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GPC Y ASOCIADOS S.A.

Veléz Sarsfield 201640 Martinez

Buenos Aires

Tel.: +54 (9) 11 5993 8719

info@gpcasoc.com.ar

Horne Technologies cc

PO Box 536

Betty's Bay, 7141

Tel.: +27 (0)76 563 2084

info@hornet.cc

www.hornetechnologies.co.za

FAULHABER MINIMOTOR SA

Zona Artigianale 8, Madonna del Piano

6980 Croglio

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

info@faulhaber.ch

Building of FAULHABER MICROMO LLC, Wien, Austria

FAULHABER MICROMO LLC

14881 Evergreen Avenue

Clearwater, FL 33762-3008

Tel.: +1 (727) 572 0131

marketing@micromo.com

www.faulhaberUSA.com

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

info@nrc.com.tw

www.nrc-precidrives.com

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

info@edelteknoloji.com

www.edelteknoloji.com

FAULHABER Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

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

Singapore 408730

Tel.: +65 6562 8270

info@faulhaber.com.sg

Compotech Provider AP

Gustavslundsvägen 145, 4 tr

167 51 Bromma

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

info@compotech.se

www.compotech.se

MICROPRIVOD Ltd.

56 (bldg. 32), Shosse Enthusiastov

111123 Moscow

Tel.: +7 495 2214 052

info@microprivod.ru

www.microprivod.ru

FAULHABER Polska sp. z o.o.

Ul. Górki 7

60-204 Poznan

Tel.: +48 61 278 72 53

info@faulhaber.pl

Staubo Elektro-Maskin a.s.

Bjørnerudveien 12C

1266 Oslo

Tel.: +47 22 75 35 00

post@staubo.no

www.staubo.no

FAULHABER Malaysia Sdn Bhd

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

11950 Bayan Baru · Penang · Malaysia

Tel.: +60 4 619 2570

info@faulhaber.my

Swiss Amiet Co., Ltd.

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

Yeongdeungpo-gu,07217, Seoul

Tel.: +82 (0) 2 783 4774

info@swissamiet.com

www.swissamiet.com

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

motor-info@shinkoh-elecs.co.jp

www.shinkoh-faulhaber.jp

FAULHABER Italia S.r.l.

Via Cavour 2

22074 Lomazzo CO

Tel.: +39 0236714708

info@faulhaber-italia.it

Inteltek Automation JV

S.No. 100/5, Ambegaon

Pune - 411046

Tel.: +91 (0) 20 39392150

info@inteltekindia.com

www.inteltekindia.com

Lewenstein Technologies Ltd.

1 Ha'arava St. Givat Shmuel

5400804 Israel

Tel.: +972 3 9780 800

info@l-tech.co.il

www.l-tech.co.il

Electro Mechanical Systems Ltd.

Eros House, Calleva Industrial Park, Aldermaston

Reading, RG7 8LN

Tel.: +44 (0) 118 9817 391

info@ems-ltd.com

www.ems-limited.co.uk

FAULHABER France SAS

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

78180 Montigny-le-Bretonneux

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

info@faulhaber-france.fr

www.faulhaber.com

ELMEQ Motor

Passeig Ferrocarrils Catalans 178

Cornellà de Llobregat 08940 (Barcelona)

Tel.: +34 93 422 70 33

marketing@elmeq.es

www.elmeq.es

MOVETEC OY

Suokalliontie 9

01740 Vantaa

Tel.: +358 (0) 9 5259 230

info@movetec.fi

www.movetec.fi

Routech s.r.o.

Dr. Milady Horákové 185/66

460 06 Liberec

Tel.: +420 489 202 971

info@routech.cz

www.routech.cz

Compower ApS

Marielundvej 29

2730 Herlev

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

info@compower.dk

www.compower.dk

Marte Científica e Instrumentação Industrial Ltda

Av Fco Andrade Ribeiro 430

37540-000 Santa Rita do Sapucai, MG

Tel.: +55 (11) 3411 4500

motores@marte.com.br

www.marte.com.br

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

info@faulhaber.cn

FAULHABER Benelux B.V.

High Tech Campus 9

5656 AE Eindhoven

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

info@faulhaber.nl

FAULHABER Benelux B.V.

High Tech Campus 9

5656 AE Eindhoven

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

info@faulhaber.be

FAULHABER Austria GmbH

Modecenterstraße 22/C89

1030 Wien

Tel.: +43 1 7963149-0

info@faulhaber-austria.at

ERNTEC Pty. Ltd.

15 Koornang Road

Scoresby, VIC 3179

Tel.: +61 (0) 3 9756 4000

sales@erntec.com.au

www.erntec.net

Headquarter

DR. FRITZ FAULHABER GMBH & CO. KG

Daimlerstr. 23

71101 Schönaich

Tel.: +49 7031 638 0

Fax: +49 7031 638 100

info@faulhaber.de

www.faulhaber.com

Jan-Christopher Mohr

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +49 (7031) 638 158

jan-christopher.mohr@faulhaber.de

Daniel Brönnimann

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +41 (0) 79 570 0814

daniel.broennimann@faulhaber.ch

Rolf Leitner

Regional Sales Manager

Tel.: +41 (0) 79 422 3348

rolf.leitner@faulhaber.ch

Michael Schütte

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +49 (7031) 638 456

michael.schuette@faulhaber.de

Beijing Office

East 10H3 Wu Mart Huike Mansion Building, No. 158 W. 4th Ring Road North

Haidian District, Beijing 100097

Tel.: +86 (0)10 5335 9353

info@faulhaber.cn

Guangzhou Office

Room 1415, No. 5 Fuchang Road

Haizhu District, Guangzhou, 510240, Guangdong Province

Tel.: +86 (0) 20 3424 8332

Fax: +86 (0) 20 3424 8332

info@faulhaber.cn

Xi‘an Office

Room A-509, No. 318 Yanta Road South

Qujiang New District, Xi’an 710061, Shaanxi Province

Tel.: +86 (0) 29 8521 2778

Fax: +86 (0) 29 8521 2778

info@faulhaber.cn

Hong Kong Office

Unit 4, 19/F, Ricky Centre, 36 Chong Yip Street

Kwun Tong, Kowloon

Tel.: +852 3520 2078

Fax: +852 3914 7452

info@faulhaber.cn

DC-Motors for humanoid service robot that works autonomously

The more human-like a robot should be, the more sophisticated the mechatronic engineering input necessary. ­Particularly in sectors requiring "human social behaviors", e.g. for service functions or providing information in places such as museums, airports or hospitals, sophisticated technology for robot construction is a must. For many years, the Barcelona-based company Pal Robotics S.L. has been working on the construction of humanoid robots for special applications. Non-verbal communication, i.e. body language, also plays an important role in increasing the acceptance of humanoid robots. In order to accommodate as many functions as possible in the predefined robot body, the robotics experts have been working with Schönaich-based microdrive ­specialist FAULHABER. The outcome has been a robot model that most definitely exhibits human traits and is capable of ­emphasizing certain statements by means of "body language".

DC-Motors for humanoid service robot that works autonomously
Sensors and a touch screen allow the robot to move and communicate
DC-Motors for humanoid service robot that works autonomously

Service robots for practical applications.

Humanoid robots intended to perform everyday functions have to satisfy ­certain conditions. The developers wanted to integrate capabilities such as information output, minor transport tasks and service functions into the new REEM robots. This resulted in a robot height of 1.65 m, so that it can communicate with humans at eye level. It was also important that the robot should not be excessively heavy, although there was a need for a low ­centre of gravity and space to house the necessary batteries. The current robot model weighs around 90 kg, sufficient for one set of batteries allowing eight hours of autonomous operation. In addition to its unladen weight, this service robot can also carry up to 30 kg effective load on its lower loading platform. Each arm can move up to 3 kg independently. In this case, wheels located in the base of the robot ensure effective locomotion. On the one hand, this ensures minimal power consumption and quiet running, while on the other the design provides sufficient mobility for the planned application of up to 4 km/h.
As well as a touch screen for the various programmable applications, the REEM is also equipped with microphone, stereo camera, laser and ultrasound sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes. These devices enable the robot to identify its current position in the room, move around autonomously in its area of work and avoid sudden obstacles or people walking across its path.
Two DC microdrives in the robot's neck and waist provide the necessary expressiveness. Thanks to their compact dimensions, the drives can be readily used even in these two "constricted" areas. The small actuators can move head and torso independently of one another and allow them to assume different postures. This enables the robot to imitate human traits using body language suited to the ­respective situation.

DC-Motors for humanoid service robot that works autonomously
DC-Motors for humanoid service robot that works autonomously

Microdrives offer flexibility.

Microdrives do not just replicate larger motors. Because of the physics involved they often offer better dynamics, higher output or greater efficiency than you would expect as a result of a mere reduction in size. In practice, this means that very high short-term overload capabilities are possible without affecting service life. This proves particularly advantageous when it comes to executing the less frequent but temporary actions necessary to mimic specific gestures. As well as these features typical of all micromotors, the various models come with further benefits depending on the application in hand. Stepper motors offer accurate positioning without additional encoders thanks to a defined step width per control pulse. Brushless drives run even at minimal supply voltages and are thus ideal for autonomous, battery-backed systems that are designed not to fail immediately in the event of a voltage drop. Electronically commutated DC motors represent the best option for long service life and maximum dynamics. Intelligent motion controllers can control the drive in four-quadrant operation and reduce the load on the robot controller. By means of different gear motor combinations, all miniature devices can be set to an application-specific speed or the required output torque. The fact that micromotors have for a long time already been in use in "robotized" aids such as motor-powered hand and leg prostheses shows that they meet the most stringent requirements not just for human robotics.
The range of applications for modern microdrives is very varied, with a wide range of designs available depending on application. In itself, however, this does not yet guarantee universal use under all circumstances. This is where the ­system concept comes into play. It is the extensive range of accessories, from ­control ­modules such as motion controllers, encoders, bus connections, various gear heads and ultimately the adapted, ­flexible control electronics that make microdrives the ideal mechanical ­"muscle" in robot manufacture.

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