Moticont has released a new three-axis XYZ linear actuator, the XYZ-10. The X and Y axis of the actuator each has 0.97 in. (24.6 mm) of travel and the Z axis has a stroke of 0.500 in. (12.7 mm). The high-speed, high-acceleration, zero-cogging, brushless voice coil motors provide 6.3 lb (28.2 N) of force and […]
Researchers in Singapore and China have proposed a process flow to guide 3D printing of miniature soft pneumatic actuators. Robots with integrated prints could have applications in jet-engine maintenance and minimally invasive surgery.
H2W Technologies’ new high-force, non-commutated dc linear actuator, otherwise known as a direct-drive voice-coil actuator, is designed specifically for use in cryogenic environments. Material choice and design parameters were implemented such that the motor can operate without degradation or damage when placed in a cryogenic environment. The model NCC14-78-830-1SM can generate a continuous force of […]
Mechanical systems, such as engines and motors, rely on two principal types of motions of stiff components: linear motion, which involves an object moving from one point to another in a straight line; and rotational motion, which involves an object rotating on an axis. Nature has developed far more sophisticated forms of movement — or…
Curtiss-Wright’s Sensors & Controls Division recently announced the release of the Exlar GTX080 next-generation integrated motor/actuator. The GTX080’s latest design offers substantial performance improvements over its predecessor. Incorporating Curtiss-Wright’s patented inverted roller screw technology, the GTX080’s high power density and compact form factor make it an ideal replacement for hydraulic cylinders. The GTX Series actuators […]