Product Announcement from Crouzet
New crouzet brushless motor with integrated controller provides all-in-one solution for programmable motion control applications (motomate).
Crouzet North America, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has introduced the Motomate Brushless Motor featuring compact size, convenience and easy programmability. Designed with an integral controller, the new motor provides an all-in-one solution for a wide range of applications where programmable movement of simple mechanisms is required.
Typical uses include control of automatic doors and door lifts, access barriers, rolling advertisement boards, intelligent conveyor systems, robotic swimming pool cleaners, and machine subassemblies.
Motomate incorporates a Crouzet built-in Milleneum2 controller, brushless motor drive, motor, and gearbox in a compact 2-1/2" x 6" package. The brushless motor features a high motor efficiency of 90% compared to asynchronous motors of only 40%, and a surprisingly high starting torque given its compact size. With the power electronics incorporated directly inside the motor, the need for an external speed controller is eliminated, optimizing space for tight product designs.
By combining the controller, drive, motor and gearbox into a single unit, the Motomate offers complete compatibility and convenience. "If you buy these four components separately, you have to get them to work with each other," explains Jim McNamara, Crouzet Application Engineer. "The Motomate eliminates all that by providing a small, neat package where all components are already integrated and compatible."
Motomate is available with a motor range of 30 or 80 Watts in several configurations to meet all types of required movement. Motomate produces up to 0.3 N.m in the direct drive configuration, up to 3.5 N.m in the right angle configuration, and up to 30 N.m in the planetary configuration (custom torques are also available). Other important characteristics include analog output and internal torque (current) sensing capabilities for increased application flexibility. Intuitive programming with graphical function blocks allow easy programming of acceleration and deceleration in forward or backward motion with controlled time and speed ramps. Reprogramming is easily accomplished by using a PC or a removable memory module. Sensors and actuators can be easily added to the controller's inputs/outputs as the need for expansion is required.
Motomate is designed to provide a long service life of 20,000 hours and continual torque force even under locked rotor conditions (BTN model only). The unit's 24 VDC supply voltage offers added security in case of accident or vandalism, and a battery supply option provides standard or backup energy for on-board systems or critical medical equipment.
"Though relatively simple in design, Motomate provides broad capabilities for simple automation requirements, points out McNamara. "With Motomate, OEMs don't need to inventory multiple components and are saved the development time usually required to ensure language protocol compatibility."
The Crouzet Motomate series is priced competitively in production quantities and is available now with standard delivery of 8 to 10 weeks.
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By integrating Motomate into your equipment you can benefit from all the advantages of an all-in-one function dedicated to programmable motion control.
Motomate is a compact product combining Crouzet's expertise in automation and motorisation.
Lower integration costs at design, assembly and installation stages.
Quick and easy debugging.
Industrially optimised control and motorisation functions guaranteed by Crouzet.
Long-term reduction in maintenance costs.
This neutralises electronic interference both inside and outside the motor.Encoder:
2-channel, provides all necessary information regarding motor position and direction of rotation.
Logic controller :
A true PLC complete with 4 inputs and 4 outputs and pre-programmed functions to simplify and reduce debugging operations. Analogue and digital inputs are also available.
DC motor, servo-controlled, contact-free, high torque, silent operation, service life 3 times longer than a conventional DC motor, exceedingly compact in relation to an asynchronous motor.
Variable speed drive:
A compact unit integrated in the motor control electronics, with functions optimised by design in comparison to more traditional solutions: Variable speed, torque limiting, brake, resistance to locking, etc
Planetary or right angle, it covers all types of movement.
Why choose Motomate ?
To reduce your overall costs thanks to its all-in-one functionality
To reduce the time required to integrate programmable movements
To reduce your maintenance operations
To quarter the overall dimensions of your equipment
To simplify your procurement processes To enhance your expertise.
For more information, contact Crouzet North America, 2470 Coral Street, Bldg. D, Vista, Calif., 92081-8430; Tel: (760) 597-6322; Fax (760) 597-6320; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.crouzet.com
Crouzet North America is an operation of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST). Crouzet (pronounced cruise-A) started operations in the US in 1978. A global company of about $180 M, Crouzet is headquartered in France, with about 2000 workers in more than 14 countries. The Crouzet motor activity is composed of sub-fractional HP AC, DC, BLDC, and Stepper motors with global sales of $55 M, with a worldwide sales team and adaptation centers to support special OEM applications. www.crouzet.com
About Custom Sensors & Technologies:
Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a specialist in sensing, control and motion products. Through its brands, BEI Kimco, BEI Sensors, BEI PSSC, Crouzet, Crydom, Kavlico, Newall and Systron Donner, CST offers customizable, reliable and efficient components for mission-critical systems in Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, and Transportation markets.
Focused on premium value offers and committed to excellence, CST, with more than 4,000 employees worldwide and sales of $530M US in 2009, is the dependable and adaptable partner for the most demanding customers. www.cstsensors.com