• maxon motor takes part in chase to catch up with a comet

    Rosetta Mission

    After more than ten years of travel through space, the European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury. Three months from now, for the first time in the history of space travel, a lander will touch down on the surface of the four-kilometer-wide comet. DC motors manufactured by maxon are part of this pioneering feat.

  • BLDC motor EC 19 and planetary gearhead GP 19 M.

    High power up to 120 W, speeds up to 100,000 rpm, sterilizable 1000 times.

    The new brushless drive with a diameter of 19 mm has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extremely quiet and low-vibration running. This little powerhouse has applications in centers for miniaturized processing, hand-held tools and medical technology. When combined with planetary gearheads, many possible variations are available for applications in these key markets.

  • More to configure – Motor, gearhead and encoder tailored to your needs.

    The maxon X drives family of configurable products is growing.

    Like all motors in the DCX series, these brushed DC motors feature high power density and low vibration. In addition to the technical highlights, the program's appeal lies in the configuration options. Motors, gearheads and encoders may be selected and ordered online. After only 11 working days, even complex drive systems are ready to be shipped. Detailed product data can be viewed online immediately, and 3D data for the configuration is available for downloading. Discover more at dcx.maxonmotor.com

  • 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.

  • 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.

    In addition to the maxon DCX 10L, a shorter version is now also available, the DCX 10S. Like all motors in the DCX series, this brushed DC motor excels through high power density and low vibration. The DCX 10S exceeds the 1 mNm threshold during continuous use. With its mechanical output power of up to 1.4 W in a 10 mm diameter, it is a real powerhouse. Regardless of whether this electric motor is equipped with sintered bearings or ball bearings, the DCX 10S features extremely quiet operation running below 35 dBA*.

  • 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.

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