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Haydon Kerk Pittman Launches the New EC042B IDEA Motor

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

HARLEYSVILLE, PA – Haydon Kerk Pittman, a business unit of AMETEK Advanced Motion Solutions, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its line of brushless DC motors: the EC042B IDEA Motor Series. This new product is 42-mm in diameter unit and integrates a high-torque, precision brushless servo motor with an IDEA Drive in a single compact unit. The IDEA Motor enables distributed control without the use of a costly PLC or external motion controller.

The EC042B IDEA Motor is offered in three motor lengths with continuous torque up to 0.15 Nm with integrated inputs, outputs, encoder, and RS-485 communication. The GUI (Graphic User Interface) integrates a trapezoidal and S-curve trajectory generator with a movement profile plotter. The IDEA Motor can store and execute multiple programs with I/O driven nested, prioritized, and vectored interrupts as well as polled I/O for autonomous real time control.  Users familiar with the current IDEA Drive GUI will immediately recognize the layout and appreciate the expanded features of the GUI.

Haydon Kerk Pittman standard PLG42S and PLG52 gearboxes are available as factory options.  Torque ratings for PLG42S are as high as 14 Nm while the PLG52 torque rating achieves up to 24 Nm.  The wide range of reduction ratios and torque capabilities enable optimized performance of the EC042B IDEA Motor for highly specialized or unique motion applications. These applications include lab automation, medical devices, communications equipment, semiconductor processing equipment, aerospace systems and many other applications where precision motion and compact packaging are critical.

About Haydon Kerk Pittman

Haydon Kerk Pittman is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion. 

Haydon Kerk Pittman is the joining of three world-class brands in the field of linear and rotary motion. Recognized as a leading manufacturer of stepper motor-based linear actuators, rotary motors, lead screw assemblies, brushed and brushless dc motors, and linear rail and guide systems used in niche market applications, Haydon Kerk Pittman has developed industry-renowned brands built upon its technical innovation, versatility, customization, product durability, and dedicated customer service.

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