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LiveDrive®
LDD 1800 Series

A New Era in High Performance Actuation

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

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Direct Drive Motor

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

LDD Direct Drive Actuator Front
LDD Direct Drive Actuator Side

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

Graph legend: peak torque and rated torque
LDD 1800 Series Stack Length
James Klassen working on a delta robot

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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Food grade lubricant on a LiveDrive actuator for food and beverage industries

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 motor 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 Motors 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 motors 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 Motor simplify the drivetrain of any machine and deliver higher productivity.

Comparing traditional servo gearhead drivetrain to a LiveDrive Direct Drive Motor
Comparing traditional servo gearhead drivetrain to a LiveDrive Direct Drive Motor

High Torque Density – More Compact

LiveDrive LDD 1800 Series bar graph torque and mass comparison to servo motors with industry gearboxes

Rated Torque to Mass (N·m/kg)

Lower Inertia – Higher Acceleration

LiveDrive LDD 1860A and 1841A inertia graph comparison to Servo Motor and industry gearboxes

Rated Torque to Inertia (N·m/kgm2)

Applications

Delta Robots

Delta Robots

The worlds first and only direct drive motor 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.

In Development
Pick and place robot

Machine Automation

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

In Development
Genesis Robotics working with customers to create a custom engineered solution

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 motor for robotics and automation machinery. As a direct drive motor, loads can be directly coupled to the output of the motor without additional transmission components (ie. belts or gears). Additionally, LiveDrive motors are designed for applications where dynamic operation and positioning is required. In technical terms, a LiveDrive motor 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 motors used?

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

Are there frameless models of LiveDrive?

LiveDrive motors 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 motor 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 motor
  • Sense the external environment more easily through direct drive operation without additional sensors to create safer, more adaptable machines

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

  • Ensure the servo drive is compatible with the LiveDrive motor and sized appropriately for the application.
  • Determine the encoder resolution required when using a direct drive motor?
  • Ensure sufficient holding torque is provided by the LiveDrive motor 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 motor. 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 motor 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 motor?
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.

Genesis Robotics employee working on a scara robot with a LiveDrive

Specifications

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

    Performance

    LDD1830 Performance torque and speed graph

    LDD 1830B (230 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD1830 Performance torque and speed graph
    Size Units 1830 (All Versions)
    Outer Diameter mm 180
    Length mm 106.2
    Mass1 kg 8.2
    Rotor Intertia1 kg·m2 0.0036
    Performance Units 1830A 1830B
    Voltage VAC 480 230
    Max Continuous Torque2 N·m 19.3 19.3
    Max Continuous Current2 Arms 1.51 3.34
    Rated Power W 586 602
    Rated Speed rpm 400 411
    Peak Torque N·m 56 56
    Peak Current Arms 4.8 10.6
    Peak Power W 1632 1632
    Maximum speed rpm 460 471
    Operation Units 1830 (All Versions)
    Operating Ambient Temperature °C 0 to 40
    Heat sink 300 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, Aluminum Plate
    Features 1830 (All Versions)
    Supported Encoders Endat 2.2 Single turn,
    Hiperface DSL® Single turn,
    Hiperface® Single turn,
    BiSS-C Single turn
    Holding Brake Torque (optional) 18 N·m
    Connector Interface M23 One Cable (Hiperface DSL®)
    M23 power and M12 encoder (Other encoders)
    Temperature Sensors PT1000 RTD
    Protection Class IP67
  • LDD 1841A (480 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD1841 Performance torque and speed graph

    LDD 1841B (230 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD1841 Performance torque and speed graph
    Size Units 1841 (All Versions)
    Outer Diameter mm 180
    Length mm 131.4
    Mass1 kg 10.8
    Rotor Intertia1 kg·m2 0.0065
    Performance Units 1841A 1841B
    Voltage VAC 480 230
    Max Continuous Torque2 N·m 33.5 33.5
    Max Continuous Current2 Arms 1.72 3.25
    Rated Power W 787 754
    Rated Speed rpm 272 261
    Peak Torque N·m 110 110
    Peak Current Arms 6.1 11.5
    Peak Power W 2277 2277
    Maximum speed rpm 311 308
    Operation Units 1841 (All Versions)
    Operating Ambient Temperature °C 0 to 40
    Heat sink 300 mm x 300 mm x 12.7 mm, Aluminum Plate
    Features 1841 (All Versions)
    Supported Encoders Endat 2.2 Single turn,
    Hiperface DSL® Single turn,
    Hiperface® Single turn,
    BiSS-C Single turn
    Holding Brake Torque (optional) 18 N·m
    Connector Interface M23 One Cable (Hiperface DSL®)
    M23 power and M12 encoder (Other encoders)
    Temperature Sensors PT1000 RTD
    Protection Class IP67
  • LDD 1850A (480 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD1850 Performance torque and speed graph

    LDD 1850B (230 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD1850 Performance torque and speed graph
    Size Units 1850A 1850B
    Outer Diameter mm 180 180
    Length mm 156.6 156.6
    Mass1 kg 13.3 13.2
    Rotor Intertia1 kg·m2 0.0104 0.0104
    Performance Units 1850A 1850B
    Voltage VAC 480 230
    Max Continuous Torque2 N·m 52.6 52.6
    Max Continuous Current2 Arms 2.35 4.39
    Rated Power W 1192 1105
    Rated Speed rpm 245 227
    Peak Torque N·m 160 160
    Peak Current Arms 8 14.3
    Peak Power W 3152 3152
    Maximum speed rpm 273 272
    Operation Units 1850 (All Versions)
    Operating Ambient Temperature °C 0 to 40
    Heat sink 400 mm x 400 mm x 12.7 mm, Aluminum Plate
    Features 1850 (All Versions)
    Supported Encoders Endat 2.2 Single turn,
    Hiperface DSL® Single turn,
    Hiperface® Single turn,
    BiSS-C Single turn
    Holding Brake Torque (optional) 18 N·m
    Connector Interface M23 One Cable (Hiperface DSL®)
    M23 power and M12 encoder (Other encoders)
    Temperature Sensors PT1000 RTD
    Protection Class IP67
  • LDD 1860A (480 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD1860 Performance torque and speed graph

    LDD 1860B (230 VAC)

    Performance

    LDD1860 Performance torque and speed graph
    Size Units 1860A 1860B
    Outer Diameter mm 180 180
    Length mm 181.8 181.8
    Mass1 kg 15.6 15.7
    Rotor Intertia1 kg·m2 0.0158 0.0158
    Performance Units 1860A 1860B
    Voltage VAC 480 230
    Max Continuous Torque2 N·m 61.7 61.7
    Max Continuous Current2 Arms 2.6 5.72
    Rated Power W 1288 1458
    Rated Speed rpm 227 257
    Peak Torque N·m 210 210
    Peak Current Arms 9.6 21.5
    Peak Power W 3711 3711
    Maximum speed rpm 258 302
    Operation Units 1860 (All Versions)
    Operating Ambient Temperature °C 0 to 40
    Heat sink 400 mm x 400 mm x 12.7 mm, Aluminum Plate
    Features 1860 (All Versions)
    Supported Encoders Endat 2.2 Single turn,
    Hiperface DSL® Single turn,
    Hiperface® Single turn,
    BiSS-C Single turn
    Holding Brake Torque (optional) 18 N·m
    Connector Interface M23 One Cable (Hiperface DSL®)
    M23 power and M12 encoder (Other encoders)
    Temperature Sensors PT1000 RTD
    Protection Class IP67
  • 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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