The Portescap R&D team is working on a number of innovative ideas and concepts to further satisfy our customer's needs.
Here are some of the concepts that are already designed and can be offered as prototypes.
- Dual Motion Can Stack Actuator Solution: Rotary and Linear Motion in One Compact Solution
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 application, designers often need to integrate two motorized solutions so they can control both degrees of freedom (rotation and linear) at the same time.
Portescaps innovative Dual Motion Can Stack Actuator solution offers both rotary and linear motion inside a compact package. Designed as a stack of two permanent magnet Can Stack stepper motors, the innovative Dual Motion motor makes it possible to provide any of the following motion scenarios:
Pure linear motion in any direction (no shaft rotation)
Pure rotation, clockwise or anti-clockwise (no shaft translation along its axis)
Combined linear motion and rotation simultaneously in any direction (for example like a screw entering a threaded hole
- Quick Response Digital Linear Actuator
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 concept combines its unique Disc Magnet technology with Linear Actuator technology to enable quick linear acceleration and deceleration within the same compact package
The Disc Magnet Motor (DMM) technology provides a very high dynamic acceleration due to very low inertia. Portecap's unique low inertia Disc Magnet motion technology integrated with Linear Actuators has made it possible to achieve high acceleration/deceleration in linear actuation mode providing a unique solution for various complex application challenges.
- SMART Coreless Brush DC Motors
High power density motors with speed-to-torque performance and SMART feature capabilities
Imagine coreless brush DC motors that can monitor reliability by triggering electrical signals that not only notifies you of the battery life but also provide you with timely feedback to operate safely and reduce downtimes.
Critical applications need a mechanism to warn users about any abrupt external factors that cause performance and reliability issues with the motor that could lead to downtime.
Portescaps new concept of SMART brush DC (patent pending) motors brings a unique system that continuously monitors the motors life. Real-time warnings trigger the device controller, shortly after electrical signals are uploaded into the cloud application for monitoring. Portescap provides support to monitor warnings via software services.
- High-Speed Coreless Brush DC Motors
Brush DC miniature motors that can reach speeds up to 40k rpm
Typically, high speeds are associated with brushless DC motors because of the absence of the mechanical brushes that can wear at high speeds.
It has been a challenge for applications to find a solution that requires high speeds but is also cost-sensitive. For example, disposable medical tools require both speed and low-cost options, since the operation happens only for a few minutes, after which they dispose of the tools.
BLDC motors are a solution from a speed perspective, but not from a cost perspective. Portescaps new proprietary high-speed coreless brush DC motors deliver high-speed and are priced economically for applications where there is a short-cycle, cost efficiency, and performance is critical. Portescaps coreless brush DC can achieve such top speeds, which is an enormous challenge while optimizing the electromechanical design & architecture of the motor.
These new concepts are available in 22mm & 24mm diameters.
Visit our website to discover a video of the Dual Motion Can Stack Actuator in action, and contact a Portescap engineer to define what Dual Motion Can Stack Actuator or Quick Response Digital Linear Actuator would best fit your application!