High Temperature Motors
Honeybee Robotics’ high-temperature actuators and gearheads enable robotic systems in environments up to 460˚C. Originally developed for a Venus surface mission, our high-temperature brushless permanent-magnet motor with commutation (position) feedback enables operation in the most harsh environments. No off-the-shelf motors exist that are capable of operating reliably at temperatures even approaching this temperature for any appreciable amount of time.
Applications for this system, beyond Venus exploration, include pumps and valves in high-temperature industrial applications; space systems operating close to the Sun; starters and generators in turbines; subsystem for Europa deep probes, and robotic exploration systems in extreme environments on Earth.