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BEI announces DC Motors that Boost Battery Life

BEI announces DC Motors that Boost Battery Life

July 29, 2014 - BEI announces frameless brushless DC Motors, available in multiple designs, that provide extremely high operational efficiencies in excess of 90% that enable extended battery life.

Maximizing battery life can be a decisive factor to many mission-critical systems where longevity of the equipment can affect the outcome.  Increasing the life of any battery-operated system has become a key initiative for equipment manufacturers.  For battery dependent applications, motor efficiency is paramount in getting the longest operating time before it needs to be charged.
 
The High Torque Density Brushless DC Motors are able to achieve 90% plus efficiency with improved weight and envelope profiles.  These high efficiency motors use low magnetic circuit design techniques.  Other important features include a frameless motor design composed of two pieces - a rotor and stator.  This design makes it easy to integrate into a customer's existing assembly, minimizing the need for extra components and reducing overall weight.

"OEMs developing equipment that rely on batteries will find these motors extremely valuable in extending their product's range or service life without frequent battery charges or replacement," says Walter Smith, Applications Engineer/Project Manager for BEI Kimco.  "Whether it is a remotely powered IED robot that needs long distance range, or a motorized instrument that needs untethered flexibility, customers want to get the most out of their batteries to maximize product efficiency."
 
BEI Kimco Magnetics designs and manufactures custom fractional horsepower permanent magnet brushless DC Motors.  The brand is on the leading edge of manufacturing process technologies and possesses the material selection expertise required to achieve the highest torque densities available in the industry.  Motors range up to 20" in O.D. with torques in excess of 50Nm and operational speeds beyond 70K rpm.  
 
About BEI Kimco Magnetics
BEI Kimco Magnetics 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.  Using proprietary magnetic design methodologies, BEI Kimco Magnetics has the ability to produce custom, cost efficient products within multiple manufacturing locations.  BEI Kimco Magnetics is a leader in medical, industrial, aerospace & defense markets.
 
 

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