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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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Michael Schütte

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +49 (7031) 638 456

Daniel Brönnimann

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +41 (0) 79 570 0814

Rolf Leitner

Regional Sales Manager

Tel.: +41 (0) 79 422 3348

Rafael Steinemann

Area Sales Manager

Tel.: +41 (0) 79 932 1645

Brushless motor pump for cardiac support device

Small pumps that save lives

"This experience has changed my life", reports Michelle Kellim, 33 years old, from Florida. "I have always led a healthy life. I had never once considered that I could suffer from heart disease at my age." The mother of two children used to run five miles every day and had always had a healthy diet. But one night her husband, Erik, woke up next to her and noticed that Michelle had stopped breathing. It was a minimally invasive cardiac pump called Impella® 2.5 that saved Michelle’s life.

Feared complication

Whether in an acute emergency or during a planned operation, so-called haemodynamic instability ("haemodynamic" relates to the movement of blood) is a feared and serious complication which can occur when occluded coronary arteries are opened. The pumps are therefore used both in cardiac surgery during or following operations and also during procedures in cardiac catheter laboratories. Depending on the Impella® model, the pump can support the heart for up to ten days. This gives the heart time to regenerate.

Five litres of blood per minute

"Our Impella® pumps have already been used over 16,000 times worldwide", explains Ronald Lutz, Marketing Manager of ABIOMED Europe GmbH (Aachen, Germany) which produces these remarkable miniature blood pumps − with components, experience and expertise from FAULHABER. Basically, the Impella® pump mimics the natural cardiovascular system which transports oxygenated blood from the left ventricle through the aortic valve and into the ascending aorta, from where the blood enters the coronary vessels and the systemic circulation. The heart can recover because the Impella® pump actively relieves the strain on the left ventricle. The pump can deliver up to five litres of blood per minute.

Diameter of just a few millimetres

Using a guide wire inserted via the femoral artery, the Impella® pump is positioned in the left ventricle and ascending aorta. There the blood is transported through the inlet area via the cannula towards the outlet, following the natural flow direction of the blood. The diameter of just four millimetres (e.g. the Impella® 2.5 model) means that the aortic valve leaflets can fully close around the cannula. The Impella® pump is controlled using an external console which is also used to optimise settings and to monitor the effect of the pump. The preparation time required before the pump can be put into action has in the meantime been reduced to under three minutes. "Patients can be treated without delay, even in acute emergencies", says Lutz.

FAULHABER Brushless DC Motors Medical Cardiac Pump
The pumps deliver high Performance despite their small dimensions of just a few millimetres.
FAULHABER Brushless DC Motors Medical Cardiac Pump
The pumps are available in numerous sizes for various pumping capacities.

Drive from FAULHABER 

From a technical viewpoint, the pump drive consists of a brushless, electronically commutated DC-motor with a diameter of just 4 millimetres in the case of the smallest pump (Impella® 2.5) and 6.4 mm in the case of the larger pump (Impella® 5.0) and a stator length of 12 and 18 millimetres respectively. The pumping performance of the heart is supported with a speed of up to 51,000 revolutions per minute. The drive is based on a self-contained coil and essentially consists of a three-phase winding and a bipolar permanent magnet. The position of the rotor is detected by measuring and evaluating the retroactive generator voltage, making Hall sensors unnecessary.

Single-use application

An impressive feature of the motors is their high level of efficiency. The pressure sensors on the larger pump, which are required in the case of positioning inside the ventricles, have a thickness of 300 µm and are positioned in a flat area on the outside of the motor housing. Apart from the compact dimensions and the high reliability, the comparatively favourable cost/performance ratio is another important factor because each Impella® pump can be used only once.

FAULHABER Brushless DC Motors Medical Cardiac Pump
Pump placement directly in the heart
FAULHABER Brushless DC Motors Medical Cardiac Pump
Impella® Controller drive console

Reliable and flexible partner

"With the Impella® pump, we are working at the very limits of the possible", stresses Ronald Lutz, ABIOMED Marketing Manager. The demands placed on a medical product used in life-critical situations are extremely high. FAULHABER has been a reliable partner from the very beginning (i.e. since 1998). "There were no "off-the-shelf" motors that we could have used", explains Lutz. "FAULHABER was flexible and prepared to pursue this path with us and, working as a team, to develop the components exactly as we need them. We are extremely happy with the outstanding level of cooperation."

Continuous dialogue

To this day, relentless further development continues to shape the collaboration between ABIOMED and FAULHABER. "This is one of our great strengths", says Jan-Christopher Mohr from FAULHABER who provides support for ABIOMED from the company headquarters in Schönaich (Germany). The development, modification and enhancement of products precisely according to the needs of the customer are all part of the service that FAULHABER offers. "A process such as this can only be successful if there is continuous dialogue", says Mohr. The continuous exchange of information with the customer allows specific requirements to be understood and optimum solutions to be found.

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