Application examples Compacta

Compacta series shaft-mounted gear motors with integrated control units provide incomparably high performance for each volume unit: No matter which performance class you choose, the low installation dimensions of the drives simplify assembly and installation considerably. As a result, the Compacta series is ideal for applications with limited space conditions.

An extensive array of options such as integrated brakes, rotary pulse encoders, safety clutches, forced ventilation units and a moisture-protection coating enable them to be adapted individually to a variety of applications, from machine and device engineering, handling technology and conveyor technology and use in clean rooms.

Additional customer-specific adaptations beyond these standard optionscan be implemented at any time.

Sheet metal machining

compacta MS12The Compacta MS 12 precisely adjust the crowning systems on folding presses (sheet metal bending machines). This compensates for the sagging of the table and press bar.

Automotive suppliers

compacta MS12Compacta drives adjust the limit stops of a metal blank loader during production of vehicle body parts.

Lighting and stage equipment

Compacta MR30Here, Compacta drive motors are mainly used for raising and moving spotlights and curtains, for example for the adjustment of spotlights in TV studios.
Dynamic self-locking of the drive is essential in this application for safety reasons.


compacta MS12A Compacta MS12 adjusts the sunshades on a façade. A set of rods and a toothed rack transfer force to each complete segment of the sunshades.The attractive appearance of the drive permits installation in visible locations, avoiding unnecessary outlay for paneling or cutouts in the façade.

HighTech Tumbler


The Compacta AG160 is used as a hinged cover drive for HighTech Tumblers, which are machines for the automatic mixing, tumbling and marinating of meat and sausage products from Black Forest Rühle GmbH (, a renowned manufacturer of food production and butchers’ equipment. The tumblers have a computer-controlled 20-second loading system. During this process, the 60 kg lid is opened and closed at a 90° angle.

Drive for stage curtains

A Compacta AG60 raises or lowers a stage curtain. Reliability and smooth running are important for stage applications. Meanwhile the AG60 has been replaced by the AG160, which comes with the same mounting size but considerably improved torque.

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