Developer's kits now available for miniature M3-L closed-loop linear motion module

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

The M3-L linear motion module developer's kit includes minature, high-resolution closed-loop linear motion module, along with a USB adapter and New Scale Pathway software for evaluation and system development.
The M3-L linear motion module developer's kit includes minature, high-resolution closed-loop linear motion module, along with a USB adapter and New Scale Pathway software for evaluation and system development.
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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 online, shipping from stock, at shop.newscaletech.com. 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 micron

Linear accuracy: +/- 25 micron

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. Order online at shop.newscaletech.com or call +1 (585) 924-4450 x2.

M3-L production modules are customized to OEM specifications. Pricing and delivery depend on specifications and volume. Custom prototypes are typically available 8 weeks after acceptance of proposal. RFPs can be submitted online at www.newscaletech.com/contact_M3-L-RFP.aspx