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Why motor size matters

02 September 2019

From common household appliances like electric toothbrushes and fans, to larger applications in locomotives and industrial plants, motors are ubiquitous. Some of the smallest motors can be found in the defence industry, where precision, efficiency, reliability and compactness are essential. Here, Stewart Goulding, Managing Director of EMS Ltd, explains why small precision motors are essential in the defence industry.

The defence industry is a valuable part of the UK economy. The UK is the third largest buyer of defence equipment in the world and in 2017, UK defence exports were worth £9 billion to the economy. 

Defence is a demanding sector. The industry needs equipment that is precise, long-lasting and capable of operating in the most extreme environments. Some of the more specialised equipment used by military personnel include devices such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), optical reconnaissance equipment and battery-powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs).

Read the full article in the September issue of DPA.

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