LiveDrive®
LDD 1800 Series

A New Era in High Performance Actuation

LiveDrive Direct Drive Actuator is a high torque, compact direct drive solution designed for robots and machines in the food, packaging, pharmaceuticals, and electronics industries.

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Direct Drive Actuator

The LiveDrive LDD actuator is a high torque, compact, direct drive solution designed for robots and machines in the food, packaging, pharmaceuticals, and electronics industries. With no need for gears, belts, or lubrication, LiveDrive actuators dramatically simplify the drivetrain, delivering increased performance and lower total cost of ownership. LiveDrive LDD actuators redefine the standard of cleanliness, simplicity and productivity for high throughput machines.

Product Features

  • 100 Nm peak torque capability
  • IP67 Raintight housing
  • 4 Feedback options
  • One cable technology (with Hiperface® DSL)
  • Integrated holding brake
  • UL Registered
  • Custom features for many applications

High Torque

High torque density removes the need for a gearbox

Compact

Compact form factor reduces machine footprint

Low Inertia

Increases acceleration and stopping time for higher productivity and safety.

Maintenance Free

Design reduces total cost of ownership

High Precision

Zero backlash and high precision absolute encoder feedback, supporting Hiperface®, Hiperface DSL®, Endat 2.2 and BiSS-C® protocols

LiveDrive Design

Robust and innovative design simplifies machine operation and maintenance

This is the missing link in our project, this is a game changer.

Frank Souyris, General Manager,
Demaurex SA

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Performance
Range

The
LiveDrive
Advantage

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Higher Value

Use the LiveDrive advantage to create a unique direct-drive system that is cleaner, simpler and more valuable to your customers.

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Compact Footprint

Implement systems with less floorspace and drive more value from your machinery.

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Faster Machine Assembly

Manage fewer components in the supply chain and build robots faster.

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Direct drive safety

Create direct drive systems with lower inertia and fast stopping times to maximize safety and productivity. Control system safety to meet ISO 15066 for collaborative robots.

For Robot Manufacturers and System Integrators

Increase sales and create more value for customers.

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For End Users

Higher productivity, lower total cost of ownership.

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No Product Contamination

Protect valuable product from contamination with no need for additional sealing.

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High Precision

Improve accuracy and repeatability, fully eliminating backlash inherent in any geared drivetrain.

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Maintenance Free

No maintenance of the Actuator required and no stock of gear components and oil, reducing the total cost of ownership.

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Higher Reliability and Reduced Downtime

No downtime due to gear replacement or performance loss over time. LiveDrive Actuators have high reliability, increasing the mean time before failure (MTBF) of the system and keeping production lines running.

Benefits

LiveDrive Redefines the Standard for Cleanliness, Simplicity and Productivity

Many machines today are powered by servo Actuators or systems of belts and pulleys. Gearboxes are large, heavy, and filled with oil, while belts and pulley systems take up space, wear over time, and are difficult to mount. LiveDrive LDD actuators simplify the drivetrain of any machine and deliver higher productivity.

High Torque Density – More Compact

Rated Torque to Mass (N·m/kg)

Lower Inertia – Higher Acceleration

Rated Torque to Inertia (N·m/kgm2)

Applications

Delta Robots

The worlds first and only direct drive Actuator designed for delta robots. The LiveDrive LDD series is redefining the standard for cleanliness, simplicity and productivity of delta robots.

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Precision Indexing

Simplify, increase precision, and reduce the footprint of indexing drivetrains by eliminating common inline or right angle gearboxes. Suitable for high precision and fast cycle times.

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Machine Automation

Eliminate gear backlash, lubrication and maintenance for in-process positioning equipment. Clean, precise, maintenance free positioning.

In Development

Custom Solutions

Have another application for LiveDrive? Let us help you develop an innovative direct drive solution for your project.

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Industries

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    Food

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    Pharmaceutical

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    Electronics

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    Consumer Packaged Goods

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    Custom Solutions

FAQ

What is the LiveDrive? How is it different from other servo motors?

LiveDrive is a high torque density, direct drive actuator for robotics and automation machinery. As a direct drive actuator, loads can be directly coupled to the output of the actuator without additional transmission components (ie. belts or gears). Additionally, LiveDrive actuators are designed for applications where dynamic operation and positioning is required. In technical terms, a LiveDrive actuator is a brushless, permanent magnet, 3 phase synchronous motor. Compared with other servo motor technology, Live Drive technology delivers much higher torque at comparatively lower speed and therefore is best suited to these types of applications.

In what applications are LiveDrive direct drive actuators used?

LiveDrive direct drive actuators can serve most DDR (direct drive rotary) applications with a lower volume and mass footprint than competing DDR motors. Examples include actuation in delta or SCARA robots, packaging machines, indexing or high speed positioning. With high torque and a compact form factor, LiveDrive actuators create new design possibilities for simple, compact and powerful machines

Are there frameless models of LiveDrive?

LiveDrive actuators can be configured as frameless motors as an engineered solution. Please contact Genesis for more details at info@genesis-robotics.com.

Can a LiveDrive be used instead of a servo motor + gearbox combination?

Yes, using a LiveDrive direct drive actuator instead of a geared servo motor can deliver the following advantages:

  • Elimination of gears, belts, pulleys to simplify the machine, reduce maintenance, increase stiffness and eliminate backlash and lost motion
  • Elimination of oil or grease lubrication common in geared transmissions to create a oil-free machine
  • Reduce the size of machines with a more compact LiveDrive actuator
  • Sense the external environment more easily through direct drive operation without additional sensors to create safer, more adaptable machines

When considering a LiveDrive actuator for the application, it is important to consider the following:

  • Ensure the servo drive is compatible with the LiveDrive actuator and sized appropriately for the application.
  • Determine the encoder resolution required when using a direct drive actuator?
  • Ensure sufficient holding torque is provided by the LiveDrive actuator brake, where holding in a power-off condition may have previously been accomplished with a gearbox.

Please contact Genesis for support in selecting a LiveDrive for your application at info@genesis-robotics.com.

Does LiveDrive operate with typical industry servo drives?

Yes, LiveDrive can operate with typical industry servo drives in most cases. There are some important factors to consider when determining the compatibility of a drive with the LiveDrive actuator. These include but are not limited to: continuous and peak current, bus voltage, PWM frequency, encoder feedback and digital nameplate information written on the encoder or drive which may be required to recognize and operate the LiveDrive actuator when connected to the drive. Check the following items or contact Genesis for additional support:

  • Is the drive a 3-phase drive for a PM brushless synchronous motor?
  • Can the drive supply sufficient peak/continuous current?
  • Does the drive voltage match the motor’s voltage?
  • Does the drive have at least 8kHz switching PWM frequency? Better quality of motion can be achieved at frequencies of 8kHz or higher.
  • Can the drive accept the encoder protocol and resolution?
  • Can the drive read the coil temperature sensors from the LiveDrive actuator?
How can I find more information about LiveDrive?

Please contact Genesis to learn more about LiveDrive products and our capability to create engineered solutions for unique applications. Email info@genesis-robotics.com.

Specifications

  • LDD 1830
  • LDD 1841
  • LDD 1850
  • LDD 1860
  • LDD 1830A (480 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD 1830B (230 VAC)

    Performance

    SizeUnits1830 (All Versions)
    Outer Diametermm180
    Length (X)mm106.2
    Mass1kg8.2
    Rotor Intertia1kg·m20.0036
    PerformanceUnits1830A1830B
    VoltageVAC480230
    Max Continuous Torque2N·m19.319.3
    Max Continuous Current2Arms1.513.34
    Rated PowerW586602
    Rated Speedrpm400411
    Peak TorqueN·m5656
    Peak CurrentArms4.810.6
    Peak PowerW16321632
    Maximum speedrpm460471
    OperationUnits1830 (All Versions)
    Operating Ambient Temperature°C0 to 40
    Heat sink300 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, Aluminum Plate
    Features1830 (All Versions)
    Supported EncodersEndat 2.2 Single turn,
    Hiperface DSL® Single turn,
    Hiperface® Single turn,
    BiSS-C Single turn
    Holding Brake Torque (optional)18 N·m
    Connector InterfaceM23 One Cable (Hiperface DSL®)
    M23 power and M12 encoder (Other encoders)
    Temperature SensorsPT1000 RTD
    Protection ClassIP67
  • LDD 1841A (480 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD 1841B (230 VAC)

    Performance

    SizeUnits1841 (All Versions)
    Outer Diametermm180
    Length (X)mm131.4
    Mass1kg10.8
    Rotor Intertia1kg·m20.0065
    PerformanceUnits1841A1841B
    VoltageVAC480230
    Max Continuous Torque2N·m33.533.5
    Max Continuous Current2Arms1.723.25
    Rated PowerW787754
    Rated Speedrpm272261
    Peak TorqueN·m110110
    Peak CurrentArms6.111.5
    Peak PowerW22772277
    Maximum speedrpm311308
    OperationUnits1841 (All Versions)
    Operating Ambient Temperature°C0 to 40
    Heat sink300 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, Aluminum Plate
    Features1841 (All Versions)
    Supported EncodersEndat 2.2 Single turn,
    Hiperface DSL® Single turn,
    Hiperface® Single turn,
    BiSS-C Single turn
    Holding Brake Torque (optional)18 N·m
    Connector InterfaceM23 One Cable (Hiperface DSL®)
    M23 power and M12 encoder (Other encoders)
    Temperature SensorsPT1000 RTD
    Protection ClassIP67
  • LDD 1850A (480 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD 1850B (230 VAC)

    Performance

    SizeUnits1850A1850B
    Outer Diametermm180180
    Length (X)mm156.6156.6
    Mass1kg13.313.2
    Rotor Intertia1kg·m20.01040.0104
    PerformanceUnits1850A1850B
    VoltageVAC480230
    Max Continuous Torque2N·m52.652.6
    Max Continuous Current2Arms2.354.39
    Rated PowerW11921105
    Rated Speedrpm245227
    Peak TorqueN·m160160
    Peak CurrentArms814.3
    Peak PowerW31523152
    Maximum speedrpm273272
    OperationUnits1850 (All Versions)
    Operating Ambient Temperature°C0 to 40
    Heat sink400 mm x 400 mm x 12.7 mm, Aluminum Plate
    Features1850 (All Versions)
    Supported EncodersEndat 2.2 Single turn,
    Hiperface DSL® Single turn,
    Hiperface® Single turn,
    BiSS-C Single turn
    Holding Brake Torque (optional)18 N·m
    Connector InterfaceM23 One Cable (Hiperface DSL®)
    M23 power and M12 encoder (Other encoders)
    Temperature SensorsPT1000 RTD
    Protection ClassIP67
  • LDD 1860A (480 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD 1860B (230 VAC)

    Performance

    SizeUnits1860A1860B
    Outer Diametermm180180
    Length (X)mm181.8181.8
    Mass1kg15.615.7
    Rotor Intertia1kg·m20.01580.0158
    PerformanceUnits1860A1860B
    VoltageVAC480230
    Max Continuous Torque2N·m61.761.7
    Max Continuous Current2Arms2.65.72
    Rated PowerW12881458
    Rated Speedrpm227257
    Peak TorqueN·m210210
    Peak CurrentArms9.621.5
    Peak PowerW37113711
    Maximum speedrpm258302
    OperationUnits1860 (All Versions)
    Operating Ambient Temperature°C0 to 40
    Heat sink400 mm x 400 mm x 12.7 mm, Aluminum Plate
    Features1860 (All Versions)
    Supported EncodersEndat 2.2 Single turn,
    Hiperface DSL® Single turn,
    Hiperface® Single turn,
    BiSS-C Single turn
    Holding Brake Torque (optional)18 N·m
    Connector InterfaceM23 One Cable (Hiperface DSL®)
    M23 power and M12 encoder (Other encoders)
    Temperature SensorsPT1000 RTD
    Protection ClassIP67
  • Specifications simulated and subject to change without notice.
  • 1 Indicated for models with Integrated Holding Brake and Hiperface DSL® encoder.
  • 2 At 20 RPM.

Resources

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Genesis Delta Robot Application Brochure

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LDD 1800 Series Brochure

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LDD 1840 User Manual

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LDD 1840 Data Sheet

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LDD 1800 Series Data Sheet - Preliminary

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LDD 1840 CAD

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