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Better Humanoid Motion, From Design to Delivery

Humanoid robots must navigate unpredictable terrain, carrying their own power source and the combined weight of their actuators and other components — while manipulating objects ranging from lightweight, precision tools to large, heavy packages. Performing tasks with human-like dexterity requires precise motion of interdependent robotic joints coordinated across a robust skeletal structure.

Frameless motors designed specifically for the torque, acceleration, size and weight requirements of robotic joints are key to achieving the necessary kinematic performance and energy efficiency. Learn how to specify these motors using a system-level strategy while ensuring the manufacturability you need to progress smoothly from prototype to full production.

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Lightweight, Torque-Dense, Robot-Ready Motion

To design battery-operated humanoids that reliably carry their own weight while performing heavy work for extended periods of time, you need highly responsive and precise frameless servo motors that deliver all the required torque across a wide speed range.

But that’s not all. To enable robotic joints that operate at a human scale, in the real world, servo motors must deliver exceptional performance in a package that minimizes size and weight, while maximizing power at an affordable cost. Learn how to identify the unique challenges of humanoid motion and how to solve them with motors designed to be robot ready.

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Motion Control Fundamentals for Humanoids & Exoskeletons

As humanoid technology matures, established robotics companies and startups see endless opportunities for replicating and improving upon human capabilities in warehouse logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, service industries and more.

To win in these emerging humanoid markets, robot engineers need to address issues of performance, cost and scalability simultaneously. Learn how to design motion for humanoids that perform optimally not only in prototype but also in the commercial arena.

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Kollmorgen TBM2G Frameless Motor

TBM2G Series Frameless >

These next-generation frameless motors deliver high torque density for your most compact, lightest electromagnetic package, standard sizing for harmonic gearing, and scalable design to keep you on top of your global production needs.

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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.

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