The new issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine, is now available. In this issue, we learn about space exploration and the brutal conditions DC motors operate in. Read about a rover looking for life on Mars, a robot exploring lunar caves, a probe flying very close to the sun and much more.
EPOS2 Positioning Controllers support additional Platforms.
The maxon motor EPOS2 motion controllers for DC brushed and brushless motors are enhanced by even more possible fields of applications. Deployment of computer-based drive control rather than traditionally used PLC systems are becoming more and more prevalent in practice. To stay ahead of this trend, maxon has updated the EPOS2 libraries to support CANopen interfaces from Kvaser and NI-XNET, in addition to our existing solutions (NI, IXXAT, Vector). In additon, new opportunities unfold for computer platforms with serial communication via USB or RS232 under Windows or Linux. The existing libraries for Intel/AMD (Windows 32/64-Bit, Linux 32-Bit) are further extended with a Linux 64-Bit version. Additional support of 32-Bit ARMv6/v7 solutions allows the broad scale use of trend platforms, such as Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone. True to the principle “Easy-to-use POsitioning System”, simple and fast incorporation into a wide range of solutions with extended, no cost, libraries is supported.
A miniature controller with maximum functionality.
maxon motor expands its offering of miniaturized controllers with its latest OEM plug-in module. This high-performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller is designed to command permanent-magnet-activated brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors up to 48 Watt continuous output and 144 Watt peak output. Its features include: high usability, exceptional performance and power density in servo motor controller technology. It is unprecedented in functionality, protection, and performance.
In addition, the entire maxon ESCON servo controller line now offers new functionality: an RC servo signal evaluation for speed or current set values, current limiter and offset, or the option to predefine analog speed ramps.
The new issue of driven – the maxon motor magazine – is now available. In this issue, we peek over the shoulder of a surgeon using the da Vinci surgical robot, present a new device for cardiac patients and take a look at the world's first cordless tattoo machine.
Today, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed a small laboratory on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander features ten instruments which may provide important clues to the origin of life. Two DC motors made by drive specialist maxon motor are on board the mission.
Now even stronger, more efficient and with yet more combination options: There are new additions to the maxon family of X drive products. Several long versions of brushed DC motors, with higher torques and more power, are being added to the product range, together with matching planetary gearheads. Each of the 3-stage versions can now be combined with the next smaller motor. This saves space, weight and costs.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*.
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.
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 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.
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.