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New products

We are continually developing and enhancing our product offer with innovative solutions for your motion control application needs. Here are the latest additions to our product line.

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Absolute MDrive

Absolute MDrive® products integrate a 1000 line count (4000 counts/rev) multi-turn absolute encoder with 1.8° 2-phase stepper motor and control electronics. Rotary and linear motors are available. IP65-rated products for protection against dust and moisture are also available. These products can reduce machine complexity, size and cost for a wide variety of motion applications.


NEMA 14 (36 mm) linear actuators

NEMA 14 (36 mm) 0.75 A, 1.8° external shaft and non-captive shaft linear actuator stepper motor delivering a maximum thrust of up to 25 lbs (11 kg) and 50 lbs (22 kg) respectively.

Our linear motors feature precision rolled lead screws which are designed specifically for motion control applications to deliver maximum life and quiet operation. Corrosion resistant and non-magnetic, screws are manufactured from premium grade stainless steel. Screws may optionally be ordered with Teflon coating.


Lexium MDrive linear actuators

Lexium MDrive® Linear Actuator products integrate a 1.8° 2-phase stepper motor, external shaft linear mechanicals and drive electronics to deliver long life, high accuracy and repeatability in an extremely compact and low cost package. LMD linears may also include a fully programmable motion controller with on-board I/O, enabling stand-alone motion control without need of an external controller. Real time closed loop performance is also available, for enhanced performance and feedback. Offered in IP20 and IP65

ACME Screw Linear Actuator Motors

Linear actuator stepper motors

Extremely compact linear actuator stepper motors deliver long life, high accuracy and unsurpassed repeatability. Compact and low cost, these 1.8° 2-phase linear stepper motors are available in two sizes: NEMA 17 (1.7″/42.7mm) and NEMA 23 (2.22″/ 56.4mm).

These versatile motors meet the needs of a wide range of linear motion applications, two (2) linear actuator styles are available:

  • Non-captive shaft – a threaded shaft extends through the motor, moving axially as the motor rotates
  • External shaft – a threaded shaft, integral to the motor’s rotor, rotates to move a nut axially along it

Precision rolled lead screws deliver maximum life and quiet operation in combination with the linear actuator’s self-lubricating nut. Lead screws are manufactured from premium grade stainless steel that is non-magnetic, corrosion resistant and available with an optional Teflon™ coating. Select from numerous screw pitches and end finishes, with screw lengths offered in 0.1″/2.5mm increments.


NEMA size 11 (28 mm) 1.8 ° stepper motors

2-phase NEMA 11 (28 mm) 1.8°  stepper motor delivers high torque ranging from 12.9 to 24.1 oz-in (9.1 to 17 N-cm) in a very small package. Available in three motor lengths with optional double shaft extension.

When it comes to your form, fit and function requirements, don’t settle. Get precisely what you need working with us. We know motion.

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