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Rotalink – New catalogue and website for miniature motors / power transmission / controlAug 10 2012 - Design & Manufacture [More Design & Manufacture Articles]
Rotalink has launched a new full-range product catalogue and completed a major website update that together provide a comprehensive information resource for the miniature power transmission system manufacturer’s complete range of motors, gearboxes, feedback devices, drives and motion controls.
Aimed at engineers and designers of electromechanical and mechatronics assemblies across industry and research, the catalogue and website highlight cost efficient solutions for standard and customised miniature power transmission assemblies with torque ratings to 28Nm and shaft power up to 150W.
The catalogue and website cover the same five main section headings, keeping the enquiry process straightforward between the two information sources. These include DC, AC and stepper motor product schedules with descriptive sub-sections that contain concise product specifications; each main section includes the gearboxes that are applicable for the specific motor type. In particular, the DC motor section covers permanent magnet brushed motors, plus brushed rare earth and heavy case motors in addition to brushless variants.
Installation considerations such as EMI, current limiting and electrical customisation possibilities are also covered. For website browsing, the selection process is further simplified with motor specification parameters that can be sorted by ascending or descending order. Complete specifications for individual motor types, including speed-torque curves, are available as separate data sheets that are downloadable as PDF files from the website, or included with the printed catalogue on a CD that contains fully updated information. Expanded and detailed gearbox datasheets are also available as website downloadable PDFs or on the CD.
A section on the control of DC motors features Rotalink’s incremental and absolute feedback devices as well as the Red Drive motion controller, demonstrating the basis for a complete single-source service for motor, gearbox, feedback and control with application customisation flexibility and competitive development and unit costs, says the company.More news from Rotalink