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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 MINIMOTOR SA, Croglio, Switzerland


Zona Artigianale 8, Madonna del Piano

6980 Croglio

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

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

Building of FAULHABER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., Singapore

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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Brushless motors for analytical device

If you saw Gyrolab xPlore in an office, you would probably take it for a large laser printer. However, lifting the cover reveals a miniature laboratory. A plastic disk, the size of a compact disk, is located at the heart of the device – this is where the samples are analysed. This CD contains a system made up of channels, each with a diameter of less than one millimetre. Capillary and centrifugal forces transport the samples through the channel system, analysing them in the process.

Biological agents as weapon against cancer

The majority of our customers are pharmaceutical companies," explains Maria Hjortsmark, Head of Marketing at Gyros. The companies use the system to test their biologicals. Biologicals are molecules which are too large and complex to be created synthetically. This is why they are produced by living – usually genetically engineered – cells, which are cultivated in nutrient fluid in the laboratory. Most biologicals are proteins. Cancer researchers have been pinning their hopes on one type of protein in particular: antibodies. These molecules are produced by specialized cells of the immune system. They recognize and bind foreign proteins – for example of bacterial or viral origin - that enter the body during an infection. Thus, the pathogens can be eliminated or marked for degradation by phagocytes. The same principle can also be applied to fight cancer cells.

Brushless motors for analytical device
Brushless motors for analytical ldevice
Up tp 112 data points can be generated in parallel using a single CD

Detection on CD

Gyrolab xPlore can be used to analyse the new drug during any development phase – for example, in the cells' nutrient solution or in the blood of test animals and patients. Up to 112 data points can be generated in parallel using a single CD. Thanks to the CD microstructures, Gyrolab xPlore requires very low sample volumes and minimizes reagent consumption. The sample fluid is pipetted into the wells of a microtiter plate, which is then placed into the instrument. Inside, the samples are transferred onto the CD by a robotic arm. They are then introduced into the appropriate channels by a capillary force. Only a minute amount of sample fluid is needed for the test – between 20 and 200 nanolitres, depending on the CD type.

The exact volume of the sample liquid is measured on the CD itself. For this purpose, the channel expands to form a chamber, which is the right size for the required volume. There is a hydrophobic barrier at the lower end, which stops the liquid from flowing further into the channel. Next, the CD starts to rotate. The centrifugal force diverts the sample fluid, which is located above the chamber, through an overflow channel. Then, the rotational speed is increased so that the sample overcomes the hydrophobic barrier and moves into the next section.

The same principle is used to run wash cycles and add further reagents to the experiment. The entire test process is fully automatic – each individual step is controlled by the software included with the device. "Automation does not only reduce the amount of work, but it also minimizes the risk of errors," explains Maria Hjortsmark.

Speed for high throughput

Gyros launched Gyrolab xPlore in 2015. At that time, many companies were already working with the new device's big brother, Gyrolab™ xP workstation, which is able to analyse five CDs in one run. However companies with relatively low throughput rates and small departments of large pharmaceutical companies often found the device a little too large. With Gyrolab xPlore, Gyros now brings these customers a tailored alternative.
When designing the new device, developers made sure that it matches its predecessor in analytical speed. The robot arm therefore has to be able to transport samples just as quickly and safely. Unfortunately, the extremely fast stepper motors which move Gyrolab xP's robotic arm were no longerbeing produced. The search for an alternative led Gyros to Compotech Provider AB. "The motors must be very fast without compromising the torque. This is why we decided to replace the stepper motors with powerful servomotors," explains Compotech's Pelle Almgren. The model finally selected was FAULHABER's BX4 series brushless DC motor with 4-pole technology and high torque. The motors are equipped with incremental encoders and, thanks to their compact design, are just a little larger than the stepper motor used in the previous model. Another advantage is their excellent price-performance ratio.
Gyrolab xPlore contains three brushless dc motors from the BX4 series, two of which have been mounted on a linear table. They move the robotic arm horizontally to transfer the samples and control the laser's movements during analysis. The third motor has a planetary gear box, which lifts and lowers the pipetting head. The high-precision control electronics with more than 3,000 position set points and low torque ripple ensure that the samples are positioned accurately on the CD, directly at the inlet of the respective channel. Equipped with BX4 motors, the Gyrolab xPlore also meets the speed requirements: "Generating 112 data points takes less than an hour," reports Maria Hjortsmark.

Brushless motors for analytical device
The high-precision control electronics with more than 3,000 position set points and low torque ripple ensure that the samples are positioned accurately on the CD, directly at the inlet of the respective channel.

Binding according to the lock and key model

The special binding characteristics between an antibody and its target protein – the so-called antigen – are utilized to detect the active component. Similar to the lock and key model, antigen and antibody bind very specifically: they invariably recognize each other even among millions of other molecules. To determine the concentration of an antibody, for example, in sample fluids, its antigen is closely bound to a short section of the CD's channel wall. When the antibody passes the antigen in the channel, it is extracted by the antigen and retained in the channel. Following the same principle, a second antibody, which is marked with a fluorescence dye, subsequently binds to the first one. The dye is then excited by a laser. Detection of the emitted light is used to determine the concentration of the protein within the sample – in this case, the antibody.

High torque and speed rigidity thanks to 4-pole technology
Position control in extremely confined installation spaces thanks to optional analogue Hall sensors
Modular, diameter-compliant mounting concept for high-resolution magnetic and optical encoders
Versions with integrated Speed or Motion Controllers available
High reliability and long service life
Dynamically balanced rotor, quiet running

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