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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 DC-Servomotors BX4, Maximum precision during rotary motion

How do you make a car rim glow without melting the tire? Patrick Llewelyn-Davies does it with light, and thereby creates an unusually enlightening picture of this everyday object. His Light Revolution System redefines the contrast of light and shadow, as it uniformly irradiates the object from a complete circular path. A precision motor from FAULHABER ensures the uniform movement of the lamps and exact adherence to 360 degrees.

In his images, the resting object is at the center, and he uses the moving light like a pen for coloring in. Only that he adds no additional color to his images. Instead, he causes the objects to glow and illuminate. His use of light also allows for the creation of new and sometimes X-ray-like glimpses into the photographed objects. They take on a quasi three dimensional plasticity even though they never optically leave the 2D world.

Plastic glow

With light painting, the photographer leaves the aperture open as long as necessary to allow a moving light to leave its trace on the negative or image sensor. Unlike with “normal” photography, movement is not stopped, but rather captured.
The secret to the light-painted still lives is a seemingly simple apparatus called Light Revolution System, which has two meanings. Revolution here means both rotation as well as a fundamental renewal. Two intensely bright LED lights complete a cycle around a round table on which the object of the photographic efforts has been placed. It generally takes six seconds for them to complete their rotation. The time can be varied, however, depending on the desired light effect. The system does not just travel a round path but rather opens completely new possibilities for photographic image composition – there has never before been anything like it on the market.

Brushless DC-Servomotors BX4, Maximum precision during rotary motion

Maximum precision during rotary motion

Brushless DC-Servomotors BX4, Maximum precision during rotary motion

The lights are fastened to two arms and can be adjusted in height to achieve different angles of incidence. The arms are firmly attached to the rotating central axis. At first glance, this arrangement does not call for any spectacular technology, but in detail, maximum precision and extremely smooth operation are decisive. “Any pause or jerk in the rotation, regardless of how short, would result in uneven illumination,” explains Patrick Llewelyn-Davies. “There would be brighter and darker patches that would affect or destroy the intended effect. The same applies for travelling the complete circle. The arms must not move one degree more or less than 360 degrees. And they should accomplish this in precisely the specified amount of time.”

The inventor/photographer reports of earlier attempts with simpler components that were not able to meet these requirements. The greatest challenge was in moving the central axis of the system both very precisely as well as jerk-free. At the same time, the portable device needed to be as light as possible. When making the selection of the right drive, the experts of the British FAULHABER sales partner EMS provided assistance. “The support from EMS was great,” explains Patrick Llewelyn-Davies.

“They provided the necessary technical expertise for the drive and the controller. It is decisive for the high quality of the product. Moreover, motors from FAULHABER have proven themselves in highly critical areas such as aerospace. That’s how I knew that they would have the accuracy and reliability required by the Light Revolution System.”

The experts from EMS identified the brushless motors of the BX4 series as the optimum solution. They were able to ensure the desired precision and repeatability of the sequence. “Once we selected a motor family, we could try different sizes without intervening in the programming”, explains Dave Walsha, Commercial Development Officer at EMS, with regard to the joint development work. “As a result, we were able to respond very flexibly to changes to the system.” Thanks to the compact and lightweight design of the BX4 motors​​​​​​​, the ideal weight was also maintained.

Brushless DC-Servomotors BX4, Maximum precision during rotary motion

Detailed 3D models of museum objects

Of course, the photographer thoroughly tested his Light Revolution System himself. In his online gallery, you can admire examples of the unique light effects that he has achieved with his system. The glow that he elicits from unassuming everyday objects like a chicken egg or a fishhook is created by placing the circling LED lamps very low above the table. Because part of the light is laterally reflected by the objects onto the base, a glowing aura is created that appears to emanate from within the objects.

The system is currently being tested in various application areas. Instead of the lights, a camera can also be attached to one of the arms. If it is attached to an arc-shaped arm, the object can be photographed at a uniform distance from various angles. This method is used, e.g., by museums to calculate high-resolution 3D models of their valuable objects from image data. Researchers can then exchange this data worldwide and use it for their studies. Furthermore, precise replicas can be created using 3D printing. “Up to now, a considerable amount of hand work was associated with the creation of such images,” says Patrick Llewelyn-Davies. “With the Light Revolution System, the process can be largely automated and greatly accelerated.”

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