CIRCOR DC Motors Power UAS Platforms

By Mike Ball / 23 Apr 2020
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CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is a leading developer of specialized motion control solutions for demanding aerospace and defense applications. The company provides a comprehensive range of permanent magnet DC motors that are ideal for both fixed-wing and rotary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones, meeting or exceeding AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 standards.

CIRCOR’s industrial-grade fractional HP motors are designed to provide reliable and efficient performance for a wide variety of commercial and industrial drone and robotics applications. A variety of voltage and speed range options are available, with horsepower ratings from 0.01 to 0.333 hp.

Special modifications can be made to the standard design, including aspects such as RFI/EMI filters, pinions, mounting flanges and brakes, to suit precise requirements. Custom speeds and voltage ranges are available upon request.

Military-Grade Fractional HP DC MotorsMilitary-grade fractional HP motors are designed to meet the needs of demanding military UAV and robotics applications, and feature excellent power-to-weight ratios as well as high reliability and efficiency. Many models have been engineered to meet relevant portions of the MIL-M-8608 and MIL-E-5272 standards, including environmental ruggedness and explosion-proofing.

Standard models are available in a variety of voltage and speed range options, with horsepower ratings from 0.01 to 0.13 hp. Flexible design options allow for customization of flanges, pinions, filters, brakes and more. Custom speeds and voltage ranges are available upon request.

CIRCOR’s brushless fractional HP motors feature low noise, longer lifespan and improved efficiency. They are ideal for a wide range of commercial, industrial and military applications in both aerial drones and ground robotics platforms. Standard models provides a range of power outputs from 5W to over 700W, and windings can be tailored to specific voltage, speed and torque requirements.

To find out more about CIRCOR and their DC motors for UAVs and drones, please visit their profile page:

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact