BEI Kimco Magnetics - DC Motors Boost Battery Life with 90+% Efficiency

To meet market initiative, BEI Kimco Magnetics has developed new frameless Brushless DC Motors in multiple designs that provide extremely high operational efficiencies in excess of 90% that enable extended battery life. For battery dependent applications, motor efficiency is paramount in getting the longest operating time before it needs to be charged. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - VCA Developer's Kit: Build Working Prototypes Fast

To help customers get started with Voice Coil Actuators (VCA) and the sometimes confusing electronics needed for building a system, BEI Kimco Magnetics has introduced the VCA Developer's Kit - the first of its kind on the market. The completely self-contained kit includes a VCA with a built-in position feedback sensor and a programmable controller with MotionLab Software. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Actuator Meets Needs for Hand-Held Spectrometers

BEI Kimco Magnetics recently met the need for new hand-held spectrometer requirements with the compact Voice Coil Actuator Model LA08-10-000A, adapted to meet customer requirements. This linear actuator provides small precise movements, light weight, low power consumption, high performance and a customized mechanical design in a 0.8” diameter package. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Mission Critical Applications Require Ironman VCA

Life critical applications like ventilators, heart valves, military smart weapon platforms and high speed target tracking, require devices that possess indestructible ironman endurance and a guaranteed life span impervious to failure. Equipment manufacturers developing these devices need to know that their equipment will last millions of cycles to ensure viability in real-life applications. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Moving Magnet VCAs Offer Better Heat Displacement

This article focuses on the moving magnet voice coil style of actuators and compares it with other short stroke linear motion technologies, in order to choose the best component for the specific application. The discussion includes moving coil voice coil actuators, moving magnet voice coil actuators, solenoids and piezo actuators. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - High Force Actuator Available in a Compact Package

BEI Kimco Magnetics has expanded its Voice Coil Actuator with position feedback sensor product line with the Model LAS43-120-000A Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA). Engineered as an all inclusive package, the new VCA features one of the highest combinations of stroke length (1.25”) and peak force (340 pounds) available on the market today. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Kimco Meets NASA Asteroid Scanner Requirements

BEI Kimco Magnetics designed a customized Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) to meet the requirements for the flatplate Michelson moving mirror application on the OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft. The OSIRIS-Rex will launch in 2016 and rendezvous with the Asteroid Bennu in 2018. Redundant technology, low-outgassing and high precision for exact motion control positioning were all key requirements to the design. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - VCA Features Built-in Position Feedback Sensor

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced its latest generation Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA), the smart LAS28-53-00A. Carefully engineered as an all inclusive package, the new VCA makes it easier than ever for OEMs to design into their products. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Moving Magnet VCA Allows For Accurate Positioning

BEI Kimco Magnetics’ new Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator Series allows for more accurate positioning in order to meet high precision requirements. When combined with smart drive electronics, this actuator can be controlled for both speed and desired output force. Kimco’s expertise in the design of magnetic field circuits has resulted in high efficiency... (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Linear Actuator Packs Powerful Force of 500 lbs.

BEI Kimco Magnetics has introduced the powerful High Force Linear Actuator Model LA100-93-000A. The new actuator packs a peak force of 500 lbs, a strength that typically requires two actuators to achieve. With approximately two times both peak and continuous force ratings compared to BEI Kimco’s previous models, the device is a significant advancement in the product offering. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - High Force Moving Magnet VCA With Latching Design

BEI Kimco Magnetics has introduced a Moving Magnet Linear Voice Coil Actuator featuring a patented design that incorporates magnetic latches at each end of travel. The new design provides an ideal solution for critical applications where there is a specific ‘stop’ position desired when the coil is de-energized. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Easy-to-Use Calculation Tool for Linear Actuators

BEI Kimco Magnetics has introduced a convenient new tool to calculate the optimum Linear Voice Coil Actuator size for a given application. The new tool was designed to save customers time in determining the most suitable linear actuator by providing a quick and easy downloadable program from the company's web site. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Voice Coil Actuator Vs. Solenoid

When it comes to linear motion, engineers often come down to two choices: Voice Coil Actuators (VCAs) and Solenoids. Both of them are simple electromechanical devices that can accomplish the task. But there are definite differences between the two and it is important for the designer to select the component most suited for the function required. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - New Stocking Program for Faster VCA Delivery

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), announced today the Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Stock Program. Designed to reduce lead time, the new stock program offers customers express VCA delivery. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Outer Member Rotating BLDC Motor

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced the DXH15 Series Outer Member Rotating BLDC Motor to meet the high accuracy requirements for a variety of industrial scanning applications. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Limited Angle Torque Motor With Zero Cogging

BEI Kimco Magnetics Introduces Limited Angle Torque Motor Featuring Zero Cogging for Smooth Operation. Precision positioning and actuation applications require exceptionally smooth motor operation without disruption from cogging. To meet these highly specialized demands, BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc... (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - High Force Density IP65 Rated Motor

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging motor requirements for a meat cutting tool in a food processing application. Key to the product's design specification was an Ingress Protection (IP) IP65 washdown rated motor that could operate under a continuous load of 100 in-oz at speeds of 6,000 rpm. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Housed VCA Featuring Up To 310 lbs Of Peak Force

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced the LAH43-86-000A High Force Housed Actuator as the latest addition to its growing line of housed actuators. The newest model has the highest force capability of the family as well as self alignment features. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - BLDC Motor 2.0 HP 175 degree Celsius Capabilities

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging Brushless DC Motor 2.0 HP 175 degree Celsius requirements utilized in a Down Hole Oil Exploration application. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - High Temperature Motor with Performance to 220 ºC

BEI Kimco solves challenging application requirements for a robust, high temperature motor with performance capabilities up to 220 ºC for a Down Hole Measurement While Drilling (MWD) application. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - BLDC Generator Motor Solves Difficult Application

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging generator requirements utilized in a railroad train signaling application. The generator is used to supply power to a remote brake health monitoring system. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Voice Coil for High Temperature Capabilities

BEI Kimco Magnetics recently met the challenging voice coil actuator requirements for a high temperature spectrometer application. The device is used to identify materials in a given sample based on its spectral lines and operates under severe conditions. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Device Makers Spark Innovations in Motion Control

Medical device makers and key suppliers are increasingly teaming to develop healthcare innovations. This is the case with four motion control developments by BEI Kimco engineers, which are found in a ventilator system, optical positioning control, ophthamlmic lens grining and cast removal tool. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Voice Coil Actuator Miniaturization to 0.5

BEI Kimco Magnetics has announced an exciting breakthrough in miniaturization for cylindrical shaped voice coil actuators with the introduction of the Model LA05-05-000A. The new actuator measures only 0.5" in diameter by 0.5" in length at mid-stroke, approximately 0.5" smaller than typical models on the market. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - VCA Features Fully Sealed Housing with IP64 Rating

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced the LA13-13 Linear Voice Coil Actuator featuring an IP64 fully sealed package impervious to water splashes and other fluids. This new light-weight actuator provides reliable, long lasting performance in highly contaminated environments and is ideally suited for industrial, semiconductor... (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Voice Coil Actuator High Force Density Capability

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging VCA requirements for a cutting tool utilized in an Ophthalmic Lens Grinding application. This application required an actuator with high Force/Acceleration capabilities and high speed position control to meet the desired cutting tool performance. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - New Torquer for Low Bandwidth and Stabilization

BEI Kimco Magnetics announces the first model of a new Limited Angle Torquer product line. Developed to provide stabilization and relatively low-bandwidth position control features, the new unit is anticipated to offer a low-cost alternative to more expensive, multi-component assemblies.

The LATH23-10-000A is a non-cogging two terminal, bi-directional limited angle torquer with a... (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Frameless Motor Capable of Speeds up to 70Krpm

BEI Kimco Magnetics has developed a BLDC motor to meet the high speed requirements for a Turbomolecular Vacuum Pump application. The Turbomolecular pump is widely used in the semiconductor device manufacturing process, which uses highly compressed gases for chemical deposition and implantation. The design incorporates the motor driven turbine rotor, with operating speeds of up to 70,000... (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - VCA Features Clear Aperture for Focusing

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced the uniquely designed LA15-16-043Z Voice Coil Actuator featuring a large diameter clear aperture, compact size, and force high capabilities. Design engineers will find the new actuator an ideal solution where space savings through system integration is critical. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Actuator With Magnetic Spring Technology

BEI Kimco recently met the challenging valve control actuator requirements for a medical ventilator system for critical care patients. Two Kimco Voice Coil Actuators support different functions within the ventilator. One actuator controls the diaphragm valves that regulate the air pressure within the patient's lungs during the inhalation and exhalation cycles. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - BEI Kimco Brushless DC Motors (BLDC)

BEI Kimco has developed brushless DC motors (BLDC) to operate virtually noise-free, ideal for user confidence in quiet operating systems and patient care applications. At BEI Kimco we integrate our expertise with customer requirements in motion control devices.

Our comprehensive line of fractional horsepower brushless DC motors are available in sizes from 1.1" to 9.0" in diameter. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Requirements For High Torque Density Motor

BEI Kimco Magnetics recently met the challenging high-performance motor requirements for a new, all-electric actuator targeting power generation control applications for gas turbine engines.

The Kimco motor development supported the customer's goal to replace aging and more costly pneumatic and hydraulic technologies with improved all-electric designs. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Voice Coil Actuator Has Near Zero Outgassing

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging voice coil actuator (VCA) requirements utilized in an optical positioning control application. High quality optical devices demand low outgassing levels to minimize contamination. The devices also require high precision actuation for exact motion control positioning. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - Motion Control Products for Aerospace & Defense

BEI Kimco Magnetics is an established manufacturer of motion control products used in military, aviation and space systems. BEI Kimco was chosen as the sole source supplier for the torque motors that will be used on a battlefield imaging platform. This system is for use on the mobile gun system that is currently being built into a military platform aboard a 19-ton wheeled armored vehicle. (read more)

BEI Kimco Magnetics - New Family of Linear Voice Coil Actuators

BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), has introduced a new family of Linear Voice Coil Actuators that provides increased safety and long service life. The new family features two patented spring designs based on magnetic, rather than mechanical technology. (read more)