ScannerMAX Releases All New VRAD-506 Low-Cost Actuator with State-of-the-Art Compact Design

ScannerMAX announced that they’ve released an all new rotary actuator to the market called the VRAD-506, which features a state-of-the-art compact design, which is useful as a rotary solenoid or for optical shutters and optical element positioners.
By: Justin Perry - Pangolin Laser Systems
ORLANDO, FL, Fla. - July 3, 2013 - PRLog -- ScannerMAX, a world leading manufacturer of rotary actuators and galvanometer based optical scanners, today announced the release of the VRAD-506 model rotary actuator. This actuator is a compact, state-of-the-art low-torque motor, with a magnetic spring return. It is perfect for low-weight inertial loads (such as flags, filters, and other optical elements). The VRAD-506 actuator works just like the other award-winning VRAD products from ScannerMAX, offering a similar fail-safe, magnetic spring return, and bidirectional, wide-angle motion capability.  However, the new VRAD-506 actuator is packaged in a different form factor, having a half-inch round body and 0.6 inch length.

The VRAD-506 actuator features two coils, which aid in diverse applications, and can also be used to provide redundancy where other conventional solutions may have fallen short. In addition, the VRAD-506 actuator provides 28 degrees of motion, with only 5 volts of input. Pricing for the VRAD-506 actuator starts at $59 for a single unit, and quantity pricing discounts are available.

About the ScannerMAX Division of Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.

ScannerMAX (a division of Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.) is a world-leading and award-winning manufacturer of galvanometer based optical scanners, rotary actuators, low-torque motors and rotary solenoids. Products made by ScannerMAX offer a significant performance advantage across a wide variety of applications, including laser materials processing, biomedical laser applications such as confocal microscopy and OCT, laser imaging and pattern template projection, as well as stereo lithography, image capture and other printing applications.

For more information on ScannerMAX and the all new VRAD-506 actuator, visit

About Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.

Since 1986, Pangolin has emerged as the world’s leading provider of software and hardware solutions for the laser display industry. In addition to laser control software and hardware, Pangolin also produces a silicon hybrid component called LASORB, which dramatically increases the lifetime of laser-diode-based products, by absorbing ESD and power surges. The company, with offices in the USA, Central Europe, and Mainland China, has received more than 22 awards for technical achievement and product quality, and their software has contributed to more than 365 Artistic Awards for its clients. Pangolin has products being used by some of the largest events, companies, and brands currently known, including major theme parks such as Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Six Flags; major motion picture companies such as 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks pictures; high-tech companies such as PC Magazine, Boeing, and Lawrence Livermore Labs; popular brands such as Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and Motorola; major sports teams and events such as the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bulls and Super Bowl XLIV; and top-named musical talent including DJ Tiesto, Madonna, Drake, Usher, Metallica, Jay-Z, Kanye West, David Guetta, Skrillex,  the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Jean Michel Jarre, Justin Timberlake and many others. With over 27 years of experience in the laser industry and a passion for innovation, Pangolin continues to release game-changing products to the market, which help their clients excel across a wide-variety of laser applications.

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Source:Justin Perry - Pangolin Laser Systems
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