Small DC motor and ceramic linear positioning system

Precision ceramic spindles have re-defined small motor positioning systems. This latest example of precision linear positioning with the use of DC motor and encoder technology also uses ground ceramic surfaces that provide silky smooth motion almost completely devoid of the slip stick phenomenon.

Ceramics now play a key role in positioning systems that require high accuracy and efficiency from DC motor and gearhead driven systems. The maxon motor ceramic linear drives feature a specially developed ceramic glide surface (CGS) that gives longer lifespans in automation systems with dynamic sliding movements. The linear systems with ceramic components are suitable in areas of strong electric fields or vacuum. The hardness and surface structure of the CGS improves wear resistance over traditional materials also. Power transmission or chemically aggressive environments, cleanrooms, high ambient temperatures or simply long life can be application requirements that need the advantages of ceramic materials. The zirconia also shares many properties with steel such as elasticity and expansion. Because of this it can also be used within the gearhead alongside traditional steels and even the DC motor shaft is often ceramic enabling commutation components to be embedded into the nonconductive material providing smaller and more robust systems.

maxon motor Australia can provide engineering assistance to custom manufacture precision ceramic linear positioning systems. Contact our Sydney office on +61 2 9476 4777.


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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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