Linear Voice Coil Actuators
BEI Kimco Voice Coil Actuators are ideally suited for such demanding applications as semiconductor equipment, defense systems and life-sustaining medical systems; Our voice coil actuators are direct drive, hysteresis-free, cog-free devices offering high-acceleration and “clean” technology. They deliver infinite position sensitivity, limited only by resolution of the feedback device. These units exhibit perfectly smooth force-versus stroke characteristics. New packaging and miniaturization capabilities offer the designer added flexibility without compromise. Units can be packaged for integrated assemblies including encoder, motor, switch or other functions to streamline operations and cost.
Call 1-800-572-7560 to find the product that is right for your application.
New Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) family
Un-housed VCA shipped as Coil Assembly and Field Assembly, without shaft and alignment bushings. Requires customer supplied alignment system. Most cost effective VCA and ready to ship from stock.
Semi-Housed VCA, shipped with self alignment bushings and shaft. 3 shaft options (standard, internal thread or external thread) for ease of use in system integration.
Housed VCA same as Semi-Housed but with enclosure and connector for some mechanical and environmental protection and for ease of use in system integration.
We manufacture voice coil Actuators (VCA) available in both Linear and Rotary versions. Linear versions offer strokes up to 4” and forces up to 225 Lbs. Rotary versions are available with up to 30 degrees of total excursion angle and a maximum torque of 1000 oz-in. Both offer infinite positioning capabilities for your application.
At BEI Kimco, we manufacture a comprehensive line of high performance fractional horsepower brushless DC Motors (BLDC) that are currently manufactured in sizes from 1.1" to 9.0" diameter and capable of operating at speeds in excess of 60K Rpm. We also manufacture voice coil Actuators (VCA) available in both Linear and Rotary versions. Linear versions offer strokes up to 4” and forces up to 225 Lbs. Rotary versions are available with up to 30 degrees of total excursion angle and a maximum torque of 1000 oz-in. Both offer infinite positioning capabilities for your application.
BEI Kimco Magnetics specializes in rotary and linear motion control products. The company’s precision control products include high-speed performance Brushless DC motors (BLDC), Cylindrical and Flat Voice Coil Actuators (VCA), and Linear Motors. These products are used across a wide range of applications including medical and scientific, factory and office automation, optics, semiconductor/electronics, military, aviation, space systems, and security. Kimco merges leading-edge capabilities and cost-effective manufacturing know-how with highly customized applications expertise.
Industry's leading engineers and designers depend on our support for fast, accurate and cost-effective motion control solutions. BEI Kimco has been awarded 14 patents in Voice Coil Actuator (VCA) and Brushless DC Motor (BLDC) Technology. BEI Kimco Magnetics has merged leading-edge capabilities and cost-effective manufacturing know-how with highly personalized applications expertise. This combination has propelled BEI Kimco into market dominance where we have remained a leading manufacturer of brushless DC motors and linear and rotary voice coil actuators for over 35 years.
BEI Kimco Magnetics
A leader from the very beginning
* Founded in 1974 Kimco Magnetics
* Design and manufacturing of electromagnetic components & systems
* Location: Vista, California
* Production Manufacturing: BEI Sensors de Mexico
Founded in 1974, Kimco Magnetics is one of the original pioneers to commercialize products made with rare earth magnet materials. Kimco Magnetics was acquired in 1984 by BEI Technologies, and was subsequently added to the business unit of Custom Sensors & Technologies in 2006. We have merged leading-edge capabilities and cost effective manufacturing know-how with highly personalized applications expertise. This combination has propelled BEI Kimco Magnetics into market dominance where we have remained a leading manufacturer of brushless DC motors and linear and rotary voice coil actuators for over 35 years. In that time, we have put thousands of BEI Kimco motors and actuators into products in markets ranging from medical and automotive to office and factory automation.
With a time-to-market as short as eight weeks, BEI Kimco Magnetics has maintained innovative, high quality products and holds numerous electro-magnetic patents. At BEI Kimco, we never lose sight of the value of personal service, expert design engineering, and product innovation.
Optimizing Motion Control Design
At BEI Kimco Magnetics, we integrate our expertise with customer requirements in motion control devices. Latest technologies range from Smart Actuators, to SERVO-SMART actuator systems, providing direct drive actuation for applications from factory automation, to low-bandwidth torquers, ideal for gimbal drives, robotics and other stabilized platform applications. It means faster, quieter, more reliable devices for semiconductor and medical equipment where throughput and life itself are critical to success. We remain deeply committed to solving your application challenges through technological innovation. Take our Spherical Voice Coil Actuator for example – Roll Pitch and Yaw motion in one device. Think of the possibilities. With our brushless DC noise attenuation patent – perhaps you may find it to be the right answer.
Answering Customer Demands
BEI Kimco Magnetics is dedicated to taking technology to the limit. At our Business Development & Technology Center, we challenge ourselves to create innovative ways to meet new application needs. BEI Kimco has developed brushless DC motors to operate virtually noise-free, ideal for user confidence in quiet operating systems and patient care applications.
Our Products include
>> Rotary Voice Coil Actuators
>> Linear Voice Coil Actuators
>> Smart Voice Coil Actuators
BEI Kimco Magnetics' brand of voice coil actuators are engineered to fit high performance motion control needs. The hysteresis-free, cog-free operation and high acceleration rate make voice coils ideal for limited stroke requirements. Voice Coil Actuators available in both Linear and Rotary versions. Linear versions offer strokes up to 4” and forces up to 225 Lbs.Rotary versions are available with up to 30 degrees of total excursion angle and a maximum torque of 1000 oz-in. Both offer infinite positioning capabilities for your application.
>> Brush DC Motors
>> Brushless DC Motors
>> BLDC Motor Controllers
We manufacture a comprehensive line of fractional horsepower brushless DC Motors that are currently manufactured in sizes from 1.1" to 9.0" diameter capable of operating at speeds in excess of 60K Rpm.
Discover Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST)
CST is made up of the following leading brands (select Company Name to visit website) :
* Systron Donner Inertial
* BEI Kimco Magnetics
* BEI Industrial Encoders
* BEI Duncan Electronics
* BEI Ideacod
* BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc.