- Trained on our vast library of engineering resources.

Technical Articles

Portescap has published these technical articles:

(Motors)
From this Article:
The 22mm and 24mm DC Coreless motors provide the higher speed and torque capability, wider speed range coverage, and competitive price/performance necessary to meet the requirements of thrombectomy...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
As an engineer begins work on a new infusion system, the key requirements of the pump are at the forefront of the design. At the heart of these requirements are the parameters of the motion system,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Aircraft shade systems rely on miniature brush DC motors to work effectively, as these motors are what power the up and down motion of the window shades. Powered shade systems also commonly use a...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Biologics are more complex and have much higher molecular weight than traditional, small molecule chemical drugs and thus are very viscous. This complexity increases the costs, challenges and risks of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Orbital and rotational atherectomy procedures cut or grind away calcified plaque to restore blood flow in obstructed vessels. Atherectomy devices utilize different motion approaches for grinding or...
(Motors)
From this Article:
It's time to board your flight! You enter the cabin, stow your carry-on in the overhead compartment, sit down in your designated spot, and automatically adjust the seat for comfortability with the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
A key element of the robotics industry is the motion control system that powers robotic applications and helps to make their small footprint, efficiency, and precision a reality. Miniature motors are...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Miniaturized, lightweight motors are essential to improving the maneuverability of mission-critical systems....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Ivenix continues to be a satisfied customer leveraging Portescap motors as they aim to eliminate infusion-related patient harm....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Typically performances from a coreless brush DC is dependent upon the overall electromagnetic volume. The higher the performances needed, the higher the electromagnetic volume which results in an...
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
Stepper linear actuators, or digital linear actuators, are devices that directly convert rotary motion into linear motion by using nut and leadscrew mechanisms. Unlike typical miniature motor...
(Motors)
From this Article:
What is rotor balancing?...
(Motors)
From this Article:
There are various types of gearhead technologies. Here, we will focus on Spur compound and Planetary. Spur gears are designed with the concept of having only one transmission point per train....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Fuel management systems are critical to support efficient propulsion and operation of aircrafts by providing optimum flow and pressure to the engine. Typical applications for fuel management systems...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When comparing speed vs torque curves for various motors, the range of torque required in the application should be identified to ensure a proper comparison....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Introduction, Principle of Autocommutation Stepper motors are mostly driven in open loop mode. Timing of the step pulses is defined by the controller, the motor is supposed to follow without loosing...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Stepper motors are mostly driven in open loop mode. Timing of the step pulses is defined by the controller, the motor is supposed to follow without loosing synchronism....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Stepper motors are electrical brushless motors, usually with a high number of poles. They are typically used as an easy and cost-effective positioning solution, as they can be driven step by step...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Unipolar and bipolar motor assemblies each have their advantages and limitations....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Security systems are an important part of any commercial buildings whether it's an office or a warehouse. Biometrics is one of the most deployed systems in a wide variety of industries, from...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Brushed DC ironless motors are found in a large variety of products and applications such as medical, robotics, factory automation, security and access, civil aviation and aerospace products. The...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Disposable tools are a fast-growing segment within the surgical hand tool market, driven by cost and hygiene benefits. For tool design engineers, the motor technology is often a critical choice,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Today's most challenging battery-operated tools require power, speed, and efficiency within the most ergonomic package. Studies have proven that users prefer a smaller and lighter tool with a high...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When it comes to dispensing a specific volume of liquid in a lab environment, pipettes are essential. Electronic air displacement pipettes have taken the lead due to the need for a high level of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The relationship between commutated and non-commutated rotor resistance can be expressed by: RC = FC R...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Regardless of the nature of the device, surgeons need sterile tools they can depend on. They require devices that reliably and consistently function despite demanding field use and repeated steam...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Many applications using miniature brushed DC motors require motors to operate at more than one load point or through specific load cycles. Running a motor at usable load points requires a variable,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Many applications utilizing Portescap's brushed DC miniature motors demand driving the motors at more than one load point or through specific load cycles. Running the motor at usable load points...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The enduring popularity of coreless brushed DC motors comes from a combination of their simplicity of design, fast transient responses, negligible iron losses and ease of control. With speed...
(Motors)
From this Article:
A Case Study for Infusion Systems: Coreless Brush DC Motor Controls Nutrient Flow for Medical Feeding Pumps...
(Motors)
From this Article:
We would also like to contact you about our products, services, offers and latest news which we think would be of interest to you. You can unsubscribe from these updates at any time. 00N34000005KEfc...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When designing an external mount electric damper actuator for an HVAC system, it's important to review considerations in order to create the best motor-damper combination....
(Motors)
From this Article:
An advanced surgical system used in partial-knee replacement procedures required a custom motor solution that addressed an array of needs, including precise position control and the durability to...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Improve Your Solar Panel Cleaning Robot TCO with DC Coreless Motors & Gearheads...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When selecting a motor for your application, one piece of reference information that can be used to make your selection is the speed vs torque curve....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Read what business development manager Brandon Steinberg has to say in an MD+DI article about the advantages of DC Motors in medical applications....
(Motors)
From this Article:
In today's technological world of electronic systems, we deal with a lot of electrical frequencies and currents. There are many electronic systems fitted in proximity. All these electronic systems...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When compared to manual pruning tools, light and powerful motorized pruning shears help to reduce fatigue and repetitive motion injuries in many contexts such as viticulture, orchard and tree pruning,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Surgeons worldwide prefer surgical hand tools that utilize the most advanced technology to deliver the highest performance and improve patient outcomes. To keep the cost of procedures down, the most...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When it comes to motion for handheld and miniature medical device designs, a standard electrical mini motor may seem like a good starting point. But while a miniature motor generates rotary movement,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Healthcare today is an ever-changing marketplace where technological advances fuel change and increase the demand for innovative ideas that often spawn a series or new applications....
(Motors)
From this Article:
This article is focused on the stepper motors which is a type of brushless DC motor with a high number of poles. This technology is generally driven in open loop without any feedback sensor, meaning...
(Medical)
From this Article:
Minimally invasive surgery refers to any surgical procedure that is performed through tiny incisions instead of a large opening in the body. Portescap's focus over the past few years has been to...
(Motors)
From this Article:
To control a DC motor, a variable, and controlled power supply is needed. There are three types of methods that can be used: Voltage-controlled linear supply Current linear supply PWM (Pulse Width...
(Motors)
From this Article:
This new motor concept from Portescap is capable of providing linear and rotary motions simultaneously which is ideal for applications needing robotics automation. If you go the conventional way of...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
Medical device companies are under extreme pressure to deliver new and improved products to the market ahead of the competition. While the overall process for a medical device takes years, most of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Since the advent of civilization, the art of motion has been a critical part of human life in the quest to save, improve, and enhance lives. With advances in technology, motors are playing a very...
(Motors)
From this Article:
OEM's around the world developing motion applications in medical and industrial markets require the best power density, efficiency, and reduced envelope with lowered overall cost of ownership....
(Motors)
From this Article:
The roots of positive airways mechanical ventilation can be traced to WWII with the needs for pilots to breath at higher altitudes. Ventilation therapy then made accelerated progresses during the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Industrial power tools (IPT) have an operating profile quite different from other motor-driven applications. A typical application requires torque output from the motor throughout the motion....
(Encoders and Resolvers)
From this Article:
Encoders provide feedback for accurate motor control relating to speed and positioning. Portescap looks at the technologies involved and explains how to choose the encoder for your application....
(Encoders and Resolvers)
From this Article:
Encoders provide feedback for accurate motor control relating to speed and positioning. Portescap looks at the technologies involved and explains how to choose the encoder for your application....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Medical device companies are under extreme pressure to deliver new or improved products ahead of the competition. Engaging with specialist suppliers at the very earliest stages of product design can...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Enteral feeding pumps are used to nourish patients who are unable to safely consume food by mouth due to illnesses such as stroke, dementia and throat and mouth conditions, as well as loss of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When it comes to manufacturing advanced medical instruments, reliability is a critically important consideration for coreless miniature DC motors. To estimate a motor's expected lifetime,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Today, motion solutions through miniature motor and gearbox are used in several applications like medical, industrial, robotics, aerospace, etc. Most of these applications use planetary gearboxes...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Portescap has been recognized as a GM Overdrive Award winner in General Motors’ 29th annual Supplier of the Year awards. Portescap is one of a select group of companies to be chosen as a 2020...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The first thing that comes to mind when we talk about linear actuators is a pneumatic cylinder with some control valves. They have been an indispensable part of the automation industry and still hold...
(Motors)
From this Article:
There is a current increasing trend in requests for Brushless DC motors for high speed applications. For instance, new impeller technology changed the way modern respirators are designed to be more...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Early engagement with an Application Engineers (AE) can be a valuable first step when working on your application design and looking for the optimal motion solution....
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
The motor diameter (sometimes referred to as frame size) is the diameter to the nearest mm of the motor casing. Matching the motor diameter to the available space in the application is typically the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
How to Select a Can Stack Motor...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Best Practices for Motor and Coil Selection...
(Motors)
From this Article:
This product line is offered with various options: S (high-speed optimization), T (high-torque optimization,) and H (medium torque and speed), directly linked to the needs of your applications....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Electric motor manufacturers must ensure that a motor's instant internal temperature never exceeds its various components' maximum allowable temperature. Depending on the design of the motor and the...
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
Some applications require rotary motion, such as ventilators. Others require linear motion, such as medical pipettes or syringes. When it comes to combining a rotary and a linear motion in the same...
(Motors)
From this Article:
By avoiding using brushed DC motors as a generator, engineers pass up a number of benefits....
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
A number of medical applications need high-speed actuation in the lower load band. Many OEMs use pneumatic actuators or electric solenoids for this purpose; however, these options do not provide...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Powered surgical hand tools are a mainstay of the operating room. For decades surgeons and device makers have relied on sterilizable Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors to meet the torque, speed,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The technology world is rapidly adapting to miniaturization, with terms like "Micro", "Nano" and even "Pico" increasingly in vogue. This has created an immense need for anything that can provide...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Medical analyzers are the workhorse of the medical diagnostics industry. They are versatile tools with multiple functions; from testing human bodily fluids such as blood, and urine, to processing...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Miniature Motors for Biopsy Systems and Radiation Treatment Precision electric motors are spinning the way to improved developments in cancer management....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Miniature Motors for Medical Devices and Dispensing Systems...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The medical sector today mandates mechanical ventilation in cases where a patient's spontaneous ventilation is inadequate to maintain life. This is done to prevent an imminent collapse of other...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Missile defense systems require extreme agility to navigate and intercept enemy targets while exposed to extreme environments. Wide temperature range and vibration are some of the critical conditions...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Orthopedic trauma and implant procedures involve many areas of the body and several types of operations. But despite the diversity of applications, Orthopedic surgeons need to perform three primary...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The motion needs of the dental industry vary with applications ranging from the movement of dental chairs and dental CNC machines for milling implants to dental radiology and not forgetting...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Medical diagnostics are a part of everyday life, whether going to the doctor for a routine physical and blood work or heading to the emergency room. Doctors rely on the results from medical analyzers...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Drones for defense and surveillance missions require extreme agility for navigation and are regularly exposed to critical environments. These UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) applications demand...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
Associate Product Line Manager Anant Bhalerao discusses motion solutions for electric expansion valves on tech briefs....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Some control valves are opened and closed manually at the valve stem, while electronic valves incorporate an actuator to move the stem with control from a motor and drive system. Designers have three...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When selecting a motor and gearbox, you will need to determine both the product's operating and maximum conditions and confirm the required speed and torque experienced at the wheel output. Here are...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
What is the need for new gearing technologies?...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The pipette is a basic fluid control tool for transferring tiny amounts of liquids. Electronic or motorized pipettes are an ergonomic alternative to manual pipettes and an efficient way to increase...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The pipette is a basic fluid control tool for transferring tiny amounts of liquids. Electronic or motorized pipettes are an ergonomic alternative to manual pipettes and an efficient way to increase...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The purpose of this paper is to highlight and compare motor technologies available for the actuation of gas valves used in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. HVAC systems...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Surgeries must be performed using sterile equipment to prevent infection. While some simple surgical tools can be manufactured inexpensive enough to be economically thrown away after each use, more...
(Motors)
From this Article:
What Mini Motor Options Exist for Handheld Electronic Pipettes?...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Here are some key considerations to help you choose an optimal motor for your application....
(Motors)
From this Article:
DC coreless motors that are fully enclosed are the perfect solution for powering Solar Panel Cleaning Robots. These motors are light in weight, energy efficient, long lasting (reduce the overall cost...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Craniotomy hand tools are high speed drills used in Neuro (Skull) surgeries. These highly complex procedures require very high precision and balancing. Even minor vibrations or jerks could impact the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, as they are generally known, are becoming more common. This technology is adding value in many markets including aerospace and defense, agriculture,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Depending on the procedure and the type of cutter used, the handpiece of a foot care device is used at a wide velocity range combined with high torque. Often the available power is limited, as the...
(Business Applications)
From this Article:
5S is a process to ensure a clean, orderly, safe and productive workspace, i.e. there's a place for everything and everything in its place. 5S is based on principles starting with the letter "S" -...
(Motors)
From this Article:
After a year in the making, Portescap is pleased to announce the opening of our newest Engineering Lab in our Mumbai, India office. Our team worked very diligently over the past year, including...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Stepper motors are generally driven in open loop mode. The controller defines timing of the pulses sent to the driver. The motor must be strong enough to move the load without loss of synchronism....
(Motors)
From this Article:
This new brushless flat motor uses an outer rotor configuration with an air gap between the coil and the magnetic structure being managed radially. This unique and innovative design delivers very high...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) applications have many critical requirements including high air flow with a blower and drive system. As well, due to the portability and wearable nature of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Stall torque is the torque available from a motor whose output rotational speed is zero. Motors in a stalled condition may be prone to overheating and possible damage if the current flowing under...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
Portescap will return to CMEF Spring 2022 after exhibiting previously in 2019. The upcoming show is being held at the National Exhibition and Conference Center in Shanghai, China from April 7-10. The...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Some applications require rotary motion, such as ventilators. Others require linear motion, such as medical pipettes or syringes. When it comes to combining a rotary and a linear motion in the same...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Power density is the amount of power (time rate of energy transfer) generated per unit volume of the motor. The more powerful the motor in a smaller envelope, the higher the power density....
(Motors)
From this Article:
For powered reusable surgical tools, reliability is paramount. Due to the presence of electronic components and materials susceptible to corrosion, moisture is often a cause of premature failure,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
This blog series will cover the range of applications in Infusion systems, reviewing the needs of the patient translated into the requirements of the device, and how the motor technologies align to...
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
Certain applications, irrespective of their industry, require linear movements with quick forward and backward motions. This will help them save a lot of process time. Portescap's newest innovative...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Surgical hand tools require a minimum level of power for a given application, and higher power requirements generally necessitate larger motors. This in turn leads to a heavier and bulkier tool that...
(Motors)
From this Article:
This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Coreless brush DC motors convert electric power into mechanical power and are ideal in high-performance applications requiring low friction, low starting voltage, high efficiency, good thermal...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The life of a motor is very much dependent on the performance of the tribological components. Let's look at a few tribological motor components which impact overall life....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Finding the right motor can be a challenge. Often a product catalog only lists a selection of available motors and coils, so the ideal solution can't be found by browsing through available standard...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Device makers and surgeons have for decades relied on sterilizable brushless direct current (BLDC) motors to meet the torque, speed, and reliability requirements of surgical handtools. Now surgical...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The creation of small, portable infusion pumps opened a new chapter in medical care. A patient can receive carefully metered and timed doses of medicine, without requiring a visit to the medical...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Read this series of brief articles on factors such as: Speed, Torque, Lifetime and Mechanical Envelope....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Another factor to review is the accuracy required from the motion system in the application. Is the motion continuous or incremental? What is the resolution needed from the motor during incremental...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The next factor we will consider is the lifetime requirement of the motion system. How many cycles must the motion system execute within the life of the product? How many hours does that require from...
(Motors)
From this Article:
he next factor for consideration is the mechanical envelope for the motion system. What is the space in the product that is dedicated to the motion system? Is there flexibility on the diameter or...
(Motors)
From this Article:
One of the first factors to consider in your new product development is the output speed requirement of the motion system. How fast does the motor need to rotate to drive the mechanism in the...
(Torque Sensing)
From this Article:
The next factor we will consider is the output torque requirement of the motion system. What is the continuous torque requirement during operation? Is there a peak torque for a limited time that needs...
(Motors)
From this Article:
reviewing all the factors and how they impact the final product output will enable the ideal performance of our product. Below is a summary table for the factors and the three motor technologies:...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The type of application being designed will dictate different factors be considered for the motion solution. Will the product be stationary? Is the product mobile - being moved by an apparatus or on a...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Miniature pumps are devices that utilize different technologies (diaphragm, gear, vane, peristaltic) to pump a fluid or create pressure or a vacuum. These pumps are typically less than 5" in height...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Due to their mechanical commutation, brushed DC have limited operational lifetime and are confined to low speeds typically less than 12K rpm....
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
What is a "linear actuator"? It is actually a simple stepper motor with a built-in leadscrew to directly convert rotary motion in form of discrete steps, into linear motion. Achieving linear motion...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Magnetic encoders allow for high resolution feedback, enabling precise motion control profiles. Understanding how these devices work and their advantages compared to traditional feedback methods (such...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Not all encoder/feedback technologies are the same. Here are some situations that call for an encoder as part of a drive system...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
What is the greatest design challenge when it comes to developing mobile medical device technology?...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Founded in 1931 in Switzerland as The Universal Escapement Ltd., Portescap was devoted exclusively to manufacturing products for the clock and watch industry. Our company became quickly famous for the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
As the art of tattoos has evolved, so have the machines designed to turn ink into living art. The process requires reciprocating needles that repeatedly penetrate the dermal skin at a high rate of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When you're designing a device that requires a miniature motor, selecting a trusted and reputable motion control provider is absolutely crucial. One of the key qualifications to look for while vetting...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
Selecting a miniature motor provider for your device or application isn't a simple task. Whether it's ensuring that the potential supplier has an extensive product and technology portfolio,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The same straightforward design and driving method that makes stepper motors popular can lead to resonance problems in certain conditions....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Advancements in automation and artificial intelligence are driving innovation in robotics. New developments in vision systems and sensor technologies require inventive applications for robots in the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When it comes to specifying miniature motors, application designers always have to weigh speed, torque and cost. But technology advancements present new challenges that push the limits of traditional...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Portescap has extended its Ultra EC™ range of motors with new sizes, with the motors now covering diameters from 16mm to 35mm. Crafted around Portescap’s proprietary U coil technology,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Designers of motion systems often face challenges when selecting or developing electronics using pulse width modulation (PWM) to drive brushless DC motors. To avoid unexpected performance issues, it's...
(Motors)
From this Article:
There are many factors that impact the stall torque of a motor in a given application, and designers need to consider all of these influences....
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
DLA technology will help achieve space and cost savings over conventional motion solutions through the elimination of mechanical components such as gears, belts and separate threaded shafts or screws....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Understanding Speed-Torque Characteristics of Miniature DC Motors (Part 1 of 3)...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Understanding Speed-Torque Characteristics of Miniature DC Motors (Part 2 of 3)...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Understanding Speed-Torque Characteristics of Miniature DC Motors (Part 3 of 3)...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Designers of motion systems often face challenges when selecting or developing electronics using PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) to drive brushless DC motors. It is useful to keep in mind some basic...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Advancements in automation and artificial intelligence are driving innovation in robotics. New developments in vision systems and sensor technologies require inventive applications for robots in the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When it comes to measuring and dispensing a specific volume of any liquid, pipettes are essential in today's laboratory environment. Different types of pipettes are commonly used depending on the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
How does a brushless motor work, and what is the difference between brushless and brushed motors? What advantages can be achieved via BLDC motor design, what are the advantages of brushless motors in...
(Motors)
From this Article:
COMPOSITION AND VARIATIONS OF CAN STACK MOTORS...
(Encoders and Resolvers)
From this Article:
Encoders provide feedback for accurate control of speed and positioning....
(Motors)
From this Article:
An electromagnetic brake in combination with a DC motor is a nice solution for holding a load or for safety in case of power failure....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Gearheads, which are also referred to as either gearboxes or gear motors, are popular accessories in the world of miniature motors. Providing either increased torque capabilities or speed reduction of...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
One option you may not think of when selecting a gearbox for your application? The material of the gears! Gear material can be classified into two types: metal and non-metallic (such as...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Miniature motors aren't only classified by technology types like brush DC, brushless DC, and stepper; you can also classify them by their rotor configuration! There are two major types of motor...
(Motors)
From this Article:
A major airline uses automatic, reliable and simple to operate passenger window shades to darken or block light. The motors that perform this function must adhere to stringent design requirements for...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
A leading manufacturer of mechanical thrombectomy devices needed a high-speed DC motor to power a new device to remove clots in the brain. Since brain clots can be fatal, motor precision and...
(Motors)
From this Article:
It is critical to accurately control the flight trajectory of a missile so that it reaches the intended target. Based on inputs from the guidance system, actuators precisely adjust the position of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
As electronic pruning tools continue to be adopted, workers have been able to avoid pruning-related injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive motion injuries, as these tools help reduce...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The operation of stepper motors is less intuitive than the operation of either brush DC or brushless DC motors. As a result, they are often perceived as more difficult to understand and control....
(Motors)
From this Article:
MINIATURE MOTOR TECHNOLOGIES COMMONLY USED IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE APPLICATIONS...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicles, propelled by electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) technologies, are transforming the way we perceive urban air travel. These vehicles demand high...
(Motors)
From this Article:
3 phase brushless DC motors are popular miniature motors that power a variety of applications, including medical devices, surgical tools, and fans...
(Motors)
From this Article:
A stepper motor is a brushless DC electric motor that turns in steps, with input in the form of programmed energization of the stator windings and output in the form of discrete angular rotation. The...
(Motors)
From this Article:
A leading manufacturer of fusion splicers needed a cost-effective solution to drive an automatic jacket stripper module....
(Motors)
From this Article:
A leading European pump manufacturer required a motor to power a revolutionary micropump for gas flow in medical apparatus, life science applications, and gas detection devices....
(Motors)
From this Article:
A medical device manufacturer required a compact, efficient motor that would run a battery-powered handheld ultrasound device using available low-voltage and current....
(Motors)
From this Article:
A large medical device manufacturer asked Portescap to design an electric motor solution for a new mobile, battery-operated ventilator suitable for neonatal, pediatric and adult patients...
(Motors)
From this Article:
A leading European device manufacturer approached Portescap to develop a selection of motors to power their next generation massage rollers....
(Motors)
From this Article:
A leading surgical tool company required a small gear motor that could power a shaver hand piece used for small joint arthroscopic surgery....
(Motors)
From this Article:
A leading medical device manufacturer approached Portescap to replace the existing motor driving the needle mechanism in its biopsy device....
(Motors)
From this Article:
A European medical device manufacturer of small bone power tools approached Portescap to develop a robust motor solution, capable of over 1,600 autoclave cycles, that provided high power in a compact...
(Motors)
From this Article:
A global provider of aerospace and defense solutions needed a highly customized motor for a projectile deployment system....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Atherectomy devices assist surgeons in critical care of patients with arterial calcium build up. A motor powered, rotating device is guided through the artery and uses a combination of centrifugal...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Axial flux and radial flux motors are two different configurations of electric motors, specifically permanent magnet motors, that have distinct arrangements of magnetic fields and winding layouts. The...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The teams at Portescap are constantly in motion, and this is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in the launch of our latest product developments. Sparked by customer feedback and driven by technical...
(Motors)
From this Article:
DC motor selection criteria...
(Machine and Motion Controllers)
From this Article:
This article presents the analysis of center distance influence on gearbox dynamics, which is characterized by time-varying mesh stiffness. System-level dynamic analysis and a detailed mathematical...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Although gearboxes are a well-understood technology, they don't always operate as designed....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Finding a drop-in replacement motor can be a challenging task and requires extensive knowledge and experience of both the motor and the application. However, with the right collaboration between the...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Slotted BLDC motors enable an increase in the amount of magnetic flux density in the airgap, which results in higher torque generation; this helps improve the motor's dynamics, making this design more...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Thanks to advances in biotechnology, new and innovative biologic drugs are gaining popularity. That's good news for patients, but biologics present drug delivery challenges....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Selecting the appropriate slot and pole combination for a brushless DC (BLDC) motor has implications for its speed and torque output. The choice of pole, slot and winding configurations can also...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Most projects in the aerospace and defense (A&D) market require stringent specifications to develop a robust and durable product capable of operation in extreme environments....
(Motors)
From this Article:
The maximum voltage capabilities of brush DC and brushless DC (BLDC) motors are fundamentally different, which is primarily due to each motor technology's specific design and operating principles. In...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Designer's demand for precise sensing and monitoring of motor speed and position requires innovative feedback designs that can be quickly integrated with high-performance motors....
(Motors)
From this Article:
In the Aerospace and Defense industry, reliability and durability are non-negotiable. The need to meet Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) targets further adds to the challenge, as these applications...
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
Here we provide a comprehensive overview of the key design factors crucial for optimal performance and the challenges designers may encounter in the development process of 180° Drive Linear...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Visiting the dentist often involves encountering various types of equipment, ranging from cleaning to repair. These tools have traditionally been pneumatic, powered by an air system in the dentist's...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When it comes to developing a successful device, the role of miniature motors cannot be underestimated. These small yet powerful components are the backbone of many devices, from surgical robotics to...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Let's explore how micro-motors empower surgical robots, as well as how Portescap's advancements in micro-motion technology are enabling a wide range of movements and functionalities that were once...
(Motors)
From this Article:
One of the key expectations when on board a passenger or commercial aircraft? Comfortability and safety in the passenger cabin! This is accomplished via Environmental Control System valves, or ECS...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Employing a vacuum-based process, ETO sterilization efficiently penetrates and cleans the surfaces of various medical devices, with its lower temperature making it a suitable process for a wide array...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Motor longevity is typically a key consideration during the initial phases of device design. But what if the device is intended to complete its operation just once?...
(Motors)
From this Article:
As you're searching for your next motion system supplier (or are analyzing your current provider), here are four resolutions we recommend sticking to:...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The world of surgical power tools is evolving significantly, driven by the increasing popularity of minimally invasive surgery techniques. These techniques offer patients various benefits such as...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Selecting a miniature motor for a motion system is rarely straightforward. Not only does every application have its own unique set of requirements, but each motor technology features a variety of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
As its name would suggest, a permanent magnet motor contains a permanent magnet that is composed of a material that can be magnetized. In a permanent magnet motor, the magnetic field of the rotor or...
(Motors)
From this Article:
With the ever-increasing need for precision and miniaturization in surgical tools and medical devices, power density is a critical consideration when selecting miniature DC motors for these...
(Motors)
From this Article:
High-performance aircraft require a reliable, accurate, and stable fuel flow to power their engines. A fuel metering valve throttles the appropriate amount of fuel based on the engine power required....
(Gears)
From this Article:
As demand grows for improved power transmission, gear designers must explore new design concepts to increase load-carrying capacity....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Here we discuss the selection of a strain wave gearing unit and includes the key considerations for assembly with a motor....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Proper blood flow is essential for good health, so when that blood flow is slowed or blocked by a blood clot, it's not only hazardous - it's potentially fatal. The clot must be removed quickly to...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When it comes to designing a new gripper solution, electric motors are often preferred over pneumatic motors due to several advantages they offer in terms of performance, efficiency, control, and...
(Motors)
From this Article:
While alternative torque control devices could be used, electromagnetic brakes can combine precision with a compact, reliable, energy efficient and cost-effective design....
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
Brushless DC (BLDC) motors offer several advantages over traditional brushed DC motors, including higher efficiency, longer lifespan, and greater reliability. However, to operate a BLDC motor, you...
(Motors)
From this Article:
In the year and a half since its launch, the Portescap eStore has quickly become a go-to destination for sourcing miniature motor prototypes in the online space. Our ultimate goal when launching the...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
Robotic innovations are being fueled by developments in automation and Artificial intelligence (AI), which opens up new markets that require the creation of smaller, more intelligent robotic designs....
(Linear Actuators)
From this Article:
What is an Electric Linear Actuator?...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Here we cover the most common joining methods used by customers in their miniature motor/gearbox solutions....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Do you normally create New Year's resolutions for your business? If not, 2023 is an excellent time to start! Not only can resolutions help keep you and your teams aligned regarding the upcoming year's...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Given the adverse impacts of climate change, increasing carbon emissions, and other global environmental issues, the topic of sustainability has continued to gain heightened priority in the 21st...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When the heart is healthy, the heart beats at a normal pace and delivers the right amount of blood. Unfortunately, acute or advanced heart failure can temporarily stop the heart from pumping; this can...
(Motors)
From this Article:
A leading manufacturer of mechanical thrombectomy devices needed a high-speed DC motor to power a new device to remove clots in the brain. Since brain clots can be fatal, motor precision and...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Gearboxes are miniature motor accessories that are critical to a number of applications and industries, given their ability to either increase torque or reduce speed. Here we explore how worm gears...
(Motors)
From this Article:
While improvements in diet, regular exercising, and advances in medication can help prevent and manage the disease, medical procedures are often required to treat more advanced symptoms....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Surgical robotics is a rapidly advancing field that is revolutionizing the way surgeries are performed. Robotics offers many advantages over traditional surgical methods, such as enhanced precision,...
(Motors)
From this Article:
In the realm of diabetes management, insulin therapy stands as a cornerstone for regulating blood sugar levels. As the need for reliable and tailored insulin delivery grows, an increasing number of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Though small in size, brushless DC mini motors serve a variety of critical roles in today's commercial and military aircraft. From delivering active force feedback to the pilot, thus reducing pilot...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Many tools and applications require a motion solution that delivers high power density in a small package, including industrial power tools, surgical tools, robotics, and aerospace and defense. This...
(Motors)
From this Article:
how miniature motion technologies work to treat difficult heart conditions....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Infusion systems are responsible for delivering the required drug or nutrition both accurately and reliably, making these systems a critical aspect of patient care. The motion solution plays a key...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Today's healthcare, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries demand faster yet more compact diagnostics equipment that will deliver accurate and repeatable results. Miniature electric motors, along...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Brushless slotted DC gear motors are able to fully meet these challenging performance requirements for powered breast biopsy devices, which allow doctors to take multiple tissue samples from a single...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The holidays are one of the happiest times of the year. From spending quality time with family and friends to enjoying the festive décor, winter activities, and delicious meals, this season is...
(Motors)
From this Article:
It is critical to accurately control the flight trajectory of a missile so that it reaches the intended target. Based on inputs from the guidance system, actuators precisely adjust the position of...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Based on inputs from a guidance system, a missile fin control actuation system (CAS) is used to precisely position control surfaces such as fins and canards. The guidance system defines the flight...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The heart of the PAPR system is the blower's motor unit, which drives the blower itself. Each PAPR system is different and features unique application specifications that are wholly unique to each use...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Let's explore two of the key motor selection factors, inertia matching and torque/power requirements, which will help illustrate the importance of understanding these concepts while simultaneously...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
From this Article:
To reduce total cost of care, healthcare providers are increasingly turning toward home and ambulatory infusion pumps to free the patient from the hospital setting. These small, battery powered pumps...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Though the Aerospace and Defense industry is constantly evolving, one thing remains the same: the need for more power, higher efficiency, and improved ruggedness in ever-smaller spaces. This is where...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Portescap is excited to announce that its standard motors can now be designed to meet the requirements of RTCA DO-160G, an aviation industry standard that outlines environmental test conditions for...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Surgical robots have gained significant popularity over the past few decades due to their ability to perform minimally invasive procedures with unparalleled accuracy....
(Motors)
From this Article:
The loss of mobility can be devastating, but the ability to move can potentially be regained and independence re-established through the use of bionic limbs....
(Motors)
From this Article:
A DC gearmotor is an assembly of a brushed or brushless DC motor and gearbox that specifically fulfills an application's torque, speed and efficiency requirements. Adding a gearhead to the motor...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Here are three factors relevant to BLDC motor efficiency and losses and how they play a role in motor design and selection:...
(Encoders and Resolvers)
From this Article:
The popularity of collaborative robots (cobots) has led to a wide variety of humanoid style robots being used in various home and industrial settings. The robot axes require actuators that are...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Here we'll dive into the key considerations that should govern this selection process....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Finding a precision motor solution that meets the demanding performance requirements of a guided missile or Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) imaging system cuts across several performance factors,...
(Sensor Transmitters)
From this Article:
Energy efficiency is quickly becoming one of the most significant drivers in the design of electronic equipment - including miniature motors! Brushless DC motor manufacturers can increase motor...
(Motors)
From this Article:
What Mini Motor Will Work Best for My Service Robots?...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Electric motors - along with their power transmission, feedback and control devices - are critical to machines that rely on motion axes. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) embarking on a new...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Innovation and efficiency are crucial for meeting stringent specifications and demanding environments in the Aerospace and Defense industry. Enter Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) motors, or readily...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The development of miniature motors has driven innovation in surgical tool design. As smaller and smaller motors become more readily available in the surgical field, design engineers gain the ability...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Advantages of Strain Wave Generator Gearings...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Let's review why DC Coreless motors are a superior selection for this application....
(Motors)
From this Article:
A variety of motor manufacturers provide online tools and calculators to assist users in selecting an ideal miniature motor, including our own MotionCompass™, a web-based application designed to...
(Motors)
From this Article:
PWM frequency has a significant impact on the noise generated by permanent magnet synchronous motors. A higher frequency results in smoother and quieter motor operation, with additional benefits like...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Stepper motors are generally selected for applications where precise positioning, holding torque, and dynamic torque at low speeds are required. They have also been used to deliver relatively high...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Though the Aerospace and Defense industry is constantly evolving, one thing remains the same: the need for more power, higher efficiency, and improved ruggedness in ever-smaller spaces. This is where...
(Motors)
From this Article:
The use of motorized power tools in operating rooms has directly improved patient outcomes by optimizing the precision and speed of procedures. These power tools have also enhanced the ease of use for...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Let's explore the latest trends in surgical power tools and the qualifications to consider when searching for a motion solutions supplier to partner with when developing a new hand tool....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Optimum Motor Selection for Cardiovascular Applications Series...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Brushless DC slotted flat motors have emerged in recent years as a groundbreaking technology, transforming the landscape of various industries with their compact design, high power density, and...
(Motors)
From this Article:
Wearable drug delivery systems, propelled by advanced micro-motion systems, are redefining patient care by offering a seamless and efficient means of administering medication....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Let's explore the steps for generating dynamic torques....
(Motors)
From this Article:
Today's healthcare, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries demand faster yet more compact diagnostics equipment that will deliver accurate and repeatable results. Miniature electric motors, along...
(Motors)
From this Article:
You're probably familiar with a gear and a motor - but are you familiar with a gearmotor? Combining an electric motor and a gearbox, gearmotors play a significant role in various industries, providing...
(Motors)
From this Article:
When it comes to developing a successful device, the role of miniature motors cannot be underestimated. These small yet powerful components are the backbone of many devices, from surgical robotics to...