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Machine Optimization Through DC Motor Selection

Source: maxon precision motors, inc.

By maxon precision motors, inc.

DC motor selection is argued to be one of the most important steps in providing motion control of a medical machine - whether for prosthetics, medical tools, robotics, or medical training aids. In order to properly use the many types of motors available on the market, users must have a complete understanding of the application parameters, including power, speed, torque, physical size, efficiency, and lifetime expectations. This article points out the basic differences between DC brushed and brushless motors, what they can do, where they fit best, and how to make a selection for each application. Download the full article for more information on how to optimize your machine through the proper DC motor selection.