New Brushless DC Motor By ElectroCraft Provides Exceptional Performance In A Small Package, ElectroCraft RapidPower™ Size 17 BLDC Motor Will Be Available On March 1, 2009

Dover, NH — (January 26, 2009)

ElectroCraft today announced the release of the new ElectroCraft RapidPower™ Size 17, a Brushless DC Motor that provides exceptional performance in a small package. The ElectroCraft RapidPower Size 17 allows for considerable cost improvements in a variety of applications (medical equipment, robotics, etc). The new product will begin shipping globally in March, 2009.

"This brushless motor lets engineers match package size to required performance like never before," said Rob Kerber, Vice President of Marketing at ElectroCraft. "Engineers building small medical devices should consider the RapidPower Size 17 Brushless DC motor instead of Anaheim Automation’s BLY17 or Lin Engineering’s BL17 family of products when faced with a small envelope requiring high torque." The RapidPower Size 17 Brushless DC motor is a convenient replacement for NEMA 17 Stepping motors, where more precision and control is required. Furthermore, the ElectroCraft Go Figure Motor Program allows customers to select from a variety of pre-engineered motor options and configurations to reduce the development cycle and improve time to market. The web-based motor configuration tool can be found at or In addition to their robust design, the ElectroCraft RapidPower Size 17 also delivers:
• Exceptional torque to volume and price ratios
• Low cogging torque for very smooth operation
• High efficiency for cooler operation
• Wide speed range
• A wide variety of stack lengths to match motor package size to required performance

About ElectroCraft
ElectroCraft, Inc. is a global provider of fractional-horsepower motor and motion control solutions for both industrial and commercial applications. The company specializes in dependable, application-engineered specialty products by utilizing its Lean business philosophy to consistently meet the needs of its customers worldwide. The company’s products are found in pumps, office equipment, medical devices, aircraft and thousands of other applications. ElectroCraft is headquartered in Dover, New Hampshire with operations in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


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