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Brushless Motors (BLDC Motors)

High Performance BLDC Motor Solutions
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    42mm Brushless DC Motor

  • Round BLDC Motor

    42mm Brushless DC Motor

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    NEMA17 Brushless Motor Cross Section

ISL Products continues to push the performance curve with our wide variety of value-added Brushless DC Motors & gear motors. A brushless DC Motor, a unique motor type, also known as BLDC motor or BLDC DC motor, offers reliable speed regulation, efficiency, and performance for precision applications. With the ability to customize multiple aspects of our BLDC Motors, you know you are getting a unique solution based on your exact requirements.

Our brushless dc motor solutions range in outer diameter sizes from 3mm to 60+mm ensuring that we have a compact design to fit your system.

Typically an ISL BLDC motor or gear motor will have a voltage of either 12VDC or 24VDC. In certain cases we can accommodate 36VDC and 48VDC.

A BLDC motor is widely used in applications with varying or constant loads. Most of our motor solutions can be coupled with our planetary gearboxes for increased torque output.

ISL Products designs and manufacturers precision brushless dc motors & gear motors for all industrial and commercial applications. In addition, we offer standard brushed electric motors as well for less demanding applications.

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Benefits

Our BLDC motors are an outstanding option with many advantages if any of the following characteristics are needed:

  • Excellent Rotational Speed and Position Control
  • Long Service Life / Reliable
  • High Motion Efficiency
  • High Power Density
  • Low Maintenance
  • Quiet Operation
  • Compact Size
  • Precise Control
  • Wide Speed Range

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Why choose ISL for your brushless dc motor needs?

BLDC motors have come a long way in the last 15 years. Today, they are suitable for many different fields and uses. However, that does not mean every brushless dc motor is created equally.

ISL has decades of experience designing and manufacturing electronic component solutions. We continue to improve capabilities with our unique, value-added brushless DC and brushless gear motors.

Our ability to expertly optimize various aspects of BLDC motors means you can get a solution based on your specific requirements. If your looking for a simple controller, we have BLDC motor controllers available.

BLDC Motor Controllers

It’s not just our expertise you’ll enjoy, you also get stable lead times when you choose to use ISL components. We carefully coordinate with our customer’s production schedule and manufacturing facilities to ensure you get fully integrated logistical support. You’ll never be left in the dark with ISL.

How Do Brushless DC Motors Function?

A BLDC motor is a synchronous, electronically commutated motor that has a stator winding fitted with electromagnets and a series of magnets attached to the motor rotor. Brushless dc motors offer longevity and low maintenance since there are no brushes within the internal construction. The lack of brushes means low acoustic noise as well as electrical noise and with an overall robust design.

Most of these motors are equipped with a simple hall-effect sensor, which determines the rotor position. Alternatively, they may be sensorless. A sensorless bldc motor typically infers the rotor position by measuring the back-EMF (electromotive force) in the undriven stator coils.

A brushless motor or BLDC gear motor is controlled by a motor driver or electronic controller that allows them to provide precise rotation control of motor positioning, while delivering optimal motor speed and maximum torque. The accurate control of a ISL BLDC Motor results in reduced power consumption and less heat generation, creating a more efficient solution. In some cases, you may request to have a parallel shaft added to the rear of the motor for an added electromechanical brake or encoder. If you have any questions regarding motor speed controllers, please contact our engineering team. We have standard controllers designed for three-phase motors. Custom options are available as well, upon request.

Working Principles of a BLDC Motor

Brushless DC Gear Motor Provides More Torque

For increased output torque capabilities, consider using gearmotors. A brushless gear motor can be the perfect solution to your next project. Due to the high power and permissible torque of our brushless dc gear motors, we typically use planetary gearboxes. Our gearboxes are constructed with either ball bearings or sintered bearings. You can find an ISL planetary gear motor being utilized in all sorts of industrial and medical applications. A spur gear motor is another available option, but we typically only recommend those for lower torque applications. Let our engineers know your output torque requirements and we will provide a suitable gear reducer for continuous operations. Read our intuitive design note to learn how small gear motors operate.

High Power in a Compact Design

A small brushless DC motor is significantly more powerful now than one made 10 or 15 years ago. This is due to improvements in manufacturing techniques as well as improvements in electronic motion control circuits. These circuits and controllers can now drive a small brushless DC motor more efficiently and at higher speeds than were previously thought possible. This has lead to an increase in their use, as they take over roles traditionally reserved for brushed motors and AC motors, such as the drive motors inside mobile robots.

As BLDC motor integration moves forward, engineers are utilizing small brushless DC motors in more applications that ever thought before. It is obvious that these motors work great in robotic applications, but you may be more surprised to learn that they are also great for industrial applications like mixing fluids and powders.

The average small brushless DC motor or brushless gear motor is fully enclosed, unlike brushed motors that can have vent holes for cooling purposes. Since brushless motors produces less heat and have no wearing materials they can be completely closed, dissipating heat through the casing of the motor. This also means that a brushless gear motor produces no waste or “brush dust”, making them ideal for clean room applications. In fact, one of the first major adopters of brushless motors were PC manufacturers who demanded cleanliness for enclosed computers. Flat motors were used in hard drives for many years.

When compared to a standard electric dc motor, liked the brushed motor counterpart, brushless motors will have more than double the service life, depending on the duty cycle.

Types of BLDC Motors

Brushless DC motors can be classified by design, such as inrunner or outrunner rotor models. Other specific types of motors that fall within the BLDC family would be a Stepper motor or a three-phase BLDC motor.

Stepper motors are synchronous brushless DC motors which utilize digital input and output for precise motion control. This type of motor is most widely selected for its superb speed control, repeatable movements, and precision. Hybrid stepper motors will come in a variety of NEMA sizes and various step angles.

Meanwhile, the multi-pole BLDC motors hasve low current consumption and are suitable for use in a wide range of applications. Depending on the internal design, a motor can have anywhere from two to eight or more poles. The amount of poles in the windings are what dictates the motors output speed. The more poles, the slower the motor and higher the peak torque.

A coreless brushless DC motor is a good option if you want something with higher power and less weight. Slotless BLDC motors have their own unique design in that the motor coils are wound and formed into a cylindrical shape which largely eliminates cogging.

ISL Products continues to be a leading manufacturer in the brushless dc motor market. Our team of engineers can assist at any stage in your design process.

How to choose a BLDC motor

Choosing a brushless DC (BLDC) motor can be a complex process, as there are many factors to consider. Here are a few key points to keep in mind when making your selection:

  • Power and torque: Consider the power and torque requirements of your application. BLDC motors are rated by their power output, typically measured in watts. Make sure to choose one that can provide the necessary power and torque for your application.
  • Speed and control: BLDC motors typically have a wide speed range and can be controlled by utilizing a bldc motor controller and PWM (pulse-width modulation) to achieve precise speed control. Consider your application’s speed range and control requirements when selecting a motor.
  • Efficiency: BLDC motors are generally more efficient than their brushed DC counterparts. Look for something with a high-efficiency rating to minimize energy losses and prolong battery life.
  • Size and weight: BLDC motors come in a range of sizes and weights. Consider the space constraints and weight requirements of your application when selecting the best option.
  • Environmental factors: Some BLDC motors are rated for specific environmental conditions, such as temperature range and humidity. Make sure the motor you choose is suitable for the environment in which it will be used.
  • Cost: BLDC motor prices can vary. While it is important to consider cost, it is also critical to choose a motor that works well for your application.

Benefits of working with ISL Products on your next brushless dc motor project

There is no doubt that BLDC motors are an ideal option for many. They have excellent precision control, rotational speeds, and position control. In addition, they are quieter than brushed DC motors and very compact. If you are looking for something with superior longevity that won’t tie up time or resources with maintenance requirements, then a brushless DC motor is hard to beat.

Plus, with ISL Products, you get customized care. With so many variable parameters, it can be hard to know if you are choosing the right motor for your specific application needs. Our team can assist with this.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have. We are on hand to help at every stage, from ensuring you select the perfect brushless DC motor to offering solutions to unique problems and providing reliable lead times so you get your motor when you need it.

Benefits

Our BLDC motors are an outstanding option with many advantages if any of the following characteristics are needed:

  • Excellent Rotational Speed and Position Control
  • Long Service Life / Reliable
  • High Motion Efficiency
  • High Power Density
  • Low Maintenance
  • Quiet Operation
  • Compact Size
  • Precise Control
  • Wide Speed Range

Applications

ISL’s Brushless DC Motors are the solution for precise medical, commercial and industrial applications. They are an excellent choice for a continuous duty application as well. If a higher torque is required, choose a brushless dc gear motor.

  • Automated Commercial Doors
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Cordless Power Tools
  • Drones
  • Dental Tools
  • Medical Tools
  • Electric Vehicles
  • HVAC Systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Printers & Copiers
  • Portable Electronic Equipment
  • Industrial Robots & Automation Equipment

You can learn more about the wide range of applications that use our powerful brushless motors by reading our Case Studies.

Parameters

We are able to tailor our BLDC motor features to provide a unique solution to all of our customers:

  • Voltage
  • Output Speed
  • Output Power
  • Current
  • Torque
  • Output Shaft Material & Size
  • Planetary Gearheads (reduction ratio)
  • Shaft Configuration: Offset / Concentric / D Cut / Round / Splined / Other
  • Parallel Shaft
  • Overall Frame Size Parameters (L, W, H)
  • Encoder Type: Optical / Hall Effect
  • Additional Assembly Requirements (lead wires, connectors, pulley, gear, etc.)

For complete product details, contact our engineers.