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Genesis Robotics Reveals 110mm Radial Flux ‘LiveDrive’ At Hannover Messe 2018
April 20, 2018

Smaller size actuator provides the same performance benefits as the 250mm version of the LiveDrive

Vancouver, B.C.  —  Genesis Robotics and Motion Technologies (Genesis Robotics) has today announced a smaller, 110mm version of the LiveDrive TM actuator. This new, compact radial flux motor was developed to support a wider range of robotic designs and will be officially revealed at the 2018 Hannover Messe tradeshow in Germany on April 23.

The “LiveDrive 110” provides comparable high torque-to-weight, safe and precise actuation as the 250mm LiveDrive actuator, but its small size makes the actuator available for more versatile applications within and beyond robotics. The LiveDrive actuator suite leverages three foundational discoveries that contribute to the proprietary technology: amplified magnetics, structural-magnetic synergy and unusually high thermal conductivity.

“The latest iteration of the LiveDrive is small enough to encompass a robust solution that creates higher quality movements from machines across multiple industries,” said James Klassen, CTO and co-founder of Genesis Robotics. “Geared actuators have remained largely unchanged for over 50 years and we’ve designed a solution that solves the challenges associated with traditional geared motors.”

Hannover Messe is the world’s leading annual tradeshow for industrial technology. The event garners global interest from the top players in technology to showcase their latest innovations that support growth in multiple sectors. The original LiveDrive actuator was unveiled at the 2017 Hannover Messe tradeshow, and this year, the LiveDrive 110 will be showcased to event attendees in a number of live demonstrations.

“The LiveDrive is so precise and safe that it enables robots to finally interact with humans in life-changing applications like exoskeletons to help the disabled walk, or assistive arms to aid with heavy lifting for seniors,” said Klassen.

You can see the LiveDrive 110 in action at the Genesis Robotics Halle 017 Stand A42 at the Hannover Messe tradeshow from April 23 – April 27, 2018.


About Genesis Robotics and Motion Technologies

Genesis Robotics creates actuators and mechanical designs that will change how robots are built and move. In April 2018, Genesis Advanced Technology (GAT) and Koch Chemical Technology Group (KCTG), the  industrial-technology and engineered-equipment unit of Koch Industries, announced the formation of Genesis Robotics and the strategic investment by KCTG to commercialize the LiveDrive and help industry-leading companies utilize the technology. For more news and stories, visit

About Hannover Messe 2018

From individual components to the complete intelligent factory, as well as topical trends such as energy efficiency, lightweight construction and additive manufacturing — at HANNOVER MESSE you’ll get a complete picture of the industrial value-adding chain under one roof — in Hannover, Germany and worldwide.