NEW: Screw actuator linear drive system.

maxon motor have released a small DC motor driven linear actuator system with an integrated thrust block bearing system and high tech ceramic materials.

Smaller with ceramics

To supplement the small 8mm and 16mm diameter brushed and brushless DC motors from maxon motor, the new planetary gearheads with integrated linear drive actuator, the GP8S and GP16S have been released. In order to develop high linear force levels from the smallest  possible size DC motor, maxon have used ceramic threads for the linear transmission. The linear drives can transmit forces up to 315N. The bearing system that compensates for the axial loads is integrated into the housing of a planetary gearhead, with a wide range of available reduction ratios. Combining the reduction ratios with the thread or ball screw pitch and the different servomotor winding voltage makes it possible to achieve almost any combination of speed and torque within the system capabilities. The ceramic components offer improved sliding friction characteristics and as such have higher levels of wear resistance than traditional metal threads. This gives them longer lifespan and higher overall system efficiencies. maxon ball screws made of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), a high-performance ceramic, feature many advantages over conventional steel spindles or expensive ball screws, advantages that can be critical for your application. For instance, the ceramic spindle has nearly negligible slip-stick effect, so start up is smooth and free of jerking. Due to the outstanding sliding characteristics and the high wear-resistance of the ceramic spindle, it’s possible to achieve high speeds. The units are compatible with the maxon modular system allowing it to be used with small encoders and a full range of miniature servomotor controllers and positioning electronics.



About maxon motor Australia

maxon motor is the world’s leading supplier of high-precision drive systems. More than 40 years’ experience, constant innovation, top-quality products and competent customer service make maxon motor a reliable partner in the drive technology sector. We are driven by your specific requirements. The product range incorporated in the modular system is comprehensive: Brushed and Brushless DC motors with the unique ironless maxon winding Flat motors with iron cores Planetary gears, spur gears and special gears Sensors (encoders, DC tachos, resolvers) Servo amplifiers, position controllers and control electronics High-tech CIM and MIM components Customer specific drive solutions. maxon motor is a Swiss company headquartered in Sachseln (Central Switzerland) that employs more than 2000 staff worldwide. With 14 sales companies based in over 30 countries, sales partners in another 10 countries and with six production sites, maxon motor are able to provide locally-based and competent customer service. maxon motor helps provide innovative solutions at competitive prices for numerous applications in various markets, such as Medical technology, Industrial automation and robotics, Aerospace industry, Automotive industry, Communication, Consumer applications, Inspection and Instrumentation and Safety engineering. maxon motor Australia is based in Mt Kuring-Gai NSW and our staff will be happy to help you with all your DC motor and technical enquiries.

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