Portescap in Motion

Chris Schaefer

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Portescap Motor Technology in Healthcare Simulators

Posted by Chris Schaefer   Jun 15, 2021   0 Comments

Portescap Motor Technology in Healthcare Simulators

Healthcare simulators are sophisticated training tools for medical professionals that resemble actual patients exhibiting various medical conditions.

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Topics: Custom motors, Medical, Stepper Motors

How to Optimize Your Product or Device Output

Posted by Chris Schaefer   Jan 08, 2021   0 Comments

How to Optimize Your Product or Device Output

Early engagement with an Application Engineers (AE) can be a valuable first step when working on your application design and looking for the optimal motion solution. Our AEs will gather valuable information during the motor selection process, to ensure that they use the right motor for the allotted space and application.  After a thorough analysis and discussion, they can provide speed/torque curves for various motor options. If they know the duty cycle, they can help to determine whether or not to use a smaller motor in a temporary overdrive application.

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Topics: Others, Motor Application Tips

Driving DC Brushed Motors

Posted by Chris Schaefer   Sep 04, 2020   0 Comments

Driving DC Brushed Motors

To control a DC motor, a variable, and controlled power supply is needed. There are three types of methods that can be used:         

    • Voltage-controlled linear supply
    • Current linear supply
    •  PWM (Pulse Width Modulation)
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Topics: Motor Application Tips, Brush DC Motors

Why An Encoder?

Posted by Chris Schaefer   Jun 16, 2020   1 Comments

Encoders provide feedback for accurate control of speed and positioning. The rotor angular position is given through two square waves 90 degrees shifted and an optional index pulse occurring once a revolution. There are multiple technologies to get these results.

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Topics: Motor Application Tips, Brush DC Motors, Encoders