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Nippon Pulse

Nippon Pulse

  • 24 Jan 0

Nippon Pulse introduces SL083 scaleless linear motor with built-in encoder


RADFORD, Va. ­– Nippon Pulse is pleased to announce the release of a new linear motor product, the SL083. The SL083 is a scaleless linear motor with a built-in linear encoder. It is ideal for positioning applications that would benefit from the repeatability, reliability and robustness of a linear motor, with up to 5µm in resolution and repeat accuracy.


SL083 SIKOThe SL083 is a compact motor with a simple design of just two parts: a tubular stainless steel shaft, and a non-contact forcer. This allows for simple installation and configuration. The motor is efficient, requires no lubrication, and a non-critical air gap means there is no variation in the force. The housing is made of non-magnetic aluminum.


Nippon Pulse worked with leading European encoder manufacturer Siko Products to create a design that integrates the industry’s first non-analog magnetic linear encoder into a linear motor. The SL083 simplifies the integration of a linear motor into applications, as it can utilize existing bearings in order to become an actuator. Siko’s true encoder allows the SL083 to provide a perfectly smooth sinusoidal motion profile.


In addition to the built-in encoder, the SL083 linear motor has a built-in interpolator and Hall sensors. It offers real-time single processing and high dynamics with no residual force. The SL083 has a maximum speed of 4 meters per second, and has an excellent force-to-volume ratio.


About the Company: Nippon Pulse America Inc. is an American subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nippon Pulse Motor Co., Ltd. Nippon Pulse provides a wide array of motion control solutions to meet your needs, including stepper motors, Linear Shaft Motors, controllers, drivers and networks. For more information about Nippon Pulse’s quality products, visit or call 1-540-633-1677.

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