- January 10, 2017
- BEI Kimco
January 10, 2017 − BEI Kimco, a brand of Sensata Technologies, is developing new motor designs to meet the torque loads and size requirements in the rapidly growing robotics industry. The company recently met Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor needs for use in a multi-axis assembly robot for semiconductor and other light manufacturing applications.
Key to the robot's design specifications was a motor that would support peak torque loads ranging from 85 oz-in to 531 oz-in within the highly compact frame sizes of 2.6", 3.0" and 3.8" in O.D. The compact size of each motor design was necessary to fit within the articulating robot wrist, elbow and shoulder axis. Additionally, the motor needed to be robust enough to handle continuous duty cycles.
To meet these essential performance needs, BEI Kimco developed the DIP26-08, DIP30-11 and DIP38-13 frameless motors. Utilizing the most advanced simulation and modeling software, optimal torque/thermal performance was achieved under continuous duty operation. All three motor designs incorporate new rotor magnet material configurations which have only recently become available for volume applications.
About BEI Kimco
BEI Kimco specializes in the design and manufacture of high performance rotary and linear motion components, including Brushless DC Motors and Voice Coil Actuators. These products are designed for applications where performance, precision, and reliability are critical.