Portescap Athlonix(TM) 12GS Brush DC Motors Named a 2012 Design News "Golden Mousetrap" Finalist

West Chester, PA, - Portescap Athlonix™ 12GS motors have been named a 2012 Design News Golden Mousetrap Finalist in the Automation and Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices category. These high-power density brush dc motors deliver spectacular speed-to-torque performance in a compact lighter weight package (13.5 g / 0.47 oz) with output power up to 1.2 watts. This enables OEMs to build smaller, lighter, and higher performing machines and devices. For more than two decades, the Design News Awards Program has recognized engineering innovation and creativity in product design.

OEMs appreciate the 12GS motor’s optimized package size-to-performance ratio, which is among the best in the industry; offering 10% less volume for the same performance and 50% more torque in the same package. 12GS motors feature an energy efficient coreless design with an optimized self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit to maximize power density, while also providing sustained endurance over the life of the motor. The 12GS brush dc motors are available with 3 winding options to suit varied application needs.

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist in the 2012 Golden Mousetrap awards program, which speaks to our 70 year heritage of designing miniature motion solutions that deliver precise power in the smallest places,” says Lionel Munsch, Project Manager at Portescap. “12GS motors provide energy efficiency approaching 80 percent for increased performance over the life of the motor, especially in portable applications, while also enabling OEMs to miniaturize their equipment without compromising power density, efficiency or battery life.”

Athlonix 12GS motors provide maximum continuous torque up to 1.5 mNm to deliver higher endurance and performance while maintaining operational efficiency. This makes 12GS motors ideally suited for use in life science and medical applications including fluid handling machines, insulin pumps, and collimators. These powerful miniature motors are compatible with incremental encoders and gearheads of various sizes and ratios, and are manufactured in an ISO certified facility and are RoHS compliant. Contact Portescap’s application and sales support team to obtain additional specifications and rapid prototype samples.

About Portescap

Portescap offers the broadest miniature and specialty motor products in the industry, encompassing coreless brush DC, brushless DC, stepper can stack, gearheads, digital linear actuators and disc magnet technologies.  Portescap products have been serving diverse motion control needs in wide spectrum of medical and industrial applications - medical, life science, instrumentation, automation, aerospace and commercial applications, for more than 70 years.

Portescap has manufacturing centers in the United States, St. Kitts, and India, and utilizes a Global Product Development network with research and development centers in the United States, China, India, and Switzerland.

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