Drive Elements

Drive elements for power transmission

Save total cost of ownership with efficient gear wheels, drive chains, conveyor chains, toothed racks and toothed belts

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Brakes for machine safety

with safety brakes, hydraulic, electromagnetic or spring-actuated brakes and clamping elements

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Transmission for the drive train

Planetary gears, spur gears or heavy-duty gears, low backlash and networkable for mechanical engineering

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Drive transmission clutches

Disk coupling, safety coupling, shaft coupling, clamping element, shaft-hub connection for machines and systems

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linear actuator

Linear drives for precise movement

Electric linear motor innovations such as ball screws, trapezoidal screws, rack and pinion drives, linear modules and actuators for positioning and strokes

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Engines with future potential

Synchronous motor, asynchronous motor, geared motor, DC motor, DC and BLDC, stepper motor for your cost-conscious design

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Converters for drives in mechanical engineering

Electrical drive technology such as frequency converters, DC converters, stepper motor drivers for efficient drive technology in Industry 4.0

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Efficient drive technology for the Industry 4.0 environment

Here you will find the mechanical, electrical and mechatronic Drive Technology for the modern Engineering. We inform about individual Drive Elements or components like Transmission, Couplings, Brakes, Linear DrivesEngines, Inverter etc. as well as complete drive solutions for power transmission in the drive train of a machine or system.

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Brand new electrical and mechanical drive technology

Drive technology today no longer only includes individual components such as gearbox, motor, clutch. Rather, they merge here in the sign of Drive technology 4.0 or Industrial 4.0 increasingly the technical disciplines. Due to the growing integration, networking and autonomy of modern drive technology and its machines, developers focus on their reliability and efficiency. 

Drive technology for special industries

The following new products are for special industries like the Automotive industry, Renewable energies, Technical Building Services, Medical Technology, food technology, Microsystems Technology, Mobile Machinery has been developed. You will also find new drive technology from the applied research.

  • Smart robotics, which can not only be integrated cost-efficiently, space-savingly and quickly, but are also easy to operate and ensure the necessary flexibility, also help to compensate for the shortage of skilled workers. The company Robco offers a modular robot kit for industrial production. Slim and lightweight robot brakes in the robot arms ensure that the...
  • Servo hydraulics in machines combine the best of two worlds: the benefits of hydraulic power transmission with the advantages of servo drives. Baumüller offers a calculator that calculates the potential energy savings when switching from hydraulics to servo-hydraulics. Details about it and products from different manufacturers of the technology can be found below:  
  • Bosch relies on hydrogen propulsion. Electric cars are important for reducing CO2 emissions in transport. But the question arises as to whether it is also economical to operate heavy commercial vehicles with a payload of 40 t on battery power over long distances? Find out below why Bosch is further developing the technology and what portfolio it has...
  • Potato harvesters collect the popular tuber vegetables from the ground during the potato harvest and hand them over to the tractor driving in front. This automated process also does justice to the growing population and to some extent secures the global food supply. A global manufacturer of such potato harvesters had technical problems and turned to Tsubaki. The freewheeling of the drive specialist solved the problem.  
  • The servo motor and servo amplifier portfolio from Mitsubishi Electric is very versatile. Combined with innovative maintenance, the latest servo systems make machines more efficient, minimize downtime and improve productivity. Now the automation company is going one step further and equipping its servo motors with artificial intelligence (AI). These and other servo motor innovations...
  • Koco Motion offers a comprehensive product range of drive technology for medical technology, which is currently booming. With the DC motor, bell rotor motor, brushless DC motor, precision geared motor, precision servo motor and miniature stepper motor portfolio from Constar, almost all developers' wishes can be fulfilled. Medical pumps, surgical instruments, respirators or prostheses, for example, are possible applications.  

Drive technology for mechanical and plant engineering

Drive technology plays an important role in machine and plant engineering in the context of factory automation in the context of Industry 4.0. Preventive Maintenance (preventive maintenance), Predictive Maintenance (predictive maintenance) or Condition monitoring (Machine condition monitoring) is integrated into countless mechanical and electrical applications. Sensors, encoder and communication technology have found their way into engines, transmissions, Rolling and even clutch or brake. 

Security, precision and high integration density are achieved Siko through the use of magnetic Sensors for Motor feedbacksystems. What is special about these motor feedback applications and to what extent they are useful for them Robotic and especially for Direct Drives are important, explains Andreas Wiessler below.

Siko motor feedback system

The Linear motor, an integral part of modern Drive Technology, has made remarkable progress in recent years. This development goes hand in hand with the innovations Linear actuator and Electric cylinder. Our comprehensive overview presents the latest features and technology trends of these drive components. Read what various manufacturers have developed for your design.

Rexroth linear motor

The machining centers of Alzheimer's are characterized by their extremely high static and dynamic rigidity, which enables the required precision when turning or milling. When it comes to round axes, the Altenmarkt developers rely entirely on them torque motors from Idam, which also includes a number of other products Schaeffler Group like camp or linear guides entail.

Schaeffler Alzmetall torque motor

Innovative high-tech applications and state-of-the-art sensors 20 years ago it was probably the last thing we would have done cowshed supposed. However, this traditional image of agriculture has long been outdated. In some respects, agricultural businesses are now similar to industrial companies. Today, almost every fifth cowshed in Germany has jumped on the digitalization bandwagon. They can do that BLDC motors from Minebea Mitsumi not missing.

Minebea milking robot BLDC

Soft starter are indispensable components for the Smooth start of electric motors. They minimize mechanical and electrical stress when starting up machines by reducing the starting current and allowing the voltage to rise smoothly. This technology increases the lifespan of systems and improves energy efficiency. The article highlights the latest developments and innovations on the market.

Dold soft starter

compressed air It's difficult to represent, but it's very easy to save money: under this slogan, Etaopt offers compressed air-free alternatives for the industry. With the award-winning suction lifting device “Etavac-SH-ZPN” provides environmentally conscious companies with a more efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to pneumatics and conventional vacuum ejectors. The device is based on the completely new vacuum technology “Etavac”. A central component in this development is the new drive system can Motion from koco Motion and adlos.

Kocomotion Etaopt

During the ski season, tens of thousands of people go skiing in the Alps every day. To ensure that long queues do not form at the cable cars, fail-safe technology is needed. The global cable car market leader Doppelmayr/Garaventa therefore relies on long-lasting and low-maintenance cable cars for station operation gearmotors from NORD.

Nord geared motors ski lift 

The Servomotor and servo portfolio of Mitsubishi Electric is very versatile. Combined with innovative maintenance, the latest servo systems make the machines more efficient, minimizing downtime and improving productivity. The automation company is now going one step further and equipping its servo motors Artificial intelligence (AI). We present these and other servo motor innovations and information to you here:

Mitsubishi servo motor servo amplifier


BLDC motors are all-rounders and are therefore suitable for countless applications. This is how he walks BLDC motor for example in power tools, pumps, conveyor belts, Robot and other machines efficiently move electrical energy. With their property of high power density, a large number of z. B. in Automobile Save weight and thus lower fuel and pollutant emissions. Minebea Mitsumi offers such a Brushless Motor Portfolio. We report here on applications and new developments.

Minebea BLDC motor cordless screwdriver


If IDC analysts are to be believed, the amount of digital data generated worldwide is expected to increase tenfold by 2025. We're talking about over 160 zettabytes, an unimaginable number with 21 zeros. The engine development center PM DM Minebea deals with HDD motors, the long storage medium par excellence and gives a forecast for the future.

Minebea hard drives

Stepper Motors have become indispensable in the industry for precise movements and flexibility in countless applications steering to ensure. They have high accuracy, are robust and offer a wide range of torques and speeds. They are therefore ideal for use in production, for example, Automation or Robotic. In this article we present the latest developments:

Faulhaber stepper motor 

synchronous motors are used in various applications that require precision Speed and high Efficiency require, such as B. in electric cars in the Automotive industry, in generators and in industrial drives. The article highlights current developments and innovations on the market and provides basic knowledge about the powerful synchronous motor.

ABB synchronous motor