Sensata Technologies

Mechanical Power Transmission

Integrated Voice Coil Actuator comes in compact package.

Supplied in 4.3 in. dia x 12 in. long housing, LAS43-120-000A features 1.25 in. stroke length and 340 lb peak force. Design, which- incorporates position feedback sensor with analog output, is- suited for servo positioning or velocity control applications.- Integrated shaft and bushings eliminate need for outside supporting mechanism to provide concentricity between stationary and moving...

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Linear Moving Magnet Actuators allow for precise positioning.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Moving Magnet Actuators allow for precise positioning.

When combined with smart drive electronics, Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuators can be controlled for speed and desired output force. By keeping magnet mass low, system inertia is well controlled, resulting in precise speed and position control. Moving magnet actuators lend themselves to applications that require moderate speed and gentle stop points, such as remotely controlled circuit breakers,...

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Linear Actuator delivers peak force of 500 lb.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Actuator delivers peak force of 500 lb.

Providing continuous force of 292 lb with 2 in. total stroke, Model LA100-93-000A features semi-housed construction with built-in shaft and bushings that orient coil assembly concentric to field assembly to facilitate mounting. Unit measures 10 in. in diameter and 9.3 in. long at mid stroke. Typical uses include environmental stress testing for lab equipment and military and aerospace equipment,...

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Linear Voice Coil Actuator features moving magnet design.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Voice Coil Actuator features moving magnet design.

With resolution limited only by encoder used for feedback, LAH24-67-000A incorporates magnetic latches at each end of travel and is suited for critical applications where specific stop position is desired when coil is de-energized. Product provides 0.44 in.- travel with 115 lb peak force and 37 lb continuous force from package with 2.4 in. dia footprint; force output is achieved- via split coil...

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Electronic Components & Devices

Voice Coil Actuator or Solenoid

By Jim McNamara, BEI Kimco Magnetics, Senior Application Engineer When it comes to linear motion, engineers often come down to two choices: Voice Coil Actuators (VCAs) and Solenoids. Both of them are simple electromechanical devices that can accomplish the task. But there are definite differences between the two and it is important for the designer to select the component most suited for the...

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BEI Kimco Magnetics Announces New Stocking Program for Faster Voice Coil Actuator Delivery and Improved Design Process Management
Mechanical Power Transmission

BEI Kimco Magnetics Announces New Stocking Program for Faster Voice Coil Actuator Delivery and Improved Design Process Management

VISTA, Calif., − BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), announced today the Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Stock Program. Designed to reduce lead time, the new stock program offers customers express VCA delivery. The new program identifies the most frequently used products and defines the safety stock quantity for each model, explains Gareth Yiu, Product Marketing...

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BEI Kimco Magnetics Introduces Easy-to-Use Calculation Tool for Linear Voice Coil Actuator Selection
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BEI Kimco Magnetics Introduces Easy-to-Use Calculation Tool for Linear Voice Coil Actuator Selection

VISTA, Calif., − Nov. 15, 2011 - BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced a convenient new tool to calculate the optimum Linear Voice Coil Actuator size for a given application. The new tool was designed to save customers time in determining the most suitable linear actuator by providing a quick and easy downloadable program from the company's...

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