Motion Control – Voice Coil Linear Actuator from H2W Tech used in Telerobotic Surgery!

H2W-Motion_Control-Med-VCH2W’s voice coil (NCC04-10-005-1A) was recently utilized as a vibration actuator in a high-frequency acceleration application for telerobotic surgery.

VerroTouch: Tactile Feedback for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery.

Problem: Quoting the article “Though the robotic tools mimic one’s hand motions, surgeons quickly notice they cannot feel what the tools are touching, a striking contrast to non-robotic techniques.”

Observation: The robotic surgical tools experience distinct vibrations when in contact with different surfaces and tools.

Solution: Locate a sensor at the base of the tool to measure the contact with other tools and textures during surgery, and by adding a voice coil actuator that is used to reproduce and amplify those vibrations on the top of the hand controller.

Result: Again quoting from the article., “The VerroTouch system … …enables the surgeon to feel the texture of rough surfaces, the start and end of contact with manipulated objects, and other important tactile events. Surgeons have tested VerroTouch to validate its performance. The feedback feels natural, and quantitative analysis has shown that the accelerations recreated at the handles strongly resemble those measured at the tools.”

More information about the University of Pennsylvania’s VerroTouch device can be found in “Haptics” – A publication of, The Haptics Group is part of the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.

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About H2W Technologies, Inc.

H2W Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the design and manufacture of linear and rotary motion products that are used in the motion control industry. The complete line of linear electric motors includes: Single and dual axis linear steppers, DC brush and brushless linear motors, voice coil actuators, and AC induction motors. Also offered is a complete line of ball screw, lead screw and belt driven positioning stages.

Other motion control products include: Limited angle torque motors for compact, limited angular excursion rotary servo applications, 3 phase brushless rotary servo motors with matching digital servo amplifiers and permanent magnet linear brakes for fail-safe, zero power braking for baggage handling and people moving applications as well as amusement park rides.

With over 75 years combined experience in the linear and rotary motion field, the H2W Technologies team of engineers offers the optimal solution to the most demanding motion control, requirements.

For additional information contact Mark Wilson at H2W Technologies, 26380 Ferry Ct, Santa Clarita, CA 91350; Tel: 888-702-0540, Fax: 661-251-2067, E-Mail: or visit the website at

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Motion Control Catalog – Rolled Ball Screws

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Motion Control – Choose the Right, High Precision, Low Cost Linear Stage to Suit Your Motion Control Application!

OES AQ120 and AQ130 Motorized Linear Stages


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Van Nuys, CA – — Motion Control Components – OES (Optimal Engineering Systems) offers ten high precision, low cost linear positioning stages that can be easily integrated into new and existing applications. Choosing the best slide for the application is easy. The five AQ120 and five AQ130 series of linear motorized stages are available in travel distances of: 50 mm (1.969 in.), 100 mm (3.937 in.), 150 mm (5.906 in.), 200 mm (7.874 in.), and 300 mm (11.811 in.). The compact, AQ120 series of linear stages features high precision steel linear ball bearings and hardened steel shafting and are designed for loads of 15 kg (33.1 lbs) for the AQ120-50 to 5 kg (11 lbs) for the AQ120-300. The AQ130 series of linear stages features high precision open steel linear ball bearings and supported hardened steel shafting and is designed for loads to 30 kg (66.1 lbs) for all travel lengths.

Each of these black anodized slides features a large table with a pattern of threaded mounting holes, and a precision low backlash (2µ) 4 mm per turn lead screw. The resolution for all slides is 2 microns per pulse using a10 microsteps per step motor driver, or just 1 micron per pulse using a 20 microsteps per step motor driver.

These stages can easily be configured as XY stages, with a Z axis, or with a rotary, lift, or goniometer stage. All stages are also available with a servo motor and optical encoder, and are compatible with OES’ line of motion controllers. Options also include: plug-in motor driver / indexer, stepper motor with an optical encoder for position verification.

Additionally all stages are available as complete plug-and-play systems.

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About OES Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) is a manufacturer of motion control products including: Stepper motor controllers and drivers, solenoid electronics, and positioning stages and slides. Applications include: Animation, automated assembly systems, automation, CNC machines, flight simulation, inspection systems, linear and rotary stages, machine tools, medical devices, motion control camera boom systems, optical comparators, CMMs, pan-tilt gimbals, PCB assembly & inspection, pick-and-place, positioning stages, robotics, scanners, security cameras, telescope drive mechanisms, time-lapse photography and winders

Some of the industries OES serves are: Aerospace, Astronomy, Chemical, Communications, Educational Institutes, University, Colleges, Government Agencies, National Labs, Manufacturing, Medical, Metrology, Military, Motion Control, Museum, News Agencies, Semiconductor and Test Equipment. Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc’s. competitive advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries advantage is its state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing facility in North America enabling OES to supply clients with custom designed orders or high volume just-in-time deliveries globally.

For additional information contact Customer Service at Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) , 6901 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406; Tel: 888-7071-1826, +1 (818) 222-9200, E-Mail: or visit the website at

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Motion Control Stage Features Sub-micron Positioning, 10 mm Clear Aperture, and High Acceleration!

Sunnyvale, CA, —Linear Motion – Equipment Solutions’ Series of VCS-10 Voice Coil Stages feature: Sub-micron positioning, high acceleration, digital and/or analog position sensors, and are available with a 10 mm clear aperture! These high acceleration stages (50 G’s no load), have 10 mm of linear motion and < 3 millisecond step response time. The customizable VCS-10 Series of linear position stages are ideal for high speed, high precision optical and laser focusing applications in: Medical, semiconductor inspection and manufacturing, scanning microscopy, and micro machining/manufacturing.

The VCS-1010D linear motion positioning stage (pictured) features a 10 mm clear aperture and a 1 μm resolution digital position sensor, with differential quadrature outputs and a center index pulse. The highly responsive, frictionless voice coil motor has been optimized to keep the moving mass as low as possible for the fastest response times, and it has the lowest electrical noise of any motor type. These compact 76 X 41 X 38 millimeter linear motion stages weigh only 255 grams and can be operated horizontally or vertically. Multiple sets of mounting holes allow for easy integration into new or existing applications.

These versatile VCS-10 linear positioning stages can be custom configured to meet the users requirements. As an example, is the custom VCS-1010D (pictured) with a 6mm lens and manual cross-axis adjustments.Equipment Solutions is a leading authority in the field of linear motion voice coil stages. Recognizing that exceptional performance can only be achieved through a system level approach, ESI also has extensive servo electronics expertise. Equipment Solutions motors and actuators are used in markets ranging from applications where our actuators delicately guide a laser beam over an eye as part of a vision enhancement procedure to military hardware that is battlefield certified, and everything in between.

With a time-to-market as short as four weeks, Equipment Solutions has maintained innovative, high quality products. Equipment Solutions, never loses sight of the value of listening very carefully to client input, nurturing a cooperative working relationship, understanding the big picture but never losing sight of the small details that describe it, and perhaps most importantly, following through with after delivery support.

For additional information contact Jeff Knirck at Equipment Solutions, 1098 West Evelyn Ave. #102, Sunnyvale, CA 94086; Tel: 408-245-7161, Fax: 408-245-7160, or visit the Website at

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Motion Control – 510 Series DC and Brushless Servo Motor Drivers from MotiCont!



Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control – This series of drivers is a high performance, cost effective servo motor driver to implement intelligent motion control. The driver incorporates an advanced architecture and surface mount technology to achieve an exceptional power density. This series is designed to drive voice coil, brush-type and brushless DC motors at a high switching frequency. They receive step and direction signals or analog signal from motion controller.


There 3 models of the 510 Series DC and Brushless Servo Motor Drivers:

510-01 Servo Motor Driver,up to +80 VDC Power Supply, 12 Amps Maximum Currentt

510-02 Servo Motor Driver,up to +80 VDC Power Supply, 20 Amps Maximum Current

510-03 Servo Motor Driver,up to +80 VDC Power Supply, 40 Amps Maximum Current
Features of 510 Series DC and Brushless Servo Motor Drivers:

  • Runs DC and Brushless Servo Motors
  • Four Quadrant Regenerative Operation
  • Space Vector Modulation (SVM) Technology
  • Fully Digital State-of-the-art Design
  • Programmable Current, Velocity and Position Loops Gain Settings
  • Fully Configurable Current, Voltage, Position Limits
  • PIDF Velocity Loop
  • PID + FF Position Loop
  • 12 Amps Motor Output
  • +20 VDC to +80 VDC Power Supply
  • Protected Against Over Current
  • Built-in Signal Generator, Sinusoidal, Square Wave and Triangular
  • 20 KHz PWM Frequency
  • No Tachometer Feedback Needed
  • 0 ºC to 70 ºC Operating Temperature
  • Modular 2-Piece Power, Motor, Signal Connector

510 Series DC and Brushless Servo Motor Drivers Modes of Operation:

  • Current
  • Velocity
  • Position

Command Source for 510 Series DC and Brushless Servo Motor Drivers:

  • Encoder Following
  • 10 V Analog
  • Step and Direction

Feedback Supported by 510 Series DC and Brushless Servo Motor Drivers:

  • Incremental Encoder
  • 10 V Analog
  • Auxiliary Incremental Encode

To order 510 Series DC and Brushless Servo Motor Drivers online Click Here!

For additional information contact MotiCont, “A Motion Company” at 6901 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA; Tel: , Fax: (818) 785-5713, E-Mail: or visit the website at

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Ultra-reliable NEMA 23 Stepper-based Linear Actuator by Electrocraft Available from Servo2Go!

Servo2Go - Electrocraft Linear Stepper Actuators

This NEMA 23 ultra-reliable, stepper-based linear actuator is made with ball-bearings and dynamically balanced rotors for high-speed operation!


Greenville, DE –— Motion Control – Based on modified hybrid stepping motors, our AxialPower Plus motors are capable of producing linear forces up to 800 pounds and resolutions up to 0.000125″ per 1.8° step. The reliability and precision of our AxialPower Plus and L3 motors come from using only the highest quality parts. We use stainless steel to increase the durability of our actuating leadscrews. And our internal rotating nuts are made from a range of engineered polymers for low-friction, smooth operation.

APPS23: AxialPower™ Plus Stepper Type Linear Actuator

Size: Nema 23

Torque: to 150 oz-in or 106 Ncm

Typical applications for AxialPower motors:

  • Custom OEM applications (OUR SPECIALTY!)
  • Packaging
  • Semiconductor handling and testing
  • Antenna positioning
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Electric braking systems for railway cars
  • Medical
  • Pick & Place
  • X-Y tables
  • Dispensing
APPS23 Speed / Force Curves
APPS23 Mechanical / Winding Data
Stack Size Models APPS23 – 90A APPS23 – 150A APPS23 – 90V APPS23 – 150V
Holding Torque
90.0 150.0 90.0 150.0
Holding Torque Bi-Polar
63.55 105.92 63.55 105.92
Holding Torque
90.0 150.0 72.0 120.0
Holding Torque Uni-Polar
63.55 105.92 50.84 84.73
1.8 2.2 1.8 2.2
4.6 5.6 4.6 5.6
2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6
17.0 24.0 17.0 24.0
0.5 0.7 0.5 0.7
Step Angle
1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8
Number Leads 4 4 6 6
APPS23 Bi-Polar Windings
Winding Models APPS23 – 90A10 – 1 APPS23 – 90A20 – 1 APPS23 – 90A30 – 1 APPS23 – 150A10 – 1 APPS23 – 150A20 – 1 APPS23 – 150A30 – 1
1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0
5.8 3.0 1.8 7.9 3.8 2.4
5.8 1.5 0.6 7.9 1.9 0.8
20.3 5.2 2.0 35.0 8.6 3.5
APPS23Uni-Polar Windings
Winding Models
APPS23 – 90V18 – 1 APPS23 – 90V30 – 1 APPS23 – 90V60 – 1 APPS23 – 90V119 – 1 APPS23 – 150V23 – 1 APPS23 – 150V38 – 1 APPS23 – 150V60 – 1 APPS23 – 150V76 – 1 APPS23 – 150V154 – 1
2.1 1.4 0.7 0.4 2.1 1.4 0.9 0.7 0.4
2.5 4.2 8.5 16.8 3.3 5.4 8.5 10.8 21.8
1.2 3.1 12.0 47.0 1.5 3.8 9.6 15.2 61.8
4.0 10.4 43.2 165.6 6.4 16.8 47.0 70.8 269.2
3.0 2.0 1.0 0.5 3.0 2.0 1.3 1.0 0.5
1.8 3.0 6.0 11.9 2.3 3.8 6.0 7.6 15.4
0.6 1.5 6.0 23.5 0.8 1.9 4.8 7.6 30.9
1.0 2.6 10.8 41.4 1.6 4.2 11.7 17.7 67.3
APPS23 Outline Drawing
APPS23 Frame Size Drawing Key
APPS23-90 1.75 ±.03 44.5 ±.08
APPS23-150 2.21 ±.03 56.1 ±.08


APPS23 Leadscrew Options
(# starts)
Thread Lead
Linear Travel
per step
Q 3/8-20ACME 0.05000 0.00025000
S 3/8-10ACME 0.10000 0.00050000
T 3/8-16ACME 0.06250 0.00031250

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Motion Control – Maxon’s Configurable DC Drives!

Maxon motors introduces a NEW Super-fast and sterilizable Brushless Motor!

Maxon motion control ECX Brushless High Speed Motor


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Fall River, MA – Motion Control Components – maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. These brushless drives are ideal for use in hand-held surgical tools and industrial spindles.

The ECX SPEED series of brushless motors has been optimized for high speeds (up to 120,000 rpm). Several different performance classes are available to fit your application: Standard, High Power, sterilizable (up to 2000 cycles) or with ceramic bearings for high speeds.

With a few clicks of your mouse you can configure your drive online and place your order. With maxon motor’s configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor – including gearhead, encoder and controller, to your specifications. Now, in addition to the brushed motors, you can also configure these three new high speed brushless micro motors.

ECX motors are available with diameters of 8 mm, 16 mm and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. They are available with different power stages and in standard or sterilizable versions.

All three high-speed motors (8 mm, 16 mm and 19 mm) are now available in maxon’s online shop, where customizing the drives is easy. This means that customers can fit the drives with specific mechanical and electrical components specific to their application needs. For example, with the ECX 8 mm, the GPX planetary gearheads and ENX 8 encoders are available. It is also possible to customize the shaft lengths, winding types, ball bearings and much more.

Select the mechanical and electrical interface online.

Lean, automated processes ensure that all configurable drives are ready for shipment within 11 working days.

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Motion Control – FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy Compliant Linear Motion Components

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Motion Control – Linear Motion – LM76 FluidLine Motion Control Linear/Rotary bearings are FDA/USDA & 3A Dairy Complaint. They are also caustic wash down inert. FluidLine bearings one piece construction has benefits over traditional Teflon Composite lined aluminum bearings: if you have a wear situation, Teflon Composite Bearings have a .035″ Teflon Composite Liner. Once you wear through the liner, you are into the aluminum shell. FluidLine bearings will simply wear more and more until they are too sloppy and can replaced at your convenience. They are also less expensive in volume because there are fewer manufacturing operations. We can easily design and produce special ID’s, OD’s, Lengths and features such as flanges.

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FDA/USDA/3-A Dairy Compliance Brochure CLICK HERE

Call Mike Quinn 1-800-513-3163 to find out if FluidLine is a good match for your application.

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Motion Control Components – Miniature Voice Coil Motor Features High Force to Size Ratio!

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Van Nuys, CA – Motion Control Components – The miniature Linear Voice Coil Motor, LVCM-022-013-01, from Moticont features a high force-to-weight ratio of 14.5 oz. (4.0 N) continuous force and 45.7 oz. (12.7 N) peak force in a compact 0.875 in. (22.2 mm) diameter x 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) long package. This clean, quiet, efficient, low inertia, high acceleration, high speed motor has zero cogging and features high accuracy, and high repeatability to less than1 μm (0.00004 in.) when operated in a closed loop as a DC servo motor. This miniature voice coil motor is ideal for applications such as: Pick-and-place, testing, laser steering, mirror positioning, scanning, oscillation, switching, and hand held medical, dental, or industrial applications.

The miniature LVCM-022-013-01 linear voice coil motor has a stroke length of 0.25 in (6.4 mm). and is easily added to new or existing applications using the precision drilled and tapped 4-40 UNC-2B mounting holes. Other smaller and larger models as well as custom designs are available. The LVCM-022-013-01 linear voice coil motor can be order as a complete plug-and-play system including an encoder and controller.

About Moticont – Moticont is a manufacturer of motion control products. Their product line includes voice coil motors, three phase brushless motors and positioning stages and slides.

Moticont is committed to exceeding their customers’ quality expectations and industry standards throughout the design, manufacturing, service and technical support phases. Our modern manufacturing facility, highly controlled processes, committed staff, and extensive testing complement our product design strengths. This enables us to supply our clients with specialized small orders to high volume just-in-time deliveries.

We offer an extensive line of standard products ready to be shipped immediately from stock, and when standard products are not quite right for an application, highly trained design engineers are always available to develop custom motion control products to fit the specific needs or our customers.

For additional information contact Moticont, “A Motion Company” at 6901 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA; Tel: (888) 785-1804, Fax: (818) 785-5713, E-Mail: or visit the website at

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