Built for continuous-use applications like pump, fan or scanner devices, these RoHS-compliant motors have cog-free motion, using a Neodymium rare-earth magnet rotor and "System FAULHABER" skewed winding. With electronic commutation, the bearings are the only limit to the life of these motors. The 1525 BRC motor is 25 mm long and 15 mm in diameter and can achieve a continuous torque of 1.8 mNm at speeds up to 16,000 rpm, while the 3153 BRC motor is 53 mm long, 31 mm in diameter and has a 28 mNm continuous torque at speeds up to 6,500 rpm. The 1525 BRC motor with 9,12 and 15V windings and the 3153 BRC model, with nine, 12 and 24V windings are both available from stock with a 24-48-hour turnaround.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.