M3 Micro Mechatronics Module named a Best Product of 2011 by Design News
New Scale demonstrates fully integrated, non-inductive module with higher torque and speed than electromagnetic pancake micro motors or other piezoelectric motors: 0.17 N-m with only 60 mm diameter x 8 mm thickness
Imaging Diagnostics integrates New Scale’s M3-F focus module into compact USB 2.0 smart cameras for commercial imaging customer
Leading maker of custom smart cameras for machine vision quickly adds auto focus to existing camera system —without changing package size or USB-only power advantage
High-resolution miniature positioning system targets RF, microwave and photonics tuning applications as well as optical instrumentation, UAV controls and biomedical systems
M3-L closed-loop linear motion module has 0.5 micron resolution; integrates control system and actuator in one tiny package
Operating on 3.3V power and high-level digital motion commands, miniature motion control system targets precision applications such as RF, microwave and photonics tuning; optical controls
New Scale wins Best Electronic Design award for motors and motion control from Electronic Design magazine
Components editor Mat Dirjish awarded the SQUIGGLE RV linear drive system top honors in the components category for motors and motion-control systems.
New Scale awarded U.S. patent for UTAF™ piezoelectric motor being commercialized in next-generation smart phone cameras
New Scale Technologies has received its fifth U.S. patent for miniature piezoelectric motor technology. Trade-named the UTAF™ motor (for Ultra-Thin Auto Focus, its target application), the tiny new device integrates all ultrasonic motor functions into a single piezoelectric ceramic beam measuring only 4.5 X 0.82 X 0.7 mm.
Precision motorized lens motion drives smaller, higher-performance machine vision systems for industrial inspection, biometric security and more. The M3-F will also be shown in use in several machine vision systems at Vision 2010, including Imaging Diagnostics Ltd., Matrix Vision GmbH and Sunex.
Easy-to-integrate modules enable precision motorized lens motion in miniature OEM cameras for biometric security, machine vision, medical diagnostics and more
Miniature M3-F focus modules provide precise lens motion in a fully integrated package for the smallest OEM cameras
Module assembles directly to board-mounted camera, accepts a standard threaded lens, operates on 3.3V and accepts high-level digital motion commands
The closed-loop actuator module incorporates piezoelectric micro motors and control electronics (drive ICs, position sensor and microprocessor) in a one-inch-cubed volume. The actuator system generates no magnetic fields, and can therefore be located in close proximity to navigation systems that use the earth’s magnetic field to measure orientation and roll rate.
SQUIGGLE micro motors drive Intelligent Automation’s auto-tracking steerable laser range finder project for the US Army
Intelligent Automation has demonstrated a fully functional prototype.
New Scale Technologies’ M3 (Micro-Mechatronic Module) Design Platform enables rapid development of custom closed-loop micro actuator modules, building on the company’s miniature SQUIGGLE motor and TRACKER position sensor technology.
New SQUIGGLE® RV micro motion system operates directly from a 3 VDC battery for industry’s lowest power consumption and smallest system size
The “Reduced Voltage” SQL-RV-1.8-6-12 piezo micro motor and NSD-2101 drive chip deliver performance comparable to much larger motion control systems, at 40% lower power and less than one-fourth the size
New Scale signs partner agreement with EPCOS for next-generation piezoelectric micro motor development
Companies combine EPCOS’ excellence in piezo ceramic manufacturing with New Scale’s innovation in micro motor and motion system design and production
New Scale licenses its patented SQUIGGLE motor technology to major global manufacturer Alps Electric Company Ltd.
License agreement dramatically expands piezoelectric motor manufacturing capacity.
The new agreement grants Tamron a license to manufacture SQUIGGLE motors and integrate them into Tamron products at its high-volume precision manufacturing facilities in Japan and other parts of Asia. Tamron may also produce SQUIGGLE motors as a contract manufacturer for New Scale as needed.
Leading analog IC provider forms strategic business and technical partnership with privately-held developer and manufacturer of miniature motion systems