17815 Davenport Road, Suite 130
Dallas, Texas 75252
Manufacturer of disruptive new geared solutions
Motus Labs, headquartered in Dallas, TX, is a designer and manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions for the automation, robotics, and motion control markets. The Motus M-DRIVE ML1000 series is a disruptive patented gearing architecture that uses mating blocks instead of traditional gear teeth.
• More rigid/lower weight/compact size
• Increased precision
• Longer life
• Higher torque density
• Higher torsional stiffness
• Superior price to performance
• Form sizes 17- 40
These performance benefits provide a lower overall solution cost – significantly improving the ROI for automation motion control and robotics applications. Motus Labs currently has eight patents issued and four pending.
As a new player, Motus Labs provides a disruptive drive architecture using a series of CAM driven blocks that engage over 80% of the output ring surface area. This design distributes load stresses over a much larger surface area, permitting the Motus M-DRIVE geared solution to deliver higher torque per unit size volume than other technologies.
The M-DRIVE architecture was awarded its first patent in 2016 after five years of research and development by Carlos Hoefken, inventor and automation engineer. Hoefken identified an opportunity to design a disruptive new gear drive that would increase performance and add value. The M-DRIVE was developed on principals of kinesiology and kinematics, the study of the human and non-human body movement.
The innovative design simulates the motion of an athlete running, the pads and linkages emulated hips, legs, knees, and feet of a mechanical runner. Motion algorithms were created, modeled, and applied to the M-DRIVE gear.
The M-DRIVE was designed with Industry 4.0 in mind. AI-driven robots and automation applications require smart actuators that require smart gears. The new architecture positions Motus Labs as an enabling technology leader for new applications in adaptive robotics and motion control as the industry shifts from traditional automation to smart manufacturing.