Carbide tool manufacture
Atrax company makes carbide tool bits, the debris from this manufacturing process is exceptionally abrasive, and since the tools come in different shapes, high precision and multi axis coordination are required to make them. Coordianted Micro-stepping motors provide the control functions, and the special sealing features on the motor have supported this production line for years.
Powdered metal processing
Handling of powdered metals to make parts in automated machines, requires that the motors be protected against dust, abrasive particles and magnetic particles that would be attracted to the magnets in the motors, if the motors are not properly sealed.
Cincinnati Inc, called upon Empire Magnetics to provide motors that were suitable for the task.
Motors that could survive abrasive dust were needed.