maxon motor Group reports stable revenue and cash flow – Record revenue in Asia – High investments in research and development – Positive development for the current year:.
Sachseln/Switzerland. – The maxon motor Group was able to maintain its revenue level during the 2013 business year, in spite of the strong Swiss franc, the weak development of the economy in some areas and commodity prices that remained high. The revenue amounted to CHF 360.2 million. (Previous year: 360.5). At CHF 36.2 million, the cash flow was similar to that of the previous year (36.9). The number of employees in Sachseln (Switzerland), Sexau (Germany), Veszprém (Hungary) and Sejong (South Korea) stayed largely stable at 2091 (+14). Around 9% of revenue is invested in R&D, where more than 220 highly qualified specialists are at work. Last year, maxon launched many new innovations, and the drive specialist is also participating in the ExoMars Mission of the European Space Agency, which is planning a Mars landing in 2018. For the current business year, maxon motor is cautiously optimistic.
Four new types in the performance range 30 to 90 W.
maxon flat motors are used today in many demanding applications: In pumps for diesel emission control, in valve positioners for aircraft, in lift door drives, in humanoid and industrial robots and much more.
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 newest edition of driven, the maxon motor magazine, is available now. Join Formula Renault 3.5 driver 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.
The European Conference on Space Debris recently highlighted an urgent need to start removing redundant objects out of orbit. Unless items are eliminated, collisions will be inevitable and space will become extremely hazardous. maxon motor uk has been working with the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) on their experimental solution.
It keeps going and going and going – with maxon DC motors
Ten years ago, the NASA rovers Opportunity and Spirit landed on Mars. NASA chose maxon motor to supply the 39 brushed DC motors that enable each robot to navigate the surface. Opportunity is still exploring the planet, an extraordinarily long time considering the robot was designed for a service life of only 90 days.
From student project to Oscar winning sorbet, with the help of maxon’s DC brushless motor, gearhead and motor controller.
Brad Smith studied industrial design at Brunel University and, for his final year project, looked at specialty chilling for beverages, using liquid nitrogen. After working in industry for a few years, he came back to the idea and changed the design to support a more commercially viable venture – producing ice-cream.
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. The compact, powerful 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller offers efficient control of permanent-magnet activated sensorless BLDC motors (brushless DC motors, so-called EC motors) with-out Hall sensors up to approximately 200 Watts. As part of the ESCON family it stands for 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.
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.
The new issue of “driven”, the maxon motor magazine, brings stories and applications from the field of aerospace technology to your tablet, interactive and easy to understand. In particular, the focus is on aviation engineering of today and tomorrow: from the use of drive systems in modern airliners to the aircraft of the future. The tablet magazine is available for Apple iOS and Google Android.
Sachseln/OW. – The maxon motor Group looks back on a successful business year 2012. In spite of modest market development, high commodity prices and the strong Swiss franc, maxon increased its revenue to CHF 360.5 million (+6.2%) in comparison to the previous year. The cash flow remained practically unchanged at CHF 36.9 million. At the end of 2012, the company employed 2,077 employees (+58) in Sachseln (Switzerland), Sexau (Germany), Veszprém (Hungary) and at the new location in Sejong (South Korea). The investments in research and development, which represent approx. 10% of the total revenue, reached a new record value. In 2012, maxon introduced a completely new DCX motor and gearhead series, with the option of configuring and ordering motors, gearheads and encoders directly online. As the market development is currently difficult to predict, maxon is assuming a 2013 revenue similar to 2012.
maxon motor uk have been working with the Warwick Mobile Robotics team on their entry for the World RoboCup Rescue Championships 2013. Of the 2500 individuals participating in this competition, from 40 countries, this is the only UK entry.
In a world first, a donated human liver has been 'kept alive' and successfully transplanted.
Since transplants commenced organs have been preserved and transported in cold ischemic storage. The organs during this stage are not functioning and at risk of being damaged and becoming unusable. A technology developed at Oxford University, using maxon motor brushless DC motors and gearheads, could preserve a functioning liver outside the body for 24 hours which would dramatically increase the numbers of organs available for transplant. About 700 liver transplants are carried out in the UK each year, but more than 100 patients die each year while on the waiting list.
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.
Engineers in the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre’s (AMRC) new Design & Prototyping Group have developed a compact gearbox for an innovative robotic drilling system. Using maxon motor’s EC-4pole brushless DC motor the automated system can quickly adjust its parameters when drilling complex aerospace structures containing both metal and composite materials.
maxon motor’s new 480 W Heavy Duty brushless motor and gearhead can withstand 200 °C, 100 G and 1700 bar
maxon motor specialises in producing Heavy Duty (HD) motors that deliver exceptional performance for use in the world’s harshest environments. The latest product to join the HD family is the EC-4pole 32 HD, designed for extremely rough operating conditions, particularly for applications in downhole tools and geologging devices.
Two new complete systems composed of spindle, axial bearing, and gearhead.
With the GP 8 S and GP 16 S spindle drives, maxon motor is expanding the program and simultaneously launching the ceramic spindle. The ceramic spindle is an extraordinary product, with several advantages.
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 motor 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 designed for these requirements.
The Shell Eco-marathon is a unique global competition that challenges students to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. maxon motor uk have been working with the University of Oxford on this year’s entry.
maxon motor have expanded their ESCON controller family with 2 new products - the ESCON 70/10 and the ESCON 50/5 module for OEM integration. The series stands for unprecedented power density controller technology. It’s built-in functionality, protection and performance are hard to beat.
The latest issue of “driven”, the maxon motor magazine, brings stories and applications from the field of medical technology to your tablet. This issue is all about implants and prosthetics, ranging from a state-of-the-art motorised prosthetic hand to an implanted medication pump. The interactive and easy to understand tablet magazine is available for Apple iOS and Google Android..
As an engineering entrepreneur with connections in the pharmaceutical industry, Jeff Smith sought to find a solution to the issues with ointment milling. maxon motor’s modular drive helped Jeff with the solution.
More than 50 brushless dc motors, gearheads and controllers from maxon motor are responsible for the humanoid's precision movements.
Roboy has a bright future as he represents a completely new generation of robots. The pioneer project of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab) of the University of Zurich started six months ago, with the target of developing one of the most modern humanoid robots within nine months. On March 9, 2013, Roboy will be presented to the public at the “Robots on Tour” robotics exhibition held in Zurich on the Lab’s 25th anniversary.
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”.
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 encoders. 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.
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.
The prestigious Formula Renault 3.5 series has become an important feeder championship for Formula One in recent years with a string of current F1 racers having graduated from Renault’s ranks. Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo, and reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel are all products of Formula Renault 3.5.
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.
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.