Nippon Pulse‘s new linear motor, the SL083, is a scaleless linear motor with a built-in linear encoder. It’s ideal for positioning applications that would benefit from the repeatability, reliability and robustness of a linear motor, with up to 5 µm in resolution and repeat accuracy.
The SL083 is a compact motor with a simple design of just two parts: a tubular stainless steel shaft, and a non-contact forcer. This allows for simple installation and configuration. The motor is efficient, requires no lubrication, and a non-critical air gap means there is no variation in the force. The housing is made of non-magnetic aluminum.
Nippon Pulse worked with leading European encoder manufacturer Siko Products to create a design that integrates the industry’s first non-analog magnetic linear encoder into a linear motor. The SL083 simplifies the integration of a linear motor into applications, as it can use existing bearings in order to become an actuator. Siko’s true encoder allows the SL083 to provide a perfectly smooth sinusoidal motion profile.
In addition to the built-in encoder, the SL083 linear motor has a built-in interpolator and Hall sensors. It offers real-time signal processing and high dynamics with no residual force. The SL083 has a maximum speed of 4 m/sec, and has an excellent force-to-volume ratio.
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