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High-performance robot motor manufacturer recognised

  • By Neil Martin
  • News

A company which produces high-performance motors suited  for robotics and motion-critical applications, has been selected as a Golden Mousetrap Finalist in the Automation and Control category.

The TBM series of Direct Drive Frameless motors have been developed by Kollmorgen (Radford, VA).

The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing. The Golden Mousetrap Awards will be announced at a ceremony on February 6, 2018.

The configurable nature of the TBM family allows customers to optimize the motor selection to match specific application requirements, thus differentiating their robotic machine designs. The high-performance TBM motor is easily integrated into a wide range of robotic applications such as robotic joints, medical robotics, sensor gimbals, guidance systems, and other motion-critical applications.

Kollmorgen TBM is designed to be directly embedded into machines, using the machine’s own bearings to support the rotor. The low cogging torque means motion is smoother. The improved performance opens the door for new uses. TBM technology is optimized for applications that require high power in a small, compact package with minimized weight and inertia. TBM’s industry-leading frameless design is efficient, lightweight and flexible, and available in several frames sizes with multiple stack lengths and winding options.

Director of Product Marketing at Kollmorgen Melanie Cavalieri: “We know that our customers – especially in the Robotics and Collaborative Robotics space – are bringing both their software and machines to market quickly to answer explosive demand. Our TBM motor is configurable for that perfect fit, which means less time in the product development phase and more time fulfilling the needs of our customer’s customer.”