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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.
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.Register
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.Learn More
Blog in Motion
In our latest blog series, we cover the technologies, challenges and best practices around motor design and performance for EO/IR platforms. From understanding the performance differences between conventional and slotless motors to learning how cogging torque and torque ripple affect performance, we delve into the topics that are necessary to understand when building or upgrading a motion system.
Cogging torque and torque ripple are mechanical and electromechanical forces that can potentially impact a motor's performance. Learn what these two forces are, what their true role is in a motor’s performance and how to address them for a stable motion platform.
Brushless motors dominate the EO/IR landscape, but brushed motors still have value, especially in certain applications. In this blog, we cover the basic design differences between brushed and brushless motors and look into the applications and situations where brushed motors might have an advantage and when it might be time to upgrade.
A conventional motor or a slotless motor, which one is better for EO/IR applications? We clear up the confusion by taking a look at the construction of the two motors, what really matters when it comes to performance and which one is the best for an EO/IR platform.
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Working with Kollmorgen is Easy
Use our advanced design tools to get a quick start choosing the right motors for your application. Then rely on our co-engineering expertise to achieve the exact specifications and modifications you need for optimum performance, quality, manufacturability and cost. Kollmorgen’s self-service, web-based design tools include:
For direct selection of products when you already know your torque, speed, sizing and other requirements.
For guided product selection when you know your application requirements but not the necessary torque and speed.
Performance Curve Generator
For visualizing speed and torque based on winding factor, ambient temperature, drive current and other factors
Count on Kollmorgen support to help you design and build a successful machine and keep it reliably productive, anywhere in the world. Our co-engineering experts will work with you to tailor a perfect-fit solution for your motion requirements.
For more than 100 years, Kollmorgen has been creating innovative solutions that bring big ideas to reality, keep the world safer and improve lives. Our history of reliability is unsurpassed, and our solutions are supported through engineering centers of excellence and customer service in all major regions of the world.