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An explosion proof motor is clearly marked with a nameplate that identifies its suitability for a given hazardous environment.  The nameplate will indicate the hazardous Class, Division, and Group for which the motor is suited.

Electric motors generate heat under normal operating conditions and have the potential to generate a spark if a motor coil fails. Excessive motor case temperatures or a spark that is not properly contained can cause an explosion or ignite a fire in environments where specific hazardous materials are present.

Electro-optical/infrared systems play a crucial defense role on land, in the air, at sea and in space. See how we engineer motion solutions to help you make every design mission a successful one.

What's the best way to achieve high torque and smooth operation at relatively low speeds, as required for EO/IR applications? Read our blog to find out.

There’s a lot of fog in the market surrounding cogging torque, its effect on torque ripple, and how to achieve the smoothest motion for EO/IR imaging. Let Kollmorgen's experts clear it up.

From the surface of Mars to the depths of the ocean, from the core of the earth to the core of the human body, Kollmorgen motion systems take on the most extreme environments.

Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems are used to provide long distance visual and thermal imaging for a variety of applications. Often used in satellites, planes, and military applications, there are two main components found in EO/IR systems: sensors and the motion system. While both the sensors and motion systems need to be reliable in many environmental conditions, let’s take a look at the 5 Harshest Environments for EO/IR Motion Control Systems.

We cover the top 5 advantages of direct drive motors, where the system or motor is connected directly to the load, versus a conventional rotary system.

We’ve all seen the movies…the one where the ‘intelligent’ robots go off-piste and bring untold chaos to the human race.  It never really turns out rosy just as the end credit start to fall. However, regardless of Hollywood’s ‘predictions’, no matter where I go or where I look (as part of my role in Kollmorgen’s Aerospace & Defence team) I am constantly tripping over a growing exposure to robotics and Intelligent robots in the Defence sector; air, land, sea and subsea.

Frameless, or “servo motor kits”, open up numerous possibilities in designing motion elements for your machine related to performance.  A frameless motor consists of rotor and stator components which are built into a machine assembly to transmit torque to a load.  Many applications which take advantage of a frameless motor are direct driven, which eliminates bandwidth robbing compliance.  Effectively, this means you have eliminated torsional losses and any wind-up or spring losses. 

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