High-resolution miniature positioning system targets RF, microwave and photonics tuning applications as well as optical instrumentation, UAV controls and biomedical systems

Victor, NY – January 31, 2011 – New Scale Technologies today announced that developer’s kits for its miniature M3-L closed-loop linear motion module are available for purchase. Each kit includes an M3-L module for precision closed-loop linear motion, along with a USB adapter and New Scale Pathway software for easy evaluation and prototyping. Configured for I2C or SPI serial interface, the modules in the developer’s kits are offered with a bullet nose for pushing and a hook tip for pulling loads up to approximately 0.2 Newtons. Standard travel is 6 mm.

Each M3-L module is an integrated micro-mechatronics system incorporating a piezoelectric SQUIGGLE micro motor, position sensor, driver and microprocessor in a compact 27.5 x 13 x 7.5 mm housing. No external control board is necessary.

Developer’s Kit Specifications

  • Model:  DK-M3L-1.8-TRK-6.0
  • Dimensions:   27.5 x 13 x 7.5 mm
  • Serial Interface:   I2C or SPI
  • Travel range:   6 mm
  • Speed:   > 5 mm/s
  • Resolution:   0.5 μm
  • Linear accuracy:   +/- 25 μm
  • Input voltage:   3.1 to 3.6 V
  • Input power:   < 500 mW full speed, < 200 mW quiescent (Power depends on input voltage, speed and load)
  • Weight (without tips):   4.5 grams

Price and availability

Developer’s Kits are $750 and are available from stock by calling (585) 924-4450 x2.

M3-L production modules are customized to OEM specifications. Pricing and delivery depends on specifications and volume. Custom prototypes are available 8 weeks after acceptance of proposal.

About New Scale Technologies

New Scale Technologies develops small, precise and smart motion systems for critical adjustments of optics in imaging devices and many other micro positioning applications. Our simple and elegant solutions deliver best-in-class performance in consumer imaging, biometric authentication, surveillance, medical devices, scientific instruments, haptic systems and many other markets. We design and manufacture custom products and license our technology to manufacturers worldwide. Our customers benefit from complete motion solutions that are tailored to their unique requirements and easily integrated into their next-generation instruments.

SQUIGGLE is a registered trademark, and New Scale Pathway and UTAF are trademarks of New Scale Technologies, Inc.

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