Designing Motors for Extreme Environments

Empire Magnetics range in the UKA new generation of step motors is allowing motion control applications to prosper where they were previously impossible or, at best, very difficult.

In the past, step motor designs were developed for the relatively “benign” conditions of a factory.

New step motor designs – specially developed for motor-hostile environments – can reliably withstand the effects of radiation, underwater operation, vacuum operation, and extremely high and low temperatures, among other conditions.

These motors are now the key to a wide range of new motion control opportunities.

Richard Halstead, President of Empire Magnetics, Inc., has written this in-depth article about motors that are designed to survive hostile environments.