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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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DC-Motors in laboratory equipment for Point-of-care analysis devices

A fast and highly specific diagnosis of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 or influenza through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the first choice for quickly determining the patient's illness on-site in a doctor’s practice or outpatient clinic. Patients thereby also have the certainty of knowing whether a runny nose is just the flu or if they have COVID-19. That is decisive, since with the latter contact persons must also be quarantined, and quick action can stop any further spreading. PCR is a commonly used method in molecular biology by means of which millions to billions of copies of a certain RNA/DNA sample can be produced through heat cycles in just a short amount of time. RNA/DNA sample can be produced through heat cycles in just a short amount of time.

DC-Motors in laboratory equipment for Point-of-care analysis devices

Analysis on-site or in a large-scale laboratory

Not only with corona tests is it often necessary to know the result as quickly as possible. Before starting treatment, certain lab values must often be on hand before the right measures can be taken in intensive care units, in outpatient departments or in doctors’ practices. Here, point-of-care (PoC) analysis devices can make full use of their advantages: they are mobile and light, can be used flexibly and – above all – are fast. A result can be available in less than 15 minutes. The name reflects the most meaningful place of use of a PoC system: in the immediate vicinity of the patient and his or her treatment (point of care).

Compared to a central laboratory automation solution with pre- and postanalyzers, a PoC solution is more costeffective, simpler, considerably faster and delivers relatively reliable results. There is also very little training required for personnel. Because just one sample can be analyzed at a time with PoC, the overall throughput is limited and is considerably lower than what is possible in a large-scale laboratory.

When it comes to performing a very large number of standardized tests, such as in the case of a mass test for COVID-19, there is no avoiding largescale, automated laboratories.

DC-Motors in laboratory equipment for Point-of-care analysis devices

On-site analysis

Prior to a surgical procedure or a drug therapy, a PoC analysis device is used to determine important parameters such as blood values, coagulation, blood gas values and electrolytes or check patients for infectious diseases such as influenza. Various technologies are used for the analyses, including fluorescence detection, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and microfluidics. They play an important role in the fight against COVID-19 as well. The most reliable test for detecting a coronavirus infection is the PCR test.

Analysis devices for PoC use are nearly fully automated and, through the use of test strips or test kits, require only very few actions by the user. Depending on the function of the analysis process, miniature drive systems are used for the disposition of samples, for mixing with reagents, rotating or shaking. At the same time, the PoC systems must be compact and easy to transport and must occupy very little space on-site. In the case of battery-powered systems, a highly efficient drive solution is necessary for enabling a long operating time.

Drives for these applications must therefore be as compact and as fast as possible. FAULHABER micro DC motors with graphite or preciousmetal commutation or stepper motors are a good choice as they are compact in size, are highly efficient and offer a high power/weight ratio. In addition, they satisfy the requirements for high reliability, long service life, expanded product life cycle and low maintenance.

Analysis in a large-scale laboratory

The advantages of automation are obvious: it enables more reliable results with a much higher throughput than would be possible with PoC systems – and does so with low susceptibility to errors and minimal personnel costs. Automated solutions have therefore been indispensable for many years in in-vitro diagnostics (IVD), i.e. the analysis of medical samples such as blood, urine and tissue. But automated processes in laboratories are also increasingly used in chemistry and in food technology. This can mean both performing individual processes in stand-alone devices but also in complex systems with a completely automated sample analysis.

Here, automation begins already when preparing the samples in color-coded sample collection tubes. A scanner is used to detect which analyses are to be performed for the given sample. Depending on the requirement, the sample can also be separated into its constituent parts with a centrifuge. Then the samples are transported on a conveyor belt or in sample taxis in small carts with wheel drive to the individual analysis stations. With these carts, which can only transport one sample at a time but also have several hundred other samples in the system, the appropriate analysis sequence can be performed fully automatically and yet be individually tailored to each sample.

DC-Motors in laboratory equipment for Point-of-care analysis devices

Numerous drive tasks

The drives used in the lab must perform a number of different drive tasks. Smooth operation is only possible if the individual steps occur with high dynamics and precision. For example, each sample must first be clearly identified with a bar code, the stopper unscrewed and it must be ensured that only a part of the sample is used for the analysis. Especially for tests for COVID-19 or vaccine development, it is important that part of the sample be resealed and archived for any subsequent retesting and for archiving purposes. Needed during the preparation of the samples are, above all, small servo drives that, as part of a mobile component, perform changes in longitudinal or rotational position of the samples. Conveyor belts that transport samples in racks, on the other hand, require large, powerful drives.

In the process sequence that follows – the transfer to a reaction vessel, such as a Petri dish or a test plate – the demands placed on the drive technology increase, as a range of different movements are required for pipetting, mixing, stirring and the handling of liquids. Repeated start-stop movements require a highly dynamic system in which extremely precise positioning is just as important as the speed of the pick-and-place or pipetting processes. Because the drive for the up and down movement of a gripper arm or pipetting head is usually located in the mobile component, this drive must additionally be especially light and compact.

Micro DC motors of the 1524...SR and 2224...SR series are very well suited for this task. They have no iron armature and are lighter and smaller than other drives with comparable performance. Their high dynamics can usually be fully optimized in combination with an encoder of the IEH2 series, as this extends the overall length of the drive unit by only two millimeters.


1524 ... SR

Precious Metal Commutation

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2224 ... SR

Precious Metal Commutation

Data sheet (PDF) Product details
Incremental encoder


magnetic Encoder, digital outputs, 2 channels, 16 - 4096 lines per revolution

Data sheet (PDF) Product details

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