Helping to power advanced robotic systems

29-05-2024 | MOONS' Motors | Power

MOONS' Industries offers an extensive range of motors designed specifically for robotic applications. Each motor is designed to meet the unique demands of today's automation and robotic applications.

Due to their unique construction, the company's slotless motors are a departure from the traditional slotted stator used in conventional brushless DC motors. Their innovative design brings several key advantages, including higher torque density, improved heat dissipation, and significantly reduced cogging torque and torque ripple. These characteristics are especially advantageous in robotic applications where precise motion control, efficient thermal management, and smooth, virtually cog-free operation are paramount.

The latest generation of dexterous hands, such as those in humanoid robotics and prosthetics, is where the company's slotless motors are integrated directly into each finger, allowing independent control of individual joints and degrees of freedom. This level of granular motion control, combined with the motors' torque density and power-to-weight ratio, enables the robotic hand to get closer to its human counterpart's movements, dexterity and accuracy.

Robotics designers continuously seek ways to minimise system size and weight without compromising performance or energy efficiency. The company's frameless motor designs offer a perfect solution by eradicating the traditional motor housing, allowing unparalleled torque density and integration flexibility within the tightest spaces.

The company's frameless, brushless BLDC motors consist of only the stator and rotor elements, resulting in an ultra-compact form factor seamlessly integrated into robotic joint assemblies, end-effectors and other space-constrained applications. Despite their minimal footprint, these motors deliver an unrivalled torque-to-weight ratio, enabling high-speed operation and dynamic motion control capabilities – essential for advanced robotic systems.

Another key advantage of the company's frameless motors is their ability to be customised and optimised for specific robotic joint configurations, which is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It works closely with customers, tailoring the motor's dimensions, winding patterns and mechanical interfaces to create a truly integrated, high-performance motion control package that maximises torque density while minimising inertia within the robotic joint assembly.

These motors are compact and lightweight and can be combined with harmonic drive gearheads and other complementary components to create customised motion control solutions to meet specific application requirements. Harmonic drive gearheads are acknowledged for their compact design and exceptional torque transmission capabilities and play a significant role in enhancing the agility and accuracy of robotic systems. When integrated with frameless BLDC motors, the combination of power density and flexibility offers the potential to create a synergy that can revolutionise the field of robotics. This optimises energy usage and reduces operational costs and environmental impact while allowing a compact design that enhances agility and versatility across industries.


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