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Voice coil actuators from Mönninghoff: Highly precise and extremely dynamic force and position control

Whether you are planning a system for pick & place, micro-assembly or for packaging, labelling and sorting: our voice coil actuator is the clever alternative to pneumatic solutions.

Take advantage of the benefits of the voice coil actuator from Mönninghoff. Our highly dynamic linear drives are used for extremely precise, frequency- and force-controlled positioning.

Together with your engineers, we develop the optimal solution for your drive system. The selection of a suitable actuator depends on the required motion or force profile for the respective application. An infinite number of variants with different forces, strokes, frequencies or dimensions can be realized. The engineers at the Maschinenfabrik Mönninghoff will also be pleased to advise you on electrical control - just contact us!

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How does the Mönninghoff voice coil actuator work?

A voice coil actuator is a non-commutated, two-pole linear actuator with limited stroke range. Within this range a straight-line movement with constant force is achieved. This is possible by using the physical principle of the Lorentz force. The exerted force is directly proportional to the amperage, which means that it can be controlled very precisely. Since the direction of the force is reversed by a simple change of the direction of the electric current, bidirectional moves are possible in both directions of movement.

What advantages does a Moenninghoff voice coil actuator offer?

The demand for accuracy of modern drive systems is constantly increasing. For pick & place tasks, micro-assembly or packaging processes an enormous positioning accuracy is essential. The voice coil actuator from Mönninghoff has been specially developed for such applications. It is the optimal solution in all areas where an extreme repeatability, high frequencies, constant force path or low delay is required.

At a glance:

  • energy-efficient, low-maintenance and almost noiseless,
  • eprecisely adjustable operating force over the entire stroke range,
  • optimized magnetic flux guidance,
  • integrated coil part with bearings,
  • nearly hysteresis-free.

With the aid of an encoder and a controller, the system becomes an extremely precise and highly dynamic positioning drive. Furthermore, unlike a pneumatic actuator, the Mönninghoff voice coil actuator does not require compressed air. All you need for operation is a power source.

We will be happy to advise you at any time on the selection of the right linear actuator for you and your application!

What can we engineer for you?

Voice coil actuators & more: Mönninghoff is your technology partner for individual drive solutions

For more than 100 years, it has been our company philosophy to be a technology partner for innovative developments rather than a supplier of series products – whether you need a voice coil actuator or a clutch, a brake or shaft coupling. As a manufacturer of drive technology we work close together with you and your design engineers and support you throughout your innovations.

Do you have any questions about our voice coil actuator or other products? Would you like individual advice for the drive technology of your plants and machines? Then contact our experts - by phone at +49 2327 – 3033 250, by e-mail or via our contact form. We look forward to the exchange of ideas!