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July 2020
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This Month: Motors for Factory Automation 

High Torque Brushless Motors for Factory Automation

Brushless motors are ideal for factory automation applications such as conveyors that carry materials to different locations for various processes.  A new 300 W motor and dedicated single-phase and three-phase drivers have been added to both the advanced BLE2 Series as well as the simple-to-use BMU Series. The new motor is offered in a round-shaft configuration or with a variety of gear options for high torque applications.

BMU, BLE2 series expansion chart

400 W parallel shaft helical gear motors, foot mount parallel shaft helical gear motors, and right-angle hollow shaft hypoid gear motors have been introduced for the BLE2 Series.

Gear Motor ComparisonHigh torque gear motor comparison


When to Use BLE2 Series or BMU Series?

  • When AC power supply is desired
  • Conveyors that require tight speed regulation
  • Applications that require high torque but have limited space
  • BLE2 Series is an ideal replacement for BLF Series
  • BMU Series is an ideal replacement for BLU Series


For applications such as AGVs or AMRs, brushless motors with DC drivers, such as the compact BLH Series and the high power BLV Series, are recommended.  

Brushless Motors with AC Drivers
Brushless Motors with DC Drivers

Motor Selection for Factory Automation

Factory automation involves a mix of different motion control applications to achieve efficient production for manufacturers. Stop accuracy, speed-torque characteristics, duty cycle, IP rating, and network capabilities are some factors that determine the best motor for the application.

Washdown Conveyor XYZ Pick & Place
Washdown conveyor with IP67 motor
XYZ pick & place with linear actuators

Browse our applications page for product ideas.  Our helpful Tech Support Engineers are available to assist you with anything you need during the product selection process.

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Engineering Notes to Help with Factory Automation

Interested in improving product knowledge? Subscribe to our Engineering Notes for application tips and basic product training.  Here are 4 recent posts to help resolve common factory automation challenges, such as space and maintenance optimization.

Flexible Configurations
For Hollow Rotary Actuators
10 Advantages of Geared Motors
Flexible Configurations For Hollow Rotary Actuators
10 Advantages of Geared Motors
Monitor Your Machine
Like a Traffic Light System
Minimizing the Effect of
Load Fluctuations for Mixers
Monitor Your Machine Like a Traffic Light System
Portable liquid mixer with AC motor

Engineering Notes


Recommended Literature for Factory Automation

The 2020~2021 Product Guide is the first eBook we've ever produced and introduces many products that can be used for factory automation.  The white paper highlights the differences between motors typically used for conveyors.  

2020~2021 Product Guide (eBook) Brushless DC Motor vs AC Motor
vs Brushed Motor (White Paper)
2020~2021 Product Guide
Brushless DC Motor vs. AC Motor vs. Brushed Motor?

More Literature


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