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Veléz Sarsfield 201640 Martinez

Buenos Aires

Tel.: +54 (9) 11 5993 8719

Horne Technologies cc

PO Box 536

Betty's Bay, 7141

Tel.: +27 (0)76 563 2084

Building of FAULHABER MICROMO LLC, Wien, Austria


14881 Evergreen Avenue

Clearwater, FL 33762-3008

Tel.: +1 (727) 572 0131

NRC Engineering & Precision Drives Co., Ltd.

17F., No. 890, Jingguo Rd., Luzhu Dist.

Taoyuan City 33858, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Tel.: +886 (0) 3-316-1838

EDEL Teknoloji Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd.Şti

Folkart TowersAdalet Mah.Manas Blv. No:47B/2809

35530 Bayraklı/İzmir

Tel.: + 90 232 215 08 91

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FAULHABER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Blk 67 Ubi Road 1, #06-07 Oxley Bizhub

Singapore 408730

Tel.: +65 6562 8270

Compotech Provider AP

Gustavslundsvägen 145, 4 tr

167 51 Bromma

Tel.: +46 (0) 8 441 58 00


56 (bldg. 32), Shosse Enthusiastov

111123 Moscow

Tel.: +7 495 2214 052

Building of FAULHABER Polska sp. z o.o., Poznan, Poland

FAULHABER Polska sp. z o.o.

Ul. Górki 7

60-204 Poznan

Tel.: +48 61 278 72 53

FAULHABER Malaysia Sdn Bhd

1A-2-01 & 02 · One Precinct · Lengkok Mayang Pasir

11950 Bayan Baru · Penang · Malaysia

Tel.: +60 4 619 2570

Swiss Amiet Co., Ltd.

W-903, SK V1 Center, 11 Dangsan-ro 41-g

Yeongdeungpo-gu,07217, Seoul

Tel.: +82 (0) 2 783 4774

Shinkoh Electronics Co., Ltd.

Tokyo Sales Office, Motor Sales Division8F, REID-C OMORI building, 6-20-8

Minami-oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0013

Tel.: +81 (0) 3 6404 1003

Building of FAULHABER Italia S.r.l., Lomazzo, Italy

FAULHABER Italia S.r.l.

Via Cavour 2

22074 Lomazzo CO

Tel.: +39 0236714708

Inteltek Automation JV

S.No. 100/5, Ambegaon

Pune - 411046

Tel.: +91 (0) 20 39392150

Lewenstein Technologies Ltd.

1 Ha'arava St. Givat Shmuel

5400804 Israel

Tel.: +972 3 9780 800

Electro Mechanical Systems Ltd.

Eros House, Calleva Industrial Park, Aldermaston

Reading, RG7 8LN

Tel.: +44 (0) 118 9817 391

Building of FAULHABER France SAS, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France


Parc d’activités du Pas du Lac2, Rue Michaël Faraday

78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Tel.: +33 (0) 1 30 80 45 00


Passeig Ferrocarrils Catalans 178

Cornellà de Llobregat 08940 (Barcelona)

Tel.: +34 93 422 70 33


Suokalliontie 9

01740 Vantaa

Tel.: +358 (0) 9 5259 230

Routech s.r.o.

Dr. Milady Horákové 185/66

460 06 Liberec

Tel.: +420 489 202 971

Compower ApS

Marielundvej 29

2730 Herlev

Tel.: +45 (0) 44 92 66 20

Marte Científica e Instrumentação Industrial Ltda

Av Fco Andrade Ribeiro 430

37540-000 Santa Rita do Sapucai, MG

Tel.: +55 (11) 3411 4500

Building of FAULHABER Drive System Technology (Taicang) Co., Ltd.,Taicang, China

FAULHABER Drive System Technology (Taicang) Co., Ltd.

Eastern Block, Incubator Building, No. 6 Beijing Road West

Taicang 215400, Jiangsu Province

Tel.: +86 (0) 512 5337 2626

Building of FAULHABER Benelux B.V., Eindhoven, Netherlands


High Tech Campus 9

5656 AE Eindhoven

Tel.: +31 (0) 40 85155-40

Building of FAULHABER Austria GmbH, Wien, Austria


Modecenterstraße 22/C89

1030 Wien

Tel.: +43 1 7963149-0

ERNTEC Pty. Ltd.

15 Koornang Road

Scoresby, VIC 3179

Tel.: +61 3 9756 4000

Fax: +61 3 9753 4000

Building of Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG, Schönaich, Germany



Faulhaberstraße 1

71101 Schönaich

Tel.: +49 7031 638 0

Fax: +49 7031 638 100

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Zona Artigianale 8, Madonna del Piano

6980 Croglio

Tel.: +41 (0)91 611 31 00

Building of Dr. Fritz Faulhaber GmbH & Co. KG, Schönaich, Germany



Faulhaberstraße 1

71101 Schönaich

Tel.: +49 7031 638 0

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DC-Motors  by Faulhaber for aereospace minilab BAMMsat system in detail

The moon, which is soon to be revisited by several space-faring nations, is a mere stone's throw away. Even with the technology of the 1960s and 1970s, the journey to the earth's satellite took just three days. However, the next major destination for manned space flight is Mars. A spacecraft needs nine months to reach our neighboring planet – the roundtrip would therefore take one and a half years. During this time, the crew would be exposed to zero gravity and the high levels of radiation encountered in space. What effect such long-term conditions have is nowhere near fully researched.

"The impact of zero gravity and exposure to cosmic radiation can only be partially investigated here on earth," says Aqeel Shamsul who supervises the BAMMsat project at the Cranfield University, England. "Experiments in space pose particular challenges and require rather expensive rocket transport, astronaut time, and logistics. This in turn restricts the possibilities for research on biological systems under space conditions."

CubeSats – The low-cost aerospace segment

A number of years ago, his student working group set itself the goal of finding a practical and low-cost solution to this dilemma. The idea was to develop an automated miniature laboratory that can autonomously conduct a variety of experiments on microbial cultures and simple higher organisms. The dimensions were predefined: The test setup had to fit inside a "3U CubeSat".

CubeSats – or cuboid satellites – have been used since 2004. They are standardized cuboid modules for small-scale satellites with a low launch weight and correspondingly low launch costs. They heralded the beginning of a kind of low-cost aerospace segment. The smallest CubeSat has the designation 1U (one unit). It measures around 11×10×10 centimeters and weighs a maximum of 1.33 kilograms. A 3U CubeSat measures 34×10×10 centimeters and weights four kilos. Several CubeSats, also satellites of different sizes, can be launched together on a rocket and the transport costs shared.

DC-Motors  by Faulhaber for aereospace minilab BAMMsat system
BAMMsat System

A nematode as test pilot

The minilab of the BAMMsat team fits inside a 3U casing, which is roughly the same size as a shoe box for a pair of flat ballet pumps. The experiments are conducted on specimens of Caenorhabditis elegans. This is a nematode which measures just one millimeter in length and normally lives in soil in temperate climatic zones. 83 percent of its genes are comparable with human genes, which is why it is frequently used on earth for studies in areas such as gerontology, muscle physiology and radiobiology. In space, the cells of C. elegans react to zero gravity and exposure to radiation in a similar way to human cells.

A key element of the miniature space laboratory is a round disk with several chambers in which the biological specimens are kept. The chambers have inlet and outlet openings through which minute quantities of fluid can be fed in or withdrawn. This allows the nematodes to be supplied with food and their excretions to be removed. Furthermore, various pharmaceutical substances are also fed in to study their effect under space conditions.

By rotating the disk, the chambers can be moved in front of a microscope lens. A spectrometer can determine biochemical properties of the material inside the chamber, such as the proportion of proteins. In this way, it is possible to perform many different experiments in the same system – a novelty for such instruments. Instead of nematodes, the chambers could also contain microbial cultures, for example. The data from the experiments is collected by the on-board computer and sent to earth.

Torque for the rotating disk

"One of the most important aspects of this projects was to keep weight to a minimum," explains Aqeel Shamsul. "This allowed us to fit the module inside the 3U CubeSat and ensure the project's economical feasibility. A key element here was the drive for the specimen disk. It not only has to be extremely small and light, but also has to deliver a high torque and operate extremely precisely during the entire mission time of several months to one year."

DC-Motors  by Faulhaber for aereospace minilab BAMMsat system header

The BAMMsat team had originally planned to use a stepper motor for this task. Experts of the British FAULHABER subsidiary EMS brought a different solution into play: The brushed DC-motor of the SR series with a diameter of 22 millimeters proved ideal for the special requirements of the application. An encoder IEH3-4096 provides the basis for the finely tuned control; a planetary gearhead 20/1R maximizes the torque. This ensures that the specimen chambers always move to the desired position and that the experiments can be conducted as planned.

The minilab passed its baptism of fire in the fall of last year. On October 21 in northern Sweden, a balloon carried it into the stratosphere. It stayed there for five hours during which time all on-board systems successfully passed testing conducted under conditions similar to those encountered in space. Then, braked by a parachute, the CubeSat module landed undamaged in Finland. The first launch by rocket is planned for 2024; the BAMMsat team intends to produce further modules and thereby make low-cost bioresearch in space practicable. "I believe with our technology we can make a significant contribution to the further development of manned space flight," says Aqeel Shamsul. "That aside, our minilab opens up completely new and above all financeable possibilities for conducting extensive series of biochemistry experiments under space conditions."


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