for ideal tooth contact and torque transmission, enabling 94-98% efficiencies.


With 11 frame sizes from 35mm (mini) up to 350mm, 12 shaft configurations, and no limits to the mounting orientation, this gearbox series will seamlessly integrate into your design.


A sturdy cast iron housing, deep groove ball bearings, and seals provide protection in a wide variety of applications.


Advanced inventory and production models allow us to ship these gearbox solutions quickly at a fair price.

More information on the Spiral Bevel Gearboxes from Gam can be viewed at-

For more information, please contact:


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

NEW High Torque Harmonic Drive™ precision strain wave gear, 30% More Torque, Zero-Backlash, 1 Arc-min Accuracy

Having evolved further, Harmonic Drive’s component type gear has re-emerged in a more compact and easier-to-install configuration.

Harmonic Drive™ CSF Gearing

Harmonic Drive™ CSF Gearing

Component Type Harmonic Drive™ CSF series gearing has been developed to meet the needs of the industry as they concern space saving, cost efficiency and other performance characteristics at a time when demand for such features is increasing in tandem with the accelerated pace of technological innovation. The Harmonic Drive ™ CSF Series gearing offered here can be directly integrated into your machinery/equipment. With the addition of a 1/30 reduction ratio series, our gear has made its debut in an even richer line-up so you can select the unit that is most suitable for your needs.

  • Compact and simple configuration
  • High torque capacity
  • High rigidity
  • Backlash-free
  • High positional accuracy and high rotational accuracy
  • High efficiency
  • Smoothness of operation
  • Coaxial input and output

More information on the CSF Series from Harmonic Drive™ can be viewed at-

A copy of this Press Release can be viewed at-

For more information, please contact:

Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

maxon’s 16 mm Spindle Drive for DC Servo Motors

Maxon GP16 Spindle DC Servo Gearmotor

Maxon GP16 Spindle DC Servo Gearmotor

maxon’s newest product for converting rotary motion into powerful linear motion. The GP16 precision spindle combined with a DC motor make it possible to transform rotary motion into axial motion. Gearheads, motors, encoders and controllers from maxon’s standard program are used to drive the spindles. Features include:

  • Availability in a metric M6 spindle.
  • A self-locking function or a 5-mm ball screw, which offers high efficiency, high-load capacity and no self-locking feature.
  • 14 different reduction ratios available, from 4.4 up to 850:1.

Feed forces between 35 and 370 N and even up to 400 N for short durations.

For more information on Maxon’s DC Spindle Drive Products, click on the link below:

Maxon DC Spindle Drive Product Information


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Nippon Pulse’s SLP Acculine Linear Stage System for Industrial Applications

Nippon Pulse’s SLP Acculine stage series is an all-inclusive solution that integrates shaft support within the housing, simplifying your transition from traditional linear motion systems, including ball-screws and pneumatic actuators.

Nippon Pulse Acculine SLP Linear Shaft Motor Stage

Nippon Pulse Acculine SLP Linear Shaft Motor Stage

Because it is an all-inclusive stage, the SLP series vastly simplifies and eases installation and reduces the amount of machining you’ll be required to perform. Because the SLP series is built around Nippon Pulse’s high-precision Linear Shaft Motor, this actuator minimizes unusable support space and maximizes the usable travel area.

The SLP series also features the smallest deadzone of any linear stage on the market and features the highest force-to-volume ratio of any linear stage system available. Again, because the SLP series is designed around the Linear Shaft Motor, the stage has very few maintenance demands. As is the case with any linear motion system, you need to ensure that the built-in bearings are free of foreign material.

Features of the SLP Stage include:

• Three model sizes (SLP15, SLP25, SLP35)
• Non-critical motor air gap between 0.5 and 2.0mm
• Continuous forces between 17 and 185N
• Acceleration forces between 90 and 970N
• Standard stroke lengths between 100 and 1300mm
• Single or double-slider configurations
• Maximum acceleration of 3.5G
• Maximum velocity of 3 m/s
• Load capacity between 3 and 30kg
• Easily configured into XY and/or XYZ assemblies
• 1µm encoder resolution
• Jig plates to ease configuration of multiple axis assemblies

SLP Acculine Stage Applications include:

• High-speed pick and place
• High-force packaging
• Processing and handling machines
• Ball-screw replacement systems
• Belt drive replacement systems
• Rack and pinion replacement systems

For more information on the SLP Acculine Stage Product Family, click on the link below:

Acculine Stage Product Family


Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Shimpo’s New ABLE VRL-Series is Available To Ship In 2 Days

    • Industry Standard Mounting Dimensions
    • Thread-in Mounting Style
    • Best-In-Class Backlash (<=5 arc-min)
    • Ships in 48 hours
    • Assembled in the USA
Shimpo ABLE VRL Series Planetary Gearboxes

Shimpo ABLE VRL Series Planetary Gearboxes

The new VRL is an excellent choice when switching brands, as it offers drop-in mounting dimensions for some of the more popular servo reducer mounting methods. The inline planetary reducer has a thread-in mounting style, with a standard backlash and excellent radial & axial load ratings that are best-in-class. The Able VRL Gear Reducer is the perfect solution for servomotor applications such as gantries, injection molding machines, pick and place, and linear slides.

Offered in concentric shaft, with a maximum 5 arc-min backlash rating, the VRL offers long life with high-duty ratings and impressive output torque.

For more information on the Shimpo Drives Product Family, click on the link below:

Shimpo Product Family

Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699

Linear Shaft Motor to Replace Traditional Linear Systems

Nippon Pulse Linear Shaft Motors

Nippon Pulse Linear Shaft Motors

Nippon Pulse’s Linear Shaft Motor is an ideal replacement for more traditional linear motion systems including ball-screws, belt drives, piezo motors, u-channel motors, and rack and pinion linear actuators. The Linear Shaft Motor provides greater energy efficiency, precision, accuracy, repeatability, and cost efficiency than similar linear systems.

A direct thrust motor, the Linear Shaft Motor has no backlash, no wear and provides extremely smooth motion. Because the Linear Shaft Motor is a simple mechanical design, consisting of only a forcer (coils) and magnetic shaft, it is virtually maintenance free and creates minimal noise and no dust/debris.

Replacing a traditional linear system with the Linear Shaft Motor, or integrating it into a new design, will reduce the number of parts in the system, save space, eliminate the need to adjust with locating guides and concentrics, reduce machining cost and time, and minimize design cost and time.

Advantages of the Linear Shaft Motor

  • Speeds up to 10m/s with acceleration up to 20G
  • Speeds as low as 8μm/s
  • Precision up to 0.07nm (dependent on linear encoder)
  • Over 50% more energy efficient than u-shaped motors
  • No cogging: Coreless design results in no magnetic      cogging
  • Non-critical air gap between 0.5 and 5.0mm, allowing      for easy installation and alignment
  • Stiffness up to 100 times greater than similar motors
  • Speed fluctuation of only 0.006% at 100mm/s
  • Ironless design creates no eddy currents
  • Unlike similar motors, the Linear Shaft Motor is rated  using no external heat sinks
  • Harsh environment operation, including washdown, underwater, debris, vacuum

We’ve Integrated it for You

We’ve taken the Linear Shaft Motor and integrated into several stage solutions, further simplifying the transition from traditional linear systems and easing integration into new designs.

For more information on the Nippon Pulse Linear Shaft Motor Product Family, click on the link below:

Nippon Pulse Linear Shaft Motor Product Family

Warren Osak
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699


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