BEI Kimco Magnetics’ new Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator Series allows for precise positioning to meet high accuracy requirements. When combined with smart drive electronics, this actuator can be controlled for speed and desired output force. Kimco’s expertise in design of magnetic field circuits has resulted in a high efficiency design which translates to high performance... (read more)
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 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 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 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)
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 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, 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, 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 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)
Four examples show how. Medical device makers and key suppliers are increasingly teaming to develop healthcare innovations. This is the case with several recent motion control developments by BEI Kimco engineers.These are found in a ventilator system, an optical positioning control application; an ophthalmic lens grinding tool, and cast removal tool. (read more)
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, 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)
November 2, 2010 - 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 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)
BLDC motor to meet the challenging high speed requirements for a Turbomolecular Vacuum Pump application. The Turbomolecular pump is widely used in the semiconductor device manufacturing process, which requires highly compressed gases for chemical deposition and implantation. The pump design incorporates the specially designed motor driven turbine rotor, with operating speeds of up to 70,... (read more)
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 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 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.
A comprehensive line of fractional horsepower brushless DC motors are available in sizes from 1.1" diameter to 9.0" diame... (read more)
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, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced the new LAS13 Linear Voice Coil Actuator Series in response to customer need for an actuator with integrated position sensor in a compact package. The result is a highly reliable design that can be used in a variety of positioning and force control applications. (read more)
BEI Kimco Magnetics new Linear Voice Coil Housed Actuator with full range of semi-housed and un-housed versions. The new Linear Voice Coil Housed Actuator features its own shaft and bearings as well as an integrated AMP connector, which simplify OEM installation. Suitable uses include a variety of industrial applications such as valve actuation, replacement of pneumatic and (read more)
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 is an established manufacturer of motion control products used for military, aviation and space systems. BEI Kimco was chosen as the sole source supplier for the torque motors that will be used on the battlefield imaging platform. This system is for use on the mobile gun system that is currently being built into a military vehicle platform, a 19-ton wheeled armored ve... (read more)
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)
BEI Kimco products are used across a wide range of applications including medical and scientific, factory and office automation, optics, semiconductor/electronics, military, aviation, space systems, and security. Kimco merges leading-edge capabilities and cost-effective manufacturing know-how with highly customized applications expertise. (read more)
BEI Kimco Magnetics introduces its housed voice coil actuator (VCA) with an integrated position sensor. A smart voice coil actuator integrates a position feedback sensor for servo positioning or velocity control. It can be mounted into hand-held wands and used in reciprocal medical applications like skin-abrasion and tissue stimulation.
http://www.beikimco.com/actuators_smart.php (read more)
VISTA, Calif., - October 2, 2008-BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), has introduced a new compact sized, high force, cylindrical Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) in response to market demand for improved consistency and precision in valve control and beam steering applications.
BEI Kimco Magnetics Recognized for Excellence by Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
April 21, 2010 - Raytheon Company presented supplier excellence awards to thirty companies for their exceptional performance in supporting the company's Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business during 2008. (read more)