• New size BLDC maxon motor: perfect for robotics & hand-held device applications

    The brushless EC-i 30 DC motor

    Several different versions of the high-torque, brushless EC-i motors from maxon motor are now also available in small diameters. They are perfect for hand-held devices and applications in robotics.

  • Startups are changing the world

    driven shows how they do it.

    The current issue of driven – the maxon motor magazine – is all about new ideas. In "Making the future happen!", we take an in-depth look at four exciting startups, and two modern soccer robots.

  • Why do DC motors have brushes?

    by Patrick Vega, Technical Engineer at maxon motor uk

    DC motors with brushes? What are their purpose? Are they really needed?

  • Racing small-scale formula cars

    Formula Student is an annual competition for university undergraduates, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Teams from around the world design, build, test and race small-scale formula style racing cars. maxon controllers are a fundamental part of the hydraulic actuation system for the team at the University of Bath.

  • The stripped down motor

    maxon now offers BLDC motors as frameless kits.

    Motors used in robotics must be lightweight while simultaneously providing high torque in order for arms and grippers to move dynamically. This is why Swiss drive specialist maxon motor is offering a new solution: The tried and tested brushless flat motors as frameless kits.

  • Why do DC motors fail?

    by Patrick Vega, Technical Engineer at maxon motor uk

    Everything in this world has a limited time to operate, nothing lasts forever. So what factors play a key role in putting a DC motor out of action?

  • Once again, NASA relies on maxon technology

    Swiss-made BLDC motors for the Mars 2020 rover

    NASA's next Mars rover will collect soil samples, seal them and deposit them on the Martian surface for future collection and transport back to Earth. Swiss manufacturer maxon motor supplies several drives specifically developed for the task.

  • maxon motor increases revenues

    maxon motor group increases revenues to CHF 422.5 million in 2016 – Europe and Swiss home market Switzerland trending up – For the first time, more employees abroad than in Switzerland – Competitive edge due to technology and product initiative

  • When to choose an ironless DC motor

    By Paul Williams, Senior Sales Engineer at maxon motor uk

  • Endless torque

    The EC-i 52 DC motor

    With their optimized magnetic circuit and special rotor, the new brushless DC motors from maxon deliver an impressive amount of torque. The EC-i 52 drives are considered to be high quality at an attractive price.

  • The miniature servo controller for extreme conditions

    New: maxon ESCON Module 50/8 HE.

    A rugged, compact powerhouse: The new ESCON Module 50/8 HE servo controller from maxon motor controls DC motors up to 750 W, even in the harshest ambient conditions.

  • Choosing a Brushed or Brushless DC Motor

    by Amir Janjua, Technical Engineer

    How do you decide whether to use a brushed or brushless DC motor? This article covers the factors to take into consideration.

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