TE Connectivity now offers a 630 V power class
connector for small servo motors that provides all-in-one
connectivity for power, signal and data. Their Intercontec
M12 Motor Connector is a compact, robust metal
connector for installations based on one-cable solutions
and covers the digital transmission of 2- and 4- wire
encoder protocols like Hiperface DSL, BiSS, EnDat 2. 2,
ACURO link and SCS open link.
With rotatable angled receptacles for flexible mounting, a
fast locking system, and IP66/67 protection against dust
and water, TE’s M12 Motor Connector enables fast, cost-efficient and reliable termination.
The connector’s robust, nickel-plated metal connector
provides reliable 360-degree EMC shield connection as
well as a protective ground connection. For motor side
connections, this makes it possible to dispense with the
protective ground contacting in the motor housing while
guaranteeing full compliance with all relevant standards.
The connection carries UL94 V-0 approval.
The motor connector is available in a freely field-mountable
version. Users can choose from 6-pin ( 5 + PE) and 8-pin
( 3 + PE + 4) pole arrangements. TE is also developing a
design with a “ 4.tec”
that can be processed
& Driver Now
Available in 400 W
Oriental Motor has introduced
a 400 W (1/2 HP) BLE2 Series
Brushless Motor and Driver.
The BLE2 Series’ wide product
breadth and wide speed range
enables it to easily compete with
any larger 3-phase inverter driven
motors and in many more application. Motor operation is easily
controlled through the BLE2 driver, which can be digitally set
via external DC voltage or by the front panel. Added value
benefits include space saving features, increased maintenance-free performance, wide and stable speed control thanks to
the brushless motor design advantage. The motor connector
offers IP66 degree of protection and allows for easy and
direct connection between motor and driver with two available
orientation of cable outlet direction.
The BLE2 Series is designed to work with our latest brushless
motor, the same motor utilized in the company’s BMU Series.
Motor, drivers and cables are sold separately. This common
motor design allows for maximum design flexibility. It is
available in round shaft, parallel shaft and with high-strength,
high gear ratio gearheads.
The BLE2 Series has a maximum speed of 4000 r/min. Speed
ratio of 1:50 (80 to 4000 r/min) is achieved. Round Shaft and
Combination-type Parallel Shaft or Right-Angle Hollow Shaft
Geared models are available in IP66 rated versions. The series
features 30 W (1/25 HP), 60 W (1/12 HP), 120 W (1/6 HP),
200 W (1/4 HP) and 400 W (1/2 HP) output power models.
Several different versions of the high-torque, brushless
EC-i motors from maxon motor are now available in
small diameters. They are perfect for hand-held devices
and robotic applications.
The EC-i 30has a diameter of 30 millimeters and is
smaller than the EC-i 40 currently available. This motor
provides high dynamics, low cogging torque, and high
torque. It is available in two lengths, each in a standard
and a high torque version, with a maximum nominal
torque of up to 110 mNm at 75 W.
The EC-i 30 DC motors are a cost-effective alternative
to existing drives. The compact design is especially
suitable for hand-held devices and for robotic
All versions of the new EC-i 30 motors may be
combined with encoders, gearheads, and servo or
from maxon motor.
Potentiometer Membrane Displacement
Sensors Stand Up to Harsh Environments
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced rectilinear and
rotational industrial potentiometer membrane
displacement sensors designed to deliver
reliable performance in harsh environmental
conditions. Waterproof and ultraflat, the
Vishay MCB UIPMA and UIPMC provide
high durability and repeatability for a wide
range of applications.
The sensors feature an IP66 seal and a very thin active layer
with a thickness of 0.5 mm, while a double-sided adhesive layer
allows for easy assembly. The devices offer high durability with
long life > 3 million cycles (to 10 million and 20 million cycles
on request), and operate over a temperature range of - 10 °C to
With their durable design, the rectilinear UIPMA and rotational
UIPMC are ideal for electrical actuators and cylinder positioning
systems for aircraft seats, telecom antennas, syringe pumps and
hospital beds, AC valve openings, ship masts, lift-truck steering
control, and mining equipment for surveying ground movement.
RoHS-compliant, the sensors are available in custom designs.