New Scale Technologies, Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Piezoelectric Micro Motor snaps into OEM products.

Featuring stainless steel housing, SQL-1.8-6-12-SS SQUIGGLE Motor measures 2.7 x 2.8 x 6 mm and mounts with tabs or adhesive. Unit features 6 mm travel range, 0.5 Â-µm resolution, speeds greater than 7 mm/sec, and stall force of 30 g. With solid bottom surface, motor is suitable for integrating into high-volume miniature products, such as optical systems, medical devices, and micro-robotic...

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Controls & Controllers

Motors feature piezoelectric motor driver ASIC.

Piezoelectric motor driver ASIC, NSD-1102 can drive one or two SQL-1.8 SQUIGGLE motors from single 2.8 to 5.5 Vdc supply. It includes on-chip dc-dc step-up converter and 4 half bridge drivers to create pairs of phase-shifted square waves with ultrasonic frequency to drive SQUIGGLE micro motors. Motor and drive circuit draw 100-900 mW when moving, depending on motor speed and load. On-chip...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Position Sensor features on-chip digital encoder.

Offering alternative to miniature optical encoders, TRK-1T02 TRACKER Magnetic Sensor offers 2 Â-µm resolution and can be used as linear encoder or off-axis rotary encoder. Measuring 8.5 x 11.5 x 1.61 mm, unit does not require light source and is insensitive to external light, shock, vibration, and high-particulate environments. On-chip encoder provides direct digital output using standard...

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Mechanical Power Transmission

Micro-Actuator Module incorporates piezoelectric motor.

Incorporating piezoelectric SQUIGGLE linear motor with optical limit switches in compact polymer housing, Model SQL-M-1.8 SQUIGGLE micro-actuator module measures 13.5 x 4.2 x 4.3 mm, and uses approximately 300 mW when moving. It is self-locking, and utilizes zero power to hold its position. Targeting lock modules and other applications, unit features 7 mm/sec speed, 3 mm stroke, 15 g operating...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

New Scale Awarded Third U.S. Patent for Piezoelectric SQUIGGLE® Motor Technology and Applications

Patent covers the latest micro motor improvements related to electrical interconnections, low-power drive electronics and integration in mobile phone cameras VICTOR, NY - Feb. 4, 2008 - New Scale Technologies, Inc. has received its third US patent for its miniature piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motors, the company announced today. The patent covers New Scale's SQUIGGLE motor design improvements in three...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Starter Kit simplifies evaluation of linear micro motors.

SQL Series starter kit includes SQL-1.8-6 SQUIGGLE motor premounted in polycarbonate holder for evaluation. Measuring 1.8 x 1.8 x 6 mm and weighing 0.16 g, motor pushes loads of up to 30 g. Kit also includes MC-3000 motor controller, which generates ultrasonic-frequency electronic signals to drive motor, as well as ac power adapter and cables. Included software lets users control motor direction...

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Electrical Equipment & Systems

Linear Motor pushes up to 200 times its own weight.

At 1.8 x 1.8 x 6 mm, SQL-1.8 piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motor travels up to 7 mm/sec and pushes axial loads of up to 30 g. With lifetime expectancy of greater than 300,000 cycles, device features operating temperature from -30 to +80°C and position resolution of 0.5 Â-µm. Materials and thread design in 12 mm linear drive screw enable high-volume automated manufacturing on precision robotic...

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Actuator minimizes power/size needs for electronic locks.
Mechanical Power Transmission

Actuator minimizes power/size needs for electronic locks.

Dropped into existing lock or latch assemblies, SQLM Series SQUIGGLE Motor Lock Module helps manufacturers reduce size and power requirements. Solution draws 0.8 W max power and its SQLM-3.4-4 actuator assembly contains piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motor with optical limit switches in 6 x 6 x 17 mm polymer housing. Complete SQLM lock module also includes 33 x 38 x 10 mm MC-4012-3.4 driver card, powered...

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Controller Cards work with miniature piezoelectric motors.
Controls & Controllers

Controller Cards work with miniature piezoelectric motors.

Generating ultrasonic-frequency electronic signals to drive SQUIGGLE motors, MC-3000 and MC-1000HR can integrate into OEM instruments, serve as ASIC-ready reference designs, or perform motor evaluation. Miniature cards accept position feedback from commercially available analog or digital position sensors, allowing complete closed-loop control. While each MC-3000 drives 2 SQL-1.5 SQUIGGLE motors,...

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SQUIGGLE Motor Takes "Ultimate Product of the Year" Honors for IP&E at 2007 EE Times ACE Awards
Electrical Equipment & Systems

SQUIGGLE Motor Takes "Ultimate Product of the Year" Honors for IP&E at 2007 EE Times ACE Awards

VICTOR, NY - April 11, 2007 - New Scale Technologies' patented piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motor took top honors as the "Ultimate Product of the Year" for IP&E at the 2007 EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards April 3 in San Jose, CA. The SQUIGGLE motor - the world's smallest linear motor - edged out products from seven other finalists including Sharp Microelectronics, Tyco, Micron...

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