Portescap in Motion

Portescap Joins the Altra Team

Posted by Sandra Mehdian   Nov 22, 2018   0 Comments

Portescap is pleased to announce, along with Kollmorgen, Thomson, and Jacobs Vehicle Systems that we are now part of Altra Industrial Motion Corp (NASDAQ: AIMC), making Altra a global leader in the power transmission and motion control market.

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Power Density Increases Performance

Posted by Dave Beckstoffer   Nov 06, 2018   0 Comments

Power density is the amount of power (time rate of energy transfer) generated per unit volume of the motor. The more powerful the motor in a smaller envelope, the higher the power density. Volume power density is an important consideration where space is constrained or where maximum output is needed in a fixed space. High power density enables miniaturization of applications and end devices or higher capability in current devices.

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DC Coreless Speed vs. Torque Curves

Posted by Dave Beckstoffer   Sep 19, 2018   0 Comments

When selecting a motor for your application, one piece of reference information that can be used to make your selection is the speed vs torque curve.

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The Additional Benefits of Partnership

Posted by Dave Beckstoffer   Aug 02, 2018   0 Comments

As discussed in our collaboration post, early engagement leads to customized motors that are optimized for your application, but additional benefits can be realized utilizing Portescap’s Engineering expertise. Discussions will focus on the motor solution but routinely extend to the sub-assembly where the motor will reside. These early meetings can resolve challenges an Engineer may face around material selection and additional mechanical components.

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Portescap Partners with Home of the Sparrow to Help Underprivileged Families

Posted by Sandra Mehdian   Jul 26, 2018   0 Comments

During the month of July, Portescap partnered with the non-profit organization Home of the Sparrow to collect school supplies for underprivileged families in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Home of the Sparrow works with women who are facing homelessness to help them secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for the future. Everyone at Portescap was excited to partner up with this organization as we share the same guiding principles of excellence, compassion, collaboration, and community.

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Collaborative Innovation: Partnering with Portescap

Posted by Sandra Mehdian   Jul 25, 2018   0 Comments

We know that sometimes the best solution for your application isn’t standard and that one size doesn’t fit all. This is why Portescap engineers are always willing to go to the drawing board to customize a motion solution that is a perfect fit for your application.
 
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Why Efficiency Is Important

Posted by Dave Beckstoffer   Jul 17, 2018   0 Comments

Motor efficiency is the ratio between power output, which is mechanical, and power input, which is electrical.  Losses exist in all motors due to friction, heat, and materials, to name a few factors, so minimizing these losses is critical for applications that run off a battery.  The higher the efficiency of the motor, the longer the battery life during operation which results in longer time between charging.

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Portescap's Contribution to the "Make in India" Initiative

Posted by Anil Alex and Sandra Mehdian   Jun 14, 2018   0 Comments

Make in India Fosters Economic Growth

The Make in India initiative was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September of 2014. The mission of Make in India is to establish India as a manufacturing hub and to put it on the global map by removing outdated processes and policies and by replacing them with the promise of a transparent, user-friendly system. The Prime Minister’s own website states that the campaign was launched to “facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property & build best in class manufacturing infrastructure.” This initiative has indeed inspired both manufacturing and infrastructure investment as well as enhanced other facets of economic growth.

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Portescap's European Office is on the Move

Posted by Sandra Mehdian   May 30, 2018   0 Comments

We are excited to announce that the European Portescap team has moved to a new location. Our old office served us well and we made great memories there but we couldn't be more excited about our new space!

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Spring into Motion with the New 30ECT BLDC Motor

Posted by Kay McKenzie   May 25, 2018   0 Comments

Spring has officially – finally – arrived. Birds are hatching, flowers are blooming, and Portescap is engineering. (Ok, we’re always engineering...) We’ve just hatched the latest addition to our award-winning* Ultra EC product line: the 30ECT. This news is noteworthy because the 30ECT is the largest diameter motor available within this product line.

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