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maxon motor AG

maxon motor AGmaxon motor is the world's leading supplier of high-precision drive systems. More than 40 years' experience, constant innovation, top-quality products and competent customer service make maxon motor a reliable partner in the drive technology sector.

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Brünigstrasse 220

6072 Sachseln
Switzerland

Tel.: +41-41-6661500
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Positioning controllers

July 2016

Positioning controllers

Module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings

Maxon Motor launches the EPOS4 as the next generation of positioning controllers. It is a module with detachable pin headers and two different...

The whole world of drive technology

May 2016

The whole world of drive technology

This spring, Swiss drive specialist maxon motor is presenting a variety of new products from super-fast brushless DC motors and robust planetary gearheads to modular controllers. Drive technology is becoming more intuitive than ever before

maxon motor, the renowned manufacturer of precision drives and systems, is expanding its product range. The EPOS4 positioning controller is one...

Compact Positioning Controller

April 2016

Compact Positioning Controller

It offers extremely high power density and up to 98% efficiency

maxon motor presents the high-performance EPOS4 module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector...

Positioning Controller with High Power Density

April 2016

Positioning Controller with High Power Density

For controlling DC brushed and brushless motors with Hall sensors and encoders with up to 750 W of continuous power and 1500 W of peak power

maxon motor presents an expended product range. The EPOS4 positioning controller is one of the latest products developd by maxon's R&D department....

Robotic Arms With Human Skills

April 2016

Robotic Arms With Human Skills

The Swiss start-up F&P Robotics has developed a robot with 1.1 meters long arm in the standard version, a working radius of 80 centimeters and six degrees of freedom

The science of robotics is advancing rapidly. Robots are evolving from machines with rigidly defined processes towards interactive assistants...

maxon ECX: Ultra-fast brushless DC motor

February 2016

maxon ECX: Ultra-fast brushless DC motor

Available with different power stages and in standard or sterilizable versions

Simply configure online and place your order. With maxon motor's configurator, it is easy to put together a tailor-made DC motor - including...

Ultra-fast Brushless DC Motors ECX

December 2015

Ultra-fast Brushless DC Motors ECX

They are quiet and feature high efficiency

maxon motor presents new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency....

Micro Spindle Gear GP 6 S

November 2015

Micro Spindle Gear GP 6 S

With a diameter of six millimeters

maxon motor presents the GP 6 S, a micro spindle gear that has a diameter of six millimeters and is now also available in a metal version to...

maxon DCX: Configurable DC drives

October 2015

maxon DCX: Configurable DC drives

DCX motors have been optimized for top power density

Maxon's revoluntary X drives of DC motors and gearheads offer customizable choices that are easily and quickly configured online. DCX motors...

High performance drive in a small package

September 2015

High performance drive in a small package

Maxon sets new standards in micro drives

Maxon's smallest DC brushless motor is only four millimeters in diameter and comes in two different lengths. Certified in accordance with ISO...

High Torque Motors With Low Inertia

September 2015

High Torque Motors With Low Inertia

Max Erick Busse-Grawitz, Executive Manager Mechatronic Drive Systems at maxon motor, gives us an overview of the current trends in drive technology

IEN Europe: Can you give us an overview of the situation regarding the drives market? What are the current trends in drive technology? Mr....

Brushless Electric Motor EC-4pole 30

August 2015

Brushless Electric Motor EC-4pole 30

For demanding operating room applications

maxon motor has developed a robust brushless DC motor for hand-held surgical tools: the EC-4pole 30. Featuring two pole pairs, this DC motor...

High Torque DC Brushless Motors EC-i 40 DC

May 2015

High Torque DC Brushless Motors EC-i 40 DC

The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm

For applications demanding very high torque, drive specialist maxon motor is now launching its EC-i 40 DC brushless motor in a High Torque version....

DC Motors & Gearheads

March 2015

DC Motors & Gearheads

Online configurable

In time for the Hannover Messe, maxon motor is presenting a multitude of new products. Customers will have an even greater selection of online...

Romeo – A Helpful Friend for the Future

March 2015

Romeo – A Helpful Friend for the Future

Humanoid robot driven by sophisticated motors

Author: Stefan Roschi, maxon motor The French company Aldebaran wants to develop robots that can help the elderly with household tasks and...

Positioning Controllers

December 2014

Positioning Controllers

New CANopen interfaces are supported and serial communication options

maxon motor enriches its EPOS2 motion controllers for DC and BLDC motors by more possible fields of applications. Deployment of computer-based...

Motors & Gearboxes

November 2014

Motors & Gearboxes

More versions & more power

Two years ago, maxon motor presented a new generation of brushed DC motors: the maxon X drives. Now, four more motor sizes are being added to...

Robotic Snake-Arm

October 2014

Robotic Snake-Arm

Flies into Tight Spaces

Inspection and maintenance problems often occur in confined and hazardous spaces, and whilst these spaces are difficult for humans to work in,...

Motor, Gearhead And Encoder

May 2014

Motor, Gearhead And Encoder

Tailored to customer’s needs

Like all motors in the DCX series, these brushed DC motors feature high power density and low vibration. In addition to the technical highlights,...

ESCON Module 50/4 EC-S Servo Motor Controller

March 2014

ESCON Module 50/4 EC-S Servo Motor Controller

Straightforward commissioning, excellent motor control characteristics, and peak performance

As addition to the ESCON servo controller family, maxon motor now presents a miniaturised OEM plug-in module for sensorless BLDC applications....

Actuators In Aviation

February 2014

Actuators In Aviation

The use of brushed motors

In the aviation industry, a wide range of applications are controlled by actuators. They are used to control and limit velocity and engine speed...

Servo Motor Controller

December 2013

Servo Motor Controller

Sensorless operation of brushless DC motors

As addition to the ESCON servo controller family, maxon motor now presents a miniaturized OEM plug-in module for sensorless BLDC applications....

DC Drives

December 2013

DC Drives

Configurable DC drives of maxon motor

The configurable DC drives of maxon motor are very dynamic: The DCX motor with 35mm Ø accelerates to 9000rpm within 4ms at nominal voltage....

DC Motors & Gearheads

November 2013

DC Motors & Gearheads

Configurable

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...

Configurable DC drives

October 2013

Configurable DC drives

Configurable DC drives of maxon motor are extremely quiet

The configurable DC drives of maxon motor are extremely quiet: The 35mm Ø DCX motor has a typical noise level of only 41dBA at 6000rpm, measured...

Roboy Brought to Life

October 2013

Roboy Brought to Life

More than 50 brushless drives are responsible for the humanoid's accurate movements

Roboy has a bright future, as he represents a completely new generation of robots. The pioneering project of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory...

Servo Motor Controller

July 2013

Servo Motor Controller

Delivers fast digital current control

The new maxon motor ESCON 70/10 servo controller possesses easy usability and peak control properties. The high power density 4-quadrant...

Electronically Commutated Motor

May 2013

Electronically Commutated Motor

For rough operating conditions

The new, electronically commutated EC-4pole 32 HD motor from maxon motor is designed for rough operating conditions, particularly applications...

DC Drives

November 2012

DC Drives

Online configurable

On maxon's microsite, those who are interested can find innovative brushed DC motors, planetary gearheads and sensors. DCX motors, GPX gearheads...

Servo Controller

October 2012

Servo Controller

For cost-optimized drive systems

As the third member, the ESCON 36/3 EC joins the one year ago launched series of maxon motor ESCON servo controllers. Its special design allows...

Web Tool

September 2012

Web Tool

Allows drive selection with a few parameters

A new web tool by maxon motor is now available at selection.maxonmotor.com. The “maxon selection program” (MSP) looks for appropriate drive...

DC and EC motors

September 2012

DC and EC motors

for tendon-controlled robot

A project team with experts from science and industry is developing the humanoid robot: “Roboy”. On board are numerous DC and EC motors,...

Spindle Drive

June 2012

Spindle Drive

Feed forces of up to 400 N

Contrary to the spindles of the larger GP 22 S and GP 32 S, the lower priced GP 16 S spindles are rolled. A central component is the integrated...

IEN Europe Award 2012 goes to Maxon Motor

June 2012

IEN Europe Award 2012 goes to Maxon Motor

DC motor in stainless steel housing

Maxon Motor received this year's IEN Europe Award for its brushless DC motor EC 40. The motor, launched in the spring of 2011, has been one of...

Digital Positioning Controller

May 2012

Digital Positioning Controller

High-speed synchronization

The digital positioning controller EPOS3 70/10 EtherCAT from maxon motor meets high demands in real-time positioning of synchronized multi-axis...

Servo controllers

May 2012

Servo controllers

For motors up to 250W

The ESCON 50/5 compact 4-quadrant PWM servo controller offers efficient control of permanent-magnet activated brushed DC motors and brushless...

Encoder

April 2012

Encoder

For flat motor

In order to take advantage of the maxon motor EC 90 flat motor's ultra slim design also in high-precision applications and positioning tasks,...

Crawling Search and Rescue Robot

April 2012

Crawling Search and Rescue Robot

Flat motors with integrated speed controller serve as main drives

As part of their Bachelor studies, students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) have gathered in a focus project to develop...

Servo Controller

October 2011

Servo Controller

For brushed DC motors

The ESCON 36/2 DC is the first product in the new servo controller range by maxon motor. The compact 4-quadrant PWM servo controller offers efficient...

Brushless flat motors

September 2011

Brushless flat motors

with 130 mNm Nominal Torque

The EC 45 flat 70 W motor displays a very flat speed/torque gradient and unifies novel features with proven characteristics: flange pattern,...

Stability and Dynamics on a Ball

April 2011

Stability and Dynamics on a Ball

A team of students brought to reality what appears to contradict most basic laws of physics

As a focus project of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), students of its Autonomous System Lab (ASL) along with their fellow...

Brushless DC Motor

April 2011

Brushless DC Motor

170 W in a palm-sized housing

Packing 170 W of power in a 40 mm diameter by 80 mm long, palm-sized housing, the brushless DC motor EC 40 from maxon motor features a neodymium...

Surgical Robots For Minimally Invasive Procedures

November 2010

Surgical Robots For Minimally Invasive Procedures

Critical components used in the latest versions of the da Vinci S HD Surgical System include the high-quality motors that provide non-cogging...

Positioning Controller

October 2010

Positioning Controller

for commanding and controlling

The EPOS2 24/2 miniature positioning controller from Maxonmotor is designed for commanding and controlling in the CANopen network. This positioning...

More Drive, Less Water Consumption

October 2010

More Drive, Less Water Consumption

Electro drives are used in the flume gates of modern irrigation systems in south-east Australia. Engineers describe the new “total channel...

Heavy Duty Standard Motor

October 2010

Heavy Duty Standard Motor

for harsh operating conditions

maxon motor launches with its EC 22 HD (Heavy Duty) a standard motor for extremely harsh operating conditions. Developed for the exceptionally...

Drive Motors For Mars And Medical Technology

September 2010

Drive Motors For Mars And Medical Technology

Technical features and examples for application

The NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the planet Mars are each fitted with 39 drives made by the Swiss manufacturer maxon motor. Around one...

EC 22 Motor Versions

June 2010

EC 22 Motor Versions

for both 40 and 100 Watts

maxon offers versions of its EC 22 motors suited for both 40 Watts and 100 Watts. Sterilizable versions are also available for medical use. The...

Brushless micro drive

May 2010

Brushless micro drive

offers exceptional performance

Maxon's EC 8 brushless micro drive stands out due to his high quality and its exceptional performance data: continuous current up to 0.95 mNm,...

Speed Controller

May 2010

Speed Controller

for brushless DC motors

The maxon motor DEC module 50/5 controller is a digital amplifier with speed controller for controlling electronically commutated brushless DC...

Sterilizable Motors

May 2010

Sterilizable Motors

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...

Shakespeare in a new light with flat, brushless motors

April 2010

Shakespeare in a new light with flat, brushless motors

Audiences will soon see plays in a whole new light after a literally revolutionary development in theatre lighting with flat, brushless motors playing a leading role.

Audiences will soon see plays in a whole new light after a literally revolutionary development in theatre lighting… with flat, brushless motors...

Drive motors used on Mars and in medical technology

March 2010

Drive motors used on Mars and in medical technology

The NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the planet Mars are each fitted with 39 drives made by the Swiss manufacturer maxon motor.

The NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the planet Mars are each fitted with 39 drives made by the Swiss manufacturer maxon motor. Around one...

Nothing Runs Without Movement

March 2010

Nothing Runs Without Movement

Electric motors in robotic applications

Precise electric motors are the artificial muscles of robots. maxon motor manufactures such drives. A look at the technology and its practical...

Inductive Encoder

November 2009

Inductive Encoder

small, robust and accurate

Maxon's MILE inductive micro encoder has a diameter of just 6mm. It delivers 64 pulses at up to 120,000rpm, has 3 channels, line driver and integrated...

Brushless motor gets most out of the sun

October 2009

Brushless motor gets most out of the sun

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HCPV High-Concentrate Photovoltaic, is a power dense system designed to most advantageously harvest energy. An accurate positioning system with...

Positioning Control Unit

September 2009

Positioning Control Unit

controls brushless DC motors

The EPOS2 is designed by Maxon Motor to control brushless DC motors with encoder or brushless EC motors with Hall sensors and encoder of...

Flat Motor

August 2009

Flat Motor

for applications with limited space

The motor EC 9.2 flat with dimensions of Ø10 x 12.5 mm offers a high nominal torque of up to 0.83mNm and a stall torque of up to 1.29mNm. Its...

EC 25 High Speed drive

June 2009

EC 25 High Speed drive

small-sized

The EC 25 High Speed features friction-reduced and low-vibration optimised operation. Its rotor is equipped with preloaded ball bearings and...

Koaxdrive KD 32 coaxial drive

April 2009

Koaxdrive KD 32 coaxial drive

silent and powerful

The low noise coaxial-drive (Koaxdrive) KD 32 planetary gearhead is setting new standards in operating noise and torque levels. Measuring 32...

5 Years on Mars with precision micro drives

March 2009

5 Years on Mars with precision micro drives

The Spirit and Opportunity rovers have been making discoveries on the Red Planet since January 2004. Both are driven by 39 DC micro motors

"The Mars rovers are incredibly resilient, considering the extreme environment the hardware experiences every day", said John Callas,...

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November 2015

Maxon ECX: A BLDC Motor in the Fast Line

The configurable DC drives from maxon motor are extremely powerful: The DCX motor with 35 mm diameter and 67 mm length continuously delivers up to 120 Watt. Configure a custom drive online to include gearhead and sensor

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November 2014

Spindle Drives

maxon spindle drives for linear motion are compact and easily configurable as complete systems; with integrated axial bearing for high axial loads. Versions with ceramic components, metric spindles, ball or trapezoidal screws are available

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September 2014

DC Motors in Ship Building

The ship building industry also relies on maxon's drive systems, e.g. in welding robots which ensure that tankers make safe crossings. The product encompasses: brushless and brushed DC motors, gearheads, feedback devices and control electronics

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March 2014

Brushless Motor

The maxon product range is built on an extensive modular system: brushless/brushed DC motors, planetary, spur and gearheads, feedback devices and control electronics. They are used, e.g. in measuring constructions and precise positioning of lasers.

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March 2014

DC drives

The configurable DCX DC drives of maxon motor are powerful, delivering 120W with just 35mm diameter and 67mm length. Users can configure a custom drive online to include gearhead and sensor. The drive will ship from Switzerland in 11 working days.

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November 2013

Gearhead, Motor & Encoder

Users can configure their own maxon DC drive: they can configure the gear stages, the motor bearings, the shafts, the encoder and much more. The finished drive will ship from Switzerland in 11 working days.

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November 2013

Custom DC Drives

Assemble your individual maxon DC drive: You can configure the gear stages, the motor bearings, the shafts, the encoder and much more. Design your custom drive online today and your finished drive will ship from Switzerland in 11 working days.

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November 2011

High-precision drives and systems, product range

If versatility and intelligent drive solutions are called for.

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September 2011

maxon EC 22 HD brushless dc drive

withstands 200°C temperatures and pressures up to 1700 bar

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April 2011

EC motor

from0 to 100,000rpm in 5 milliseconds

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October 2010

EC motor

Brushless DC motors with ironless winding, 6 to 60mm, up to 500 watts.

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April 2010

DC motors

with moving coil rotor and high performance permanent magnets, are employed wherever precision and reliability are top priorities

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