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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 motor for insulin pump simplifies life with diabetes

Diabetes, a widespread disease

Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body's supply of the hormone insulin is disrupted. Shortly after eating, the blood sugar level of healthy people rises because the glucose from the food enters the blood. The insulin causes sugar to be absorbed from the blood into the somatic cells. This lowers the blood sugar level again. By means of the body's control mechanism, the insulin constantly keeps the blood sugar within narrow limits. People who produce no or insufficient insulin or who cannot utilise it suffer from diabetes.

Two different types

Medicine distinguishes between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The onset of type 1 diabetes generally occurs during childhood or adolescence. These patients produce no insulin in their body. Type 2 diabetes, on the other hand, is caused by a poor diet, overweight and lack of physical activity. Diabetics require insulin regularly to regulate their blood sugar level. Patients who suffer from type 2 diabetes generally only need to take tablets. With serious type 2 cases as well as for type 1 patients, insulin must be injected. In Germany, injection is often performed with the aid of a pen, an injection device that is similar to a fountain pen. In addition to the intake of insulin, the patients must regularly check their blood sugar and learn to estimate the carbohydrate content of their meals in order to calculate the required amount of insulin.

Brushless motor for insulin pump simplifies life with diabetes
To keep the device lightweight, the motor must be compact

Relief through technology

There is, in fact, a relatively recent technological development that should considerably simply life for diabetes patients: the insulin pump. The patient wears this directly on the body. It constantly delivers a small quantity of insulin to the blood; the additional insulin required at mealtimes can be controlled by pressing a button. It does not eliminate the need for patients to estimate their carbohydrate intake, but it is a huge relief for most users in daily life. It is even already in use by small children and can be remotely controlled by parents.

Insulin pumps with micromotor

Though available from various manufacturers, the design of insulin pumps is always similar: an ampoule contains the insulin, which enters the body as needed by means of the battery-operated pump via a catheter and a cannula. A small motor pushes the plug of the insulin ampoule forward via the threaded rod, causing insulin to be released. Extremely high demands are made of the motor: In order to keep down the weight of the wearable device the motor must be compact, and as a rule the diameter must be no more than about 10 millimetres. The motor must be reliable and precise, since too little or too much insulin is harmful to the patient. A human life may even depend on the reliability of the motor that is used. Since the insulin has to be injected into the body every few minutes, the motor must start and stop at regular intervals. In addition, the motor must operate in a very efficient manner due to its battery operation.

Drive system from Schönaich

In order to fulfil all of these high demands, insulin pump manufacturers rely on the micromotors from Schönaich. Various motors produced by FAULHABER are used here: Motors with precious-metal brushes, brushless motors with 2-pole technology and stepper motors. The 0816…SR series is an example of micromotors with precious metal commutation. The brushless DC-servomotors of series 0620…B and 0824…B have an extremely long service life. Precision dosing control is possible here using the analogue Hall sensor. Some manufacturers rely on the stepper motors of series AM 0820 or AM 1020.

Future perspectives

The insulin pump is primarily used by diabetes patients as a wearable medical pump, but other application areas are emerging. Because patients with other chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease or immunodeficiency are also reliant on regular injections. FAULHABER stepper motors of the AM 0820 series are already in use here.

Brushless motor for insulin pump simplifies life with diabetes

0816 ... SR

Precious Metal Commutation

Data sheet (PDF) Product details

0620 ... B

2 Pole Technology

Data sheet (PDF) Product details

0824 ... B

2 Pole Technology

Data sheet (PDF) Product details
Stepper Motors


Two phase, 20 steps per revolution

Data sheet (PDF) Product details
Stepper Motors


Two phase, 20 steps per revolution

Data sheet (PDF) Product details

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