NEW configurable DC motors and gearheads

maxon motor’s DCX series is being expanded with two new DC motors. The GPX 22 gearhead is now also available in a version with reduced noise level and with ceramic axes.

  • MAXPOS 50/5 Positioning Controller

    The next generation of high-performance positioning controllers

    maxon motor launches the MAXPOS 50/5. This compact EtherCAT Slave unveils unprecedented possibilities as far as precision, dynamics, and synchronization are concerned. It also ensures reliability and durability even under harsh conditions. More than 20 years of experience in motion control have been incorporated into this latest technology in positioning controller.

  • Exhilarating speed - Man and machine at their limits.

    maxon drive systems in motor sports

    The newest edition of driven, the maxon motor magazine, is available now. Join Formula Renault 3.5 pilot Nico Müller on the racing track. Take a seat in the cockpit with him and learn more about why maxon's DC motors are important for fast laps. The magazine is available for free as an app for tablets and as a print version.

  • EC-4pole 32 HD with planetary gearhead

    This 480 W motor can withstand 200 °C, 1000 G, -5000 m and 1700 bar.

    The Heavy Duty Motor EC 22 HD, innovation of the year in 2010, has now been joined by a larger and more powerful version. The new, electronically commutated EC-4pole 32 HD motor has all the features of the award-winning 22 mm motor. It is designed for extremely rough operating conditions, particularly applications in deep drilling.

  • Opportunity celebrates 10 years on Mars.

    It keeps going and going and going – equipped with maxon brushed DC motors.

    Ten years ago, the NASA rovers Opportunity and Spirit landed on Mars. Today, Opportunity is still exploring Mars – an unbelievably long time, considering the robot was only designed to last about 90 days. It has covered a distance of approximately 39 kilometers so far and continues to roam around a vast area. On board, 39 maxon brushed DC motors can be found.

  • mpm Introduces Motion Control Engineering Manager

    maxon precision motors, the leading supplier of high precision drives and systems, has announced that Biren Patel will lead its Electronics program.

  • Highly Dynamic Brushless DC motors

    Compact yet powerful

    In automation and robotics, many applications are characterized by high energy and high torque at the same time. Spatial restrictions also mean that drives must be short, have a long service life and be maintenance-free. The newly redesigned EC-i motors from maxon motors offer solutions that fit these requirements perfectly.

  • ESCON Module 50/4 EC-S

    Servo Motor Controller for sensorless Operation of Brushless Motors

    maxon motor introduces a miniaturized OEM plug-in module for sensorless brushless applications. The compact, powerful 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller offers efficient control of permanent-magnet activated sensorless brushless DC motors without Hall sensors up to approximately 200 Watts. Some of its features include: high usability, exceptional performance, and unprecedented power density in servo motor controller technology. Sensorless operation offers the best conditions for a high reliability at low system costs.

  • e-Business Agent discusses New DC Motor Design at Motors & Drive Systems Conference 2014.

    maxon precision motors proudly announces that e-Business Agent, Matt Badger will be presenting at this year’s Motor & Drive Systems Conference on January 29, 2014 at 11:10 AM. Matt will be presenting on a New DC Motor Design Improving Power Density and Noise Level.

  • High-tech cameras – lightning-fast, ultra-sharp and legendary

    maxon drive systems in the communication sector.

    In the new edition of “driven”, the maxon motor magazine, everything revolves around high-tech cameras: From professional SLR cameras and camera stabilization systems to modern projection devices for telescopes. All these applications have one thing in common: they all use high-precision drives by maxon motor. The tablet magazine is available free of charge for Apple iOS and Google Android.

  • REM-C, a University / Industry Partnership for Innovation

    REM-C (Roboticists, Engineers & Manufacturers Consortium) was established to bridge the gap between university robotic programs and the engineering community.

  • New servo motor controller – The ESCON 70/10

    High performance, easy to commission, outstanding motor control characteristics, and top performance.

    maxon motor’s new range of servo controllers continues to expand. Just like the existing motor control units in the range, the new maxon motor ESCON 70/10 possesses incredibly easy usability and peak control properties. The high power density 4-quadrant pulse width modulated (PWM) servo motor controller gives efficient control of permanent-magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC) and brushless DC motors (BLDC motors) using Hall sensors with a power rating to ~700 W.

  • Small spindle drives are now available in wearproof ceramic.

    Two new complete systems composed of spindle, axial bearing, and gearhead.

    With the GP8S and GP16S spindle drives, maxon motor is expanding the program and simultaneously launching the ceramic spindle. The ceramic spindle is an extraordinary product, with several advantages.

  • The RE 30 EB 15 W maxon DC motor for fine rotary motions.

    maxon windings and precious metal brushes generate higher torque.

    Haptic applications are well known in medical engineering, robotics, and aeronautics. For example: An active helicopter sidestick generates forces that provide tactile feedback to the pilot of a conventional system. Such applications require a special drive. maxon's ironless winding and precious metal commutation were predestined for these requirements.

  • maxon 32 mm planetary gearhead for high radial loads.

    New design ensures smooth and true running.

    maxon motor, the worldwide leader in high precision drives, has added two new gearheads to the already successful GP 32 program. Significant improvements have been made to the single-stage planetary gearhead: The planetary carrier has been reinforced, the bearings have been repositioned, and a ceramic version is now available.

  • New miniature dc servo motor controller.

    The ESCON 50/5 OEM Module.

    maxon precision motor’s newly released DC servo motor controller, the ESCON 50/5 OEM module. This mini OEM plug in module is a 4 quadrant Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) servo motor controller that can efficiently control permanent magnet brushed DC motors (PMDC motors) and Brushless DC servo motors (BLDC motors) containing hall effect sensors, with power levels up to 250 watts.

  • Introducing the new 4 mm micro motor and gearhead

    maxon motor was challenged to deliver maximum power in the smallest possible space and the result is the EC 4 brushless motor.

    maxon motor introduces the EC4, a 4 mm diameter brushless DC motor and gearhead. The typical issue found with micro drives of this size is the output power is too low for the application requirements because of the physical limitations. maxon increased the performance of this tiny motor using the latest winding technology along with the most powerful magnets available. This motor is available in two lengths; short version with 0.5 W nominal power or long version with 1.0 W nominal power.

  • Modular Multi-axis Motherboard

    It doesn't get any easier than this: Define the number of axes for the Motherboard, click, and done.

    For the EPOS2 Module 36/2 positioning controller, maxon motor offers a motherboard that can be applied with just a few simple steps to suit drive systems with up to 11 axes. In respect to flexibility and modular design, the EPOS2 Module Motherboard is hard to beat. Whether for experimental purposes or in series production, the motherboard is the cost-effective, ready-to-use solution for multi-axis applications.

  • maxon motor has QMS EN 9100 certification.

    High-precision small drives for the aerospace industry.

    The quality management system (QMS) of maxon motor received certification according to the EN 9100 quality standard on October 23, 2012. The provider of high-precision drives and systems up to 500 W is therefore now officially a “specialist for the aerospace industry”.

  • maxon motor launches configurable DC drives.

    The new maxon DCX program offers high power and can be configured and ordered completely online.

    dcx.maxonmotor.com – On the Swiss drive specialist's microsite, you can find innovative brushed DC motors, planetary gearheads and sensors. The performance features of the precision drives are impressive, but it is a special service that sets them apart: DCX motors, GPX gearheads and ENX encoders can be configured and ordered online.

  • The new maxon motor magazine is here.

    Applications, interviews with experts, drives in depth. Interactive and exclusively for tablet computers.

    As of October 25, 2012, there is a new publication from the drive specialist maxon motor. “driven – the maxon motor magazine” will be issued three times a year for iPads and Android tablet PCs. At the end of each year, the highlights from the three tablet issues will be compiled in a print edition.

  • November 13, 2012: The day of birth of the next generation of DC drives.

    maxon motor launches a completely new product program.

  • ESCON 36/3 EC

    Maxi in the matter of performance, control properties, and range of functions. Mini as far as price, size, and commissioning are concerned.

  • Right Angle Spiroid® Gear

    Designed to achieve maximum torque in minimum space

    maxon precision motors is pleased to announce the newest addition to our family of motion control products, the 22mm and 32mm right angle gearheads. These compact, lightweight and high torque gearheads were developed to provide an adjustable 360 degree right angle output for the most demanding applications.

  • In the next 9 months, Switzerland's first tendon-controlled humanoid robot will be created.

    maxon drives help “Roboy” stand on its own legs.

    A project team with experts from science and industry, including the drive specialist maxon motor, is developing a new humanoid robot: “Roboy”. On March 9, 2013, “Roboy” will be presented to the public at the “Robots on Tour” international robotics fair that will take place in Zurich as part of the 25th anniversary of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab) of the University of Zurich. This development can now be followed and supported.

  • Encoder Technology from maxon motor on Board Curiosity.

    The landing of the Mars rover Curiosity took seven exciting minutes. Now it will be looking for signs of life on the Red Planet. maxon encoder technology will play a part in the successful excursion of the rover. This is the continuation of the success story of maxon products in outer space and on far away planets.

  • The new maxon program 2012/13 has arrived.

    In 2012, maxon motor presents new motors, gearheads, servo controllers, digital positioning controllers and integrated MILE encoders.

  • maxon motors fly into outer space on board the "Dragon" spacecraft

    The flawless launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 22, 2012 is another successful step for maxon motor ag in the use of high precision motors in the astronautics industry. The crucial tasks of the maxon motors in the SpaceX mission included orienting the solar arrays of the Dragon spacecraft towards the sun to provide the power supply.

  • New Formulae Handbook for Drive Technology

    maxon motor provides effective help for drive selection.

    The extensive collection with illustrations and descriptions includes formulae, terminology and explanations of the calculations that are relevant for drive systems. A flow chart provides assistance in selecting the right drive for each purpose.

  • New distribution structure in Eastern Europe.

    The maxon motor Group continues to strengthen its local services and takes over the drive business for maxon drive systems in the Eastern European region from Uzimex AG.

  • The new innovation from maxon motor at the Hannover Messe 2012: The GP 26 A planetary gearhead

    maxon motor, the worldwide leading provider of high-precision drives and systems, presents a new, more powerful series of planetary gearheads, called GP 26 A. The GP 26 A closes the gap which previously existed between the 22 and 32 diameters in the range of power-optimized gearheads. The GP 26 A offers all of the advantages of the maxon series of gearheads, including modularity, precision and power. Particularly significant improvements over the previous generation are the higher permissible loads.

  • The GP 16 spindle drive

    Feed forces of up to 400 N

    The spindle drive program will be extended with the new size 16 mm. This is also an easily configurable complete system with integrated axial bearing for high loads. Version with metric M6 spindle or Ø 5 mm ball screw.

  • Twice the power: the new GP 16 C planetary gearhead

    Ø16 mm, 0.2–0.6 Nm

    When it was introduced many years ago, the GP 16 A planetary gearhead represented a milestone in gear technology, thanks to its use of powder metallurgy. Now, in the new GP 16 C, ceramic components are also used. Longer life span and a doubling of the continuous torque fulfill the requirements of many customers.

  • High-speed Synchronization with EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT

    The digital positioning controller EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT meets the highest demands in real-time positioning of synchronized multi-axis systems. Extremely compact in size, the EPOS3 possesses a wide nominal power supply voltage range from 11 to 70 VDC and delivers a continuous output current of 10 A, during acceleration and deceleration even up to 25 A. Designed for DC and EC motors with a power range up to 700 Watt, it provides outstanding uniform running for motors equipped with incremental encoders.

  • EC 60 flat with MILE Encoder and Protection Class IP 54

    Versatility, power, and robustness for flat motors have a name: «EC 60 flat».

    The multitude of possible combinations makes the new EC 60 flat the ideal drive in a wide range of applications. Whether the focus is on high nominal torque, on high-dynamic positioning tasks with superb repetition accuracy, or on robustness and insensitivity against environmental conditions, the choice is all up to the end user.

  • maxon motor Group enhances its global network with its own sales company in Austria.

    The worldwide leading provider in precision drives and systems is integrating its long-time sales partner, Kwapil & Co. GmbH, into the maxon motor Group. With this step, maxon motor is further strengthening its presence in Austria.

  • ESCON 50/5

    Straightforward commissioning – excellent controller characteristics – peak performance.

    Following the ESCON’s launch during fall 2011, maxon motor’s new series of servo controllers welcomes its second family member; the ESCON 50/5. As the little brother, it captivates by userfriendliness and outstanding performance. The compact, powerful 4-quadrant PWM servo controller offers efficient control of permanent-magnet activated brushed DC motors and brushless EC motors up to approximately 250 Watts. As part of the ESCON family, it is the embodiment of unrivaled power density in the field of servo controller technology. More convenience, functionality, protection, or power are hardly possible.

  • Heavy Duty Drive Solution for Extremely Harsh Operating Conditions

    Brushless 22mm HD motor and gear combo

    maxon motor launches its EC22HD heavy duty motor; a 22mm-diameter brushless motor that outperforms any other commercial electric drive on shock, vibration and temperature tolerances. This motor was developed for the exceptionally high requirements in deep drilling technology and resists the most extreme operating conditions. Also available in combination with the GP22 heavy duty gearhead in 1 to 5 stages for use in oil or air operation.

  • Brushless 90 mm flat motor with MILE Encoder

    The ultra slim design of maxon’s EC 90 flat brushless motor is now equipped with a MILE encoder.

  • Eight Years Opportunity: Mars Rover Finds Signs of Water

    Built for eternity.

    In the eighth year of its Mars expedition, the Mars rover Opportunity has found evidence that water once existed on Mars. According to briefings by NASA, in late 2011 the rover found a vein of a notably light colored mineral – apparently gypsum – deposited by flowing water.

  • The production in Hungary is running smoothly

    For the past 10 years, maxon motor hungary has successfully been producing component groups and high-precision DC motors.

    The trend towards increasingly smaller and more powerful drive components is in full force. At the same time, the product development cycle is getting shorter and shorter. To enable a more flexible response to the market demands, maxon motor founded a third production plant in Veszprém, Hungary, in 2001. Ten years later, the drive specialist can add another success story to its history.

  • ESCON 36/2 DC

    A compact and powerful 4 quadrant PWM servo controller.

  • 70 Watt Brushless DC Motor with gear and encoder options.

    Power Pack in a compact size

    maxon motor’s 70 Watt flat brushless motor delivers a max. continuous torque of 130 mNm at an efficiency of up to 85%. This flat brushless motor in its 45 mm diameter is available with Hall sensors and comes in four windings (24, 30, 36, 48 V).

  • maxon motor is turning 50

    The drive specialist from Sachseln has been in motion for half a century.

    The canton of Obwalden's largest employer can look back on half a century of history: 50 years of maxon motor ag means 50 years of innovation, quality and continuity. It therefore stands to reason that maxon drives are used wherever they need to work in extreme conditions - from the earth's interior all the way to Mars.

  • A 40mm brushless motor with a formula for high power density.

    Every single maxon motor clearly proves how high performance can be packed in a miniature space without efficiency and reliability falling by the wayside; for many years, every day, millionfold. How to fit 170 Watts of power in a Ø40 x 80 mm, palm-sized housing is being demonstrated by the new brushless direct current motor EC 40.

  • New Chief Executive Officer

    Eugen Elmiger is the new Chief Executive Officer

    The Board of Directors has appointed Mr Eugen Elmiger, 47 years, as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of maxon motor ag in Sachseln with effect from January 1, 2011. The Board made this appointment to ensure that the continuity of the company's management and long-term development would be guaranteed in the best way possible.

  • maxon motor wins Central Switzerland's 2010 Innovation Prize

    The EC 22 HD drive for extreme conditions wins the race

    The 2010 Innovation Prize awarded by the Central Switzerland Chamber of Commerce (HKZ) has been won by maxon motor. The company convinced the jury with its new precision motor for extreme condi-tions - the maxon EC22 HD. This drive can withstand 200°C, 100 G and 1,700 bar.

  • Miniaturized Positioning Motion Controllers

    maxon’s EPOS2 24/2 was developed specifically for commanding and controlling in the CANopen network. USB and RS232 are available as further communication interfaces.

  • maxon motor Group is strengthening its network

    maxon motor launches a new subsidiary in India

    The maxon motor Group is strengthening its worldwide network in the market for high-precision drives and systems up to 500 watts; on 1st August 2010 the new subsidiary – maxon precision motor India Pvt. Ltd. – has been established in Bangalore.

  • Germany wins the Robot Football World Cup

    maxon motor helped power the moves

    The Germany team won the 2010 Robot Football World Cup in Singapore. The name of the goalkeeper who played in the 6:1 win was not Thomas Müller but Nao; A robot. Rather than being powered by strong muscles, he draws his energy and flexibility from dynamic electro-motors provided by maxon motor.

  • Powerful maxon drives for tough conditions

    RE 50 and RE 65 industrial versions

    maxon motor is expanding its existing range of industrial type versions with the addition of two motor sizes with IP54 protection rating as well as mounting brakes

  • Brushless 8mm motor, 2 watts

    A small motor with a big impact.

    The family of brushless micro drives welcomes a new member, the EC 8.

  • Sterilizable Brushless motor up to 100 watts

    maxon motor extends its EC 22 motor series

  • Programmable all-in-one positioning controller

    Now with supervisory control and data acquisition interface

    The EPOS2 P 24/5 from maxon motor is a freely programmable positioning controller. Applications are programmed to comply with the IEC 61131-3 standard. The controller matches with DC brush motors with encoder or brushless EC motors with Hall sensors and encoder up to 120 watts.

  • Dual loop position and speed controller for anyone

    Powerful positioning controller with applied cutting-edge technology

    EPOS (Easy to use Positioning System) is being expanded again in its second generation. The EPOS2 70/10 matches with DC brush motors with encoder or brushless EC motors with Hall sensors and encoder up to 700 watts power.

  • Innovative and revolutionary speed controller

    Compact OEM module for brushless DC motors with Hall sensors

    The maxon motor DEC module 50/5 controller is a digital amplifier with speed controller for controlling electronically commutated (brushless) DC motors with Hall sensors up to 250 watts.

  • At the right place at the right time.

    maxon motor launches a intelligent positioning controller.

    A 2nd generation of the family of intelligent positioning controllers EPOS (Easy to use POSitioning System) is already emerging. EPOS2 is the name of the new product from the maxon motor control range - a digital positioning controller designed to control brush and brushless motors with encoder.

  • Koaxdrive KD 32 – Silent and Powerful

    Low-noise planetary gearhead from maxon motor.

    This new product is very hard to hear! The low noise coaxial-drive (Koaxdrive) KD 32 planetary gearhead from maxon motor is setting new standards in operating noise and torque levels. Measuring 32 mm in diameter and with a torque of 6.5 Nm, it is ideal for use in noise-sensitive, highly demanding applications.

  • maxon motor is ready for the future

    Drive specialist from Sachseln wins Future Readiness Award 2009.

    This year the 5th European Futurists Conference Lucerne presented a Future Readiness Award for the very first time. Among the winners was microdrive producer maxon motor which has turned in a rela-tively stable performance despite the economic crisis thanks to the firm’s far-sighted policies.

  • maxon motor helps to get the most out of the sun

    Korean scientists found a way to not only considerably improve the solar cells’ efficiency.

    Manufacturing of highly efficient photovoltaic systems is marching on. A Korean development sets a new benchmark not only in respect to the efficiency of the solar cell itself, but also “condenses” the sunlight and multiply concentrates it. The result is an outstandingly power dense system designed to most advantageously harvest energy from a so far still sparsely used natural resource. maxon supplies the drives for continuous tracking of the actual solar position.

  • Understanding robots

    An exhibition at the Museum of Design Zurich is dedicated to robots. It features around 200 exhibits, including a number of maxon motors.

    The Museum of Design Zurich is mounting an exhibition in its Galerie entitled "Robots - from Motion to Emotion?" from 24 June to 4 October 2009. Visitors can expect to see numerous exhibits, ranging from historical automata to modern robots and future designs. There is also a side exhibition focusing on the technology of how robots work, i.e. drive technology. Part of the exhibition therefore includes several of maxon’s precision motors.

  • maxon motor EC9.2 flat

    Large-scale dc motor torque in small package

    maxon motor launches its flat motor measuring Ø10 x 12.5 mm offering a high nominal torque of up to 0.83 mNm and a stall torque of up to 1.29 mNm. Its outer diameter of 10 mm includes a protective cover that serves as protection against contact and as mounting aid during installation of the motor. It is equipped with an 8-pole Neodymium permanent magnet and preloaded ball bearings.

  • High Speed Brushless DC Motor

    with 250 Watt power output

    maxon motor introduces the EC 25 brushless motor. Designed for high speed applications of up to 70,000 rpm and has an extremely low vibration characteristic and minimized scale. The motor is equipped with preloaded ball bearings and a two pole Neodymium permanent magnet.

  • RE50 – an extremely high density 200 W power pack

    maxon motor launches another power pack.

    As an addition to the topmost performance range of DC motors, maxon motor launches its RE 50 – an extremely high density 200 W power pack, wrapped into bare minimum dimensions. Unprecedented with respect to robustness and durability as well as its power rating ratio, it is the very best that money can buy.

  • Sterilizable Motors EC 13 and EC Size 5.

    50 Watt Drives for Medical Technology.

    For the use in high speed medical applications of up to 90'000 rpm, maxon motor extends the product range by two sterilizable 50 Watt drives “EC Size 5” and “EC 13”. Stand-alone, or as motor/gear combi-nation, the drives stand out by high power, extremely low-noise and low-vibration operation, marginal heat generation and minimal size – welcome characteristics particularly in medical handheld power tools.

  • Revolutionary and robust – the MILE encoder.

    maxon motor unveils the world’s smallest inductive encoder.

    Small, robust and accurate, maxon motor’s inductive micro encoder is a milestone in encoder technology. Secure against the effects of EMC, dust or oil, it has a configurable index pulse and integrated commutation signals. And its diameter is just 6mm.

  • 1-Q-EC amplifier DEC Module 24/2

    Compact speed controller for brushless DC motors with Hall Sensors.

    The DEC Module 24/2, a digital 1-quadrant amplifier with speed controller for brushless EC motors with Hall Sensors up to 48 Watt.

  • Dynamic and precise: The perfect OEM drive solution

    maxon motor launches new CANopen positioning module.

    As an addition to the digital positioning controllers of the EPOS family, maxon motor now presents an OEM version. The miniaturized EPOS2 Module 36/2 is designed to control brush DC motors as well as brushless EC motors. The well-priced plug-in module offers full motion control functionalities and suits single-axis and multiple-axis applications of miniature size. The EPOS2 Module 36/2 is the perfect drive solution for equipment designers.

  • 5 years: NASA Mars rovers keep on running and running and running …

    The Spirit and Opportunity rovers have been making discoveries on the Red Planet since January 2004. Both are driven by 39 of maxon's micromotors.

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