Portescap (West Chester, PA) has introduced the AthlonixTM high-power density brush DC motor that features a compact, lightweight package (15 to 53 grams, depending on frame size), and output power of up to 9 watts. The energy-efficient coreless design includes optimized self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit, which delivers maximized power density and sustained endurance in 12, 16, and 22 mm frame sizes. The optimized coil design leads to low motor regulation factor with energy efficiency approaching 90%, depending on motor load conditions. With a maximum continuous torque of 16.5 mNm, the motor is suitable for use in medical pumps.

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This article first appeared in the May, 2010 issue of Medical Design Briefs Magazine.

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