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Orbex Launches Ultra-Small Pancake-Style Gimbal Motors

Orbex PancakeGimbal 400x275

February 16, 2022

Orbex Group, which produces high-performance slip rings and electric motors for OEM applications including industrial automation, has announced a line of ultra-compact, high-performance gimbal motors. Featuring a pancake-style form factor, the motors are wound to operate at low speeds typical for gimbals, while exhibiting a high torque constant for fast response when needed.

The company said the new gimbal motors are engineered to minimize cogging torque, ensuring smooth rotation for stable imaging or pointing. “Because these brushless motors are electronically commutated, they can change speeds quickly and offer exceptional reliability,” said Orbex. The motors are also lightweight, which can be useful for the development of drones, unmanned aerial vehicles and other airborne craft that need to maximize their flight time.

The new gimbal motors are available in two sizes – 16 mm (OD) by 10 mm (H) and 26 mm (OD) by 12 mm (H). Orbex said it can engineer a customized motor according to an application’s needs, such as special windings, connector configurations or mounting interfaces. The motors also allow users to integrate a magnetic encoder for feedback.

For more information on the new motors, visit the Orbex Group website here.


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