Portescap in Motion

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

Posted by Sandra Mehdian   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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Selecting the Optimum Motion Technology for Your Application

Posted by Dave Beckstoffer   Feb 15, 2019   0 Comments

As a design engineer, there is always excitement when you get to work on new product development. But when you get to the motion portion of the design, there are several technologies to consider, primarily Brushless DC, Coreless DC and Stepper. Which technology is best and where do you start? The challenge can be difficult as there are several factors to consider including output speed, torque, lifetime, mechanical envelope, noise, weight, cost and precision. It is not practical to analyze, purchase and test multiple technologies as this would be expensive and time consuming. Fortunately, there are guidelines that can assist in the initial review of the different technologies to narrow the selection.  

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Learn More - Ultra EC Brushless DC Motors - Videos

Posted by Dave Beckstoffer   Jan 14, 2019   0 Comments

Portescap invites you to learn about the Ultra EC Brushless DC motors, which contain three optimizations to meet all application requirements. These two videos from Design World cover the 16ECP, balanced performance between torque and speed, and the 22ECS, optimized for speed and responsiveness.

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Application Torque Range

Posted by Dave Beckstoffer   Dec 19, 2018   0 Comments

In our blog post DC Coreless Speed vs Torque Curves, we talked about how to read speed vs torque curves and the linear relationship of speed and torque for a DC motor.  When comparing speed vs torque curves for various motors, the range of torque required in the application should be identified to ensure a proper comparison.  The curves will show the torque capability of the motor over the entire speed range, but the application torque range is typically limited to a narrow band.

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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   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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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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