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New Haydon Kerk Pittman EC042B IDEA Motor CANopen


HARLEYSVILLE, PA – Haydon Kerk Pittman is pleased to announce the latest addition to its popular line of brushless DC motors: the EC042B IDEA® Motor Series now available with CANopen communication-enhancing motion control capabilities. This revolutionary new product combines exceptional performance with convenience and value, saving design engineers time, money and space.

Save time using a pre-engineered, factory-configured and tested servo system.  Immediately generate complex precise motion sequences by using our free Graphical User Interface that provides an intuitive programming environment to quickly develop, save, and debug complex motion sequences. Since the connections between the drive and motor are made internally, users can simply connect power, optional I/O connections, and communications, and the IDEA® Motor is ready to operate. The EC042B IDEA® Motor with CANopen or RS-485 communication is also stocked for immediate delivery on our online store.

Save money and space by utilizing the IDEA Motor’s integrated package of motor, drive, and feedback connections in a compact and programmable unit. A single motor/drive unit reduces motion system components by up to 75% per axis and simplifies machine troubleshooting.  You can achieve further reductions by wiring sensor inputs and control outputs directly to the IDEA® Motor, rather than through a control cabinet. 

The programmable IDEA® Motor integrates a precision brushless servo motor with an IDEA® Drive controller in a compact package to reduce design time, wiring needs, and cabinet space, leading to lower overall system costs. The IDEA Motor is specifically designed for real-time embedded motion control and is ideally suited for autonomous precise execution of complex single-axis motion.

CANopen communications ports are integrated for highly flexible configuration capabilities, implementing higher-layer communication protocols and device profile specifications to synchronize motion among multiple motors. Please consult on new opportunities with your Haydon Kerk Pittman Sales Representative or Application Engineers at

The EC042B IDEA® Motor is available in three motor lengths, each with optional factory-configurable gearboxes. The wide range of reduction ratios and torque capabilities enable optimized performance of the EC042B IDEA Motor for unique motion applications that require precision and compact packing, such as lab automation, medical devices, communications equipment, semiconductor processing equipment, aerospace systems and many others.

Complete product information is available at

About Haydon Kerk Pittman

Haydon Kerk Pittman is a business unit of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion. 

Haydon Kerk Pittman is the joining of three world-class brands in the field of linear and rotary motion. Recognized as a leading manufacturer of stepper motor-based linear actuators, rotary motors, lead screw assemblies, brushed and brushless dc motors, and linear rail and guide systems used in niche market applications, Haydon Kerk Pittman has developed industry-renowned products built upon its technical innovation, versatility, customization, product durability, and dedicated customer service. For additional information regarding Haydon Kerk Pittman’s complete line of products and capabilities, visit

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Sept 18, 2019