Orbex Group has introduced a line of ultra-compact high-performance gimbal motors. Featuring a pancake-style form factor, the motors are wound to operate at low speeds typical for gimbals while exhibiting a high torque constant for fast response when needed.

The new gimbal motors are engineered to minimize cogging torque, ensuring smooth rotation for stableSource: Orbex GroupSource: Orbex Group imaging or pointing. Because these brushless motors are electronically commutated, they can change speeds quickly and offer exceptional reliability. Orbex gimbal motors are also lightweight — an important characteristic for drones, unmanned aerial vehicles and other airborne craft that need to maximize flight time.

Orbex gimbal motors are available in two sizes: 16 mm outer diameter (OD) by 10 mm high and 26 mm (OD) by 12 mm high. In addition to these standard units, Orbex can engineer a motor according to specific application’s needs, with special windings, connector configurations or mounting interfaces. The motors also allow users to easily integrate a magnetic encoder for feedback.

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