SQL Series Piezo Motor
Jan 2006New Scale Technologies Inc.Request Info
The tiny SQL series Squiggle motor from New Scale Technologies offers precise linear motion at low power for today’s smaller portable OEM electronic products, according to the company. Applications include medical devices, wireless security cameras and mobile phone camera auto focus/optical zoom assemblies. At 2.4 x 2.4 mm, the new SQL series motor is half the size of the company’s earlier motors for OEMs. It features a new metal/ceramic composite construction for greater robustness and lower cost. The patented ultrasonic motor design has lower power consumption than miniature electromagnetic motors. It holds its position when the power is turned off, further conserving battery life. Max input power is 100 mW (5 V) when moving. Standard SQL evaluation models are available now in 2.4 mm and 3.4 mm sizes, with customizable shaft length and travel range up to 30 mm. Speed is up to 10 mm/sec with resolution better than 100 nm. Stall force is 4 N. An SQL evaluation kit for product developers is available now. The kit includes an SQL series motor, a credit card-sized drive electronics card, cables and software for RS-232 computer control. A manual control handset is optional. Visit www.newscaletech.com/motorsforoem.html for complete specifications.