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MiniatureLinearMotionSeriesPQ12

Firgelli Technologies unique line of Miniature Linear Actuators enables a new


generation of motionenabled product designs, with capabilities that have never
before been combined in a device of this size. These tiny linear actuators are a
superioralternativetodesigningyourownpush/pullmechanisms.
The PQ12 actuators are complete, self contained linear motion devices with
position feedback for sophisticated position control capabilities, or end of stroke
limit switches for simple two position automation. Driving them couldnt be
easier,simplyapplyaDCvoltagetoextendtheactuator,andreversethepolarity
to retract it. Several gear ratios and voltage options are available to give you
variedspeed/forceconfigurations.

PQ12Specifications
GearingOption
PeakPowerPoint
PeakEfficiencyPoint
Benefits
MaxSpeed(noload)
Compactminiaturesize
Precisepositionfeedback MaxForce(lifted)
MaxSideLoad
Limitswitches
BackDriveForce
Simplecontrol
Stroke
Lowvoltage
InputVoltage
Equalpush/pullforce
StallCurrent
Easymounting

Mass
Applications
OperatingTemperature
Robotics
PositionalAccuracy
Consumerappliances
Lifetime
Toys
AudibleNoise
RCvehicles
IngressProtection
PQ12 Actual Size

Automotive
IndustrialAutomation

FeedbackPotentiometer

LimitSwitches

30:1
7N@12mm/s
4N@18mm/s
25mm/s
9N
5N
15N

63:1
100:1
20N@7mm/s 27N@4mm/s
10N@9mm/s 14N@7mm/s
12mm/s
9mm/s
24N
35N
10N
15N
35N
60N
20mm
6or12VDC
550mA@6V,220mA@12V
15g
10Cto+50C
0.1mm
20,000strokes,20%DutyCycle
55dB@45cm
IP54
1/8WNonBuffered10kPotentiometer
Max.CurrentLeakage:8uA

ThePQ12isdesignedtopushorpullaloadalongitsfullstrokelength.Thespeedoftravel
is determinedby the load applied. (See the Load Curves). Whenpower is removed the
actuatorwillholditsposition,unlesstheappliedloadexceedsthebackdriveforce.Stalling
the actuator for short periods will not cause damage, however repeated stalling will
shortenthelifeoftheactuator.

Ordering
Small quantity orders can be placed directly online at www.firgelli.com. Each actuator
ships with two mounting brackets, M3 mounting hardware, and one FPC ribbon cable
connector.Toextendthelengthoftheribboncable,solderholesareprovidedtoattacha
sectionofwirecableofyourchoice.

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BasisofOperation

PQ12Specifications
LoadCurves

CurrentCurves
300

30

30:16v

Speed(mm/s)

63:1
100:1

20

15

Current(mA)

30:1
25

63:16v
200
100:16v
30:112v
100

63:112v

10

100:112v
5

0
0
0

10

15

20

25

30

35

10

40

ThePQ12has3configurationchoices:GearRatio,Voltageand
Controller.PQ12optionsareidentifiedaccordingtothe
followingscheme:

PQ12GGVVC
feature

options

GG:Gearreduction
ratio(refertoload
curvesabove)
VV:Voltage

30,63,100
(lowerratiosarefasterbutpush
lessforce,andviceversa)
6,12
(DCvolts)
PPotentiometerFeedback
SLimitSwitches

C:Controller

PQ12ControllerOptions

OptionSEndofStrokeLimitSwitches
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2ActuatorMotorPower
3ActuatorMotorPower

TheSactuatorshavelimitswitchesthatwillturnoffpowerto
themotorwhentheactuatorreacheswithin1mmoftheend
ofstroke.Internaldiodesallowtheactuatortoreverseaway
from the limit switch. The limit switches cannot be moved.
Whilevoltageisappliedtothemotorpowerpins(2&3)the
actuator extends. Reverse the polarity and the actuator
retracts. This can be accomplished manually with a DPDT
switch or relay, or using an HBridge circuit. The S model
cannotbeusedwiththeCIBcontrolboard.

30

40

Force(N)

Force(N)

ModelSelection

20

OptionPPotentiometerPositionFeedback
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1FeedbackPotentiometernegativereferencerail
2ActuatorMotorPower
3ActuatorMotorPower
4FeedbackPotentiometerpositivereferencerail
5FeedbackPotentiometerwiper

ThePactuatorshavenobuiltincontroller,butdoprovidean
analog position feedback signal that can be input to an
external controller. While voltage is applied to the motor
powerpins(2&3)theactuatorextends.Reversethepolarity
andtheactuatorretracts.Thiscanbeaccomplishedmanually
with a DPDT switch or relay, or using an HBridge circuit.
Positionoftheactuatorstrokecanbemonitoredbyproviding
anystablelowandhighreferencevoltageonpins1&4,then
readingthepositionsignalonpin5.Thevoltageonpin5will
vary linearly between the two reference voltages in
proportiontothepositionoftheactuatorstroke.

The PQ12 P actuators can be used as a linear servo by


connecting the actuator to a microcontroller such as the CIB
controlboardofferedbyFirgelli.Thiscontrolboardreadsthe
position signal from the PQ12, compares it with your input
controlsignalthencommandstheactuatortomoveviaanon
board Hbridge circuit. The CIB allowsany one of the
following control inputs:Analog05V or420mA,or Digital 0
5V PWM or12ms Standard RC. The RC input effectively
transforms your PQ12 into a linear servo which is a direct
replacement for any common hobby servo used in RC toys
androbotics.RefertotheCIBdatasheetformoredetails.

SpecialNotes:
The PQ12 model numbering scheme has changed as of
1stJan2010.TheoldmodelnumbersPQ12sandPQ12fhave
beenreplacedbyPQ12306PandPQ12636Prespectively.

Copyright 2010 Firgelli Technologies Inc.

Copyright 2010 Firgelli Technologies Inc.