Complete VCA and Driver Kit for Custom Actuation System
The new Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) Developerís 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 userís 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.
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.
Three models of VCAs are available for use in the developerís 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 VCAís 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 below for more information on shaft options, performance, and more.
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