The LA15-16-043Z Voice Coil Actuator features a large diameter clear aperture. It is compact in size (1.5 in. diameter and 1.6 in. in length at mid-stroke), and offers high force capabilities. The actuator’s aperture can be used for product feed-through, laser beams or other illumination delivery, as well as for other application-specific functions. This design lends itself to merging the actuator into the customer assembly for a completely integrated system, resulting in reduced weigh, fewer components and a more overall compact product. Total stroke is 0.25 in.; peak force is 15 lb.
The new offering was developed to meet specific requirements for an optical application. In this instance, the laser beam passes through the middle hole of the actuator and a lens is assembled to the coil, becoming an integral part of the system. When the coil/lens moves, the actuator changes the focus and dithers the laser beam.
BEI Kimco Magnetics
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