Revamped B&R 8LS motors claim to be “more powerful than ever”
June 23, 2015 by Alyssa Dalton
Jun. 23, 2015 – B&R Industrial Automation says it has “completely revamped” its 8LS series, making it “more powerful than ever.” Boasting a more compact housing, optimized design and additional sizes, the company says the motors are now more universal. For example, size 2 and 3 motors with the same technical data are now much more compact, guaranteeing maximum compatibility with a higher power density, says the company, adding that size 5 and 7 motors are available in additional lengths, thereby offering more flexibility in terms of dynamics and torque. According to B&R, the 8LS motors use new inductive encoders that promise precise data compared to previous encoders. In combination with the digital EnDat 2.2 interface, the most common safety functions can also be used with hybrid motor cables where the encoder and motor cables are grouped together, reducing wiring effort and costs, it notes.