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High Quality Faulhaber DC Motors Now Available from RS Components

Select range of motors and controllers, with patented performance-enhancing design, bring reliable, silent motion to high-end automation and control

New Zealand, 30 July 2015:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now offering a selected range of Faulhaber products, including DC micromotors, brushless DC servomotors, DC geared motors and speed controllers.

In total, RS has selected 24 motors covering a range of sizes, output speeds, supply voltages and output torque. All feature Faulhaber's patented skew-wound rotor technology, which ensures high torque in relation to motor size and weight, high efficiency, smooth rotor positioning with no cogging, low torque ripple, and high linearity and sensitivity. The rotor also has low inertia, which allows fast dynamic response in applications that involve frequent starting and stopping.

The portfolio includes 12 brushed DC micromotors, selected from Faulhaber's CXR series with graphite brushes for high power capability and long lifetime, the SR series with built-in high-resolution encoder and precious-metal commutation giving low contact resistance, and the SR-Flat series for highly space-constrained applications. The selection includes 6V, 12V and 24V motors, torque from 0.35mNm to 40mNm, and shaft diameters of 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm or 4mm. 

In addition, RS has selected five brushless motors that are ideal for heavy-duty servo applications with frequent overload conditions as well as for continuous duty applications, thanks to their slot-less design and high-inertia rotor. These include four 4-pole motors, which provide the benefit of high torque and robust construction capable of withstanding high shock and vibration, and an ultra-flat 12V 7000rpm motor with built-in speed controller.

A further seven brushed motors with integrated spur-type or planetary gear head further extend the options available, offering increased torque and output speeds of a few hundred rpm or as low as 4rpm.

The SC1801-3530 speed controller for brushless motors, and its associated programming board, complete the Faulhaber range currently available at RS. The compact controller, with convenient screw-type terminal strips for motor and power supply, has flexible interfacing options that allow use in applications such as distributed automation systems, handling and tooling devices, or pumps.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

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Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com