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Motion System SelectorTM simplifies specification and analysis to help OEMs speed time to market

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 SelectorTM. It's an extremely powerful, interactive parametric search tool that helps OEMs and design engineers quickly and easily specify and analyze hundreds of thousands of different micro motor systems and purchase with the click of a mouse. With 24/7 access, users can instantly find their ideal solution from our on-site inventory of over 104,000 product configurations and, in many cases, expect delivery within three days or less. Featuring real-time simulations of performance and temperature rise for FAULHABER coreless brush and brushless DC motors, the Motion System Selector gives users the ability to compare the performance of different motion component technologies and complete solutions based on specified constraints and operating points while exploring the widest range of micro motion options on the market today.


With today's lean staffing and even leaner budgets, design engineers find themselves pressured to deliver fully optimized designs with shrinking resources. They need to focus their time on their organization's core competencies and value proposition, not on optimizing component technologies like motion and feedback. They need to focus on system level innovation. Developed by engineers for engineers, MICROMO's Motion System Selector delivers a more comprehensive, system-focused experience than any other offering today. "It's a simple, intuitive interface," says sales team leader Bob Kish. "It allows users and our application engineers to simultaneously search hundreds of thousands of different systems consisting of thousands of different motors, gearheads and encoders and identify multiple optimized solutions - all in a matter of seconds."

This impressive search tool allows users to choose from a wide array of rotary and linear motion options, including coreless brush DC motors, brushless DC motors, stepper motors, and piezo motors. They can augment the system with a variety of gearheads and encoders. Another critical aspect is the ability to view the results in a sophisticated product comparison chart that displays systems-level performance characteristics.

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Universal Robots is a result of many years of intensive research in robotics. The product portfolio includes the UR5 and UR10 models that handle payloads of up to 11.3 lbs. and 22.6 lbs. respectively. The six-axis robot arms weigh as little as 40 lbs. with reach capabilities of up to 51 inches. Repeatability of +/- .004" allows quick precision handling of even microscopically small parts. After initial risk assessment, the collaborative Universal Robots can operate alongside human operators without cumbersome and expensive safety guarding. This makes it simple and easy to move the light-weight robot around the production, addressing the needs of agile manufacturing even within small- and medium sized companies regarding automation as costly and complex. If the robots come into contact with an employee, the built-in force control limits the forces at contact, adhering to the current safety requirements on force and torque limitations. Intuitively programmed by non-technical users, the robot arms go from box to operation in less than an hour, and typically pay for themselves within 195 days. Since the first UR robot entered the market in 2009, the company has seen substantial growth with the robotic arms now being sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.