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maxon motor launches configurable DC drives.

The new maxon DCX program offers high power and can be configured and ordered completely online.

"We have invested all our know-how in the maxon DCX program. By optimizing the subassemblies and using high-performance magnets, we succeeded in making the new drives smaller and more powerful. Simultaneously, we have developed new production technologies and significantly improved existing processes," says Eugen Elmiger, CEO of maxon motor.

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For example, the DCX 35L, with a diameter of 35 mm, has a speed/torque gradient (4 rpm/mNm) close to that of the existing RE 40 DC motor (40 mm diameter, 3.5 rpm/mNm). Furthermore, all DCX drives can be configured on the Internet and has short delivery times.

For individual requirements: Configure and order online.

The DCX 22 S has precious metal or graphite brushes, can be equipped with standard preloaded ball bearings or sintered bearings and covers a large voltage range with six different ironless windings, System maxon®. With the new housing, almost all mechanical configurations are possible.

For example, the flange can be equipped with different fastening screw threads and mounting centering options. For use in small spaces, the DCX motor is also available in a short configuration without a flange. The length and diameter of the drive shaft can be selected, with or without flat. The DCX motors can also be ordered with cables or with terminals. Cables are available in various lengths and with connectors.

For the entire system: Configure GPX gearhead and ENX encoder with the DCX motor.

Furthermore, maxon motor has developed new gearheads and encoders for the DCX motors. The GPX gearhead consists of individually configurable gear stages and is now even quiter and even more robust than equivalent sized gearheads. With a laser weld, the gearhead interface is joined seamlessly to the DCX motor. The GPX gearheads also come with a configurable flange. The output shaft is available in different lengths, with or without a flat, and even with cross holes or a key.

Matching maxon ENX encoders feature a strong industrialized design and high signal quality. The ENX QUAD encoder is a single-pulse, 2-channel encoder. It is ideal for speed and direction detection. With a built in ESD protection network, reverse polarity protection, cable strain relief and the robust design, it is an economic choice for simple closed-loop tasks. The ENX EASY is a 3-channel encoder with line driver in acc. with RS422.

A resolution of up to 1024 pulses per revolution can be selected. Thanks to the line driver and high resolution, it is an excellent choice for high-precision position and speed control applications. The cables of the ENX encoder are configurable in seven lengths, from 50 mm to max. 1000 mm.

Combined, maxon DCX, GPX and ENX form a high-precision, robust drive system for a wide range of applications: The new maxon products are of interest in particular for medical technology, robotics, or in the aerospace industry. All DCX products can be operated with positioning controllers and servo amplifiers of maxon motor.

"These new configurable drives provide our customers with direct access to the maxon development. With just a few clicks of the mouse, it is possible to configure their own powerful DCX drives with reliable and fast delivery date confirmation. Detailed product data can be viewed online immediately, and 3D CAD data for the configuration is available for downloading," says Eugen Elmiger.