PMW offers two distinct brushless pancake DC motor families: the XR Series using an external rotor and the IR Series using an internal rotor. All our compact brushless DC motors can be tailored to meet your exact specification.

XR Series Motors

The XR Series is an extremely compact and powerful DC electric motor design using an external rotor or out-runner design. The XR Series is available in two standard sizes, based on stack length, and with four winding options as standard. Both standard motor sizes have been designed for volume applications and do not incorporate rare earth ferrite magnetic material. Additionally the XR Series can be fitted with an integrated encoder giving 3312 counts per revolution. The XR Series outside rotor motors are very efficient on load with very low noise and are excellent for continuous use applications that require a pancake shaped brushless DC motor envelope.

If these standard solutions don’t meet your requirements we will work with you to develop a specification perfectly optimised for your application. Custom stack lengths, winding configurations and magnetic material options can be designed upon request.

Applications for the XR Series motors include package handling systems, automatic door opening systems, stair lifts and direct drive in-wheel motors for robots and other mobility systems.

XR Series external rotor / in-wheel motor range examples can be found here.

The following data sheets are available for the XR Series brushless DC pancake motors:

XR15 Series Overview PDF

External Rotor Permanent Magnet DC Electric Pancake Motors: XR15-03 with shaft, and XR15-06 with rear shaft and brake.

XR15-03E compact brushless motor with integrated encoder.

XR15-06 flat brushless motor front mounted brake.

IR Series Motors

Compact high torque density brushless motors - IR9 IR16 IR20

Compact high torque density internal rotor motors: IR9 with hollow bore, standard IR9, IR16 and IR20.

The IR Series is a compact brushless DC motor with a conventional internal rotor design but with very high slot fill resulting in class leading torque density. We offer two standard sizes, based on stack diameter, the IR9 and IR16 with a range of standard windings and stack lengths. If these standard solutions don’t meet your requirements we will work with you to develop a specification perfectly optimised for your application. Printed Motor Works’ maximum slot fill manufacturing techniques and access to powerful grades of magnets means that we can optimise your motor to 94% efficiency at your load point. The parameters for motor optimisation are: speed, voltage, torque, efficiency, cogging torque and thermal performance.

Applications for the IR Series flat DC motors include automatic door opening systems, aerospace & defence robotics, paper handling, autonomous vehicle testing for the automotive industry.

Below is a table with some examples from the IR Series internal rotor motor range:

IR Series MotorsMotor Ratings (Continuous)   
ModelVoltageCurrentTorqueSpeedPower
VANmrpmW
IR990884271.3800148drawingdatasheetSTEP
IR991846350.713000230drawingdatasheetSTEP
IR9922712290.764000320drawingdatasheetSTEP
IR129008908.51.753000550drawingdatasheetSTEP
IR16909512510.53.232001000drawingdatasheetSTEP
IR16922512510.53.234001139drawingdatasheetSTEP
IR1692263171.511.54480580drawingdatasheetSTEP
IR2091992412710.228003000drawingdatasheetSTEP
IR2091252431352.411006000drawingdatasheetSTEP

The following data sheets are available for the IR Series compact BLDC motors:

IR9 Series Overview PDF

IR9 Hollow Bore overview PDF

IR16 Overview PDF

Winch Motor

Hollow shaft brushless DC motor variant of IR9 (compact high torque density Internal Rotor motor)

IR16 compact brushless motor

IR16 internal rotor compact brushless motor.

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