Environmental & Safety

Scientific analysis and development often means having to overcome extreme conditions in order to obtain data. FAULHABER drive systems operate with extreme precision and absolute reliability even in the most inhospitable environments.

Application Highlights

Electronic Partner for Individual Climbing (EPIC)

The belayer literally has the life of the climber in his hands:
if he pays careful attention, a fall will be stopped by the rope after one or two meters. Since the climber also takes care for his own self-interest, the occasions when anything happens are few and far between. Securing is fairly boring - and expensive if professional climbers are working on power lines or the facades of high-rise buildings.

ATEX Pump drive

When a customer-specific development is needed, reliable DC motors and controllers are a good basis. In a flameproof casing, the duo consisting of motor and Motion Controller can perform tasks even in potentially explosive atmospheres. A masterpiece in terms of development that proves itself not least of all on critical ground – and that's what systems in chemical engineering are.


Energy kites

An innovative approach, which harvests wind power through the use of comparatively small turbines by means of steerable kites, is setting new standards. Microdrives support the fully automatic control of the kite.



With a combination of high torque density and precision motion, compact stepper motors provide full 360° of correction for instrument tilt.


Micro annular gear pump

Nowadays, modern electronics and high-precision mechanics allow the miniaturization of many items for everyday use and industrial applications. Micro annular gear pumps for fluid delivery are an excellent example. Their simple, no-valve design allows them to come in a compact size with a virtually non-pulsating, easily adjustable flow. Electronically commutated DC microdrives are particularly suitable for driving this kind of fluid ­machinery. Compact in size, they offer high power density and a large speed range with excellent dynamics, enabling high-precision control of flow rates from the smallest volumes to a constant maximum throughput.


Deep-Sea Sensors

Research often means coping with ex-treme conditions to retrieve the right data. Marine research is a case in point. Underwater sensors that plumb the depths of the world’s ocean have to withstand not only temperature differences but also extreme pressures, yet still deliver reliable readings. Up until now, measuring devices secured to cables or hawsers have generally been used to record such data. This technique is proven and reliable, but the disadvantage is that the data does not become available until after the devices have been recovered. A different concept used in conjunction with state-of-the-art microdrive systems now allows completely independent recording by free-ranging underwater sensors and virtually online data transmission.