Portescap in Motion

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 The mission of Make in India is to establish India as a manufacturing hub and to put it on the global map by removing outdated processes and policies and by replacing them with the promise of a transparent, user-friendly system.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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High Speed Linear Actuators

Posted by Sandeep Cg   Mar 29, 2017   0 Comments

An in-depth discussion on high-speed linear actuators that use disc magnet motor (DMM) technology, and their uses in low-load applications such as sensor movement, positioning a laser beam, pick-and-place of electronic components, movement of XY tables, and other applications. Quiet operation and lower operating and maintenance costs make electric DMM linear actuators a viable option for these high-speed, low-load applications.

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Portescap’s Brushless Slotted DC Motor Testing Capabilities

Posted by Andrew Sharp   Sep 20, 2016   0 Comments

 

Portescap’s miniature motors are often used by medical tool and device manufacturers and OEMs, in highly demanding end applications. An in-house testing process is sometimes required to further validate and confirm the design process. We’d like to give you a glimpse into Portescap’s motor testing capabilities for brushless slotted DC motors.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Automation

MotionCompassTM – Selecting the “right” motor for your application

Posted by Vinicius Cabrera   Jun 15, 2016   0 Comments

 

Are you an original equipment maker [OEM] looking for a specific motion control solution for your end application? Portescap caters to miniature motor requirements of a wide range of medical, diagnostic and industrial applications. This ranges from medical and surgical tools, lab automation equipment, dental drills and textile yarn guides to humanoid robots, surveillance camera systems, aircraft seat actuation, tattoo machines, and more. We help OEMs select the “right” miniature motor to power their applications. Our solutions include miniature dc and bldc motors, miniature can stack steppers and disc magnet motors as well as linear actuators with gear composite. These are usually customized to varying degrees, to suit requirements of the end application.

Since our motors are exposed to diverse operating conditions, selecting the right motor can be a daunting task. Certain applications need motors that can operate at extreme temperature ranges, whereas in some cases, OEMs are looking for motors with ability to withstand shocks and vibrations. Parameters like “length”, “diameter”, “torque”, “speed”,  “power density” etc  play an important role in motor selection. Thus, we’ve provided our clients and prospects with an online platform - MotionCompassTM, that helps them select the best-suited motor for their application.

 

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Automation, Others

Understanding Speed-Torque Characteristics of Miniature DC Motors (Part 3 of 3)

Posted by Sandeep Gandre   May 30, 2016   0 Comments

Read: Part I  |  Part II

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The thermal data given in our catalogue may be indicative, and it should always be confirmed whether the heat dissipation in a given application is actually better and stable. As per the speed-torque curve in Portescap’s catalogue, there is a temporary working range in which we can overload the motor for a small time span. However we should always confirm what that time span should be, and it all really depends on motor size and design. There is a definite time span for every motor size, and this limitation comes from the coil temperature and more precisely, how fast the motor coil or winding heats up.

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Understanding Speed-Torque Characteristics of Miniature DC Motors (Part 2 of 3)

Posted by Sandeep Gandre   May 23, 2016   0 Comments

Read: Part I  |  Part III

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Now we shall consider the motor speed against an application. We need a motor such that higher limit of its permissible speed should be higher than the operating point of the application. Maximum permissible limit corresponds to upper limit of operating range diagram. This speed limit can be found in our catalogue.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Automation, Others

Understanding Speed-Torque Characteristics of Miniature DC Motors (Part 1 of 3)

Posted by Sandeep Gandre   May 17, 2016   0 Comments

Read: Part II  |  Part III

 

Portescap offers miniature motor technologies to solve the motion needs of end markets. Our typical markets can range from motors for medical devices to various industrial applications. We serve our customers through innovative product technologies encompassing brushless miniature DC motors, brush DC & can stack motors, disc magnet motors and stepper linear actuators, to optimize their application performance.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Automation, Others