Integrated Absolute Encoder
The new LR17 expands MICROMO’s (Clearwater, FL) strong line-
up of piezo technology from PiezoMotor (Sweden) and is offered
with an integrated absolute encoder. The compact LR 17 is 17 mm in
diameter and includes the Piezo LEGS
technology. Features include:
A torque of 30 mNm.
An integrated 15-bit magnetic absolute
A closed loop resolution of 0.2
The KinetiMax 54 EB
from Allied Motion
(Englewood, CO) is a new,
bidirectional brushless DC
motor with an integrated
speed control drive that
has a robust bearing sys-
tem capable of handling
high side loads. Features
Temperature and reverse
An adjustable motor
speed (300 to 4,000 RPM).
A minimum operating life of 20,000 hours.
An output up to 16 W at a constant speed of
Reduced Lead Times
Siemens (Washington, DC) has announced reduced lead times for its
Generation II Simotics 1FK7 servomotors. Highly-configurable to suit
a variety of applications, this new line features 7 shaft heights, quick-connect power connector, and high-accuracy 20- and 24-bit field
replaceable encoders in 10 styles. Other features include:
3 inertia versions: standard, high-dynamic, and high-inertia.
3x overload and 2.5% torque ripple.
New Membrane Potentiometers
Designed for applications that require a linear position sensing device in a narrow space, Novotechnik’s (Southborough, MA) LFP Series membrane potentiometers provide some unique advantages besides a thin profile. Applications include linear actuator systems used for car, truck,
and off-highway vehicle seats, window lifts, convertible car covers, electronically adjustable mirrors, robotics, and solar panel positioning systems.
Linearity to ±0.3%.
A life of > 25 million cycles.
A hermetic seal against ingress of liquids and dust to IP67.
An operating temperature up to 125°C.
Availability in 10 standard lengths from 50 to 500 mm.
Z-Drives are plug-in style servo drives from Advanced Motion
Controls (Camarillo, CA) that mount directly to the PCB, enabling
fully integrated designs while simplifying wiring and installation.
With a total of 72 models now available, Z-Drives come with a long
list of options. Features include:
Digital and analog architectures.
CANopen, RS232/485, and EtherCAT networks.
Commands over the network or with I/O.
TTL encoders, 1Vp-p encoders, absolute encoders, and
An output of 6 to 60 A peak, and 3 to 30 A continuous.