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maxon motor - High-Precision Drive Systems

maxon motor develops and builds precision drive systems. Our DC motors with ironless windings are among the best in the world. They are used wherever the requirements are high and engineers cannot afford compromises. maxon motors drive NASA's Mars rovers. They can also be found in insulin pumps, surgical power tools, humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications.
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maxon motor develops and builds precision drive systems. Our DC motors with ironless windings are among the best in the world. They are used wherever the requirements are high and engineers cannot afford compromises. maxon motors drive NASA's Mars rovers. They can also be found in insulin pumps, surgical power tools, humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications.

Besides brushless and brushed DC motors, we offer flat motors with iron core – and also planetary and spur gearheads, spindle drives, encoders and control electronics.

Our many years of experience are of great benefit to customers. Since 1961, maxon’s engineers have been real partners when it comes to finding specific solutions. Prototypes, custom systems, or large series: whatever the requirement, we are happy to be of assistance with our global sales network, six production sites, and more than 2,100 employees.

Maxon motor helps provide contemproary solutions at competitive prices for numerous functions in various markets, such as:

  • Medical technology
  • Industrial automation
  • Security technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Communications
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer applications

Maxon DC motors are processed in:

Three Multileaf Collimator

ViewRay collaborated with Maxon motors for important components, including a custom motherboard, DC motors, encoders, gearheads and individual motor control modules to design the Three Multileaf Collimator.


World headquarters

maxon motor ag
Development and production of micromotors,
drive systems and control electronics
Brünigstrasse 220
P.O. Box 263
CH-6072 Sachseln
Tel.:+41 41 – 666 15 00
Fax:+41 41 – 666 16 50

maxon motor GmbH, Sexau
Development and production of gearheads and ceramic components
Untere Ziel 1
DE-79350 Sexau
Tel.:+49 7641 – 91 14 -0
Fax:+49 7641 – 91 14 14

maxon motor hungary kft, Veszprém
Production of sub-assemblies
Tartu u. 4.
HU-8200 Veszprém

Feedback Devices with Great Precision and High Resolution

Feedback devices (for speed and positioning control).

Encoders - Magneto-resistant (MR), Magnetic with hall sensors, Optical Resolvers DC tachos Characteristics High signal resolution (12 - 2048 CPT) Precise control 2 or 3 channel versions depending on application Matched to maxon motors and to maxon control electronics Mounting on motors with through shafts for resonance reasons

Innovative High-Tech CIM and MIM Components

maxon motor GmbH in Sexau, Germany not only develops and produces standard and special gearheads, but also has in-depth knowledge and expertise in powder injection molding for highly complex components.

It offers ceramic (CIM) and metallic (MIM) injection molding components under the maxon ceramic brand name. These are mainly customer-specific solutions, but also components for gearheads and motors. Characteristics of CIM components Extremely hard and wear resistant Bending strength up to 1200 N/mm2 Highly temperature resistant High chemical resistance Biocompatibility Low specific weight Excellent insulators…

Maintaining Control has Never Been Easier. Clever Servo Amplifiers and Position Controllers

Features include:

Control electronics for DC and EC motors 1 and 4-quadrant servoamplifiers Positioning control units EPOS2 (Easy-to-use Positioning) with CANopen interface Characteristics Matched to maxon motors Comprehensive range of cables and accessories available Customization if required

maxon DC Motor

maxon DC motors are high-quality motors fitted with powerful permanent magnets. At the core of the motor, is the unique ironless maxon winding. For you, this means cutting-edge technology in compact, powerful and low inertia drives.

More about maxon DC motors The outstanding technical features of maxon DC motors: No magnetic cogging High acceleration thanks to a low mass inertia Low electromagnetic interference Low inductance High efficiency Linearity between voltage and speed Linearity between load and speed Linearity between load and current Small torque ripple thanks to multi-segment commutator Able to…

maxon DC Motor: Nothing Else Comes as Close to 100%.

DC motors with moving coil rotor and high performance permanent magnets.

maxon DC motor programs may be distinguished as follows: RE-Program 6 - 75 mm 0.3 - 250 watts Highest performance by using Neodymium- (NdFeB) magnets S-Program 22 - 32 mm 6 - 15 wattsAlNiCo magnets Flexible program with many versions A-Program 15 and 20 mm 0.8 and 1.2 watts AlNiCo magnets Designed for optimum manufacturing…

maxon EC (BLDC) motor

The electronically commutated EC motors are characterized especially by their favorable torque characteristics, high power, extremely broad speed range and, of course, by their unsurpassed service life.

More about maxon EC (BLDC) motors Characteristics of maxon EC motors: Brushless DC motor Long service life Highly efficient Linear motor characteristics, excellent control properties Ironless winding system maxon with three phases in the stator Lowest electrical time constant and low inductance No detent Good heat dissipation, high overload capacity Rotating Neodymium permanent magnet with…

maxon Motor Control

The maxon motor control program contains servo amplifiers for controlling the fast reacting maxon DC and EC motors.

More about maxon motor controllers Controlled variables Speed control The function of the speed servo amplifier is to keep the prescribed motor speed constant and independent of load changes. To achieve this, the set value (desired speed) is continuously compared with the actual value (actual speed) in the control electronics of the servo amplifier. The…

Power Pack with 130 mNm Nominal Torque and 45mm Diameter

The successful series of brushless EC 45 flat motors gets an addition to the family.

A completely newly designed 70 Watts version joins the family, pushing the already remarkably high power limit, once again. The new EC 45 flat 70 W displays a very flat speed/torque gradient and unifies novel features with proven characteristics: flange pattern, fixation and socket are identical to the existing EC 45 flat 50 Watt version.…

maxon Sensor

Robust encoders, DC tachometers, and resolvers with high accuracy and high signal resolution. Due to resonance, these are mainly mounted on motors with a continuous shaft. The assembly requires adjustment to the motors and may only be done in the delivery plant.

More about maxon sensor maxon offers a series of sensors. Their characteristics are: Digital incremental encoder Relative position signal suitable for positioning tasks Rotation direction recognition Speed information from number of pulses per time unit Standard solution for many applications DC tachometer Analog speed signal Rotation direction recognition Not suitable for positioning task Resolver Analog…

maxon Gearhead

Precision spur- and planetary gearheads matched to maxon motors. Gears are advantageously adapted directly to the desired in the delivery planet. The motor pinion is the input gearwheel for the first stage and is rigidly affixed to the motor shaft.

More about maxon gears: Planetary gearheads spur gearheads, special gearheads If mechanical power is required at a high torque and correspondingly reduced speed maxon precision gear is recommended. According to the gear ratio the output speed is reduced while the output torque is enhanced. For a more precise determination if the latter, efficiency must be…

We Develop the High-Precision Gear that Best Suits Whatever You Have in Mind

Features include:

Customized special gears Standard spur and planetary gearheads Ø 6 - 81 mm 0.002 - 120 Nm Characteristics Matched to maxon motors Efficient transmission of torque and speed Reduction ratios from 4:1 to 5752:1 High precision Low noise level Comprising high-tech CIM/MIM components Autoclavable versions available Applications Wherever mechanical power is required at a high…
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Endless torque: The EC-i 52 DC motor by maxon motor

With their optimized magnetic circuit and special rotor, the new brushless DC motors from maxon deliver an impressive amount of...
27th June 2017

The miniature servo controller for extreme conditions – maxon motor

A rugged, compact powerhouse: The new ESCON Module 50/8 HE servo controller from maxon motor controls DC motors up to...
7th June 2017

Maxon Presents the First Sterilizable Drive System

BLDC motor, gearhead, and encoder from a single source.
27th April 2017

maxon motor builds new Innovation Center

Swiss drive specialist maxon motor are investing CHF 30 million expanding its headquarters in Switzerland. Construction of the new Innovation...
7th March 2017

A Perfect Drive Solution in Only a few Steps

New speed motors and controllers from maxon
22nd November 2016

People. Medicine. Technology.

The new issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine, is out!
9th November 2016

Configure high-speed drives from your sofa

The maxon configurator is expanding its offering
18th October 2016

maxon drives help people walk again

Swiss motors are driving exoskeletons all over the world
21st September 2016

Young Engineers Program

maxon supports young engineers and start-ups.
31st August 2016

Getting a Second Grip on Life

Losing a hand in a tragic event turns everyday tasks into a constant battle. Nothing is the way it was...
8th August 2016

maxon motor Defies the Currency Crisis

maxon motor group remains confident in the future after its revenues broke the CHF 400 million mark for the first...
22nd June 2016

EPOS4 Positioning Controller

maxon motor's EPOS range of controllers has been very successful in the marketplace. Since its launch in 2005, more than...
26th April 2016

The Ultra-Fast Brushless DC motor

maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very...
2nd December 2015

Miniature Spindle for Linear Positioning Tasks

The GP 6 S micro spindle gear has a diameter of six millimeters and is now also available in a...
25th September 2015

A Brushless DC Motor for Demanding Operating Room Applications

maxon’s new brushless electric motor, the EC-4pole 30, delivers high torque (106 mNm) and is sterilizable – a perfect drive...
11th August 2015

driven Magazine: Off to New Worlds

Tough missions await for drives in space.
27th July 2015

High Performance Drive in a Small Package

maxon sets new standards in micro drives.
27th July 2015

maxon motor Increases Revenues in a Demanding Year

Revenues back on the rise after two years of stagnation – stable cash flow – record number of innovations –...
27th July 2015

Internal Rotor Drives with Incredible Power

maxon presents new High Torque DC brushless motors.
27th July 2015

Integration Made Easy

The successful maxon motor EPOS2 motion controllers for DC and BLDC motors are being enriched by even more possible fields...
1st December 2014

ESCON Module 24/2 Servo Motor Controller

As addition to the successful ESCON servo controller family, maxon motor presents another miniaturised, postage stamp-sized OEM plug-in module. The...
24th November 2014

maxon motor Expands its Global Network With 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...
1st October 2014

Compact Servo Motors with Inductive Encoders.

Four new types in the performance range 30 to 90W.
30th September 2014

New from maxon: BLDC motor EC 19 and planetary gearhead GP 19 M.

High power up to 120W, speeds up to 100,000rpm, sterilizable 1000 times.
30th September 2014

More to Configure – Motor, Gearhead and Encoder Tailored to your Needs

The maxon X drives family of configurable products is growing.
30th September 2014

MAXPOS 50/5 Positioning Controller

The next generation of high-performance positioning controllers.
30th September 2014

MAXPOS 50/5 Positioning Controller

The next generation of high-performance positioning controllers
2nd April 2014

Opportunity Celebrates 10 Years on Mars

It keeps going and going and going – equipped with maxon brushed DC motors.
24th January 2014
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maxon motor: High-performance motion control in practice

Fast control technology and dynamic, precise drive components increase the production output of machines and improve the quality and dimensional...
22nd March 2017

One Wheelchair For All Situations

Students at ETH Zurich have developed a wheelchair that can climb stairs. Is this the future for people with walking...
26th April 2016
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