OEM Automatic currently offers PMW’s range of standard pancake motors, as well as its bespoke design service.

Get to know PMW Dynamics

OEM Automatic is partnered with PMW Dynamics to deliver a range of pancake motors. Formerly known as Printed Motor Works, OEM has been working with the brand to deliver a comprehensive range of motor solutions.

Customers seeking advanced motion control solutions can now explore the comprehensive range offered by PMW Dynamics through OEM Automatic's platform. 

We discuss PMW Dynamics' current offering and its bespoke design service.

About PMW Dynamics and its history

PMW Dynamics is renowned for its commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology and has been designing and manufacturing brushed DC pancake electric motors for over 60 years.

OEM Automatic currently offers PMW’s range of standard pancake motors, as well as its bespoke design service.

PMW’s motor portfolio caters for customers requiring both brushed and brushless configurations, supplied as housed or frameless, for both geared and direct drive applications.

Read more about PMW's range of pancake motors below…

About Pancake Motors

Pancake motors, also known as printed armature motors or servo disc motors, are commonly used for applications requiring a quick start and stop, zero cogging (smooth running) or accurate and precise control.

PMW's pancake motors differ from conventional DC pancake motors by using a unique slotless disc armature design. The design enables them to produce an accurate and sustainable level of performance in both incremental motion and continuous speed, which is not possible with conventional iron-core motor designs.

Reasons to choose PMW Dynamic pancake motors

  • Smaller and thinner than normal iron-core motors
  • Rapid acceleration and deceleration
  • Instant torque
  • Zero cogging
  • Long brush life
  • Reliable at high speed
  • Instant torque delivery 
  • Flat torque curve
  • Easy to cool
  • Excellent EMC characteristics
  • Choice of magnets
  • Wide variety of design options

Product news

our current pancake motor range by pmw 

GM pancake motors PMW Dynamics, high precision, high ambient temperatures, Compact size
High precision compact motors
The GM series is a high-precision compact range of pancake motors used in demanding industrial applications.

Able to operate at high ambient temperatures of up to 150°C (302°F). These motors ensure high reliability. 

Where compact size and precise control are essential, the GM range would suit.
GN Pancake Motor, Slim Disc Motor
high power and precision slim motors
GN pancake motors have an ultra-thin design, setting a new standard for flatness. 
By incorporating NdFeB (Rare Earth) magnets, the GN series offers the advantage of operating in low ambient temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F).

Ideal for demanding industrial applications that require high performance.

Excellent choice for low voltage, battery-powered, or high-speed applications.

Widely utilized in extreme high-end servo applications that demand an ultra-compact motor with precise control.
GPN pancake motor. high-power neodymium magnets
Cost effective ferrite magnet motors
Looking for a cost-effective solution? The GPN series is a version of the GP series of pancake motors. The GPN range has a magnet variant using high-power neodymium magnets (GPN)

Bespoke options are available.
GPM pancake motor, use standard ferrite (GPM) magnet variants
cost effective high power neodymium magnet motors

GPM pancake motors use standard ferrite (GPM) magnet variants as an alternative to neodymium magnets. 

PMW Dynamics' bespoke service - tailor your motors to your application

PMW Dynamics' motor portfolio consists of not just standard off-the-shelf catalogue products, but also a bespoke service for unique, applications-specific motor developments.

No matter the complexity of the application, PMW's bespoke design service means they can design motors to your exact requirements!

Work with OEM and PMW at ease as our team of experts walk you through the process.

All you need to do is send drawings and information about your application, and we can create the motor you need.

From simple applications to complex applications you wouldn't imagine!

Customers across various industries, including manufacturing, robotics, and automotive, may find PMW Dynamics' products indispensable for their automation needs. 

Pancake motors are also widely used in medical applications such as X-Ray, MRI and CAT Scanner due them being non-magnetic, and do not require drive electronics.

Industrial applications that require low cogging could benefit from pancake motors as well as applications that need to accelerate to full speed quickly. 

Whether it's improving precision, enhancing efficiency, or streamlining operations, PMW Dynamics' motion control solutions offer a multitude of advantages.

Keep your eyes out for additions to the PMW Dynamics range…

To explore the comprehensive range of PMW Dynamics' motion control solutions, view the full range here. If you'd like to get in touch with us, email [email protected] or call 0116 284 9900 

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