SMAC Moving Coil Actuators Announces Details for IPC APEX 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMAC Moving Coil Actuators announced details for their highly anticipated presence at IPC APEX 2016 trade show in Las Vegas, NV. SMAC’s products for electronics applications will be on display, featuring live demonstrations of the following:

  • Linear Rotary Actuators - The precision Z-theta motion within one small actuator, providing a convenient pick, orient and place. A wide variety of linear rotary actuators are offered by SMAC with either direct drive or gearbox equipped rotary units.
  • Robotic Finger - SMAC Moving Coil Actuators will show a prototype version of the world's first direct drive servo motor robotic finger, acknowledged as a technological breakthrough by a leading European technical university.
  • Life test – SMAC actuators last 10x as long as comparable air cylinder actuators.

SMAC engineers will be on hand to consult on your specific application and integrating SMAC moving coil actuators into your existing equipment.

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators will also be showing their new LCB actuator. The LCB more than doubles force in same package size, enabling SMAC to continue its strategy to reduce prices by 35% every 5 years compared to the previous SMAC series, a practice the actuator manufacturer has been following since 1995. Force more than doubles with the LCB over comparable LCA actuators due to a much higher "Flux Density" (>10K Gauss) in the Moving Coil Actuator magnetic circuit. For example, the 25mm x 40mm sized LCB 25 can produce up to 80 N vs 25N in the similar sized LCA 25. Further, accelerations with the new LCB now exceed 100G. This makes SMAC a competitive solution for some higher force applications, previously dominated by pneumatic actuators.

The technology used in the LCB Moving Coil Actuator transfers from SMAC's advanced direct drive robotic finger project, recently presented at the International Robotics Show in Tokyo, Japan. The SMAC robotic finger was introduced earlier this year in Chicago, Illinois, and Hannover, Germany. The 25mm motor used in the front joint (PIP) is a servo "partial" motor and equipped with an SMAC rotary encoder with 15.5K counts per revolution. It achieves a high torque/diameter ratio due to the proprietary magnetic circuit design as well as the coil design. Intellectual property rights have been addressed.

SMAC Moving Coil Actuators will be at Booth #1562, March 15 to 17, 2016, at IPC APEX in Las Vegas, NV.

About SMAC: Founded in 1990 in Carlsbad, California USA, SMAC has now grown to become a world leader in Moving Coil technology and is now the largest manufacturer of Moving Coil Actuators in the world.

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