Monday, April 16, 2012

Dunkermotor Intelligent Servo Motor Size Reduced 25%, While Retaining Full Power

Dunkermotor reduces size of its 45mm iBLDC™ (Intelligent Brushless) motors with integral 4-quadrant speed controls by 25%, while maintaining power, torque and efficiency.

Elgin, IL, April 16, 2012 - Responding to customer requirements for smaller size, higher power density intelligent servo motors, Dunkermotor has been able to shorten its iBLDC™ (Intelligent Brushless DC) motors with integral 4-quadrant speed controls in the 45mm frame size by 25%, while maintaining the same power and torque capabilities and motor efficiencies.

The length of the new BG45x15SI was reduced from 120mm to 88mm (4.7 to 3.5 in.) and the length of the more powerful BG45x30SI was reduced from 135mm to 103mm (5.3 to 4.0 in.)

Under the banner of "everything on board" these high power density, under 100 watt, compact intelligent servo motors offer true 4-quadrant digital speed control with programmable features.

The new BG45SI motors, with a height and width dimension of 44 mm (1.73 in.) feature newly designed digital control and power electronics that offer a significant overall package size reduction of over 25% compared to its predecessors. In addition, the motor connector design has been updated for further space saving and convenience in mounting and connection.

With a 12 or 24 volt power source, at a nominal speed of 3000 rpm, the longer of the two units, the BG45x30SI is continuous duty rated for 80 watts (1/10 hp) power output. Based on the improved design, however, the motors can achieve peak powers of four times the continuous duty rating and, therefore, a starting torque of up to 100 N-cm (142 oz-in) is possible.

The motor target speed can be set using an analog +/-10VDC input signal. Alternatively, different set speeds can be selected via digital inputs using simple start-up software.

The drive has a total of 4 digital inputs. Of these, two are for selecting the four operating conditions: rotation clockwise/counter-clockwise, stop with free running, and stop with holding torque. The other two digital inputs are designed for the selection of the fixed motor speed with acceleration and deceleration ramps.

In addition, there are 3 digital outputs with pulse output functions (12 pulses per revolution), the direction of rotation - assigned and fault output signal.

Other than long-life ball bearings, the motors contain no other wear-prone mechanical components and are, therefore, ideally suited for continuous duty applications.

"These versatile, intelligent brushless motors are designed for dependable, long-life use in a wide variety of factory and commercial automation, as well as medical and laboratory equipment, applications," said John Morehead, vice president, business development for Dunkermotor. "Next to reducing parts count, being able to reduce size is one of our top customer interests and that has driven this improved new design."

The BG45SI motors are part of a complete family of modular components such as planetary and worm gearboxes, encoders, and brakes which offer virtually infinitely variable configurations to meet most application requirements.

About Dunkermotor:
Headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, Dunkermotor is the North American sales, technical support and logistics subsidiary of Dunkermotoren GmbH, for 60 years the global quality and value leader in customized, configurable sole-source fractional horsepower motion control solutions composed of BLDC, PMDC and AC electric motors, gearmotors, controls, encoders and brakes, as well as linear motion solutions. With headquarters in the Black Forest in Bonndorf, Germany and production and/or logistics facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S., Dunkermotoren employs 1000 globally and produced over 3.4 million motors in 2011 for the factory and commercial automation, specialty machinery, medical, solar power, packaging, semiconductor, and mass transportation industries.

John Morehead
Dunkermotoren USA Inc.
2511 Technology Drive, Suite 105
Elgin, IL 60178

THE GLAMMERS presents “Six Hours Later”, the new single from the indie rock trio. An experience that goes beyond music

THE SETTING: a pub in Edinburg, Scotland, where indie bands play their music. THE STARS: a Scottish guitarist and singer, a French drummer, and an Argentinean bassist - all in their twenties.

Hollywood, CA, April 16, 2012 - THE SETTING: a pub in Edinburg, Scotland, where indie bands play their music. THE STARS: a Scottish guitarist and singer, a French drummer, and an Argentinean bassist - all in their twenties. THE SCENE: three young musicians meet one night, become friends, and form a band that in 2007 rocked with a couple of singles. The result of this equation is the power trio THE GLAMMERS (, now launching their new single, Six Hours Later.

“Six hours later” talks about the first encounter of the band. The song is the first track of the group’s first album – to be launched this year. It is an autobiographic song played in the purest indie rock style. Syd, She and Rex Glammer, the group members, wanted to tell the story of their very first encounter; each of them coming from different countries and backgrounds. To learn how it all started, let’s go back in time and discover a little bit more about each member of THE GLAMMERS.

SYD GLAMMER, the guitarist and lead singer, was born to Scottish parents (an unconventional couple - an inventor and an archeologist). Introverted but very creative, SYD spent his childhood listening to his father’s vinyl records – Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Doors, just too name a few. When his parents tragically were killed in a plane crash, Syd enrolled in an art school in Edinburg, his hometown. SYD is dedicated to his passion - the rock and roll from the 1960s and 70s. He also collects vintage sound equipment.

REX GLAMMER, the drummer, was born in Annecy, France, and is the son of a hippie couple who lived in an agricultural community in the Alps. As his grandparents participated in the historic May 1968 worker strikes in Paris, REX carries on his family political convictions. Among his favorite music artists are The Kinks, The Who, Leonard Cohen, and Patti Smith. He also loves Banksy’s graffiti and always tries to explore the cities he visits, photographing graffiti for his collection.

SHE GLAMMER, the bassist, is an Argentinean girl from Buenos Aires. She might as well be considered a world citizen since she spent her childhood travelling with her parents who are diplomats. Fascinated by drawings, tattoos and fashion, SHE listens to Blondie, Madonna (of course!), Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols, and David Bowie. When she was 17, she packed her bags put her contrabass in her backpack and travelled the world playing in different bands.

The trio met and found that they were passionate for music and had undeniable talent when it comes to music and art. SYD enrolled in Edinburg Art School after spending his childhood being homeschooled. REX was sent to the art school when his parents noticed his incredible talent. And SHE... well, she arrived in Edinburg carrying her backpack and her double bass after roaming about Europe. To make a living during her travels, She started working in that pub where SYD and REX frequented, and where indie bands played every night. It took just one encounter to unite the three to form a band.

The first two songs from THE GLAMMERS to debut in myspace were, “Messensheriff” and “Don’t Lose It” (listen at The hit songs had more than 1.5 million views (music and videos). After these releases, THE GLAMMERS took some time to revamp their vow to create cool indie rock music.

The global launch of “Six hours later”, planned for April 10th, brings back the band’s indie roots, the rough lyrics, and the stylish universe of a band that transcends reality in search of an experience that goes beyond music. The single will be sold on iTunes and, in addition to other online stores (learn more at the band’s official website:

For more information on The Glammers, please contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions: or 323-806-0400.

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093