Building Automation



Door Automation with the World Market Leader

 

Nowadays, going shopping means that you’re being accompanied at every turn while entering and exiting buildings. Department stores, drug stores, and even your local bakery welcome the next customer by opening the doors automatically.

More doors are moved by a Dunkermotor solution than any other in the world. Over the past decades, our GR 63 brushed DC motor in combination with our SG worm gearbox has established itself as the go-to product in this market. Thanks to our many compact and efficient drive solutions, we are your perfect partner for all things building automation.



Building Automation

Why we offer the perfect drive solution

 

Smooth running, low-noise design
Long service life
Protection classes up to IP 69K
Integrated EMC filter solutions
Maintenance free solutions
SMI drives

Better together


  • Trust in the decades of experience of the world market leader
  • Our drive combinations have been proven thousands of times and are used worldwide
  • With SMI we take the next step to the Smart Home
  • Our modular system is convincing with maximum flexibility starting from 1 unit
  • Achieve your energy goals with our energy-efficient IE 5 drives
  • With nexofox and our smart drives - with integrated or external electronics - we realize concepts such as Pay per Use with you.

Our Drive Components in use

  • Entrance Doors – Revolving, Sliding, and Swinging Doors
    Automatic door systems are essential in building construction and can be integrated for specific purposes and situation. The most important requirements are reliability, long-term stability, and controllability as the system will go through countless cycles over many years.
    EINGANGSTREN
  • Access controls / Turnstiles
    In addition to simply entering a building, access control systems are also implemented more and more frequently. The access of certain restricted areas or safe exit from these areas is a common feature in train stations, museums, or office buildings. Individually customized movement profiles can be implemented in our control systems per application needs. Furthermore, our nexofox team supports you in the implementation of innovative data models and monitoring.
    DREHKREUZ
  • Elevator Doors
    We don’t just open the doors to the building, but also the ones to the vertical transport within that building. The telescopic sliding doors on the elevator are also included in our application portfolio. Due to the long service life of an elevator (up to 30 years is usually determined), the door system should operate with as few maintenance cycles as possible.
    AUFZUGSTREN
  • Sun Protection
    Our unique drives are designed to be connected to the main power grid directly. They can be used both inside and outside the façade and have proven themselves thousands of times. As a founding member of SMI, we comply and design around open standards.
    SONNENSCHUTZ

Press releases

04/21/2023
Dunkermotoren put six charging ports into operation at its Bonndorf headquarters to promote electromobility
Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK, has put into operation twelve charging points on six ports. Eight points are available for the public. The billing system was installed in cooperation with the neighboring company Hectronic. Four charging ports with seven 11 kW and one 50 kW charging point are available on the Allmendstraße 24/7 to the public, visitors, and employees. The 50 kW quick-charging point is of particular interest to Dunkermotoren visitors such as customers or suppliers, as they often have a long way to go and don’t stay at the facility for very long. This gives them the opportunity to sufficiently recharge their electric vehicle even after a short visit. Authorization and billing of the charging processes is conveniently carried out using debit/credit cards, which fulfills the requirements of the charging station ordinance for all stations installed after July 01, 2023. As of today, special apps, cards, or memberships have been required at many public charging points in order to start the charging process. The charging station ordinance will ensure the barrier-free and user-friendly expansion of e-mobility and make it mandatory to offer common means of payment. The connected billing system and payment terminal were supplied and installed by the neighboring company Hectronic, which originally specialized in systems for parking and service station management expanded its portfolio to system solutions for e-mobility. The easy payment for charging is at the core of Hectronic's solution. Dunkermotoren and Hectronic have already been cooperating in other areas for many years. Thus, the cooperation in the charging infrastructure was the most obvious solution. The public charging points are located directly opposite the Hectronic facility and are ideally suited as a reference object. Another two charging ports with four 11 kW charging points have been installed in the Dunkermotoren parking deck. These charging points are available for the company's pool vehicles. Here, the charging processes are also authorized via the Hectronic system. This provides an incentive for Dunkermotoren employees to use electric vehicles when coming to work. A survey has shown that around 1,000 t of CO2 are currently emitted annually for these journeys using combustion engines. In this context it is worth mentioning that Dunkermotoren has been offering the JobRad deal for several years. This allows employees to lease electric bicycles at low cost. If employees use these bikes to travel to work, the batteries can be charged cost-free at charging stations on company premises. The state of Baden-Württemberg, as part of the Charge@BW program, subsidizes the charging infrastructure with €2,500 per charging point. One of the requirements for the subsidy is that the charging points be powered by renewable electricity generated on site. Dunkermotoren can meet this requirement with the solar-power system installed in 2021 and 2022 with an output of 350 kWp. The annual yield of up to 350,000 kWh is estimated to be sufficient for 7,000 charging processes of purely electrically powered vehicles. Downloads Press release (PDF)
04/18/2023
Dunkermotoren is exhibiting at the Robotic Summit in Boston
On May 10th and 11th, 2023, Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK, is exhibiting at the Robotics Summit in Boston. On booth 323, visitors can learn more about gearmotor solutions for the robotics industry. Dunkermotoren’s product portfolio features brushless and brushed DC motors up to 5 kW, stepper motors, and linear systems. Utilizing the unique modular system, customers can configure their motors with planetary and right-angle gearboxes, encoders, brakes, and integrated or external controllers into a small package. Dunkermotoren products are designed and built in Germany and are known for the high quality, customer-specific solutions. Particularly interesting for the AGV/ AGC/ AMR industry is the new hub drive design that can be integrated into motor solutions with the modular system. The NG 250 and NG 500 hub drives combine the drive wheel with a gearbox into a very small package. The latest innovation, the NG 1000 WO, allows the drives to be mounted side by side thanks to the offset mounting of the gearbox to the motor, which further reduces stack (axial) length and keep the platform width to a minimum. Another useful motor solution for the robotics industry is the dPro product family of BLDC motors. These motors can be configured in a variety of communication interfaces to allow for easy programming and control. Dunkermotoren’s nexofox service can further elevate your application with IIoT solutions that offer predictive maintenance, failure analysis, and machine updates in real-time and from anywhere in the world. Stop by booth 323 and learn more about the future of motor technology and how to configure your customized solution today. Downloads Press release (PDF)
04/18/2023
Drive solutions for Entry systems in accordance with EN 17352
Dunkermotoren offers drive solutions to fulfil new safety requirements and implement automated Access Gates compliant with EN 17352. Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK, is the market leader in drive solutions for the door automation and is driving more sliding and swing doors than any other motor manufacturer. Thanks to its expansive modular system including motors, gearboxes, encoders, brakes, and electronics, highly custom drive combinations can be configured for any application. With all these options, Dunkermotoren brings automation inside of buildings. At airports or metro stations for example, entry systems such as access gates ensure that only authorized persons get access to the airport terminal, or that the door to a platform is only released after the metro has stopped. Equipped with brushless Dunkermotoren DC motors and integrated or external motor control units, those access gates provide additional safety for passengers. Customized and parametrizable motion profiles contribute to smooth and safe airport operation. Different types of access gates, such as a one-way corridor or automated passport control, provide different installation spaces for the drive solution. The option to select from both, planetary as well as angular gearboxes such as worm or bevel gearboxes, allow Dunkermotoren to configure the suitable drive solution for each entrance system no matter the space constraints. By publishing the EN17352 standards, suppliers of power operated access control devices such turnstiles, swing lanes, and retractable lanes have been confronted with additional requirements and test methods. Thus, manufacturers of such products are required to take further safety characteristics into account when designing their product. Dunkermotoren can help contribute to the compliance of these requirements. Reversible gearboxes, for example, allow a manual opening for escape in case of emergencies, ensuring the vital safety of passengers. Additionally, the motor controllers, which are certified to EN ISO 13849-1 for Performance Level d (PL d) / Category 3, can safely switch off the drive torque so that no one is harmed on their escape route. Our expert for Access Gates will be happy to advise you: Tobias Johnston Key Account Manager Building Automation at Dunkermotoren Tobias.Johnston@ametek.com   Downloads Professional Article (PDF)
04/14/2023
Dunkermotoren is exhibiting at the Automate Show in Detroit
Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK, will join Dynamic Fluid Solutions and Haydon Kerk Pittman at a joint AMETEK booth for the 2023 Automate show in Detroit – May 22nd to 25th, 2023. Stop by booth 1841 to learn about gearmotor solutions for robotics, conveyors, AGVs, AMRs, and anything automation. Dunkermotoren’s product portfolio features brushless and brushed DC motors up to 5 kW, stepper motors, and linear systems. Utilizing the unique modular system, customers can configure their motors with planetary and right-angle gearboxes, encoders, brakes, and integrated or external controllers into a small package. Dunkermotoren products are designed and built in Germany and are known for the high quality, customer-specific solutions. The continuously updated online configurator tool is a useful feature that allows customers to create their own solution by setting parameters and specifications. Downloading custom data sheets and 3D models is easy once the right combination has been found. Particularly interesting for the AGV/ AGC/ AMR industry is the new hub drive design that can be integrated into motor solutions with the modular system. The NG 250, NG 500, and recently added NG 1000 hub drives combine the drive wheel with a gearbox into a very small package. Solutions with side by side mounting can be used as well to reduce stack (axial) length and keep platform width to a minimum. Another useful motor solution for the robotics industry is the dPro product family of BLDC motors. These motors can be configured with a variety of communication interfaces (EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, PROFINET, CANopen) to allow for easy programming and control. Dunkermotoren’s nexofox service can further elevate your application with IIoT solutions that offer predictive maintenance, failure analysis, and machine updates in real-time and from anywhere in the world. Stop by our booth and learn more about the future of motor technology and how to configure your customized automation solution today. Downloads Press release (PDF)