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 Australia

maxon is a manufacturer of world-class precision drive systems. At maxon, we develop and build high precision electric drive systems that are among the best in the world. We combine brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, sensors, and controllers into complete mechatronic drive systems. Since 1961, businesses from a wide range of industries including medical technology, robotics, industrial automation, mobility, and aerospace place their trust in reliable drive systems by maxon. Our drives are perfectly suited for wherever extreme precision and the highest quality standards are necessary and where compromises cannot be tolerated – on Earth, and on Mars. We are driven by progress. We are certain that we can continuously improve – even what seems to be perfect – over and over again. We believe that outstanding engineers and technicians can make a positive impact on the world. This is why we support them in their efforts to go off the beaten path and provide the right drives for their ideas. We do this because we share in their uncompromising drive to excel in technology.

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