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Electro-Optical/Infrared systems require smooth, responsive motion perfectly coordinated between azimuth and elevation axes. To acquire and hold a steady image, motion systems must endure and counteract forces such as the pounding of land vehicles in action, the turbulence of aircraft in flight, and the extreme conditions encountered at sea or even in space.

The most ambitious motion design. The most capable engineering. The most confident delivery. With more than 70 years of proven aerospace and defense experience, Kollmorgen is the motion partner you can trust for any EO/IR mission.

Experience Optimized Motion in Action

See how to achieve the torque density needed to stabilize EO/IR imaging in land vehicles subject to constant vibration and shock.

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Knowledge on Demand

Learn about the latest technologies and best practices to deliver stable motion platforms for EO/IR applications with our new on-demand educational series Focus on Frameless: Creating Stable Motion Platforms for EO/IR.

The series covers four main considerations and requirements for selecting a motor for EO/IR platforms: choosing the proper motor size, optimizing form factor, addressing cogging and torque ripple, and understanding motor topology. From looking at how environment impacts motor selection to understanding conventional versus slotless motor design, each video examines the technologies, challenges and options related to motor selection and optimization for EO/IR platforms.

Motion to Meet the Mission

Electro-optical/infrared systems play a crucial defense role on land, in the air, at sea and in space. Each type of system has features in common, yet each operating environment brings its own unique challenges. See how we engineer motion solutions to help you make every design mission a successful one.

Meet the Mission

Top Products for Electro-optical & Infrared Systems

KBM Series Frameless

KBM Series Frameless >

The KBM series offers high performance, long life, simple installation in a motor kit that can be embedded directly in your mechanical design. A huge selection of standard motors and cost-effective modifications ensure a perfect fit.

TBM Series Medium Image

TBM Series Frameless >

Our TBM series provides direct drive frameless motors designed to be directly embedded in the mechanical structure of your systems, minimizing weight, size and inertia without sacrificing performance.

RBE Series Frameless >

The frameless configuration of these relatively high-torque, low-speed, pancake-style motors eliminates shaft, bearings, endbells and couplings for reduced volume, weight and complexity when integrated directly with the load.

DC Torque Motors

DC Torque Motors >

Direct drive brush DC torque motors are ideal for minimizing size, weight, power and response time while maximizing rate and position accuracies. They provide a servo actuator that can be attached directly to the driven load.

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