Motor Encoder Assembly offers extremely fine positioning.

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Featuring large diameter clear aperture with high-resolution encoder that supports up to 0.02 arc-sec, Integrated Motor Encoder Assembly is suited for specialty machine applications where high acceleration point-to-point motion is required. Assembly incorporates ABEC7 class precision ball bearings, hollow shaft configuration, and hall-based commutation scheme for seamless connectivity with standard motion controllers.

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BEI Kimco Magnetics Introduces High Precision Integrated Motor Encoder Assembly

Designed for Extremely Fine Positioning

VISTA, Calif, - June 5, 2008 - BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has expanded its motion control capabilities with the introduction of a high precision Integrated Motor Encoder Assembly. Featuring a large diameter clear aperture with integral high resolution encoder, it is ideally suited for high performance specialty machine applications where high acceleration point-to-point motion is required.

The new assembly incorporates ABEC7 class precision ball bearings, providing exceptional reliability and long service life. Other performance attributes include a tightly toleranced hollow shaft configuration that offers superior repeatability and wobble characteristics essential for optical applications requiring a large diameter clear aperture. The high resolution optical encoder supports resolutions of up to 0.02 arc-sec. and the hall based commutation scheme allows for seamless connectivity with a variety of standard motion controllers.

The new offering was designed in response to market demand for a compact, high accuracy integrated motor encoder solution that could deliver superior positioning accuracy and repeatability under the most demanding continuous-duty production environments.

"Our customers have typically turned to us for products used in high velocity-based applications" says Walter Smith, BEI Kimco Magnetics Senior Applications Engineer. "With the introduction of the new motor/encoder assembly, we can now fulfill requirements for more specialized positioning based applications."

BEI Kimco Magnetics new Integrated Motor Encoder Assembly is available now with delivery in six to eight weeks. For further information contact BEI Kimco Magnetics, 2470 Coral Street, Bldg. D, Vista, CA 92081-8430, USA, Tel: (760) 597-7042; Toll-free: (800) 572-7560; Fax: (760) 597-6320; email:;

About BEI Kimco Magnetics
BEI Kimco Magnetics is an operation of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST). BEI Kimco Magnetics was founded in 1974 and specializes in rotary and linear motion control products. The company's precision control products include high-speed performance Brushless DC motors, Cylindrical and Flat Voice Coil Actuators, and Linear Motors. These products are used across a wide range of applications including medical and scientific, factory and office automation, optics, semiconductor/electronics, military, aviation, space systems, and security. Kimco merges leading-edge capabilities and cost-effective manufacturing know-how with highly customized applications expertise.

About Custom Sensors & Technologies
Headquartered in Moorpark, CA - Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is comprised of industry-leading brands including Crouzet, Kavlico, Crydom, and former divisions of BEI Technologies - Newall and Systron Donner. CST provides sensors, controls, and actuation products for the Transportation, Industrial and Aerospace & Defense markets.

Client Contact:
Walter Smith
BEI Kimco Magnetics

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