MICROMO Micro Motor and Encoder Solutions
MICROMO, a member of the global FAULHABER Group, has been a full-service, value-added partner to the medical and laboratory industry in North America for custom micro motion solutions for over 50 years.
MICROMO offers excellence in micro motor and encoder technology as well as design customization. MICROMO brings together value-added services and cutting-edge technologies from around the world through high-efficiency, high-performance rotary and linear offerings such as brushed, brushless, stepper, thin-profile DC, piezoelectric and linear motors for diverse applications. MICROMO provides full-service design, sourcing and manufacturing capability on a global basis to deliver benchmark motion solutions.
Decades ago in Germany, it all started with the FAULHABER coil, the landmark invention by Dr Fritz Faulhaber. The self-supporting ironless rotor coil design paved the way for a new industry that produces millions of motors today.
Coreless DC motors
A Coreless DC motor from MICROMO differs from conventional iron rotor DC motors in that they are equipped with an ironless, self-supporting, skew-wound copper coil. Because of this construction, the rotor is very light and yields a low moment of inertia. The rotor rotates smoothly without cogging.
Brushless DC motors
With MICROMO’s brushless DC motor, the ironless, self-supporting, skew-wound copper coil is a component of the stator. The mechanical commutation system in these motors is replaced by an integrated sensorless electronic unit with speed control. This makes MICROMO’s brushless DC motor a compact, reliable and extremely durable drive solution – perfect for continuous operation.
High-performance one and two-phase stepper motors
MICROMO has a diverse range of extremely high speed, high performance stepper motors. The stepper motors are light and compact, and have low current consumption.
MICROMO represents PiezoMotor (Sweden) products in North America and partners closely with the PiezoMotor team to provide piezo motor solutions to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market.
Linear DC servomotors
MICROMO offers the QUICKSHAFT® LM0830, LM1247 and LM2070 linear DC servomotors for a wide variety of applications in markets such as medical devices, robotics and defense. High precision, high performance and rapid acceleration are key benefits of the motor series.
Drive and electronic products for medical devices
In addition to the widest range of DC and piezo motor products, MICROMO offers a comprehensive range of encoders, gearheads, controllers, micromechanical systems and a variety of other drive and electronic products.
Benchmark medical applications
MICROMO’s benchmark contributions with custom motion solutions are a part of leading medical applications such as:
- A variety of portable and handheld pumps
- Medical robotics
- Ultrasound scanning systems
- Catheterization systems
- Patient positioning devices
- Feeding pumps
- Haptics devices
- Pharmaceutical dispensers
- Prosthetic devices
- Arthroscopic tools
- Mammography systems
- Respiratory systems
MICROMO’s value-added capabilities include the following:
- Widest range of rotary and linear motion solutions
- ISO 9001 and 13485 certification
- Clean room subassembly (12,000ft², class 100,000 capable)
- Express prototyping – assemblies from a wide variety of stocked components (two days)
- Machining center (5,000ft²)
- Extensive engineering, design and program management services and testing facility
- Customization from design concept to assembly
- Just-in-time delivery
- Local inventory
- 73,000ft² facility in Clearwater, Florida
MICROMO has helped a wide array of industries for years through a variety of applications. MICROMO’s experienced engineers look beyond just components to offer solutions optimized for your device’s mechanics and electronics. When the highest precision and performance is needed, MICROMO offers the ideal custom motion solution. The MICROMO team looks forward to partnering with you to make your next design a success.
Products and Services
Acquiring an Application Advantage
Worldwide, brushless motors are used for their optimised performance-per-package-size, which no other technology can beat.
Preventing Step Losses in Stepper Motors
Step losses are a cause of concern with stepper motors but this can be corrected or prevented in most circumstances.
MICROMO has released two high-precision optical encoders, the IER3 and IERS3.Read more
The new FAULHABER SR series IEH3-4096 3 model offers more index channel and two square-wave signals.Read more
With a diameter of 20mm, the new FAULHABER 20/1R planetary gearhead features transmission technology, which allows it to reach peak torque of 1100mNm.Read more
In the medium-power range of drives, the CXR series introduces the compact 1727 small direct current (DC) motor.Read more
MICROMO has launched the FAULHABER 1024 SR series, which has a 10mm diameter and represents a new generation of metal brush commutated motors.Read more
The new IEH3-4096 series from FAULHABER is the most compact three-channel encoder of its class.Read more
FAULHABER and Trinamic GmbH have developed the new MCST 3601 series.Read more
Micromo has launched the new FAULHABER 2057 BHS Brushless DC Servo Motors, which are designed to address specific requirements of the medical and dental hand piece markets.Read more
Micromo, a member of the FAULHABER Group, is proud to announce the Rosetta space probe landed on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.Read more
With the new FDM0620 series, MICROMO presents a high-performance FAULHABER stepper motor with minimal size. Setting new standards for compact drive systems, all components (including connections) are in a housing that measures just 9.7mm in length and 6mm in diameter.Read more
The new FAULHABER IEH2-4096 integrated encoder offers higher resolution, an expanded operating temperature range and improved speed control, especially in the low speed range.Read more
Thanks to the sturdy construction, the FAULHABER metal Planetary Gearheads are ideal for applications that demand the highest torque.Read more
In a day and age when you can shop for everything from fasteners to centrifuges over the Internet, shouldn't you be able to buy a fully optimized micro motor system online? MICROMO thinks so. That's why we've launched our Motion System Selector™.Read more
MICROMO is pleased to announce the latest addition to the FAULHABER CR DC Motor series. Its graphite commutation, powerful neodymium magnet and particularly high copper content in the FAULHABER rotor winding provide the compact 3890 CR with an enormous amount of power.Read more
The new LR-17 rotary motor, offered with an integrated absolute encoder, expands MICROMO's strong line-up of piezo technology from PiezoMotor.Read more
MICROMO is pleased to announce the arrival of the new, high-performance FAULHABER Series 1218...B brushless DC motor.Read more
MICROMO is pleased to announce the new FAULHABER high power 0816...SR Series DC‐Micro Motors. Based on the revolutionary FAULHABER ironless rotor winding, the coreless motors deliver best in class performance in a compact 8mm diameter with continuous torque up to 0.7mNm and a stall torque of 1.2mNm.Read more
Machines Imitate Life: Haptic Devices Use High Bandwidth Servo Motors and Encoder Feedback to Simulate Real-Life Situations like Surgery
In an increasingly virtual world, the ability to simulate touch provides powerful advantages, for example allowing an online shopper to 'feel' a shirt fabric. Enter the discipline of haptics, which involves using robotics with sophisticated feedback and controls to simulate a tactile experience for the user.Read more
MICROMO has introduced the new 8mm and 10mm brushless motors from the FAULHABER Group.Read more
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