Driven by new large-scale through-hole applications, Applimotion’s LARC Series Direct Drive frameless motor kits are available with a diameter of up to 1 meter . The motor technology uses Lorentz force mechanisms to create motion. Magnets, mounted to a metal ring, or arc-shaped segment, interact with current in phase coils to create force. This force is applied at the radius creating torque.
Controlling the coils is done using a microcontroller and some transistors. The coil holder contains three coils, (three phases), that can be energized in a variety of ways to create motion. Motor operation has never been easier for the logic and controls engineer. Motors can run at 5 volts up to 300 volts.
Applimotion continues to quickly react to customer feedback providing unique motor options in short lead times. The ULT motor line has evolved over the last 10 years with over 200 different models to choose from. The LARC motors just add to low profile options.
Prices range from $800-3000 for solutions ranging for 200 mm to 1 meter diameters.