Category Archives: Spindle Drives

Motion Control – The Maxon GP 6 S Miniature Spindle for Linear Positioning Tasks!

The GP 6 S micro spindle gear has a diameter of six millimeters now also available in a metal version to provide a spindle drive with optimized value.

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Fall River, MA – Motion Control – Spindle drives are the perfect solution for linear positioning systems, lens adjustment, or syringe pumps. If the drive also has to be compact, then maxon motor’s GP 6 S spindle gear is the perfect choice. To provide a cost-effective alternative to the ceramic version, it is now also available with a metal spindle.

Combinations with maxon DC motors

The GP 6 S spindle gear is suitable for a wide variety of linear drive solutions. The maximum feed velocity is 15 mm/s, at a force of 10 N. Integrated ball bearings ensure that this drive stands up to high axial loads. The gear easily combines with the maxon DC brushed motor (RE 6) and DC brushless motor (EC 6).

More data and details about the new metal version of the GP 6 S spindle gear are available online atwww.shop.maxonmotor.ch.

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

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Motion Control – Linear Positioning Drives in NEMA 8 and NEMA 14 from Nanotec Electronic

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Medford, MA, Motion Control – Nanotec Electronic, U.S., Inc. has expanded the range of hybrid linear positioning drives by models in a NEMA 8 (20 mm flange size) and NEMA 14 (35 mm flange size). Linear positioning drives include a rotating screw mounted on the stepper motor. The linear movement is generated with the aid of an external nut. These motors are ideal for the design of compact linear axes as there is no need for the coupling and the bearing support point for the screw. The small linear positioning drives are used, for example, for scanning tasks in optical, mechanical or acoustic test equipment.

The hybrid linear positioning drives from Nanotec Electronic use special, maintenance-free thermo-plastic nuts. Despite its small size, the NEMA-8 model LS2018 delivers a force of 40 N and a step resolution of 0.005 mm. The NEMA-14 model LS3518 delivers a force of 140 N and a resolution of 0.01 mm. Standard screw lengths of 75 or 150 mm are available; customer-specific screw lengths can be optionally obtained. Both actuators can also be supplied with high-resolution (2000 incr./rev.) encoders.

LS2018NANOTEC-LS28

Type Force Feed Resolution
N mm/s µm/step
LS2818S0604-T6x1-75 60 20 5
LS2818S0604-T6x2-75 60 20 10
LS2818S0604-T5x5-75 30 100 25
LS2818L0604-T6x1-75 120 30 5
LS2818L0604-T6x2-75 120 30 10
LS2818L0604-T5x5-75 60 140 25
LS2818L1404-T6x2-75 140 40 10

 

LS3518NANOTEC-LS35

Type Force Feed Resolution
N mm/s µm/step
LS3518S1204-T6X1-75 240 50 5
LS3518S1204-T6X2-75 160 100 10
LS3518S1204-T5X5-75 85 250 25

 

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Motion Control Spindle Drives Now Available in Wearproof Ceramic!

Two new complete systems composed of spindle, axial bearing, and gearhead. With the GP8S and GP16S spindle drives, maxon motor is expanding the program and simultaneously launching the ceramic spindle. The ceramic spindle is an extraordinary product, with several advantages.

Maxon motion control Spindle Drives are wearproof ceramic

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Fall River, MA — Motion Control Spindle Drives – The GP 16 S with ceramic spindle joins the ranks of the existing 16 series spindle drives. With its unique metric M6 ceramic spindle, it transmits up to 315 N in short-term operation. These axial forces are compensated by axial ball bearings in the gearhead’s output stage. The variety of reduction ratios possible in the integrated planetary gearhead makes the spindle drive suitable for highly dynamic applications such as focusing systems or valve and flap adjustment.

The small 8 mm GP 8 S motion control spindle drives come standard equipped with metric steel spindles or ceramic spindles. The M3 x 0.5 mm spindle is designed for feed forces of up to 32 N in short-term operation. Two pre-loaded ball bearings serve as the axial bearing. Due to the extremely compact design, the GP 8 S spindle drives achieve a very high force/volume ratio, a characteristic highly desirable for collimators, dosing pumps, and many other applications.

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Spindles made of high-tech ceramic – better than steel!

Maxon ball screws made of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), a high-performance ceramic, feature many advantages over conventional steel spindles or expensive ball screws, advantages that can be critical for your application. For instance, Motion Control Spindle Drievs featuring a ceramic spindle has nearly negligible slip-stick effect, so start up is smooth and free of jerking. Due to the outstanding sliding characteristics and the high wear-resistance of the ceramic spindle, it’s possible to achieve high speeds and also allows for highly dynamic, precise movements. The life span of the ceramic spindle is several times that of steel spindles, assuming that a suitable threaded nut is selected.

Ceramic motion control spindle drives can be used in high-temperature applications, as well as in magnetically inductive environments. For example, a ceramic spindle will not interfere with the magnetic field in an MRI scanner.

The biocompatibility of the material makes ceramic spindles of particular interest for medical engineering.

Comprehensive documentation and software are included with every delivery, and are also available for you to download from our website at www.maxonmotor.com.

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