Miniature Motors suit small-stage applications.

Press Release Summary:

Series LEU consists of brushless linear motors, producing up to 26 lb of peak force, with overall width of 18 mm. Ironless core design provides smooth motion since there are no winding laminations to produce cogging. Models LEU-15 and LEU-30 feature 15 mm and 30 mm coil heights, respectively, and are each available with coil lengths of 35, 65, and 95 mm. Both models are supported by 4 magnet channels in lengths of 60, 90, 150, and 300 mm.

Original Press Release:

ANORAD CORPORATION's New Zero Cog Miniature Motors Are Ideal For Small Stage Applications

Jun 29, 2004

Rockwell Automation, Anorad brand, has introduced a new series of miniature motors to its already extensive portfolio of high performance brushless linear servo motor products.

The LEU Series is an ironless core, brushless linear motor producing up to 26 lbs. (117 N) of peak force with an overall width of just 18mm. The LEU motors are offered in two coil heights, the LEU-15, (15mm) and the LEU-30 (30mm). The LEU Series has six coil sizes of 35mm, 65mm, and 95mm long for the LEU-15 and LEU-30 models which are supported by four magnet channels in lengths of 60mm, 90mm, 150mm, and 300mm.

The LEU's ironless core design provides ultra smooth motion since there are no iron winding laminations to produce cogging. The small coil and magnet track foot print makes the LEU readily adaptable for moving coil or magnet stage designs to reduce cable loading and cable wear. The LEU's compact size makes it the ideal motor for high precision and compact stage applications such as miniature parts handling systems and precision pick-and-place machines. Anorad, the inventor of the brushless linear servo motor, continues to push the performance envelope for size, performance, and quality with our over 25 years of linear motor experience.

Anorad Corporation, the precision motion control division of Rockwell Automation, produces ultra-high precision positioning stages, motion systems, linear motors, and servo controls for demanding original equipment manufacturers in the semiconductor, electronics, flat panel, photonics, hard disk and precision automation equipment markets. The company is headquartered in Shirley, New York, and has additional operations in Israel and the Netherlands.

Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) is a world leading provider of industrial automation, power, control, and information solutions that help customers meet their manufacturing productivity objectives. The company brings together leading brands in industrial automation for Complete Automation(TM) solutions, including Allen-Bradley® controls and engineered services and Rockwell Software® factory management software, Dodge® mechanical power transmission products, Reliance Electric(TM) motors and drives. The company is also a leading provider of contact management technologies and applications that help companies more efficiently manage interactions with their own customers. Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, USA the company employs approximately 23,000 people at more than 450 locations servicing customers in more than 80 countries.

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