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Motors Support

Find additional information about our motors and their application. If you need assistance during commissioning of any of these motors try and contact our support here. If you need a quotation or general information about our motors like a thermal calculation please contact our sales or info[at]faulhaber.com.

FAQ

Can your motors be driven at something other than their nominal voltage?

Yes. In fact, if you can design your device to run the motor slower (lower than nominal voltage) this is a very good thing. Running at lower voltages (and therefore lower speeds) means less brush bounce and less brush/commutator wear for brush type motors, lower current consumption, and longer motor life. On the other hand, if size restrictions and performance requirements demand additional torque and/or speed, overdriving the motor is possible. You must, however, be willing to sacrifice product lifetime if you overdrive the motor.

How long do your motors and gearheads last?

This varies according to each application. Factors such as operating environment, duty cycle, input power, and how the motor or gear motor is coupled to the load all directly affect product life. Mechanical design factors of the overall mechanism, such as running the motor into hard stops or back-driving the gearheads, affect product lifetime. Generally speaking, brush type motors can run for several thousand hours, when run at nominal conditions. If long lifetime is one of your design criteria, you should consider using brushless motors. These motors are typically limited in their life only by ball bearing wear. If you have detailed questions on this point, it would be best to contact us and call one of our Application Engineers.

What is the maximum continuous current the motor can be exposed to?

This can be calculated from the specifications shown on the motor data sheet. Here's how:

Maximum rotor temperature - Ambient temperature = Allowable temperature rise Allowable temperature rise divided by thermal resistances (add up rotor-to-case and case-to-ambient) = Continuous power that can be dissipated in W.

Set this power = to the current squared x armature resistance. P = I x I x R , Solve for I

There are many more examples of how to determine motor calculations and formulas in our tutorials.

What's the difference between a "servo" motor and a regular motor?

The term "servo" implies that there is a feedback loop which adjusts one or more operating parameters of the motor such as velocity, position, and/or torque. Servomotors are used in closed loop systems where accuracy and repeatability are important. "Regular" motors (without feedback) are run "open loop" where positional accuracy is not an important factor. Learn more about feedback systems and their advantages, here.

Can you run FAULHABER motors and gear-motors on batteries?
Yes. The patented coreless FAULHABER coil - the basis for all modern coreless motors - is designed so that there is no moving iron in the rotor. Only the copper coil turns (around a stationary magnet system). This makes the rotor very low in inertia and able to run at very low current levels, which is optimal for battery operation.
Can you assemble a motor I want with a specific gearhead I want? What about adding cables and terminations?

Yes. We have a Class 100,000 capable clean room that is used for motor and gearhead assembly, cable making, custom circuit board assembly, special soldering operations, and other value-added processes. If you have a special requirement, please contact us.

What factors affect motor noise?
Generally speaking, our motors are designed to be inherently quiet. This is done through material selection, proprietary design techniques, and controlling assembly processes. However, in your application you have additional factors to consider, such as how the motor is mounted in your device, the speed and load at which you operate the motor, and what type of bearing system you use. We can give you some suggestions on how to minimize noise, but ultimately you should test any motor product in your device before you finalize your selection. If you have more specific questions, please contact us.
I notice there are two shaft ends on this motor. Can I get only one?

In most cases, yes. You can select almost all of our motors (both brush, brushless, and stepping) with either a single output shaft or a thru- (double) shaft. Submit a contact form if you want specific information on pricing and product availability.

Can I get feedback devices and other components put on our motor?

Yes, FAULHABER products are designed to accommodate a large variety of supplemental devices. Some of these are spur, planetary or right angle gearboxes, power-off brakes, optical or magnetic encoders. Submit a contact form or call your FAULHABER applications engineer for more detailed information or to review your design.

Can you send me a speed-torque curve for one of your motors?

Yes. We can do that. Please submit a contact form to make the request.

Application Notes

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AN 001 - Stepper motor basics

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AN 002 - Reading and understanding a torque curve

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AN 003 - Drivers and controllers: how to drive a stepper motor?

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AN 004 - When and why using an encoder

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AN 005 - Stepper motors and Gearheads

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AN 006-001 - Linear motion – Maximal axial loads

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AN 006 - How to get a linear motion from a stepper motor?

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AN 007 - Recommendations for soldering a cable on a stepper motor

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AN 008 - Thermal behavior of a stepper motor

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AN 009 - Choosing the proper lubricant

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AN 010 - Cables and connectors options

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AN 011 - Final quality control data

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AN 012 - Custom solutions (A and E number)

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AN 013 - Improving reliability: redundant stepper motor

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AN 014 - Using the stepper motor HTML animation

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AN 015 - Microstepping

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AN 020 - Large DM Steppers connection

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AN 021 - DM66200H – Cables and mounting flange

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AN 022 - Torque and Temperature Calculator user guide

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AN 103 - Transition from 3564 … BCMCXX2805 to 3564 … BCS MCXX3006

Version: V2.5

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AN 108 - Motion Controller RS232: Homing to Hard Stop

Version: V2.5

Category: System setup

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AN 110 - Home to Hard Stop (CAN-Version)Motion Controller CANopen: Homing to Hard Stop

Version: V2.5

Category: System setup

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AN 126 - Adapter PA2 - MCDC

Version: V2.5

Category: System setup

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AN 132 - Speed Controllers for Motors with Analogue Hall Sensors

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AN 149 - Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 and FAULHABER MC V2.5/V3.0 CANopen

Version: V2.5, V3.0

Category: CANopen

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AN 150 - Getting started with FAULHABER EtherCAT

Version: V3.0

Category: EtherCAT

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AN 151 - Feedback Control Tuning with Motion Manager 6.3 or higher

Version: V3.0

Category: System setup

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AN 154 - Updating FAULHABER EtherCAT controller

Version: V3.0

Category: EtherCAT

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AN 155 - Support of Third Party BLDC motors

Version: V3.0

Category: Third party components

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AN 158 - Support of Absolute Encoders with SSI / BiSS-C interface

Version: V3.0

Category: Third party components

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AN 159 - Position encoder on the load-side of a gearbox

Version: V3.0

Category: System setup

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AN 161 - Omron PLC and FAULHABER V3.0 EtherCAT

Version: V3.0

Category: EtherCAT

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AN 163 - Digital Hall Sensors

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AN 164 - Codesys and FAULHABER V3.0 EtherCAT

Version: V3.0

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AN 165 - Using BASIC Scripts of a FAULHABER Motion Controller V3.0

Version: V3.0

Category: Sequence programming

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AN 169 - TwinCAT 3 NC Axes and FAULHABER MC V3.0 EtherCAT

Version: V3.0

Category: EtherCAT

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AN 170 - Selecting additional inductors for small BL-Motors (< 15mm)

Version: V2.5

Category: System setup

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AN 171 - Kendrion and FAULHABER MC V3.0 EtherCAT

Version: V3.0

Category: EtherCAT

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AN 174 - Setup and configuration of a CANopen sub-system

Version: V2.5, V3.0

Category: CANopen

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AN 176 - Tutorial on the MomanLib

Version: V2.5, V3.0

Category: RS232 / CANopen

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AN 177 - Datasheet operating points of Speed Controller Systems

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AN 178 - Reduction of PWM motor power losses using additional inductances

Version: V2.5, V3.0

Category: System setup

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AN 182 - Using a separately activatable motor supply

Version: V3.0

Category: System setup

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AN 183 - Equivalent DC-current in FAULHABER SC and MC

Version: V2.5, V3.0

Category: System setup

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AN 184 - Adapter settings for Motion Control Systems

Version: V2.5, V3.0

Category: System setup

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AN 185 - Operating a MC V3.0 EtherCAT driver as a CODESYS SoftMotion drive

Version: V3.0

Category: EtherCAT

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AN 186 - Operating a FAULHABER CO driver out of a CODESYS environment

Version: V2.5, V3.0

Category: CANopen

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AN 187 - Grounding, shielding and filtering - Installation of the drive system in the machine

Version: V3.0

Category: System setup

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AN 188 - Settings for a RS232 network of Motion Controllers

Version: V3.0

Category: RS232

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AN 189 - Designing a motherboard for a MC3001 Motion Controller

Version: V3.0

Category: System setup

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AN 190 - Selection of a third-party motor driver

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AN 191 - Control MC V3.0 MotionController via RS232 an Arduino Library

Version: V3.0

Category: RS232

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AN 200 - SIN-COS interface and temperature sensor

Version: V3.0

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AN 301 - Concerning Stroke and Rod Length for Linear DC-Servomotors

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Tutorials

Tutorial stepper motors AM3248 group

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Selection of FAULHABER Stepper Motors portfolio

The lure of Microstepping a two-phase stepper motor is compelling. Visions of Microstepping a 1,8-degree hybrid stepper motor with 256 microsteps per full step flash in your mind.

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Tutorials Faulhaber Stepper open 3D drawing

The use of stepper motors is an excellent choice. However, a key concern is step losses. Step losses can be prevented or corrected in most instances.

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Selection of FAULHABER DC-Micromotors portfolio

When selecting a Coreless Brush DC Motor for an application, or when developing a powered prototype, there are several basic motor physics principles which must be considered to produce a safe, well-functioning, sufficiently-powered precision drive system.

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How-to-videos

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FAULHABER Drive Time Basics

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In diesem neuen FAULHABER Drive Time-Video erklärt unser Experte Andreas Knebel aus welchen Komponenten ein Antriebssystem besteht.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Marco Härle explains how to unpack FAULHABER products and handle them in an ESD-compliant manner.

Getting started with Drive Electronics

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener gives you an overview about Drive Electronics.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener shows you how to connect FAULHABER Motors to the Drive Electronics.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener shows you how to commission your Drive System with the FAULHABER Motion Manager.

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In this FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Andreas Wagener uses the example of the integrated Motion Controller CSD to show how to set up communication with the FAULHABER Motion Controller V2.5 with RS232 interface.

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In this FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Andreas Wagener uses the example of the integrated Motion Controller COD to show how to set up communication with the FAULHABER Motion Controller V2.5 with RS232 interface.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Andreas Wagener shows the sinlge steps of fine-tuning our FAULHABER Motion Controller (V2.5), valid for RS232 and CAN Open.

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In this FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Andreas Wagener explains what the special settings in the Graphical Analysis are when tuning a FAULHABER Motion Controllers (V2.5) with the CANopen interface. He also talks about the configuration in PDO mapping.

Motion Controller Tuning

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener shows how to do simple tuning for FAULHABER Motion Controller V3.0.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener shows how to do tuning for high inertia.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener shows how to compensate disturbance with tuning.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Andreas Wagener describes how different encoder systems influence the control loop.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Andreas Wagener describes how different encoder systems influence the control loop and shows the detailed procedure for each encoder.

How to use discrete inputs

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener gives you an introduction into the topic of how to use discrete I/Os for FAULHABER Motion Controller stand alone operation.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener gives you an overview about how to use analog inputs as target values.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener explains how to use analog input for target speed.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener shows how to use analog input for target position.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Dr. Andreas Wagener shows how to use analog input as switch.

Stepper Motor

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Julien Berger shows how to connect a FAULHABER Stepper Motor to a Motion Controller.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Julien Berger shows how to select a winding for a FAULHABER Stepper Motor.

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In this new FAULHABER Drive Time video, our expert Julien Berger shows how to use Microstepping with a FAULHABER Stepper Motor.

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Webinars

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Events Webinars

Accuracy with stepper motors

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This webinar will provide you the key information to better understand how accuracy works with stepper motors. You will learn the main theoretical basis behind accuracy and precision, and which ...

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DC, brushless or stepper motors?

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In this webinar we compare the most common motor technologies: DC, Brushless-DC and Stepper motors. Applications typically need speed, position or torque control: we will give you insights on how to ...

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Drive Systems in Robotic Applications

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In this webinar we will show you how FAULHABER drive systems can be used in robotic applications. From logistics AGV operating in warehouses to humanoid robots, from autonomous pipe inspection ...

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Noise and vibrations reduction with small drive systems

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In this webinar you will learn what causes vibrations and noise in the application and how these issues can be addressed using a drive system. Starting with the basics of vibrations, their mode and ...

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FAULHABER Drive systems selection for industrial automation

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In this webinar you can see the main drive system technologies designed for industrial automation, with specific design to meet the important requirements.

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FAULHABER Drive systems for medical applications

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In this webinar you can see the main drive system technologies used in many medical applications, with specific design to meet the high-level requirements in this field. From laboratory instruments to ...

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The linear motors LM series and their applications

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With this webinar you will see how linear motors work, their design, characteristics and use of the FAULHABER linear motors. Tips and tricks on the use of this motor technology are explained, as well ...

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Stepper Motors - Selection and optimization

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This webinar will provide you the key information to help you properly select the most appropriate FAULHABER stepper motor for your application. You will learn how to use the material provided in the ...

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Best use of Stepper Motors

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In this webinar, held in English, you will learn more about the Faulhaber stepper motor technology, and when to use it.

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Best use of Brushless Motors

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In this webinar, our expert will show you everything you need to know about Brushless motor technologies, and how best to use them in your applications.

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Drive systems for space applications

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In this webinar, held in English, our expert will drive you through our experiences in space applications, starting with an overview about space economy and the importance of commercial off the shelf ...

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DC Motors best practice

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In this webinar, our expert will show you everything you need to know about DC motor technologies, enabling you to better understand the differences of our individual motor series and their best use ...

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Noise Emission with small Drive Systems

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In this webinar, our expert will tell you everything there is to know about vibrations and noise in a drive system, what causes it and how these issues can be addressed.

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Designing drives with the FAULHABER Drive Selection Tool

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Are you unfamiliar with our products but have specific requirements in terms of operating mode and load parameters, such as the speed and torque?

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Drive System Technology Selection

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In less than 45 minutes, our webinar will get you set to select the right system for your application, based on your specific requirements and desired product characteristics.

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