Compact, Multi-Turn Actuator features CANopen interface.

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Available with gear ratio from 3.7:1 to 307.54:1 and maximum resolution of 15°, FlexiDrive MSBA actuator includes brush-type geared DC motor, magnetic position sensing unit, regulator, and digital I/Os in 42 mm dia unit. Multi-turn absolute positioning system retains position data even when being moved or turned off. Unit has overspeed limiting that protects against overload, with internal thermal regulation that shuts motor down when temperatures exceed 110°C.

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Compact Actuator with CANopen Interface Provides Absolute Multi-Turn Position Detection

Integrated Controller, Bus System, Thermal Regulation and Digital I/Os Simplify Installation and Operation

Southington, Conn. - To speed and automate repetitive processes, Baumer has introduced the compact FlexiDrive MSBA actuator. This complete multi-turn absolute positioning system is the smallest in its class and consists of a brush-type geared DC motor, a magnetic position sensing unit, a regulator, and a CANopen feedback interface all contained in a housing that measure just 42mm in diameter. This modular actuator can be customized with flexible gear combinations, extended functions and diagnostic options.

The FlexiDrive MSBA actuator retains position data even when being moved or turned off. Incorporated dynamic overload protection via overspeed limiting protects against overload as the device's internal thermal regulation shuts the motor down at temperatures in excess of 110°C. System safety and performance is enhanced by current limiting and the intelligent blocking management.

The actuator is available with a gear ratio between 3.7:1 and 307.54:1 and a maximum resolution of 15°. The device requires no separate controller and includes digital hardware inputs and outputs for easy programming by the user.

For more information on the Baumer FlexiDrive MSBA actuator, contact Baumer at 800-937-9336, or via email at

The Baumer Group is a leading international manufacturer of sensors and system solutions for factory and process automation. In 2010 the innovative family-owned company employs about 2,000 people worldwide in 35 locations and 18 countries. The long lasting success is built on high customer focus as well as the innovative and diversified product range of the five product segments Sensor Solutions, Motion Control, Vision Technologies, Process Instrumentation, and Gluing Systems. For further information please refer to

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