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Complex mechatronic drive systems only work if all components are of the highest quality and perfectly synchronized. maxon not only develops and produces DC and BLDC motors, gearheads, sensors, and controllers, but is also able to combine the high-quality drive components in a mechatronic system. The benefits: a compact design, components configured specifically for the customer, and the guarantee of obtaining maximum performance from the drive system.
Everything from a single source: DC/BLDC motor, gearhead, sensor, electronics, software, housingNo compromise on qualityLong service lifeLow power consumptionExcellent control propertiesRobust design: resistant to vibrations, shocks, and extreme temperaturesCompact design: top volume-to-performance ratio
maxon has extensive knowledge of the perfect interaction of various drive components – and thus of mechatronic drive systems. After all, we've been developing and producing drive components that are among the best in the world for decades now. These include precision motors, gearheads, sensors, and controllers. As system experts, we are your first choice when you need to find sophisticated solutions to complex drive problems and implement these in your application.
maxon DC motors are high-quality DC motors, equipped with powerful permanent magnets. The centerpiece of the motor is the worldwide patented ironless rotor. This means cutting-edge technology for compact, powerful drives with low inertia. Thanks to the low mass moment of inertia, the DC motors have a very high acceleration. The modular A-max and RE-max programs provide countless options and top performance at an attractive price.
maxon DCX motors feature unrivaled torque density and quiet running. The robust design and the ironless maxon rotor make the DCX motors a dynamic drive for almost every application. The brushed DC motors are available in sizes from Ø 10 – 35 mm and are easily configured online. Select from graphite and precious metal brushes, sintered and ball bearings, and many other components.
Powerful neodymium magnets, state-of-the-art winding technology, cost-optimized design, economical manufacturing: maxon DC-max motors feature maximum performance with compact dimensions and offer unrivaled value. Configure the sizes Ø 16 and 22 mm. Select from graphite and precious metal brushes, sintered and ball bearings, and many other components.
Features of the maxon DC-max program:
maxon RE-motors are high-quality DC motors, equipped with powerful permanent magnets. The centerpiece of the motor is the ironless rotor. This means cutting-edge technology for compact, powerful drives with low inertia. As a result of the low mass moment of inertia, the DC motors have a high acceleration.
Properties of the maxon RE program:
High-performance neodymium magnets (rare earth) supply the required power. The automated manufacturing ensures that the costs are kept low. Yet you can still tailor the products to your own needs: maxon RE-max provides great value for the price.
Properties of the maxon RE-max program:
The drives use an ironless rotor and AlNiCo magnets. Automated manufacturing means that maxon A-max motors offer top performance at an attractive price. Of course you still benefit from the maxon modular system. A large variety of gears, sensors and controllers is available and can be combined to your heart's content.
Properties of the maxon RE program:
The ECX SPEED series of brushless motors has been optimized for high speeds (up to 120,000 rpm). Several different performance classes are available to fit your application: Standard, High Power, sterilizable (up to 2000 cycles) or with ceramic bearings for high speeds.
Select the mechanical and electrical interface online. The ECX program is fully configurable and is ready to ship in just 11 days.
The electrically commutated maxon EC motors are longer-lasting than their counterparts in the DC range. The long life span offered by the brushless design can be exploited particularly well using preloaded ball bearings. The EC motors have excellent torque characteristics, high power, and a wide speed range of up to 100,000 rpm. The outstanding controllability of the motors enables high-precision positioning tasks.
Properties of the maxon EC program:
maxon EC-max drives takes the principle behind the A-max and RE-max programs one step further. The automated manufacturing ensures that the costs are kept low. Yet you can still tailor the products to your own needs: maxon EC-max stands for an optimal price/performance ratio, with all of the advantages offered by a brushless DC motor.
Properties of the maxon EC-max program:
Ø 30 mm, 200 W. That is top performance. Their special winding technology and 4-pole magnets make maxon EC-4-pole drives unbeatable when it comes to delivering the highest driving power per unit of volume and weight. The motors have no cogging torque, high efficiency, and excellent control dynamics. The metal housing ensures good heat dissipation and mechanical stability. When it comes to service life, these drives also leave the competition far behind.
Properties of the maxon EC-4pole range:
With their optimized magnetic circuit, these brushless EC-i motors with iron windings offer a very high
torque density and very low cogging torque. The multipole internal rotor has excellent dynamics. The
robust design with a steel flange and housing makes this unit suitable for a wide variety of applications.
Properties of the maxon EC-i program:
maxon flat motors are especially suitable for installation in confined spaces. The brushless motors are designed as internal and external rotors and can reach speeds of up to 20,000 rpm. The simple design made it possible to largely automate the manufacturing - this is reflected by the economical price. Choose from EC flat motors with hall sensors, sensorless motors, or EC motors with integrated electronics. These motors can also be combined with gearheads and encoders.
Properties of the maxon EC flat motors:
Planetary gearheads are suitable for transmitting high torques of up to 120 Nm. As a rule, the larger gearheads come with ball bearings at the gearhead output.
Properties of the maxon planetary gearhead:
- For transmission of high torques up to 180 Nm
- Reduction ratios from 4:1 to 6285:1
- High performance in the smallest of spaces
- High reduction ratio in an extremely small package
- Concentric gearhead input and output
- Plastic version
- Ceramic version
- High-power gearheads
- Heavy-duty gearheads
- Gearheads with reduced backlash
- Sterilizable gearheads
Spur gearheads are suitable for low torques. The gearheads consist of one or more stages. One stage represents the pairing of two cogwheels. The first toothed gear (pinion) is mounted directly on the motor shaft. The bearing of the output shaft is usually made of sintered materials.
Properties of the maxon spur gearhead:
maxon GPX gearheads feature high power transmission with a very short design. Select from several modules to fit your application: standard, ceramic, High Power, high speed, reduced noise level or reduced backlash.
Features of the maxon GPX planetary gearheads:
MAXPOS 50/5 receives movement and I/O commands from a superior EtherCAT master, which carries out the process control. The extremely fast controllers and the diverse feedback options available provide the ideal conditions for the operation of permanent-magnet activated brushed and brushless DC motors in high-performance applications. Raising the bar for precision and synchronization. MAXPOS 50/5 supports CoE (CAN application layer over EtherCAT).
The ESCON servo controllers are small, powerful 4-quadrant PWM servo controllers for the highly efficient control of permanent magnet-activated DC brushed and brushless motors. The featured operating modes – speed control (closed loop), speed control (open loop), and current control – meet the highest requirements. The ESCON servo controllers are designed to be commanded by an analog set value. They have a wide range of functionalities with digital and analog inputs and outputs and are configured over the USB interface using the graphic user interface "ESCON Studio" for Windows PCs.
EPOS is a modular, digital positioning controller by maxon motor. It is suitable for permanent magnet-activated motors plus encoders with a range of 1 to 750 W continuous output power. The wide range of operating modes, as well as various command interfaces, make it versatile for use in many different drive systems in the fields of automation technology and mechatronics.
maxon encoders allow accurate evaluation of the speed and angle position and form the framework for high-precision control loops. They are especially suitable for positioning tasks and precise speed control.
Properties of maxon encoders:
ENX encoders feature a robust design and high signal quality. The 3-channel encoders with differential signals guarantee interference-free function, even under the heaviest loads.
Features of the maxon ENX encoders:
DC tachos are suitable for direction-of-rotation detection with analog speed signal. In principle, any maxon DC motor can be used as a DC tacho. For motor-tacho combinations, we offer a DC tacho that has the tacho rotor mounted directly on the motor shaft.
Properties of maxon DC tachos:
maxon resolvers deliver high accuracy and signal resolution. The resolver is attached to the continuous shaft of the motor and aligned perfectly with the rotor's magnetic field.
Properties of maxon resolvers