Direct Drive Motors and Motion Systems

HEIDENHAIN offers the largest direct drive motor range on the market via ETEL. Solutions range from high-end motion systems with nanometer precision to industrial applications requiring high torque. And like HEIDENHAIN, ETEL builds its linear and torque motors, along with motion systems, on a foundation of superior knowledge and technical expertise, disruptive technology and tireless quality control. Customers reap the benefit: the most cutting-edge, reliable and precise motion control solutions available.

ETEL direct drive linear and torque motors

  • One of the most comprehensive ranges of direct drive linear and torque motors in the industry
  • Long-term benefits of direct drive technology include lack of maintenance, dynamic capabilities and compact form factor
  • ETEL’s direct drive motors feature an industry-recognized log-cogging design
  • Special construction enables an exceptional force density and unparalleled thermal efficiency
  • Customers benefit from deep expertise in direct drive systems during the design phase, installation, ramp-up and beyond

ETEL motion systems

  • Our expertise in magnetic designs, bearing technology, metrology concepts, motion control architecture and materials make us the supplier of choice for advanced mechatronics
  • Standalone products include short-stroke actuators, rotary axes, ZT combined modules, stacked/split systems, gantry platforms, planar platforms and electronic controllers
  • Motion system platforms optimally combine motors, bearings, feedback, controls and isolations systems into the finest stage on the market
  • Forty years of expertise and direct drive expertise combine to create the most effective linear motor operation possible and ideal solutions for the electronic industry 

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ETEL Product Overview

Since its founding in 1974, ETEL has grown to become a leading supplier of high performance motion control components and complete motion platforms.

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Linear Motors

Over the last 20 years, direct drive linear motors have provided significant performance improvements in numerous applications.

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Torque Motors

Over the last 30 years, direct drive torque motors have provided significant performance improvements in numerous high-tech industries.

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First, you must define the speed and torque requirements for the application. Important factors like friction, machining torque, static force due to an offset load must be considered.

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