The Xtreme Torque product line consists of a series of two
phase hybrid step motors. Although these
steppers are versatile enough to be used in a majority of motion control
applications, the Xtreme Torque motors can be especially utilized in
applications where space and torque are invaluable. This step motor series is currently being
used in the following industries: medical,
avionics, semiconductor and printing. The Xtreme Torque series has the potential
to revolutionize the way NEMA 17 motors are being used. In today's marketplace, size is of the utmost
importance. With the unique
manufacturing process of this motor, it produces up to 35 percent more torque
without requiring more space or power. Not only does this greatly increase space
efficiency, it's also a great benefit in terms of energy savings. Engineers can
now reduce the overall size of their machines and decrease energy use at the
same time. Other NEMA 17 step motors assemble the two end caps to the stator in
such a way that space is not fully utilized internally. When space is
compromised, torque output is compromised. The Xtreme Torque series
utilizes every millimeter of space to gain more torque than the standard motor,
without increasing the overall length of the motor. Maximizing the real
estate within the motor allows for the addition of more rotor laminations, and
since torque is directly proportional to the rotor length, that is how the
increase in torque is generated.
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