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SMAC Moving Coil Actuators Triple Forces But Prices Remain the Same

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMAC Moving Coil Actuators, a leader in 21st century mechatronics, announced the new LCB model will be released in early 2016. The LCB more than doubles force in same package size, enabling SMAC to continue its strategy to reduce prices by 35% every 5 years compared to the previous SMAC series, a practice the actuator manufacturer has been following since 1995.

Force more than doubles with the LCB over comparable LCA actuators due to a much higher "Flux Density" (>10K Gauss) in the Moving Coil Actuator magnetic circuit. For example, the 25mm x 40mm sized LCB 25 can produce up to 80N vs 25N in the similar sized LCA 25. Further, accelerations with the new LCB now exceed 100G. This makes SMAC a competitive solution for some higher force applications, previously dominated by pneumatic actuators.

The technology used in the LCB Moving Coil Actuator transfers from SMAC's advanced direct drive robotic finger project, recently presented at the International Robotics Show in Tokyo, Japan. The SMAC robotic finger was introduced earlier this year in Chicago, Illinois, and Hannover, Germany. The 25mm motor used in the front joint (PIP) is a servo "partial" motor and equipped with an SMAC rotary encoder with 15.5K counts per revolution. It achieves a high torque/diameter ratio due to the proprietary magnetic circuit design as well as the coil design. Intellectual property rights have been addressed.

The new LCB series will be released for sales in early 2016 with Linear Rotary and cross roller guided options to follow.

About SMAC, Inc.: Founded in 1990 in Carlsbad, California USA, SMAC has now grown to become a world leader in Moving Coil technology and is now the largest manufacturer of Moving Coil Actuators in the world. SMAC manufacturers on a global basis with production, technical support and service facilities in the USA, Europe and Asia. SMAC manufactures precision programmable electric actuators based on moving coil technology. These actuators are unique in that force, position and speed are totally programmable. They are designed to perform at exceptionally high speeds or very low speeds and with sub-micron accuracy and verifiable repeatability.

Contact: John Miewald, Marketing Manager SMAC Moving Coil Actuators 760-929-7575 www.smac-mca.com

Source:SMAC Corporation