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Portescap offers miniature motor technologies to solve the motion needs of a spectrum of end markets, from medical devices to various industrial applications. We serve our customers through breadth of innovative product technologies encompassing brushless DC, brush DC, can stack motors, disc magnet motors and stepper linear actuators to optimize application performance.
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Improve Your Solar Panel Cleaning Robot TCO with DC Coreless Motors & Gearheads

Posted by Portescap   Sep 17, 2021   0 Comments

 DC Coreless Motors Reduce TCO and Weight of Solar Panel Cleaning Robots

Solar panels are growing in popularity as effective choices for large solar farms generating renewable energy. They do require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure efficient use and long life. Currently solar power cleaning units (SPCRs) use large, heavy DC motors that weigh upwards of 1kg+ that make these robots cumbersome, inefficient and difficult to maintain.

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Topics: Motors for wheels, Motors for cleaning axis, Motors for brush

Delivering the Ultimate Motor for Craniotomy Hand Tools

Posted by Portescap   Sep 13, 2021   0 Comments

Delivering the Ultimate Motor for Craniotomy Hand Tools 

Craniotomy hand tools are high speed drills used in neuro (skull) surgeries. These complex procedures require the ultimate in accuracy, precision and balancing. Even minor vibrations or jerks could impact the outcome of surgeries.

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Topics: motor for craniotomy hand tools, motors for surgical hand tools, craniotomy drill motors

Engage Early with Motor Suppliers to Drive the Right Strategic Decisions

Posted by Portescap   Aug 26, 2021   0 Comments

Engage Early with Motor Suppliers for Strategic Decisions that Meet Timelines and Enhance Product Performance

Medical device companies are under extreme pressure to deliver new or improved products ahead of the competition. Engaging with specialist suppliers at the very earliest stages of product design can help medical OEMs maintain a competitive edge.

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Topics: Custom motors, mini motor

Running DMM Motors in BLDC Mode

Posted by Portescap   Aug 12, 2021   0 Comments

Did you know: Stepper Disc Magnet Motor Technology Provides Multiple Modes of Operation

Designed and developed in Switzerland, Portescap's Disc Magnet Stepper Motor provide versatility unequaled by any other kind of permanent magnet stepper motor. 

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Topics: Stepper Motors, Disc Magnet

Ultra EC Ideal Solution for Battery-Operated Power Tool

Posted by Portescap   Mar 30, 2021   0 Comments

Ultra EC: The Ideal Solution for Battery-Operated Power Tools

Ultra EC high-performance motors are an ideal solution for battery-operated power tools. Constructed using the very best technology, Ultra EC motors are built to surpass the rigorous demands of industrial users. 

Enhanced Ultra EC Video with Animation - Part 3 of 3 - Battery Operated Power Tools
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Topics: Ultra EC, Industrial Power Tools, BLDC Motors

U-Coil Technology

Posted by Portescap   Mar 23, 2021   0 Comments

Portescap Ultra EC U-Coil is The Key to Performance

Portescap's proprietary U-Coil technology is a new design that is key to outstanding performance with our brushless, slotless miniature motors.

Watch this video to learn more about its design and benefits

Enhanced Ultra EC Video with Animation - Part 3 of 3 - Battery Operated Power Tools (1)
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Topics: Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

The Ultra EC Family

Posted by Portescap   Mar 16, 2021   0 Comments

Meet the Line of Ultra EC Brushless Motors

Below is a video on the Ultra EC Brushless Motor, featuring the Portescap's Ultra EC three families of motors. We highlight each motor in the Ultra EC line, discussing each features and benefits.

Enhanced Ultra EC Video with Animation - Part 1 of 3 - Ultra EC Family of Motors
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Topics: Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

How to Select a Mini Motor Technology for Your Surgical Device Design

Posted by Portescap   Mar 09, 2021   0 Comments

How to Select a Mini Motor Technology for your Surgical Device Design

Powered surgical hand tools are a mainstay of the operating room. For decades surgeons and device makers have relied on sterilizable Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors to meet the torque, speed, and reliability requirements of surgical hand tools. With the advance of surgical robotics and robotically assisted surgical devices, more than device makers count on BLDC motors to meet their most demanding requirements.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Surgical Motor Solutions, Robotics

Brushless DC Motors Achieve ISO 13485 Certification

Posted by Portescap   Feb 12, 2021   0 Comments

Brushless DC Motors Achieve ISO 13485 Certification for Respirators

 We’re excited to announce that our slotless brushless DC motors for respirators have recently received ISO 13485:2016 certification. Thanks to this compliance, medical device original equipment manufacturers (OEM) can be confident their motion control system has been manufactured to the highest quality standards.

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Topics: Others, Quality, BLDC Motors

Ultra EC High Performance Motors  For Battery-Operated Power Tools

Posted by Portescap   Feb 03, 2020   0 Comments

Our Ultra EC motors have been designed to meet the needs of Industrial Power Tool, watch our new video to learn more!

 

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Topics: Ultra EC, Industrial Power Tools, BLDC Motors

Meet Our Newest Innovation: Ultra EC™ Proprietary Coil

Posted by Portescap   Jan 24, 2020   0 Comments

The core of the Ultra EC™ platform is the innovative and proprietary U coil design which powers the performance of all 3 Ultra EC product lines. Watch this video to learn more about its features and benefits.

 

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Topics: Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

Meet The Family: Ultra EC Brushless Motors

Posted by Portescap   Jan 10, 2020   0 Comments

Our new Ultra EC Brushless Motors video highlights Portescap's Ultra EC three families of motors along with their features and benefits. Watch our latest video to learn more about our Ultra EC Product line. 

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Topics: Automation, Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

New Year, New Look: Portescap Remodels Their Facility In West Chester, Pennsylvania

Posted by Portescap   Mar 01, 2019   0 Comments

Over the past few months, our Portescap office in West Chester, Pennsylvania went through some major renovations! We worked hard in 2018 organizing, planning, and researching to transform our manufacturing floor. Our office focused on upgrades that will give us the best productivity and while meeting the needs of our growing team.

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Topics: Others

Portescap Joins the Altra Team

Posted by Portescap   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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Portescap Partners with Home of the Sparrow to Help Underprivileged Families

Posted by Portescap   Jul 26, 2018   1 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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Topics: Community Service

Collaborative Innovation: Partnering with Portescap

Posted by Portescap   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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Topics: Others, Custom motors

Portescap's European Office is on the Move

Posted by Portescap   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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Topics: Others

Spring into Motion with the New 30ECT BLDC Motor

Posted by Portescap   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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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Ultra EC, Industrial Power Tools, BLDC Motors

Miniature Motors for Biopsy Systems and Radiation Treatment

Posted by Portescap   Feb 15, 2016   0 Comments

Miniature Motors for Biopsy Systems and Radiation Treatment

Precision electric motors are spinning the way to improved developments in cancer management.

“Oncology” is the field of study and treatment of tumors. By advancing treatments in biopsy, imaging, and radiation, miniature electric motors are helping to improve the detection and treatment of cancer. As oncology techniques continue to become less invasive, more accurate and effective, the use of miniature electric motors by medical OEMs will remain a driving force in evolution of cancer management.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics

Miniature Motors for Medical Devices and Dispensing Systems

Posted by Portescap   Jan 11, 2016   0 Comments

 

Health care safety is now a top priority and concern among health care practitioners and consumers. In today’s medical devices marketplace, the demand for reliable and safe medical devices and equipment comes not only from the clinical end user, but also from informed patient consumers.

For those involved in the development and manufacture of medical devices and equipment, the demand for safety and quality brings with it new and exciting challenges. How does one build equipment and devices that meet the hundreds of stringent needs of the clinical end user and health care consumer? How does one decide with whom to partner in this far-reaching world of device and equipment manufacturing?

Care givers constantly need products that assist them in achieving the best possible clinical outcomes for their patients. Where do we get motion control solutions, i.e. motors for medical OEMs capable of navigating the demands of the health care industry?

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Instrumentation, Automation