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Reliable Propulsion for Submersible Applications

Submersible remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, play many roles in oil & gas exploration, production and distribution — searching for energy reserves, maintaining offshore rigs, inspecting pipelines and more. ROV propulsion systems must withstand exposure to high temperatures, corrosive compounds, intense subsea pressures and other environmental extremes. Learn how to achieve the most compact and powerful propulsion system design while ensuring superior protection from the elements.

Explosion Proof Motors with the Certifications You Need

In hazardous locations exposed to ignitable gases, the use of explosion proof motors with the proper certifications is mandatory. The choice whether to use high-performance motors with reliability you can trust at the end of a drill string or on an ROV is entirely up to you. But why compromise? With explosion proof motors from Kollmorgen, you can have all the performance and reliability you want with the certifications you need.

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Keep Field Robots on Task

Oil & gas operations are undergoing transformational growth in the use of robots for surveys, material handling, construction, inspection, maintenance, repair and many other tasks. Greater power, precision and efficiency means greater productivity. On the other hand, a robot that gets stuck or fails on the job can bring operations to an expensive halt, and can be difficult to retrieve and rehabilitate. Keep your field robots on task, performing at their best.


Ready for Electrification?

Through improvements in permanent magnet materials, more efficient electromechanical designs and other technical innovations, advanced electric motors can now rival the power density of hydraulic motors. And electric motors deliver many benefits that are beyond the reach of hydraulics, including greater reliability, little or no maintenance, and no risk of environmentally damaging leaks. Learn more in our article, “Electric Actuation Is Replacing Hydraulics. Are You Ready to Make the Move? ”

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Explosion Proof and Hazardous-Duty Motors

PMDC Motor - Kollmorgen

Permanent Magnet DC (PMDC) >

Our permanent magnet brush DC motors offer rugged, quality construction and dependable operation. Many options are available, including explosionproof models, washdown models, co-engineered modifications and more. With a well-deserved reputation for value, these motors are backed by a two-year warranty.

Kollmorgen ST AC Synchronous Motors

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Kollmorgen offers two brands of AC Synchonous motors in their Pacific Scientic ST/SN Series and Superior Electric products. High performance in four frame sizes, NEMA 23, 34, 42, 66 are available. Resistor - capacitor kits are also available.
Kollmorgen Goldline EB and EBH Series

Goldline EB and EBH Series >

Based on the 230 VAC B and M Series, the EB Series provides a high-performance explosionproof servomotor that is UL Listed for use in Class I, Division 1, Group C and D hazardous locations.

MX Series Hazardous Duty >

MX Series are Explosion-proof rated stepper motors, designed to meet Class I, Division 1&2, Group D hazardous location requirements. They are available in NEMA 34 and 42 frame sizes providing minimum holding torques from 1.27 to 9.82 N-m (180 to 1,390 oz-in).

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Electric Actuation Is Replacing Hydraulics. Are You Ready to Make the Move?   >

With the urgent need to replace fossil fuels, repeated shocks to the oil & gas supply chain, and technical advancements combined with lower costs for electrical systems, the drive toward electrification is transforming the way we live and work.

Why use explosion proof motors? >

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…

Oil Industry Moving from Hydraulic to Electrical Motor Systems >

Improvements in permanent magnet materials and more efficient electro-magnetic designs are leading the drive to replace high maintenance hydraulic systems.