- Ultra-compact size for tight space constraints; 52.0 mm x 20.8 mm cross section
- Continuous force to 58.0 N (13.0 lb); peak force to 231.8 N (52.1 lb)
- Non-magnetic forcer provides high force with zero cogging for super-smooth velocity and position control
- Ideal for pick-and-place machines where Z-axis space is limited
- Follows the 2011/65/EU RoHS 2 Directive
The BLMUC linear motor is an ultra-compact “U-channel” motor measuring only 52.0 mm x 20.8 mm in cross section, designed to provide high force in an ultra-compact package. The BLMUC is ideally suited for small load applications with tight space constraints such as a pick head on a pick-and-place machine, and low-mass, high-acceleration material handling machines.
The motor consists of a noncontact forcer assembly with Hall-effect devices, thermal sensor, and “U-channel” magnet track. This design eliminates backlash, windup, wear and maintenance issues associated with ball screws, belts, and rack and pinions.
The forcer assembly is a compact, reinforced ceramic epoxy structure. The ironless design eliminates cogging and eddy-current losses that otherwise would limit speed and produce additional heat. To produce the highest rms force, air cooling is standard.
These linear motors are ideal for any application that requires high levels of positioning resolution and accuracy. BLMUC series linear motors are forgiving to align, easy to assemble, and keep the magnetic field well-contained. Magnet tracks are stackable for any travel length. They are also suited for cleanroom use as they produce no particulates.
The BLMUC can be driven using standard Aerotech brushless amplifiers and controllers to provide a complete integrated system.
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BLMUC Series Specifications
|Continuous Force 1.4 bar (20 psi)(3)||N (lb)||31.4 (7.0)||40.5 (9.1)||46.9 (10.5)||58.0 (13.0)|
No Forced Cooling(3)
|N (lb)||18.3 (4.1)||23.0 (5.2)||30.6 (6.9)||39.8 (9.0)|
|Peak Force(4)||N (lb)||125.4 (28.2)||161.9 (36.4)||187.6 (42.2)||231.8 (52.1)|
|6.80 (0.17)||9.00 (0.23)||11.35 (0.29)||15.90 (0.40)|
|Continuous Current, 1.4 bar
No Forced Cooling(3)
|Peak Current, Stall(4)||Apk
|N/Apk (lb/Apk)||5.92 (1.33)||7.83 (1.76)||9.87 (2.22)||13.83 (3.11)|
|N/Arms (lb/Arms)||8.37 (1.88)||11.07 (2.49)||13.96 (3.14)||19.56 (4.40)|
|Motor Constant(3,5)||N/√W (lb/√W)||2.89 (0.65)||3.35 (0.75)||3.78 (0.85)||4.53 (1.02)|
|Resistance, 25°C (Line-Line)||Ω||4.0||5.2||6.5||8.9|
|Thermal Resistance 1.4 bar (20 psi)||°C/W||0.85||0.69||0.65||0.61|
No Forced Cooling
|Maximum Bus Voltage||VDC||340|
|Air Flow (20 psi)||m3/s
|Coil Weight||kg (lb)||0.10 (0.22)||0.12 (0.26)||0.14 (0.31)||0.20 (0.44)|
|Coil Length||mm (in)||80.0 (3.15)||96.0 (3.78)||112.0 (4.41)||144.0 (5.61)|
|Heat Sink||mm (in)||250x250x25 (10x10x1)||250x250x25 (10x10x1)||250x250x25 (10x10x1)||250x250x25 (10x10x1)|
|Magnet Track Weight||kg/m (lb/ft)||3.33 (2.23)|
|Magnetic Pole Pitch||mm (in)||16.00 (0.63)||16.00 (0.63)||16.00 (0.63)||16.00 (0.63)|
|Standards||2011/65/EU RoHS 2 Directive|
- Performance is dependent upon heat sink configuration, system cooling conditions, and ambient temperature.
- All performance and electrical specifications ±10%.
- Values shown @ 100°C rise above a 25°C ambient temperature, with motor mounted to the specified aluminum heat sink.
- Peak force assumes correct rms current; consult Aerotech.
- Force constant and motor constant specified at stall.
- All Aerotech amplifiers are rated Apk; use force constant in N/Apk when sizing.
- Maximum winding temperature is 125°C.
- Ambient operating temperature range 0°C - 25°C. Consult Aerotech for performance in elevated ambient temperatures.
BLMUC Brushless Linear Servomotor
|BLMUC-79||Linear motor forcer with thermistor|
|BLMUC-95||Linear motor forcer with thermistor|
|BLMUC-111||Linear motor forcer with thermistor|
|BLMUC-143||Linear motor forcer with thermistor|
Winding Designation (Required)
|-A||76 cm (2.5 ft) flying leads (standard)|
Air Cooling (Required)
|-NC||No air cooling fitting is installed|
|-AC||Includes air cooling fitting|
Hall Effect Sensors (Required)
|-H||Hall effect sensors included|
|-NH||No hall effect sensors included|
|-V||Vacuum preparation to 10-6 Torr|
|-UHV||Ultra-high vacuum preparation, contact factory|
Cable Length (Required)
|-750||750 mm length high-flex cables|
|-5000||5.0 m length high-flex cables|
Magnet Tracks (Optional)
|MTUC96||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 96 mm long|
|MTUC128||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 128 mm long|
|MTUC160||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 160 mm long|
|MTUC192||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 192 mm long|
|MTUC224||“U” channel magnet track, for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 224 mm long|
|MTUC256||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 256 mm long|
|MTUC288||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 288 mm long|
|MTUC352||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 352 mm long|
|MTUC416||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, 416 mm long|
|MTUCx||“U” channel magnet track for use with BLMUC-series forcers, custom length|
- Note: Magnet tracks are ordered as separate line items.
Aerotech offers both standard and custom integration services to help you get your system fully operational as quickly as possible. The following standard integration options are available for this system. Please consult Aerotech if you are unsure what level of integration is required, or if you desire custom integration support with your system.
|-TAS||Integration - Test as system
Testing, integration, and documentation of a group of components as a complete system that will be used together (ex: drive, controller, and stage). This includes parameter file generation, system tuning, and documentation of the system configuration.
|-TAC||Integration - Test as components
Testing and integration of individual items as discrete components. This is typically used for spare parts, replacement parts, or items that will not be used or shipped together (ex: stage only). These components may or may not be part of a larger system.