EC: LARC Direct Drive frameless motors kits
Motion Control - motors: Applimotion Inc., LARC Direct Drive frameless motors kits. LARC Direct Drive frameless motors kits. This is a Control Engineering 2011 Engineers' Choice (EC) nominee.
Applimotion’s LARC Series available up to 1 meter in diameter. Driven by customer demand and new applications in large size with large scale through hole, Applimotion has expanded its offering to cover the need. Moving items at large diameters has always been a challenge when the mechanical structure cannot support a full size motor and the torque of a full size motor is not required. The LARC motors offer a good alternative at a reasonable price.
These motors remain true to the ULT ultra-thin origins with very low profile construction and operate from traditional three phase brushless DC or brushless AC servo drivers with voltage ranges from 12-300 volts. Hall device options are available.
LARC motors are offered with 360 continuous rotation magnet track or with arc-segments of magnets if you motion is limited to a certain angle.
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 models to choose from. The LARC motors are just the next step in integrated motor motion.
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