30mm motor with 230g load

Video: 30mm diameter motor (100 sequences)

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We recently made the following test setup for one of our customers who required a ‘loaded’ motor to perform a specific rotational sequence. The motor used for the test is our 30mm PCBMotor w/100-Line Encoder  – modified with a 400-line encoder. The test result was that the 30mm diameter motor with a load of 230g easily […]

Speed and Torque measurement Ø60mm

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New 60mm Stator design   Improved design version now delivers up 110Nmm stall for Ø60mm stator with 6N pretension and 5V supply, see newest motors characteristic here. A calibrated torque-cell with an electrical brake and a load cell to measure pre-tension.  This allows us to measure the complete torque/speed curve down to stall at different […]

How to driver Motors in parallel?

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Driver two motors with same driver It is fine to drive two motors in parallel on the same output stage as long as they have the same resonance frequency. So if you use motors (same size) and from the same batch and  you should be ok, since the frequencies are very close. Motor produced on […]

High resolution twin motor kit

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A low-cost prototyping environment Here’s a video of our High Resolution Twin Motor Kit in action. With 2.6 million equivalent steps/revolution, this kit includes a main motor board, placed upon a controller board, and free PCBMotor software for speedy integration and application prototyping. Feel free to comment and ‘like’ on our Youtube channel if you found it […]

Hollow Center & through-hole devices (piezo video)

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Does your application require an open/free center or shaft? The video below highlights how our technology can be used to design and build unique through-hole motor solutions. Feel free to pass this on to your colleagues and friends by sharing/liking this video below…http://clicktotweet.com/jJbs8

Integrating multiple PCBMotors

Introducing piezo motor technology

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Low-cost, ultrasonic piezomotor technology Our PCBMotor introduction video gives you a clear and interesting insight into our innovative piezo technology. If you’re interested in high resolution, low-speed motor solutions for applications requiring a slimline, low-cost end-products then watch this vi… Feel free to comment and ‘like’ on our Youtube channel if you have any questions or […]

Slimline Motors for Instrument Panels, Gauges & Meters

Motors for instrument clusters, interior displays & panels

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New technology for gauges & meters Do you have a meter, gauge, instrument board or cluster application? Are size, space, weight and thickness important issues to your final product? The video below shows how we use our PCBMotor platform to produce motors for a wide range of guage/meter applications within the automotive, marine and aviation industries. […]

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Join our growing Youtube community This is a list of all our video’s and other media. It’s designed to be an inspiration to new visitors and technology researchers alike, as well as a Help Guide to our existing customers, partners and suppliers.   Subscribe to our Youtube channel and join our growing community to stay in […]

How does PCBMotor’s technology work?

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PCBMotors consist of two parts: The Stator, which holds the actuators and electrical connecting circuit; and The Rotor, which is pressed onto the surface of the stator and delivers the mechanical output. A traveling wave is generated over the stator surface, acting like a flexible ring to produce elliptical motion on the rotor interface. The […]

What are the advantages of a PCBMotor compared to a stepper motor?

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By driving the integration of the motor (including electronics) into the PCB itself, we’re facilitating the design of smaller, cheaper and faster applications. PCBMotor uses less space and material. Electronics (driver) and mechanics (motor) are mounted directly on the PCB – so it’s totally flat and without gears and connections. PCB enables more design flexibility […]

What’s in it for me/the customer?

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You can improve your market position by offering your customers state of the art technology/applications AND save them money at the same time. Offer your customers faster, smaller and cheaper motors. That’s because of the innovative design of the PCBMotor: Mounted directly on the PCB – the motor and all electronics (driver) are integrated into […]

Can I build a PCBMotor on my own?

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Yes. PCBMotor can provide you with training and help you to design and build your own PCBMotors. We can also provide schematic for the control driver (free of charge), which you then can build on your own. See our Steps to Success.

Does PCBMotor build the motors?

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Yes. PCBMotor can design and manufacture an entire PCBMotor solution – comprising stator, driver and positioning system – all designed specifically for your application. See our Steps to Success and how we can accelerate your product’s time-to-market.

Why is friction tape needed?

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It is the friction between piezo elements and rotor that translates the traveling wave on stator into a rotational force on rotor. To ensure sufficient friction a friction tape is mounted on rotor. We’ve had good experience and results using H-old: GL.96.glass fiber enforced adhesive tape with an alu layer. Apart from ensuring the required […]

Can I damage the motor if I turn the rotor by hand?

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No, you will be able to turn the rotor without damaging anything. If the positioning system power is still ‘On’, the positioning system will keep track of its position. This can be used in, for example, a sound mixing console allowing a PCBMotor-operated control to be set to a specific setting and adjusted manually to […]

Is power required to hold the motor in position?

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No, the rotors are preloaded by springs pressing them against the piezo elements. This results in a holding torque whether the power is on or off. The holding torque is about 2-3x the stall torque. Being able to turn motor power off when not rotating can, in some applications, prove to be a very important […]

How much weight can a PCBMotor hold?

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The rotors are preloaded by springs pressing them against the stator ensuring stable contact between piezos and rotor. The spring force is set for optimum motor performance. A load of 100-200 grams on the rotor or the axle will have little or no effect on performance. Heavier objects should be mounted directly onto the axle […]

What is the step size of a PCBMotor?

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A PCBMotor has no inherent, mechanically-defined step size. It will rotate with a constant speed of around 1 revolution per sec is requiredond as long as power is applied. To establish and use stepping functionality, a positioning system, see section “Positioning System”.