DCmind Brush Motor is exceptionally quiet even under full load
Posted to News on 14th Apr 2014, 12:14

DCmind Brush Motor is exceptionally quiet even under full load

The Crouzet DCmind Brush Motor Series has earned the honour of 2013 Readers' Choice Product of the Year Winner by Medical Design Briefs magazine. Every year the editors review new products and choose a selection of the best for voting by their readership in the annual awards competition. This year, the Crouzet DCmind Brush Motor Series was chosen by editors for its outstanding technical merit and practical value to the publication's 40,000 engineering and scientific readers. Then readers voted on their favourite product finalist to determine the winners, with the product receiving the most votes being named Product of the Year. This year readers chose two products for the 2013 Readers' Choice Product of the Year award in a close tie.

DCmind Brush Motor is exceptionally quiet even under full load

Crouzet's DCmind Brush Motors are described as astonishingly quiet, even under full load, and offer exceptional efficiencies, long service life, and a wide range of gearboxes and accessories. With virtually noiseless operation, DCmind Brush motors are particularly well suited to applications in medical, biopharmaceutical, laboratory, industrial machinery and high-performance office equipment and systems. They can also be used in a variety of other high-performance applications such as pumps and valves, railway and railcars, as well as military and aeronautics.

These motors have a noise level of only 35dB, about the sound of a whispered conversation and 20dB less than the current motor standard range. Key to its silent operation is the precise engineering work during the product design phase. Careful attention was paid to selection of high-quality magnets, brushes and ball bearings as well as to special shaping and balancing of rotor poles. These factors combined to reduce the energy dissipated through vibration and resonance levels. The result is not only the quietest motor on the market, but also a motor with more than 80 per cent efficiency and a minimum service life of 5000 hours when used with normal power loads. Under reduced load conditions, service life can be increased to as much as 24,000 hours.

Crouzet's new product range includes 15, 25 and 55W motors with a 42mm diameter, and 55 and 104W motors with a 63mm diameter. DCmind Brush motors support 12, 24 and 48V power supplies and are available with several accessories and adaptations, including rear brake, optical or Hall effect encoders (1 or 2 channels), connectors and wires, voltage, speed and power, and shaft dimensions and material.

The motor's very low sound level meets several standards in applications for medical (IEC 60601-1) office equipment (IEC 60950), and household appliances (IEC 60335). All new motors are approved in accordance with UL 10004-1, CE, and support IP56, IP67 and IP69K. They are also RoHS compliant.

John Morehead, Crouzet Motors national sales manager, says: "The new DCmind Brush motor generation adds a uniquely differentiated premium product to our current offering. With its remarkably quiet operation, quality design and manufacturing, it greatly expands our application reach. Additionally, Crouzet's ecodesign strategy has cut the environmental impact of the product's overall life cycle in half while at the same time improving the product's energy efficiencies."

Follow the link for more information about DCmind Brush motors, which are available from stock to 12 weeks.

Crouzet Ltd

8 Cedarwood, Chineham Business Park
Crockford Lane
RG24 8WD

+44 (0)1256 318900

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