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maxon Heavy Duty Motors are ideal for Downhole Drilling

maxon motor is a worldwide manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, modular systems, and control electronics. They are a leading provider of high-precision drives and systems used in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, oil & gas, and energy.

Measurement While Drilling

Measurement While Drilling (MWD) uses measurement modules behind a drill head. The control system measures angle, vibration, and drilling speed. The “pulser” unit sends the collected information back to the surface, across thousands of meters, through pulses in the drill mud (MPT – Mud Pulse Telemetry). These pulses are generated by an actuator system driven by maxon’s Heavy Duty assembly. Having reliable information is crucial for drilling technicians for them to respond quickly and make corrections where needed.

maxon Heavy Duty Drives

maxon Heavy Duty Drives are perfect for these extreme applications for a number of reasons. They can withstand operating temperatures ranging from -55 to 200°C and can withstand high shock loads and vibrations (1000 g / 25 grms). Their robust design with laser welded connections adds to their high reliability. They also have a high performance/volume ratio with a compact, low mass design. Other features include:

  • Low Energy Consumption
    • High Efficiency
  • Excellent Control Properties
    • Linear Motor Characteristics
  • Operation in Air or in Hydraulic Oil
  • Low Magnetic Interference

maxon motor Heavy Duty Drives go through a number of rigorous tests prior to being used in the field. These tests include:

  • Internal Full Load: the motors are tested in hydraulic oil, at extreme temperatures, under full load during continuous operation
  • Vibration and Thermal Stress Test: drives are put into a climate-controlled cabinet and subjected to simulated high vibration
  • Shock Test: drives undergo simulated shock loads of more than 1000 g and must remain fully functional following the test.

For more information regarding maxon heavy duty drives, read the full article here or contact Electromate today!


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Tags:  Maxon, downhole motor, electric motor, BLDC motor, MWD, pulser, Electromate

Application Story: Underwater Pipeline Inspection Vehicle

Inspecting flooded pipes of power plants requires skilled, high-precision handling.  Any robotic vehicle traversing underwater pipelines needs to be optimized accordingly.

underwater pipe inspection vehicleThe seawater manipulator in the picture above is able to maneuver through underwater pipes performing inspections.  RE Motors by maxon motor are responsible for the dynamic drive of the robot.

What are Manipulators?

Manipulators are devices that allow for physical interaction with their surroundings. As such, the robotic vehicles have tools, such as gripper systems or measuring devices.  The seawater manipulator’s main differentiator is its high-performance camera systems used to inspect the underwater pipes.  A company in Germany called Ibass develops, manufactures, and distributes manipulators for a number of in-pipe applications:

  • Inspection
  • Grinding
  • Welding
  • Retrieval
  • Suction

These manipulators are made up of a driving unit, work module, and a camera. Additionally, they are operated electrically and pneumatically, dragging long lines behind them.  These manipulators were made with operators of power plants and refineries, manufacturers and assembly fitters of pipeline systems in mind.

What are the Applications for Manipulators?

There are a number of different possible applications for manipulators, but the main focus is the inspection of power plant coolant pipes that cannot be emptied.  This type of manipulator can also be used to apply coatings to the interior of pipes, as sealed wheel units are required for this application.  The seawater manipulator that Ibass has developed can maneuver and inspect pipelines with inner diameters between 550 to 780 mm.  They are able to do this as a result of the axial stroke of the pneumatic cylinder.

The scissor drive works with twelve wheels, two for each scissor side and drive motor, which allows the vehicle to obtain a firm hold in coated pipes due to a variable contact force.  For the drive, there are six RE motors used in combination with planetary gearheads.  The DC motors have an efficiency of more than 90%, yielding low energy consumption coupled with very high torque; an important prerequisite for this application.  The motors are also equipped with ironless windings and neodymium magnets, allowing maximum performance coupled with compact size.  Ibass ultimately chose the maxon motors due to their robustness and long service life.

Having a motor with high robustness is crucial in the manipulator withstanding on-site conditions.  This manipulator, for example, can handle a pressure of up to 2 bar, this means that it can dive up to 20 m deep.  It provides a tractive force of approximately 250 kg (2.5 kN) and the robot can drive a distance of up to 200 m into the pipe.  The manipulators are equipped with lights at the front and rear of the vehicle.  Also on-board is a high-quality camera with a pan-tilt head and 10x zoom; the rear, on the other hand, has a single-head camera.  The seawater manipulator can be fitted with all Ibass work modules and can navigate up to five pipe bends.

maxon motors and gearheads are not only used to drive the seawater manipulator.  The work modules are also equipped with RE motors. Underwater pipe inspection vehicles are vital tools for today’s industries and can ensure more safety and reliability.

For more information you can view the PDF here.

New EC-i 30 20W with Integrated Electronics from maxon

Maxon have released the new EC-i30 20W Brushless Servo Motor with Integrated Electronics.  With an integrated 4 Quadrant speed controller, this latest addition to the EC-i portfolio is available as a 5-wire version. Both enable and direction versions of the motor are offered.

This high torque 20Watt 30mm diameter motor is ideal in micro fluid pump (air/gas) and medical applications such as:

  • Vacuum wound therapy                                       
  • Anaesthesia and gas monitoring
  • Blood analysers
  • Haemodialysis
  • Gas detection and analysis
  • Surgery training systems
  • Patient vital signs monitoring
  • Compression therapy
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Portable oxygen concentrators
  • Fragrance distribution

The EC-i30 20W Brushless Servo Motor with Integrated Electronics is available with an optional planetary gearhead, model GP32C, and can be customized specific to the needs of the application.

Features include:

  • Cost-effective
  • 20 Watt Rated
  • 24VDC winding
  • 4 Pole Pairs
  • Speed range 250 – 6060 RPM
  • Optional gearheads, encoders and drive electronics

Order your EC-I 30 20W motor with Integrated Electronics online now at-

EC-i 30 20W with Integrated Electronics Brushless Servo Motor Buy Online

Information on the EC-i 30 20W with Integrated Electronics Brushless Servo Motor from maxon can be viewed at:

EC-i 30 20W with Integrated Electronics Brushless Servo Motor Specification

For further information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Tags:  BLDC Motor, Servo Motor, Brushless Motor, EC-i 30, Electromate, Maxon

New EC-i 52XL 200W High Torque Brushless Servo Motor from maxon

The new EC-i 52XL 200W Brushless Servo Motor from maxon is a powerhouse. When space is limited but high torque and dynamics are required, the maxon EC-i 52XL motor is the ideal motor choice.

With its extended length (80 → 110mm), this motor with flux collector rotor provides outstanding torque performance compared to the existing EC-i 52 180W High Torque, especially on the industrial automation front.

Its extra power can be even more significant at relatively low speed which makes it a powerful fit to a variety of industrial applications including material handling & transport systems.

Because of its optimized magnet ring, the brushless EC-i 52XL motor with an iron winding offers a very high torque density and a low cogging torque.  The multi-pole internal rotor is extremely dynamic.  Its solid design, with a steel flange and steel housing, makes this motor a robust solution for industrial applications.

Features include:

  • Cost-effective
  • 200 Watt Rated
  • 24, 36 & 48VDC windings
  • 8 pole pairs
  • Optional gearheads, encoders and drive electronics

Order your EC-i drive online now at-

EC-i 52XL 200W Brushless Servo Motor Buy Online

Information on the EC-i 52XL 200W Brushless Servo Motor from maxon can be viewed at:

Maxon EC-i 52 XL_200W_EN spec sheet

 

For further information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
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Tags:  EC-i 52XL, Brushless Motor, Servo Motor, Electromate, Maxon

New 60mm OD Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kits from Maxon

With an outer diameter of only 60mm these frameless brushless servo motors are extremely compact.

The new EC 60 Flat Frameless Brushless Servo Motor Kit from Maxon consist of only a rotor and stator – with no bearings or motor shaft.  With an outer diameter of only 60mm, these pancake servo motor kits are extremely compact.Maxon EC frameless 60 100w

Available in size ranges from 70 Watt to 100 Watt, these EC (electronically commutated) frameless slotted motors feature low voltage windings, high pole pair count and are shipped as BLDC frameless motor kits.

These Inner Rotor Slotted Motors feature:

  • Low voltage windings
  • High accel/decel capabilities
  • Low rotor inertia
  • High pole pair count
  • Lower cost vs. slotless motors

The flat design, high torque output and hollow shaft construction provides plenty of space for cable glands which allows for a high level of integration into OEM applications such as Collaborative & Mobile Robots, AGV’s, Exoskeletons and Embedded Robotic Applications.

Information on the EC 60 Flat Frameless Brushless 100 Watt Servo Motor from maxon can be found at:
https://www.maxonmotorusa.com/medias/sys_master/root/8827307491358/EC-60-Flat-Frameless-100W-550153-EN.pdf

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Tags:  Maxon, BLDC Motor, Servo Motor, Frameless Motor, Brushless Motor, Electromate

New 52mm Brushless DC (BLDC) motor design

Maxon motors new optimisation of the High Torque 52mm brushless motor gives even greater performance.

Maxon EC-i 52mm BLDC Servo Motor

Maxon EC-i 52mm BLDC Servo Motor

The EC-i 52mm brushless DC motor from maxon has had the iron-wound internal rotor motor redesigned from 7 pole pairs to 8 pole pairs. This significantly reduces the vibration and noise output of the DC motor. Available in three voltage outputs, 18, 24 and 48V the 52mm 180 W brushless DC motors produce up to 6,000 rpm.

With a correspondingly optimised magnet ring, the brushless EC-i motors with iron windings offer a very high torque density and a low cogging torque. The multi-pole internal rotor is extremely dynamic. It has a solid design, with a welded stainless steel flange and housing, making this brushless DC motor suitable for a wide range of applications such as rotary actuators, valves, robotic joints and process control.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the EC-i 52mm brushless DC motor from maxon motor.

For more information, please contact:

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Warren Osak
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Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
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Tags: BLDC Motor, Brushless Motor, Servo Motor, Maxon, DC Motor, Electromate

The depths of the ocean: Technology for uncharted worlds

Learn more in driven, the maxon motor magazine

We know more about the surface of the moon than the depths of the ocean. That’s no surprise given the conditions there. And yet, an ever increasing number of sophisticated vehicles are making their way down to the ocean floor. driven, the maxon motor magazine, also goes on a dive and brings back surprising facts and stories.

 Sophisticated robotic vehicles, autonomous or controlled via cables, are exploring the world underwater in search of scientific data, natural resources, or sunken shipwrecks

The new issue of driven – the maxon motor magazine. ©maxon motor ag

Sophisticated robotic vehicles, autonomous or controlled via cables, are exploring the world underwater in search of scientific data, natural resources, or sunken shipwrecks. The technologies used must be able to resist aggressive salt water and huge ambient pressures. Learn more about how such systems are tested and where they are used: in the latest issue of driven – the maxon motor magazine.

In the world of drives, the motor often takes center stage. However, a powerful motor controller is just as important. Our expert explains what capabilities a motor controller needs and what solutions maxon has to offer. We will also discuss a key question: DC or BLDC motors? Last not least, driven is looking at the latest developments in the field of exoskeletons that allow people with mobility impairments to walk again.

Order your personal copy now
driven is released twice a year as a print magazine in both German and English. It can be ordered free of charge. All back issues are also available in the tablet format in the App Store, on Google Play, and on Windows Apps.

For more information, go to: magazine.maxonmotor.com

Featured Video: BRUSHED VS BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR SELECTION

What kind of motor is best for your application?  This 6min video helps you to decide whether a brushed motor or a brushless motor would work better for your needs.  Start your e-learning now with Dr. Urs Kafader from the maxon academy.

 

CLICK HERE to watch this 6minute video.

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EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
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Tags:  Brush motor, brush servo motor, brushless motor, BLDC motor, motor selection, Maxon, Electromate

maxon’s New BLDC Sterilizable Gearmotor EC 19 and GP 19M

High power up to 120 W, speeds up to 100,000 rpm, sterilizable 1000 times.

Maxon EC19 and GP19M Sterilizable Motor

Maxon EC19 and GP19M Sterilizable Motor

With its modular construction, this new brushless DC motor is available in three performance classes: the cost-optimized EC 19 at 60 Watt, the strong and high-speed EC 19 at 120 Watt and the sterilizable high-end version EC 19 at 120 Watt. The internals of the drives are responsible for their individual characteristics:

  • The EC 19 at 60 W is equipped with a magnetic circuit that is designed for speeds of up to 80,000 rpm. The maximum continuous torque is 12 mNm and the motor contains no Hall sensors.
  • The EC 19 at 120 W has been designed for speeds of up to 100,000 rpm and delivers a high continuous torque of 24 mNm. Versions with and without Hall sensors are available.
  • The EC 19 Sterilizable at 120 W may be sterilized in an autoclave 1000 times. With a maximum permissible speed of 100,000 rpm and 24 mNm continuous torque, this drive also withstands high temperatures and harsh steam cycles. This is achieved through careful selection of materials and through protection of the components such as in the hermetically sealed rotor magnet.

With maxon motor’s winding technology, it is possible to offer various voltage versions. The stator has been designed without slots. Therefore, no cogging torque occurs resulting in excellent control properties and extraordinarily smooth running. Together with an optimally balanced rotor, low-noise and low-vibration operation is easily achieved.

maxon’s new sterilizable planetary gearhead, the GP 19 M is ideal for applications requiring very high speeds – input speeds of up to 40,000 rpm. To accommodate such high speeds, the toothing and materials have been especially designed to minimize friction. A key demand placed on the material is 1000 sterilization cycles. Worth noting is the no-need to disassemble the motor for the sterilization process.   The new 19 mm servo motors are particularly suitable for surgical and dental devices, such as arthroscopic shavers and bone drills. There is also a focus on respirators and CAD/CAM spindle drives.

Click on the following link to view the specification on the sterilizable EC 19 motor and GP 19M planetary gearbox.

The complete Maxon catalog can be viewed at the following link:   Maxon 2015/2016 Complete Catalog.
For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

Tags:  Maxon, maxon motor, Electromate, Servo Motor, Sterilizable Motor, EC19, GP19M, Brushless Motor, BLDC Motor

The New Ultra-fast Brushless DC Motor by Maxon Precision Motors

Maxon ECX Product Family

Maxon’s New ECX Product Family

maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online.  The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency.  These brushless drives are ideal for use in hand-held surgical tools and industrial spindles.

With a few clicks of your mouse you can configure your drive online and place your order.  With maxon motor’s configurator, it is easy to put together a customized DC motor – including gearhead, encoder and controller, to your specifications.  Now, in addition to the brushed motors, you can also configure these three new high speed brushless micro motors.

The ECX motors are available with diameters of 8, 16 and 19 mm achieving speeds of up to 120,000 rpm. They run very smoothly and are highly efficient. They are available with different power stages and in standard or sterilizable versions (up to 2,000 autoclave cycles).

Ready in 11 Days

All three high-speed motors are now available in maxon’s online shop, where customizing the drives is easy.  This means that customers can fit the drives with specific mechanical and electrical components specific to their application needs. For example, with the ECX 8 mm, the GPX planetary gearheads and ENX 8 encoders are available. It is also possible to customize the shaft lengths, winding types, ball bearings and much more. Lean, automated processes ensure that all configurable motors are ready for shipment within 11 working days.

Click on the image below to watch a short 30 second video on the benefits of the new ECX motor.

You can find performance data and more information on the new high-speed ECX motors at: ecx.maxonmotor.com .

Detailed product information can be found at the following link-

ECX Servo Motor Catalog

 

Tags:  maxon, maxon motors, Electromate, ECX, ECX Speed, GPX, ENX


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