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Miniature Voice Coil Motor Stage by Akribis Systems

Akribis MGV Series

Akribis MGV Series

The MGV is a compact series of voice coil stages by Akribis Systems that features cross roller bearings and an encoder resolution of up to 20nm.  Due to the direct coupling of the load directly to the motor it is suitable for high seed and high acceleration applications.  Akribis voice coil motors are one of the simplest actuators available and consist of two components; the magnet and the coil.

The MGV stage is constructed with an ironless linear motor and can achieve excellent repeatability and accuracy.  Supporting strokes of up to 30mm, the MGV stage is suitable in a wide range of applications including:  Semiconductor, Optics, Photonics, Life Sciences, Medical, Aerospace and Measurement & Metrology.

Benefits of Direct Drive Voice Coil Motor Technology

  • Direct drive
  • Zero cogging
  • Zero backlash
  • Suitable for high speed/high acceleration applications
  • Smooth motion even at low speeds
  • Low velocity ripple
  • Eliminates coupling devices
  • Requires no maintenance

CLICK HERE to view more information on the Voice Coil Motors & Actuators from Akribis Systems.

For more information, please contact:


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


Tags:  Akribis, Voice Coil, Voice Coil Actuator, Linear Motor, Electromate

Servo Amplifier Basics. On Demand Webinar

Dr. Jacob Tal, the CEO of Galil Motion Control, discusses the basics of Servo Amplifiers.  Topics include:

  • Types of Amplifiers such as PWM, Linear, Current, Voltage and Velocity Amplifiers
  • Power Supply Requirements
  • Commutation Methods

CLICK HERE to view this On Demand Webinar.

Tags:  Servo Amplifier, Servo Drive, BLDC Drive, Galil, Webinar, Electromate

Configure-To-Order Screw Driven Positioning Stages from Lintech

Screw Driven Positioning Stages
from Lintech are used in applications where accuracy & repeatability are more critical than axial thrust forces.  The base, carriage, and all sub-assembly components are precision machined which contribute to the accuracy and repeatability of the stage.  These positioning tables use either an acme or ball screw as the drive mechanism.  Square or round rail linear bearings are used to carry the user load.  These custom configured screw driven stages allow the user load to be positioned very accurately & repeatedly.

Lintech Screw Driven Positioning Stages feature:

  • Designed to maximize performance while minimizing physical size and cos
  • Optional: Waycovers, EOT & Home switches, linear & rotary encoders, power-off electric brakes, motor wrap packages and versatile mounting brackets for multiple axis applications
  • Over 30 different acme & ball screw options that offer high efficiencies and long life at an economical price
  • Constructed with a precision machined aluminum carriage which has threaded stainless steel inserts for high strength and wear life
  • A variety of NEMA and metric motor mounts and couplings

CLICK HERE to view more information on the Screw Driven Positioning Stages from Lintech.

For more information, please contact:


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


Tags:  Lintech, Screw Driven Positioning Stage, Positioning Table, Electromate

Stainless steel actuator for washdown applications

Tolomatic ERD-SS2 Actuator

Tolomatic ERD-SS2 Actuator

The all stainless steel ERD actuator from Tolomatic with protective motor enclosure (ERD-SS2) accommodates both servo (23-frame) and stepper (NEMA 17 and NEMA 23-frame) motors.  Combine any ERD-SS2 with the Tolomatic ACS servo or stepper drive and get a complete motion control system with high performance at a very competitive price.  Features include:

  • Clean-in-place compatible
  • IP69K rated
  • 3 body sizes
  • Ball and acme screw choices
  • Force/thrust capabilities up to 500 lbf (2.2 kN)
  • Stroke lengths up to 24 inches (610 mm)
  • Choice of stepper and servo drive/controller and motor solutions
  • Simplifies and lowers cost of machine design by eliminating protective guards around standard actuators

CLICK HERE to view more information on the ERD-SS2 Actuators from Tolomatic.

For more information, please contact:


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



Tags:  Tolomatic, Electromate, ERD-SS2, IP69k, Clean-in-place compatible, actuator, positioning stage, electric actuator

Low-cost Belt-drive Actuator designed for harsh environments, loads up to 520 lbs (235 kg) by Tolomatic

New trapezoidal solid-bearing actuator design optimizes performance in moderate-loading applications requiring high duty cycle and high speed over long strokes.

Tolomatic MXB-S Belt-Drive Actuator

Tolomatic MXB-S Belt-Drive Actuator

Tolomatic’s family of MXB electric belt-drive actuators includes a new solid bearing load-carrying design ideal for harsh environments.  The trapezoidal solid bearing provides a rigid, long-lasting bearing system capable of operating in environments that roller bearings would not be able to withstand.  With loads up to 520 lbs. (235 kg), speeds up to 100 in/sec (2.54 m/sec) and strokes up to 230 in (5.8 m), the MXB-S belt-drive actuators an economical solution for light- to moderate-loading applications requiring high duty cycle and high speeds over long strokes.  The MXB-S actuator can withstand light wash down.

“The trapezoidal solid bearing slides along the extrusion, acting as a wiper against contaminants that would clog up a roller bearing belt drive actuator,” said Nick Holmgard, product marketing engineer.

The MXB-S is available in six body sizes with in-line motor mounts as well as reverse parallel mounts with 3:1 timing belt reductions.  When paired with the ACS servo or stepper EtherNet/IP™-enabled drive and motor package, or with third-party motor and drive utilizing the Your Motor Here® program, the MXB-S actuator is easy to set up and integrate into many applications.

In addition to the MXB-S, Tolomatic’s MXB family of high-speed linear belt actuators, offering long strokes with optimal performance, include the MXB-U unguided belt-drive actuator for applications where loads are externally guided and supported, and the MXB-P heavy duty linear actuator with profiled rail bearing and belt-drive drive to achieve heavy loads and high speeds.


Tags:  Tolomatic, Electromate, MXB-S, linear belt actuator, MXB-U, MXB-P, actuator, positioning stage

Integrated ROBO Cylinders® from Intelligent Actuator Inc.

IAI ROBO Cylinders

IAI ROBO Cylinders

The Robo Cylinder ® is a flexible, intelligent, and economical, ballscrew linear. Economical and easy to use, the Robo Cylinder® is specifically designed to accomplish the simple tasks usually assigned to air cylinders, but with greater flexibility and control.

Offering custom control over position, speed, acceleration, deceleration, and torque, allowing for mid-move velocity changes, and control from a PLC, the Robo Cylinder® is a versatile and easy-to-use alternative to pneumatic cylinders.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the Robo Cylinder Actuators from Intelligent Actuator.

For more information, please contact:


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


Tags:  Electromate, IAI, Intelligent Actuator, Robo Cylinder, Linear Actuator, Electric Linear Actuator, Rod Style Smart Actuator

Harmonic Drive LLC introduces harmonic planetary gearheads

Harmonic Drive LLC, a leader in high precision motion control adds Harmonic Planetary HPG gearheads with helical gearing and low reduction ratios to its current planetary gearhead lineup.  Harmonic Gearhead products are available with quick lead times.Harmonic Drive HPG-R Gearbox

The new models, HPG-R, add low-speed ratios from 3:1 through 10:1 including all integer ratios in between.  HPG-R employs helical gearing for improved noise reduction and higher torque capacity.  Ideal for a variety of machinery and equipment designs, these new models enhance the already successful HPG series.

Harmonic Drive HPG-R GearboxA special design of the HPG internal gear allows a preload of the gear and enables it to slightly deform elastically thus maintaining low backlash for the life of the gearhead, without any need for adjustment.  This preload not only minimizes backlash but also compensates for interference between meshing parts.  The result is low backlash for the life of the gear, without any backlash creep.

Like all Harmonic Planetary gearheads, the HPG-Helical gears feature Quick Connect coupling for easy mounting to any servo motor.  They are also available with flange output, shaft output without key and shaft output with key and center tapped hole.

CLICK HERE for information on the Harmonic Drive HPG Harmonic Planetary Gearhead.

For more information, please contact:


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


Tags:  Harmonic Drive, Harmonic Planetary, Planetary Gearhead, Planetary Gearbox


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