Precision Gear Motor with Encoder For Electronic Inhaler

THE APPLICATION & SOLUTION Many companies are developing intelligent consumer medicine dosing devices, which enables monitored patients to take correctly dosed medicines, at home. Previously this industry designed purely mechanical dosing devices such as insulin EpiPens. The challenge with pure mechanical devices is that the Continue reading

Are DC motors reversible?

Simply put, DC motors can turn in either direction (clockwise or counter-clockwise) and can be easily controlled by inverting the polarity of the applied voltage. Strictly speaking, the motors can actually create a force in either direction. We make this important distinction because some applications, such as Continue reading

DC Motor Speed: Voltage and Torque Relationships

Something we have discussed in the past is how varying the voltage to a vibration motor can change the amplitude, particularly with reference to haptic feedback and playing different effects. However, something we haven’t explicitly shown is why this happens, or discussed it in the Continue reading

Gravity Light’s Unique Use of Motors to Create Lamps

The Concept Recently we were contacted by the GravityLight™ team regarding a very interesting project they are working on, an alternative to kerosene lamps that is powered only by gravity. Kerosene lamps are still commonly used in the developing world, despite the numerous financial and Continue reading