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M3-L linear Actuator

Photonics.com
Jan 2011
New Scale Technologies Inc.Request Info
 
VICTOR, N.Y., Jan. 18, 2011 — New Scale Technologies Inc. has announced the latest product in its M3 Micro-Mechatronics Module family: the miniature M3-L closed-loop linear motion module. With 0.5-µm position resolution and measuring <27.5 × 13 × 7.5 mm, the system is suitable for precision motion control of variable inductors, trimming capacitors and optical elements for radio frequency, microwave and photonics tuning applications.

It also adds reliable motion to a wide range of miniature optical and handheld instruments, aerospace and unmanned aerial vehicle controls, and biomedical systems including fluid controls and microsurgery.

Operating on a 3.3-V battery and high-level digital motion commands, the system integrates all motion and control functions into one package, including a piezoelectric linear micromotor, a position sensor, a guide mechanism, a motor driver, a control processor and software. The standard serial interface (I2C or SPI) accepts proportional integral derivative closed-loop system tuning parameters, as well as high-level input commands such as “move specified distance.” No external controller is needed.

The module is offered with a bullet nose for pushing or a hook tip for pulling loads. Typical travel range is 6 mm. It draws ~500 mW of power while moving and 200 mW quiescent. Weight is ~4.5 g without tips. It is customized to OEM specifications.

M3-L developer’s kits include an M3-L linear module along with a USB key and the company’s Pathway PC software, affording designers a graphical user interface to evaluate motion and a scripting environment for system development.


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linear actuator
High-precision motorized positioning device, often linked to computer control equipment.
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An electromagnetic wave lying within the region of the frequency spectrum that is between about 1000 MHz (1 GHz) and 100,000 MHz (100 GHz). This is equivalent to the wavelength spectrum that is between one millimeter and one meter, and is also referred to as the infrared and short wave spectrum.
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