• maxon makes music

    Low noise, no cogging, brushed DC motor with precision control. That was Shaun Daniels requirement in order to create a record player, incorporating the best features of yesterday’s world leading designs, along with the technology of today. maxon motor worked with the Sheffield based audio consultant to fulfil his vision.

  • Miniature spindle for linear positioning tasks

    The maxon GP 6 S spindle gear

    The GP 6 S micro spindle gear has a diameter of six millimeters and is now also available in a metal version to provide a spindle drive with optimized value.

  • Motor controllers: build or buy?

    At maxon motor, we often hear experienced engineers’ talk of developing their own controller for their application, as it’s perceived as being an easy thing to do and, therefore, a cheaper option. But is it?

  • A brushless DC motor for demanding operating room applications

    A sterilisable EC-4pole 30 from maxon motor

    maxon’s new brushless electric motor, the EC-4pole 30, delivers high torque (106 mNm) and is sterilisable – a perfect DC motor for hand-held surgical tools.

  • The importance of inspecting sutures

    Using maxon's RE 40 brushed DC motors and motor controllers EPOS2 50/5 and EPOS2-P 24/5

    Medical suture specialist, PharmSouth, have expanded their range, using maxon DC motors and controllers, with a new inspection machine, that will save labour and material costs and achieve a much higher quality product.

  • 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 13485, the new brushless micro drive is ideal for medical applications.

  • Why use a DC motor controller?

    By Mark Gibbons Technical Sales Engineer

  • New air sampling pump protects workers‘ health

    Operating in dusty conditions can be hazardous to workers’ health.

    Operating in dusty conditions can be hazardous to workers’ health. Casella have launched their new Apex2 range of personal air sampling pumps, using maxon’s DC motors, to monitor the personal exposure to dust, fumes and vapours in high risk occupational sectors and to safeguard the future health of workers against serious respiratory disease.

  • The tool of choice for compounding pharmacists

    The ultimate milling machine

    Ointment milling machines not only need to ensure that the end product is extremely smooth but they also need to be able to be easily cleaned, to avoid contamination.

  • OC Robotics Client showcase

    OC Robotics has developed remote robots designed for handling operations within confined or hazardous spaces.

  • Internal rotor drives with incredible power

    maxon presents new High Torque DC brushless motors

    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. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm and delivers up to 234 mNm of torque.

  • Nedz Rotaries - Client showcase video

    Introducing Edward Waldron, Owner of Nedz Rotaries

  • Daniel Chadwick, Client showcase video

    Introducing Daniel Chadwick, sculptor and inventor

  • Getting to Know: Rebecca Saunders, Warwick Mobile Robotics

    By Karen Whittaker

    A student’s insight to studying engineering, building search and rescue robots and encouraging women into the field.

  • I will probably never use another motor manufacturer

    This tool takes all the donkey work out of the process of selecting a DC motor, Delta Motorsport

  • New miniature rescue robot

    Another first for Warwick Mobile Robotics

    Warwick Mobile Robotics (WMR) is an on-going group research project carried out by a team of fourth year undergraduate students at the University of Warwick. This project is jointly run by the School of Engineering and Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). WMG are an institution within the University of Warwick, dedicated to improving organisational competitiveness through the application of technological innovation. maxon motor uk have been involved with WMR on several projects and are delighted to sponsor the team again for 2015.

  • Positioning control: Not where you should be?

    By Mark Gibbons, Technical Engineer

    When we think of a gearhead, we tend to assume that it is incompressible and rigid, the truth is it still bends, compresses and has elastic properties. This has an effect on the difference between the perceived motion (encoder counts) and the actual motion of a drive system –we are not where we are supposed to be!

  • Client showcase

    Introducing Mike, Lawton, Founder and CEO, Oxford Space Systems

    Oxford Space Systems is an award-winning space technology business developing a range of its deployable structures for space.

  • Integration made easy.

    EPOS2 Positioning Controllers now support additional Platforms.

    The successful maxon motor EPOS2 motion controllers for brushed and brushless DC motors are being enriched by even more possible fields of application.

  • Getting to Know: Kevin Rathbone, Robotae Ltd

    maxon customer interviews

  • ESCON Module 24/2 DC Servo Motor Controller

    Mini from outside – maxi from within.

    As an addition to the successful ESCON controller family, maxon motor presents another minia-turised +++OEM plug-in module. The high-performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller, the size of a postage stamp, 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.

  • Touchdown on comet successful – congratulations from maxon motor!

    Rosetta mission employs Swiss drive technology.

    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.

  • Manufactured in just 11 days - Configure To Order introduces new DCX motors and GPX gear-boxes

    New additions to the maxon family of X drives

    Two years ago, maxon motor presented a new generation of brushed DC motors – the maxon X drives. These are extremely powerful, easy to configure online, and ready for shipment within 11 days. Now, four more DC motor sizes are being added to the existing portfolio.

  • Driven magazine: The operating room of the future

    High-tech for health and beauty

    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.

  • maxon motor expands its global network.

    New sales company in France.

    maxon motor, leading worldwide supplier of high-precision micromotors, is increasing its presence in France. Effective from October 1, 2014, the Swiss drive specialist is integrating its long-time sales partner mdp sas into the corporate group. The employees will remain with the company.

  • Drilling to new limits

    Climate change, its effect on CO2, on the world’s weather and the future of our planet, is a subject of great discussion; but how do you measure the atmosphere from thousands of years ago? Using maxon motors British Antarctic Survey plans to look further than ever before.

  • Circulatory Support without Surgery for Heart Failure Patients

    Intra-aortic pump powered by miniature brushless DC motors provides heart failure patients an aid to help hearts rest and heal.

    A team of life science entrepreneurs in Houston, Texas has developed the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use in the treatment of chronic heart failure. Procyrion, Inc.’s Aortix™ provides a minimally invasive treatment option for the more than two million chronic heart failure patients who are too sick for medication. This pre-clinical cardiologist tool dramatically reduces risks associated with circulatory support devices and enables treatment of younger, healthier patients before progressive damage occurs.

  • Turning food waste into nano-fibres

    A partnership between motor manufacturer, maxon motor uk, and the University of Reading has developed an exciting new green material from food waste.

    Saeed Mohan, a post-graduate student at the University of Reading, has been working on a project to research various fibres in order to improve their mechanical properties, funded by the European Union in a collaborative project (under EU FP7) with a variety of other partners who are involved in producing materials for use as polymers and in their subsequent commercial exploitation. Polymers are long chains of repeated unit molecules (called monomers) which are particularly useful as they can be braided together to make a strong and light weight material, like carbon fibre.

  • 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.

  • Increasing performance and reducing costs with CIM

    In addition to manufacturing ceramic parts as components for their DC motors and gearheads, maxon motor also makes ceramic elements for a wide range of industries, from watch production to the construction of dental implants.

  • Getting to Know: Matthew Tongue, Norbar Torque Tools Ltd

    Introducing maxon’s new series of customer interviews.

    by Karen Whittaker

  • maxon motor reports good results and many new innovations

    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.

  • Compact servo motors with inductive encoders.

    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.

  • New from maxon: 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.

  • New configurable DC motors, gearheads and encoders from maxon motor

    The maxon X drives family is being expanded to include two additional motor sizes: 16 mm and 32 mm.

  • New faster MAXPOS 50/5 EtherCAT Positioning Motor Controller

    More than 20 years of experience in motion control have been incorporated into this product.

  • Intelligent prosthetics

    Using two brushed DC motors from maxon motor, prosthetic specialist Endolite, have developed a new award winning foot and ankle system that will revolutionise amputees walking abilities.

  • driven 1/14: 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 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 big Space spring clean

    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.

  • Orbital welding bug launched

    Gridweld Welding Systems has developed a new automatic pipeline welding crawler. This advanced unit uses online configurable DC motors from maxon motors DCX family.

  • Opportunity celebrates 10 years on Mars

    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.

  • Cryogenic desserts

    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.

  • ESCON Module 50/4 EC-S Servo Motor Controller for sensorless Operation of BLDC Motors

    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.

  • New, configurable DC motors and gearheads from maxon motor.

    The maxon 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.

  • driven 3//13: High-tech cameras – lightning-fast and ultra-sharp

    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.


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