VCA Developer's Kit

Complete VCA and Driver Kit for Custom Actuation System

The Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developer’s Kit from BEI Kimco is a completely self-contained kit including a VCA with built-in feedback sensor and a programmable controller with motion control software that runs on the user’s local PC. The kit allows users to take advantage of the inherent benefits of VCAs without needing to separately specify the necessary electronics for a complete control system.


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Using this invaluable device, customers can quickly develop an actuation system and demonstrate a working design concept. Users can control velocity, position, force, reciprocation, and acceleration in applications such as valve control, beam steering, clamping, and up to multi-axis servo control.

Six models of VCAs are available for use in the Developer’s Kit. Each VCA is paired with the appropriate controller PCBA that is recommended to drive the particular VCA. The controller can operate in open or closed loop modes, is internally compensated for high linearity, and supports coordinated multi-axis applications. A flash drive is included in the kit which provides the necessary links to all software and set-up instructions, including driver downloads, user manual, specification sheets for the VCA’s and a configuration file that can be used to drive the VCA for easy start-up.

The customized MotionLab software program by Ingenia Motion Control provides a simplified programming environment and example programs such as program flow, motion, oscillation, timers, memory and I/O access. An oscillation motion test is available for simple built-in self-testing capability.

Each stock VCA Developer's Kit comes with an external threaded shaft, unless otherwise specified. Selecting a different shaft option will not increase the price of the Developer's Kit, but may affect availability. Please consult the VCA Data Sheet for more information on shaft options, performance, and more.


Data Sheet  
 

 

Additional Links

BEI Kimco has partnered with Ingenia Motion Control as the supplier of the VCA Kit servo drive and custom kit software. You can find all software downloads, driver downloads, user manuals, and other in-depth instructions by clicking the links below. You will be automatically redirected to our partner’s website. If you need assistance on any aspect of the kit, please contact BEI Kimco directly.


​Order Your Kit Today

BEI Kimco has partnered with Ingenia Motion Control as the supplier of the VCA Kit servo drive and custom kit software. You can find all software downloads, driver downloads, user manuals, and other in-depth instructions by clicking the links below. You will be automatically redirected to our partner’s website. If you need assistance on any aspect of the kit, please contact BEI Kimco directly.

The BEI Kimco VCA Kits are available in three configurations. Part numbers below specify the type of VCA. The VCA in each kit is paired with a compatible servo drive.

To order or for more information, contact us through our online form, email or at one of the following phone numbers:

  • N. America: 760-597-7042
  • US Toll Free: 800-572-7560

Kit Contents

  • VCA (see chart below for ordering options)
  • Jupiter or Pluto digital servo drive
  • I/O ribbon cable
  • USB 2.0 A Male to USB Micro B Male cable
  • Key Flash Drive

Servo Drive Specs
 Pluto Digital Servo Drive Specifications​
  Full PID Control Current/Torque Servo Loop Velocity
Servo Loop Position
Servo Loop Operating Modes
  Communications USB 2.0
Canopen
  Inputs & Outputs 4x digital inputs
2x analog inputs (12 bits)
​2x digital outputs
  Supply Voltage* 12 VDC to 48 VDC
  Dimensions 60mm x 60mm x 51mm
  Weight 90g
5 models of the BEI Kimco VCA Developer's Kit are supplied with a Pluto Digital Servo Drive by Ingenia Motion Control.. This is an open frame, compact miniature DC servo drive.
*Customer must provide the power supply.
 Jupiter Digital Servo Drive Specifications​
  Full PID Control Current/Torque Servo Loop
Velocity Servo Loop
Position Servo Loop
Operating Modes
  Communications USB 2.0
RS232
RS485
CANopen
EtherCat
  Inputs & Outputs 4x digital inputs
2x analog inputs (12 bits)
​2x digital outputs
  Supply Voltage* 10 VDC to 130 VDC
  Dimensions 100mm x 100mm x 49mm
  Weight 200g
The DK-LAS43-88-000A-P01-10E is the only model of the BEI Kimco VCA Developer’s Kit that is supplied with the Jupiter Digital Servo Drive by Ingenia Motion Control.  This is an open frame, compact miniature DC servo drive. 
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VCA Developer's Kit Configurations
Part Number Outside Diameter/Width
(mm / in)
Length at Mid-stroke
(mm / in)
Peak Force
(N / lb)
Current at Peak Force
(Amps)
Continuous Stall Force
(N / lb)
Total Stroke
(mm / in)
Resolution
(μ)
Downloads Available
DK-LAS43-88-000A-P01-10E 109.2 / 4.3 223.5 / 8.8 1512.4 / 340 20 386.7 / 86.9 31.74 / 1.25 50
DK-LAS22-42-000A-P01-10E 55.9 / 2.2 106.7 / 4.2 106.7 / 24 10.4 19.6 / 4.4 25.4 / 1 40
DK-LAS13-54-000A-P01-3E 33 / 1.3 137.2 / 5.4 26.13 / 6 2.75 7.1 / 1.59 12.8 / 0.5 20
DK-LAS28-53-000A-P01-12E 70.10 / 2.76 135.89 / 5.35 266.9 / 60 13.16 60.1 / 13.5 25 / 0.984 40
DK-LAS16-23-000A-P01-4E 40.01 / 1.575 58.42 / 2.3 89 / 20 7.02 17 / 3.82 6.08 / 0.24 10
DK-LAS13-18-000A-P01-3E 31.62 / 1.245 45.72 / 1.8 15.57 / 3.5 1.59 3.4 / 0.76 6.36 / 0.25 10