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New Anti-Rotational Design Ensures Actuator Accuracy

BEI Kimco has introduced a new moving magnet Voice Coil Actuator with a flexure design that ensures high alignment accuracy by preventing unwanted shaft rotation.
BEI Kimco’s Brushless Motors Meet Centrifuge Requirements for Reliable, Quiet Operation
BEI Kimco has met the high performance motor requirements for laboratory centrifuge machines.
Voice Coil Actuator On-board NASA's Spacecraft to Bennu
BEI Kimco, a brand of Sensata Technologies, is a part of NASA’s first asteroid sampling mission that could revolutionize understanding of the early solar system.
New Voice Coil Actuator Delivers Low Hysteresis/Low Friction for Precise Motion Control
For some applications, inconsistent motion caused by excessive friction is simply not an option. BEI Kimco has developed a new Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) that provides extremely low hysteresis/low friction with precise and consistent bi-directional position control.
New Expanded VCA Developers Kit Offers More Models for Prototyping
BEI Kimco has recently improved its Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developer’s Kit to include three new actuator sizes with greater force and stroke capabilities to provide a broader diversity in off-the-shelf selection (custom kits can also be ordered).
New Small Size Actuator Family Offers Through-Hole Design and Customization for Compact OEM Requirements
In order to simplify assemblies and save space, the number of OEMs looking for a way to insert their equipment directly through a Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) is on the rise for medical, scientific, and analytical laboratory instruments. In response to this increasing demand, BEI Kimco has introduced a family of linear unhoused VCAs with aperture sizes of 15mm, 20mm, and 24.9 mm.
Sensata Technologies Completes Acquisition of Custom Sensors & Technologies' Sensing Portfolio
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. announced today that subsidiaries completed the previously announced acquisition of the sensing portfolio of Custom Sensors & Technologies, Inc. (“CST”).
Enhanced VCA Developer’s Kit Jump-Starts Prototype Builds
BEI Kimco has packed new functionality into its popular VCA Developer’s Kit.
Motors Meet Tough Demands for Inspection Class ROV Applications
Advancements in the remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) industry are steadily growing, creating many new applications for Inspection Class ROVs. Inspection Class ROVs are the smallest, most portable class of ROVs and are easy to deploy. They operate on less than 10 horsepower, and use compact thruster motors that attach directly to the propeller for positioning and navigation.
New Actuator Combines Small Size, Long Stroke and Built-In Position Sensor in Cost-Effective Package
BEI Kimco Magnetics has announced another small sized Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) solution for design engineers, expanding upon their continuing commitment to new product development and customization to meet unique product needs.
New Motor Lasts Longer and Enables Deeper Drilling
BEI Kimco Magnetics introduces a new, rugged brushless DC (BLDC) motor that was developed specifically to withstand the harshest conditions found in the Oil Exploration Industry.
VCA Technology Enables Ultrasound Elastography
BEI Kimco Magnetics has risen to the challenge of meeting the demanding requirements for an ultrasound elastography application using voice coil actuator (VCA) technology.
Tiny Voice Coil Actuator Packs a Punch
BEI Kimco Magnetics announces the small, yet powerful model LAH04-10-000A Linear Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) as the latest addition to their extensive line of housed moving magnet actuators.
New DC Motors Boost Battery Life With Operational Efficiencies in Excess of 90%
Electrically powered unmanned aerial vehicles, remotely operated vehicles and autonomous vehicles offer a number of advantages over conventional fossil fuel, including reduced carbon footprint, noise, and emissions.
New VCA Developer's Kit : Build Working Prototypes Fast
To help customers get started with Voice Coil Actuators (VCA) and the sometimes confusing electronics needed for building a system, BEI Kimco Magnetics has introduced the VCA Developer’s Kit - the first of its kind on the market.
Miniature Voice Coil Actuator Meets Design Needs for Hand-Held Spectrometers
Life critical applications like ventilators, heart valves, military smart weapons platforms and high speed target tracking, require devices that possess indestructible ironman endurance and a guaranteed life span impervious to failure.
Mission Critical Application Requires "Ironman" Actuator
Life critical applications like ventilators, heart valves, military smart weapons platforms and high speed target tracking, require devices that possess indestructible ironman endurance and a guaranteed life span impervious to failure...
High Force Voice Coil Actuator Available in Compact Package
BEI Kimco Magnetics has expanded its Voice Coil Actuator product line with the Model LAS43-88-000A Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA).
BEI Kimco's Custom Voice Coil Actuator Meets Requirements For NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Scanner
BEI Kimco Magnetics designed a customized Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) to meet the requirements for the Michelson interferometer moving mirror application on the Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) spacecraft.
Linear Actuator With Moving Magnet Provides Superior Heat Dissipation
BEI Kimco Magnetics’ new Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator Series has improved heat dissipation by virtue of its stationary coil design.
Linear Actuator With Moving Magnet Offers Precise Positioning
BEI Kimco Magnetics’ new Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator Series allows for precise positioning to meet high accuracy requirements.
BEI Kimco Finalist in Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards
BEI Kimco’s LAH24-67-000A Linear Voice Coil Actuator has been named as a finalist in Design News’ annual Golden Mousetrap Awards
BEI Kimco Introduces Voice Coil Actuator Featuring Built-In Position Feedback Sensor and Easy Plug-and-Play Installation
In its continuing commitment to product innovation, BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Sensata Technologie, has introduced its latest generation Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA), the LAS28-53-000A.
BEI Kimco New Linear Actuator Packs Powerful Peak Force of 500 lbs
Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), has introduced the powerful High Force Linear Actuator Model LA100-93-000A.
BEI Kimco Introduces High-Force Moving Magnet Voice Coil Actuator Featuring Patented Latching Design for De-energized Position Control
BEI Kimco introduces high-force moving magnet voice coil actuator featuring patented latching design for de-energized position control
Voice Coil Acuator or Solenoid: Choose the Right Component for the Application
When it comes to linear motion, engineers often come down to two choices: Voice Coil Actuators (VCAs) and Solenoids.
BEI Kimco Announces New Stocking Program for Faster Voice Coil Actuator Delivery and Improved Design Process Management
BEI Kimco Magnetics, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), announced today the Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Stock Program. Designed to reduce lead time, the new stock program offers customers express VCA delivery.
BEI Kimco Introduces Outer Member Rotating BLDC Motor Featuring Proprietary Hall Commutation Circuit for Low Jitter and High Accuracy Velocity Control
BEI Kimco, a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced the DXH15 Series Outer Member Rotating BLDC Motor to meet the high accuracy requirements for a variety of industrial scanning applications.
BEI Kimco Introduces Limited Angle Torque Motor Featuring Zero Cogging For Smooth Operation
Precision positioning and actuation applications require exceptionally smooth motor operation without disruption from cogging.