Ametek Haydon Kerk Pittman (HKP), a business unit of Ametek, has announced a new size in its IDEA Motor series of brushless DC motors: 57 mm. This EC057B joins the 42 mm EC042B product introduced in 2019 and enhances an already popular line of motors with integrated, programmable drives.
The IDEA Motor combines a precision brushless servo motor with an IDEA Drive controller to reduce design time, wiring needs, and overall cabinet space, which in turn leads to lower system costs. The programmable drive is specifically designed for real-time, embedded motion control and is well-suited for autonomous and precise single-axis motion.
Benefits of designing with the IDEA Motor series include:
•Saving components, money, and space: An integrated package replaces the more traditional and more complex brushless DC motor + external drive + encoder + cables setup. A single motor/drive unit reduces components by up to 75 percent per axis and simplifies troubleshooting. Further reductions can be achieved by wiring sensor inputs and control outputs directly to the IDEA Motor rather than through a control cabinet.
•Saving time: The pre-engineered, factory-configured and -tested servo system with intuitive programming capability allows customers to immediately develop, save, and debug complex and precise motion sequences. Simply add power, optional I/O connections, and communications, and the IDEA Motor is ready to operate.
•Reducing design complexity: RS-485 or CANopen communications fieldbus ports are integrated for programming autonomous motion sequences, monitoring system status, or streaming commands to synchronize motion among multiple motors.
Each of the motors in the IDEA series is available with optional factory-configurable gearboxes. The wide range of reduction ratios and torque capabilities enables optimized performance for unique motion applications that demand precision in tight spaces, including warehouse automation, industrial printing, packaging, gaming, building automation, lab automation, medical devices, communications equipment, semiconductor processing equipment, aerospace systems, and more.