Seiko Clock Inc developed a small geared motor that can be used for precision instruments and a small pump equipped with the motor.
The operating voltages of the motor and pump are both 3V (direct current). And they can be powered by dry-cell batteries. Seiko Clock plans to start sample shipment in February 2012, expecting a sales volume of 100,000 units for the first year.
The newly-developed geared motor, "80800," is 6mm in diameter, 20mm in length and 1.7g in weight. Its rated torque and operating current are 6mN·m (operating voltage: DC3V) and 40mA (with no load), respectively. It is expected to be used for a wide variety of applications such as the driving mechanisms of robots and cameras and measurement instruments. It is priced at ¥5,000 (approx US$64.3, excluding tax).
The small pump, "80900," was developed based on the 80800 geared motor. It is 17mm in diameter, 32mm in length and 3g in mass. Its maximal flow is 15mL per minute (operating voltage: DC3V). It is expected to be used for dispensers, hydraulic machines, fuel cells and CPU coolers. Its price is ¥8,000 (approx US$102.9, excluding tax).