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As a motor manufacturer for over 45 years, Aerotech can work with you to design a custom motor that is optimum for your application. To minimize cost, we will consider customizing one of our standard designs. If this will not meet your needs, a completely new design will be implemented.

As an example, let’s consider our wasp. The wasp legs have both rotary and linear motion that may require special motor designs. For the rotary motion, an Aerotech S-series motor (brushless servomotor with an aperture) could be customized to fit the dimensions of the joint while providing the necessary torque. We will design the magnetic field and coil structure to have the appropriate length, and the inside and outside diameters to meet the dimensional requirements, as well as the torque requirements. Other factors we would consider in the design would be the necessary electrical characteristics such as bus voltage and current available on your machine, and the speed necessary in the application.

In regard to linear motion, we would customize one of our linear motors. Just as in the rotary design, the mechanical characteristics (length, width, height, and force) as well as the necessary electrical characteristics (bus voltage, resistance, inductance, and current) would be considered in the design to meet your specific application needs.

Aerotech can accommodate your needs for custom motors even for low-volume applications. If you have an application that requires minor customization, or a completely new design, contact Aerotech.

Aerotech

Aerotech — manufacturer of high-precision motion control components and systems

Aerotech — manufacturer of high-precision motion control components and systems

Aerotech manufactures the highest-performance motion control components and systems for our customers in industry, government, science and research institutions around the world. Our products include automated nanopositioners; planar and rotary air-bearing stages; high-speed gantries; mechanical-bearing linear, rotary and lift stages; brushless linear and rotary servomotors and drives; standalone and software-based motion controllers; goniometers; and gimbals/optical mounts. Custom, vacuum-prepped and cleanroom-ready positioning systems and components are available. Aerotech’s precision motion control products provide the critical performance for demanding applications in markets including medical devices and life sciences, semiconductors and flat panels, photonics, automotive, data storage, laser processing, military and aerospace, electronic manufacturing and test, assembly, research and development and others requiring high-precision, high-throughput motion solutions.

Motion controls, drives and motors

From our award-winning Automation 3200 32-axis machine controller to our Soloist series single-axis and Ensemble series multi-axis standalone motion controllers, Aerotech provides a controller solution to fit almost any need. Aerotech complements our controllers with our large selection of high-performance brushless linear and rotary servomotors and PWM and linear drives.

Linear and rotary stages, nanopositioners and gantries

Aerotech positioning stages range from economical ballscrew and gear-driven linear and rotary stages to the highest-performance direct-drive linear and rotary stages available, linear-motor-based Cartesian gantry systems, single- and multi-axis air-bearing systems and our complete range of ANT series long-travel nanopositioners.

Custom, vacuum and cleanroom-ready motion systems

If you don’t find a standard product suitable for your application, our expertise and ability to provide custom motion components and systems is unmatched. Our custom manufacturing capability is further augmented by our long history of providing systems for vacuum and cleanroom operation.

Since 1970, Aerotech has been committed to supporting our customers worldwide. We maintain a growing number of direct field sales and engineering offices throughout the US, as well as representatives across the globe. We also operate full sales and service facilities in the UK, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and China.

We’d be happy to assist you with your motion control application. Please use the contact information below to enquire about our services.

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