Precision Drive Systems
Product Range 2021/22
View the entire range of products online → Wide selection of brushed and brushless DC motors, compact drives, gearheads, sensors, controllers and drive systems → Easy to configure shop.maxongroup.com
4–31_Welcome to maxon 33–52_maxon selection guide 49_Accessories overview 54–76_Technology – short and to the point 77–79_Standard Specification
maxon selection guide Get an overview of the extensive range of DC brushed and brushless motors, drives, encoders, control electronics, and the variety of possible combinations. Make a preliminary selection based on the power and size, commutation, or bea- rings. Quickly find what you’re looking for, including sterilizable drives for use under special ambient conditions or drives with integrated electronics.
Accessories overview Easily find the accessories you need for connecting maxon DC motors to maxon controllers.
81–176_maxon DC motor Brushed DC motors with ironless winding.
177–320_maxon EC motor (BLDC) Brushless DC motors with ironless winding and flat motors with iron core winding.
321–326_maxon compact drive Compact drives with integrated positioning/speed controller.
327–413_maxon gear Precise planetary and spur gearheads.
415–437_maxon screw drive Compact screw drives with steel or ceramic screws.
497–529_maxon motor&motion control 4-Q PWM servo controllers, 1-Q-EC amplifiers, positioning controllers, and multi-axis motion controllers. 531–546_maxon accessories&batteries Brakes, end caps, connection cable and batteries. 439–496_maxon sensor Magnetic, optical, and inductive encoders, DC tachometers, and resolvers. 547–557_maxon ceramic Custom ceramic components and standard components such as ceramic axles, shafts, or screws. 559–562_Contact Headquarters, business units, labs, production companies, sales companies and sales partners.
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We are maxon
We develop and build high precision electric drive systems that are among the best in the world. We combine brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, sensors, and controllers into complete mechatronic drive systems – from customized single units to mass production. Since 1961, businesses from a wide range of industries including medical technology, robotics, industrial automation, mobility, and aerospace place their trust in reliable drive systems by maxon. Our drives are perfectly suited for wherever extreme precision and the highest quality standards are needed and where compromises cannot be tolerated – on Earth and on Mars.
Finding the perfect drive solution together To our valued customers: Success starts with change. When maxon began its journey, we were specialists in DC motors with an ironless winding. Today, we offer a wide range of components: from DC and BLDC motors to gearheads, encoders, positioning controllers and master controllers, as well as battery management systems and the corresponding services. We combine all of this into a drive system tailored to each customer’s application. We are driven by the unwavering will to keep improving and to work with you to find the perfect drive solution. We focus on quality, efficiency and our competencies. In addition to optimizing our business processes, we rely on our innovative strength that enables us to provide you, our valued customers, with high-precision quality products, systems and services, now and in the future. With this new 2021/2022 catalog , you can browse through our product offering which will provide you with a good overview of our modular system. It also includes a glossary of technical terms and explanations as well as the maxon selection guide. All of the information found in this catalog can be found in our online shop: at shop.maxongroup.com. You can also find information regarding our global sales organization and the specialized business units for Medical, Aerospace, Industrial Automation and Mobility Solutions. Thank you for the trust that you have invested in us time and time again. I am looking forward to the many exciting solutions that we will develop together. Enjoy the new catalog!
“We focus on quality, efficiency and our competencies.” Eugen Elmiger, CEO maxon Group
Close to 100% We have a portfolio of drives for any application, and DC motors with an efficiency of more than 90%
Maximum power packed into tiny spaces. maxon drives feature the following:
→ High acceleration → Long service life
→ Low power consumption → Unsurpassed reliability → Able to bear high overloads for short periods → Excellent control properties
One stop shop DC and BLDC motors Brushed and brushless DC motors. Diameter 4 to 90 mm. Gearheads and screw drives Planetary, spur and special gearheads. Compact screw drives with steel and ceramic screws. Sensors Magnetic, optical, and inductive encoders, DC tachometers and resolvers. Controllers 4-Q PWM servo controllers, 1-Q EC amplifiers, positioning controllers, and multi-axis motion controllers. Ceramic components Custom ceramic components and standard components such as ceramic axles, shafts, or screws.
Our drive systems go a long way
Change the world with a partner you can rely on
At maxon, we believe that outstanding engineers and technicians can make a positive impact on the world. This is why we support them in their efforts to go off the beaten path and provide the perfect drive system for their ideas.
Active implants → Cardiac support systems → Active valves → Positioning systems → Pump systems Surgical systems → Surgical robots → Power tools → Dental devices
→ Ventilators → Respirators Pumps and medication delivery systems → Insulin / pain pumps → Dialysis pumps Rehabilitation and prosthetics
Medical Drive systems for medical technology
maxon drives are used in numerous medical applications. Our motors perform reliably and with the best possible quality in high-precision devices such as active implants, insulin pumps, surgical robots, power tools, respirators, ventilators and prostheses. Drive components for medical technology applications must meet extremely demanding requirements. Precision, sterilizability, smooth running and long service life, as well as low heat build-up in DC and EC drives are essential. maxon’s medical business unit specializes in developing and producing drive systems for a variety of medical applications. Our engineers are well versed in the technical requirements of the medical technology industry, whether for active implants or robot-assisted rehabilitation. In close part- nership with our customers, we develop the perfect drive system based on a modular standard solution or create a fully customized solution tailored to the customer’s specifications.
→ Hand prostheses → Foot prostheses → Exoskeletons → Therapy systems
Active implants Many therapies are more effective when applied inside the body than from the outside. These include targeted dosage of medication, as well as support for the heart and muscle functions – tasks that can be performed with high efficiency using maxon drives. Professional project organization and a proven risk management system makes it possible to efficiently implement medical technology projects in risk class IIb + III. The production processes, production systems, inspection systems and documentation comply with highest quality guidelines.
Exoskeletons / prosthetics People with disabilities face many challenges in everyday life. Tasks such as climbing stairs or opening a door can be a big hurdle. For many years now, maxon has been investing its technical solutions and know-how into making life easier for these people. As part of this commitment, we have developed motors and system solutions with torque and weight optimized for use in exoskeletons and prosthetics. Additionally, our interdisciplinary engineering enables us to develop tailored solutions for special applications. In the future, maxon will continue to promote the development of products and system solutions for exoskeletons and prosthetics.
Drive components for medical technology applications must meet extremely demanding requirements.
Surgical power tools In many surgical procedures, surgeons use battery-operated power tools when they need to mill or saw through bone or drill holes. This is frequently the case in trauma surgery, if hands or feet are involved. Power tools have also proven their worth in hip joint surgery. With the EC-4pole series, maxon offers the perfect drive solution for this purpose. This brushless electric motor has two pole pairs, resulting in a very high power density and high torque, and can withstand 1,000 autoclave cycles.
Aerospace Drive systems for the aerospace industry For more than twenty years, maxon’s drive technology has been driving the Mars rovers on the Red Planet. Today, hundreds of drive systems can be found in modern long-haul aircraft. Back here on the ground, maxon and its customers develop drive solutions consisting of individual components or sophisticated technical systems for passenger aircrafts, helicopters, spacecrafts and even unmanned aerial vehicles. maxon guarantees the unrivaled quality of its efficient, reliable and powerful drive systems for the aerospace industry. maxon has been EN 9100 certified (equivalent to AS 9100) since 2012. This standard was created especially for companies that develop and produce components for the aerospace industry. In our in-house laboratories, we test our drives for resistance to vibration, shock, cold, heat and vacuum. The name maxon is synonymous with customized precision and stands for an extensive support network that guarantees the highest Swiss standards all over the world. Our dedicated aerospace team assists customers with simple applications as well as complex, multi-year development projects. maxon engineers have used the knowledge they have gained from numerous special projects, such as the drives for the Mars missions, to other aerospace projects and have further developed this expertise for serial production. Our state-of- the-art technology and extensive laboratory tests make this possible. We never stand still. We are forever expanding the possibilities of aerospace technology, whether for passenger spacecrafts, helicopters or spacecrafts.
Aviation → Aircraft control systems: Actuators for small control surfaces, air and liquid valves of all types, fly-by-wire control systems, flaps, air-conditioning systems → On-board communication and cabin equipment: Actuators for antennas, window shade systems, power seat adjustment, washing rooms, locking devices for overhead baggage compartments Aerospace → Drives for rocket engine valves, solar array drive and deployment. Actuators for docking and separating systems → Mission-specific mechanisms for research spacecraft and robotic probes, in particular for the moon and Mars Unmanned flight → Infrastructure: Actuators for docking, servicing, starting and landing systems, robotic systems for maintenance work → Payload mechanisms: Control surface actuators, electro-optics, gimbal and load drives, winch and load locking mechanisms → Drive systems consisting of an optimized combination of motor, controller and propeller for multirotor, fixed-wing and VTOL aircraft
Here on the ground, maxon and its customers develop drive solutions consisting of individual components.
Modified catalog products for aerospace applications In addition to the catalog program, maxon offers its aerospace customers modified products that have been developed for comparable applications over a period of more than 10 years and that satisfy the strictest environmental and quality requirements. Diverse preconfigured DCX, EC-4pole, EC-flat motors, GPX-UP planetary gearheads and ENX 10/16 XT encoders are available, as well as other products. For space applications in vacuum conditions, maxon has developed a series of brushed motors with simplified control electronics. All products have been optimized for extremely tough environmental conditions, such as vibrations, temperature, vacuum or corrosion.
Application-specific drive solutions For selected fields of application, maxon offers tailor-made custom solutions. For the demanding manufacturers of professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, these include propeller drive motors and electronic speed controllers (ESCs). The products are perfectly matched to each other and are characterized by unrivaled efficiency and reliability, providing maximum safety and high profitability.
Custom drive systems If the customer’s needs exceed the capabilities of the existing solutions, maxon can develop fully customized drive systems. These could be innovative components such as electric motors, gearheads, sensors or controllers, as well as combinations of these, in the form of a complete actuator. maxon supports the customer as early as the specification phase, assists with industrialization processes and provides products of consistent quality for use in sophisticated applications for many years.
Lab automation → Liquid handling (pipetting robots) → Point of care diagnostics (POC) → DNA sequencing → PCR analysis Power tools → Strapping tools, battery-powered staplers → Pruning shears, plant tying machines, saws, harvester implements → Electric screwdrivers, nail guns, pressing tools Oil and gas industry → Measurement while drilling (MWD) → Measurement and inspection systems → Valve controllers → Hydraulic pump systems Semiconductor industry → Wafer production → Semiconductor finishing → Pick-and-place applications → Analysis and test systems for product testing Test and measurement technology → 3D measuring devices → LiDAR systems → Surface testing devices → Scanner → Total stations → Precision scales Safety systems → Safety doors → Locking systems → Mobile inspection systems → Surveillance cameras
Industrial automation Drive systems for industrial automation
Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are affecting manufacturing processes at every company. Industrial production is also being redefined at maxon. We are constantly raising our standards of quality, efficiency and flexibility to new levels without losing focus on costs. This is essential because complex mechatronic systems only work if components are of the highest quality and perfectly synchronized. maxon meets this requirement and is one of the only suppliers in the world that develops and manufactures complete mechatronic drive systems, including: DC motors, gearheads, sensors and controllers. Our customers benefit from this in many ways, especially when it comes to drive systems for lab automation, the oil and gas industry, test and measurement technology or semiconductor manufacturing. All of these applica- tions require the highest accuracy, sustainability, reliability and quality. Our interdisciplinary engineering team works closely with customers to develop the perfect, tailor-made solution for customer-specific applications. From simple modifications to completely new designs, maxon offers everything from a single source.
We are constantly raising our standards of quality, efficiency and flexibility to a new levels.
Drive systems for laboratory automation
As laboratory procedures and processes grow increasingly complex, automation is becoming more important. Here reliability, precision and speed play key roles: maxon motors and drive systems are used in various laboratory applications for dosing liquids, analyzing and transporting samples, and moving axes. The exceptional reliability, high efficiency, and excellent dynamics make it possible to accelerate laboratory procedures and perform these reliably without downtime. In particular with regards to the X-Y-Z axes, the high power density of maxon’s motors helps to save space and the high dynamics combined with a precision multi-axis controller facilitates optimization of the laboratory procedure and thus increases the throughput rate.
Drive systems for the packaging industry A whole range of maxon products are installed in the cordless top stapler and other products from Signode. Among the components used are motors, gearheads, encoders, hardware, firmware and software. With its brushless technology, maxon’s EC-i30 brushless motor used in power tools offers significantly higher efficiency, higher performance than a brush motor and is extremely low wear. By combining it with the GP 32 A planetary gearhead, EASY Encoder and custom ESCON con- troller developed specifically for this application, maxon provides an optimal drive system that fulfills all of the important criteria for a cordless top stapler. A robust and short build, high dynamics and efficiency, low weight, low-noise operation and long service life are the advantages of maxon’s drives. Perfect for a battery-operated power tool.
Drive systems for the oil and gas industry The production of oil and natural gas constantly requires new technologies and innovations in deep drilling technology. The equipment used for deep drilling is exposed to extremely harsh ambient conditions, including temperatures above 200°C, high pressure and extreme shocks and vibrations. maxon drive systems are used in a variety of drilling applications, hydraulic valve controllers, communication mechanisms and measuring instruments. The maxon Heavy Duty range of motors is designed for these operating conditions and features efficiency levels of up to 88% in air and over 70% in oil. In addition, these motors are designed to withstand extreme tempera- tures (up to 200°C) as well as pressure, shocks and vibrations. This makes them ideal and reliable solutions for applications in extremely harsh operating conditions.
Mobility solutions Drive systems for e-mobility, the automotive industry and robotics Electric drive systems have a major impact on our everyday life and mobility. More and more people are using e-bikes or electric scooters for commuting and recreation. Whether on the road, in the logistics center or under water, maxon’s mecha-tronic systems make things move reliably and efficiently. Our systems consist of motors, gearheads, sensors, batteries and controllers and constitute the basic building blocks for complex applications. To meet the high demands of our customers, all components are matched to each other by the maxon specialists. In the development of our competitive system solutions from a single source, the focus is on flexibility, efficiency and quality.
Automotive → Dynamic suspension control (passenger cars) → LiDAR systems (remote sensing technology for autonomous vehicles) → Brake by wire (e-brake) → SCR systems (exhaust gas treatment for diesel vehicles) E-mobility → E-bike systems with customized maxon BIKEDRIVE solutions → Electric scooters and trikes → Electric wheelchairs and rehabilitation vehicles
Logistics and robotics → Logistics shuttles → Mobile and autonomous logistics robots (AGVs) → Farm robots → Multi-axis lightweight robots → Collaborative robots (Cobot) Maritime applications → Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) → Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)
Drives and systems for logistics and robotics The increasing flow of goods and the requirements of Industry 4.0 have also led to continuously growing demands regarding efficiency, flexibility and reliability. Drive systems by maxon are installed in a variety of AGVs and cobot applications and, with their high power density, provide the perfect solution for integration into small spaces. The exceptional reliability and high efficiency of our system solutions enable safe operation without interruption. The compact MW500 (maxon wheel drive system) is the optimal drive solution for use in AGVs for logistics applications. Its high IP rating and robust design also make this drive an excellent choice for outdoor and agricultural applications.
All components are perfectly matched to each other by our maxon specialists.
Automotive The need for increased safety, as well as partly autonomous driving, continuously presents automotive manufacturers with new challenges. maxon drive solutions are used in a wide variety of applications, such as LiDAR, SCR, adaptive chassis systems and electrical brakes. Our customers put their trust in maxon specialists when they have special requirements on safety and reliability under difficult environmental conditions – we are your development partner for shaping the future of the automotive industry.
System solutions for electromobility In everyday life, individual mobility solutions with electric drives are becoming increasingly common and provide a sustainable increase in quality of life. With maxon’s electromobility systems, people stay on the move – reliably, efficiently and safely. The high power density and compact design of maxon drives enable almost invisible integration into the products of our customers. In the fields of micromobility and assistance systems, our solutions are developed in cooperation with the customer and in accordance with the standards of functional safety, for safe use in everyday life. With our proprietary battery management system, all applications become even more reliable, autonomous and durable.
We build your E-Bike system We offer our customers a large number of e-mobility solutions. From individual components to complete systems.
Cloud Service & App Collect ride data, adjust personal settings, navigate, or request support – these are only a few of our app’s capabilities.
1 HMI & Display Intuitive HMIs and smart display solutions are key criteria throughout our system development process. We can offer a range of different solutions for both cable-connected and wireless (ANT+/BLE) applications, as well as options for communication with other devices (e.g. Garmin).
3 Motor and gearhead maxon offers a multitude of drive solutions: Compact hub motors with up to 50 Nm and only 3.5 kg (for pedelecs and s-pedelecs). Or fully integrated, lightweight mid-mounted motors— if the total weight is decisive. The scope of the system includes proprietary maxon gearhead and freewheel solutions.
2 Battery As a systems partner, we offer attachable or integrated lithium ion batteries. We have our own battery management system (BMS) and manufacture custom components, from prototypes up to mass production.
4 Controller The central controller is the heart of the E-Bike system. It uses the CANopen protocol and can be adjusted individually.
5 Sensors Our carefully fine-tuned speed and torque sensors continuously capture operating data to ensure a perfectly natural riding experience.
swiss made maxonbikedrive.com
Ready for the next step We develop customized mechatronic drive systems Premium quality from a single source
Benefits → Everything from a single source: DC/BLDC motor, gearhead, sensor, electronics, software, housing → No compromise on quality → Long service life → Low power consumption → Excellent control properties → Robust design: resistant to vibrations, shocks, and extreme temperatures → Compact design: top volume-to-performance ratio
maxon X drives Configure your drive online – according to your individual needs Mechanical and electrical data, dimensional drawings and CAD files can be downloaded immediately after the configuration has been completed. Within 11 working days, your drive will be ready for shipment. xdrives.maxongroup.com
Brushed DC motors maxon DCX Powerful Up to 120 W continuous output power, robust and very quiet. Highly dynamic Ironless winding and the latest magnetic material. Efficient Efficiency of more than 90%. maxon DC-max Cost-effective Unrivaled price-performance ratio. Dynamic Ironless winding and the latest magnetic material. Efficient Efficiency of almost 90%.
Brushless DC motors maxon ECX High speed Up to 120000 rpm, smooth-running, almost no heat development. Efficient Efficiency of more than 90%. Large selection Various power stage options and diameters, electrical and mechanical interfaces. Sterilizable Sterilizable for up to 2000 cycles.
Produced within 11 days Lean, automated processes ensure that all drive versions are ready for shipment within 11 days Assemble your individual brushed or brushless DC drive: You can con- figure the gear stages, the motor bearings, the shafts, the encoder and much more. Design your custom drive online today and your finished drive will ship from Switzerland in 11 working days.
Planetary gearhead maxon GPX Modular High number of variants for different applications. High power density Transmission of high torques and speeds. High efficiency
Encoder maxon ENX Robust and compact Interference-free functionality in a robust housing that takes up minimal space. Variety of options Various 3-channel incremental and absolute encoders. Flexible Selectable counts per turn, signal protocol and electrical connection. Sterilizable Sterilizable for up to 1000 cycles.
Up to 96%. Sterilizable Sterilizable for up to 2000 cycles.
DCX motor DC-max motor ECX SPEED motor ECX SQUARE motor ECX TORQUE motor
85–106 109–114 181–218 225–227 231–232 330–365 442–458 221
IDX motor GPX gear ENX encoder
Modify The online configurator
With our configurator, you can easily modify your drive online as you need it. It allows you to adapt a shaft, flange, bearing, or electrical connection perfectly to your application. With our automated processes, you will be holding your customized drives in your hands within a few days: xdrives.maxongroup.com If you need further adjustments to your drives, such as hollow shafts, special lubricants, or special windings, please contact us for assistance.
Winding Nominal voltage Temperature range
Shaft Length Diameter Surface Cross bore
Electrical connection Terminals or cables Cable length Connection alignment Connector
Bearings Ball bearing Sleeve bearing Lubrication
Output component Pinion Pulley
Flange Centering collar Bolt circle Thread
Notes on the catalog. Disclaimer
maxon shall not be held liable for errors in this documentation. This documentation is subject to change without notice. maxon shall not be liable for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of this documentation. May be subject to laws and regulations. Copies, includ- ing excerpts, require prior written permission of maxon.
Combine The maxon modular system The motors, gearheads, sensors, brakes, and controllers of maxon are perfectly matched to each other and can be combined in a number of ways. Our modular system makes it easy to find suitable components for your motor – in the catalog and in the online shop. shop.maxongroup.com
DC Motors EC Motors (BLDC)
Digital Incremental Encoder (magnetic, optical, inductive)
Servo Controller Positioning Control Unit
Great choice, easy ordering The diversity of motors and product combinations offered by maxon is unmatched worldwide. The maxon modular system and the numerous options for windings offer even more possibilities for variation. To make the delivery times as short as possible for our customers, we organized our products into program groups.
Stock program The market-oriented selection from our extensive product portfolio offers you short delivery times. Standard program In the comprehensive standard program, products are included which can be produced and delivered in a short time. The plenitude of versions in this program offer tried and tested standard products for optimized application. Special program A wide range of motors and combinations is available on request.
We are engineers. Dedicated to the development of
drive technology. Quality with no compromise
Development engineers and designers at maxon motor use only state-of-the-art calculation and configuration software. This enables us to develop customer-specific solutions quickly. Advanced qualification and risk assessment methods guarantee that all of our products are highly reliable and robust. Simultaneously, systematic process and product optimization programs enable us to provide our customers with more options for drive configuration – in shorter delivery times. An example are maxon DCX drives, which can be configured online.
Consistent standards on quality, safety, and procedures ensure that only premium products leave our factories. The business and production processes fulfill international standards such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. maxon medical has ISO 13485 certification and products for the aerospace industry have ISO 9100 certification.
We are experts in precision drives. Flexible in-house production All important components found in our maxon motor drive systems are produced on machines and manufacturing lines developed in-house. Our customers are guaranteed efficient and fast manufacturing of their products, whether in small or in large quantities, as well as maximum flexibility to meet special needs and requirements.
Our core areas of expertise include: – Winding technology – Standard and special gearhead engineering – Encoder technology – Electronics and systems technology – Injection molding processes for plastics as well as ceramic and metal powder (CIM/MIM) – Installation and automation technology – Development / project management – Quality management
SN EN ISO 9001 SN EN ISO 9001 specifies the requirements to a quality management system (process approach) that an organization has to meet in order to provide products and services that meet the customer expectations as well as comply with applicable regulatory requirements. Simultaneously, the management system has to be subject to continuous improvement. SN EN ISO 14001 Is an internationally accepted quality norm for environmental management systems (EMS). It covers environmental-relevant processes and procedures in a company, requiring a company’s management and employees to adopt environmentally-compatible behavior and constantly seek to improve its procedures and documentation. EN 9100 This is an internationally accepted quality standard of the aerospace industry. It requires companies and employees to reduce potential risks in the aerospace industry to a minimum by structuring the design and manufacturing processes accordingly. At maxon, this standard is applied for customer-specific products on request – except for A-max motors and controllers. SN EN ISO 13485 Is an internationally accepted quality norm for medical products that requires management and staff to ensure that the design and manufacture of medical products minimizes the potential risks for patients. The traceability of processes and raw materials must be guaranteed. At maxon, this standard is applied for customer-specific products on request (≤ ∅ 10 mm drives).
Overview of the maxon certifications
maxon Switzerland maxon Germany/Sexau
maxon South Korea maxon USA maxon China maxon France maxon Netherlands
Quality management Only performance counts
EU Directives maxon products are designed for installation in complete devices and are considered incomplete machines according to EU Directive 2006/42/EC (Machinery Directive). They are designed to be installed in machines or other incomplete machines and are therefore not CE marked. It is the responsibility of the end device manufacturer to identify the relevant directives and issue a declaration of conformity. maxon confirms compliance with the following directives of the European Union. Exceptions are described on the respective product pages. 1907/2006/EU REACH 2012/19/EU WEEE 2018/891/EU Waste Framework Directive 2011/65/EU RoHS incl. 2015/863/EU UL and CSA Certain applications and markets require UL- or CSA-certified motors and drives. maxon's standard catalog products do not have such certification. However, we are able to certify our motors and drives in accordance with UL or CSA standards. Please contact your local maxon partner for more information. Drives manufactured by maxon can be absolutely relied upon even under the most difficult conditions – they have for example been in use on Mars for years. But maxon DC motors do not only do their job in space, they also function in tough conditions on and deep below the surface of the Earth flawlessly and efficiently. The quality management system of maxon is an integral part of the overall management sys- tem. The operational and organizational structures, the powers and responsibilities, as well as the process and procedure assessments are documented for all employees. The quality management system is enacted, maintained and periodically verified.
www.maxongroup.com Visit us online and discover the digital maxon world On our website, you can find general news and information on our products and services, as well as an integrated online shop, the selection program and the maxon online configurator.
maxon online configurator Configure and combine brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads and compact drives according to your individual requirements. Fast, easy, and online. We guide you through our configurator step-by-step.
maxon selection program Find the right drive by entering just a few parameters, such as supply voltage and torque. After you have entered the requirements of your drive, the maxon selection program shows the possible solution combinations from the maxon product program.
maxon Online Shop In the maxon online shop, we provide a complete overview of all maxon products. You can also order your drive solution, download detailed product specifications and 3D CAD drawings immediately.
drive.tech Drives and technology online On our online platform drive.tech, you will find stories, technical reports, and videos about drive technology. Read blogs from our maxon experts, share content on social media, and stay up to date with our eNewsletter. drive.tech
driven magazine Read and experience
In driven, our print magazine, you can find exciting application stories, expert interviews, and other interesting stories in the world of drive technology. Available twice a year in print or in the Apple App Store or Google Play. magazine.maxongroup.com
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D R I V E N by maxon motor
___ The dawn of a new industrial age. p.10 Think tank
___ How e-mobility will change our future. p.10 Silent revolution
___ How to build an exoskeleton for the Cybathlon. p. 30
___ Why a fossil gets robotics engineers excited. p. 40
Increase your knowledge of drive technology and motion control Learn more about the interaction of drive components, namely motor, gears, sensors and con- trollers. maxon academy brings together maxon products to provide ongoing education on drive technology. In addition to the maxon academy books and brochures, you will find E-learning modules, the currently planned seminars on drive technology and motion control as well as teaching material. These range from presentation and sample motors that can be taken apart for student exercises to models for hands-on training with suggestions for practical work. academy.maxongroup.com
to other system components
load mechanics gearhead motor sensor
Precision Drive Systems
The selection of high-precision microdrives
Formulae Handbook maxon academy
e author, Dr. Urs Kafader — born 1963 in Sarnen, Switzerland, was awar- d a physics degree and MBA from the Federal Institute of Technology, ETH rich, and a doctorate from the UHA Mulhouse in France — started his career the ETH Solid State Physics Department working on the epitaxy of semicon- ctor heterostructures. With a genuine interest in the impartion of technical owledge, he attended lectures on general didactics and specialized training r technology education. For more than ten years, Dr. Kafader has been res- nsible for technical training at maxon motor. In this function, he has presented any training courses and seminars for the maxon staff and customers. Further- ore, he is involved in the review of product documentation and also developed e maxon selection program.
The selection of high-precision microdrives Step by step from the specific formulation of the drive problem to its solution. Numerous tips and explanations, focusing only on theory where required for greater understanding. Various examples of applications deal with the practical aspects of drive technology. (Author: Dr. Urs Kafader, 149 pages, ISBN 978-3-9523654-5-8)
maxon Formula Compendium Formulae, terms and explanations for all types of calculations concerning drive systems. Detailed collection with illustrations and descriptions. Flow chart for targeted drive selection.
ENX 22 EMT, encoder, ∅ 22 mm, 65536 turns, multi-turn
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EPOS4 Disk 60/8 CAN, positioning controller up to 480/1440 W EPOS4 Disk 60/8 EtherCAT, positioning controller up to 480/1440 W EPOS4 Disk 60/12 CAN, positioning controller up to 720/2160 W EPOS4 Disk 60/12 EtherCAT, positioning controller up to 720/2160 W
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MiniMACS6 AMP 4/50/10 IF1, programmable motion controller, 6 axes
maxon selection guide
X drives compact drive
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DC motor EC motor Summary accessories sensor gear screw drive
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Classification of the maxon ranges according to performance classes. Performance, also in conjunction with size, is frequently a central requirement when considering drive systems. A preliminary size-related selection can be made from the different product ranges with the maxon selection guide. Our data sheets provide detailed specifications related to individual motors. Should you need any additional information, simply call us!
maxon selection guide Can be configured online X drives compact drive
0.3 W 0.5 W 1.5 W 1.6 W 2.5 W 1 W
0.3 mNm DCX 6 M EB 0.6 mNm DCX 8 M EB 0.9 mNm DCX 10 S EB 2.2 mNm DCX 10 L EB 2.0 mNm DCX 12 S EB 4.2 mNm DCX 12 L EB 6.3 mNm DCX 14 L EB 6.9 mNm DCX 14 L GB 5.4 mNm DCX 16 S EB 5.4 mNm DCX 16 S GB 11.6 mNm DCX 16 L EB 11.8 mNm DCX 16 L GB 11.0 mNm DCX 19 S EB 11.4 mNm DCX 19 S GB 14.7 mNm DCX 22 S EB 15.3 mNm DCX 22 S GB 29.8 mNm DCX 22 L EB 32.2 mNm DCX 22 L GB 52.3 mNm DCX 26 L EB 59.8 mNm DCX 26 L GB 128 mNm DCX 32 L GB 138 mNm DCX 35 L GB 4.1 mNm DC-max 16 S EB 4.8 mNm DC-max 16 S GB 10.4 mNm DC-max 22 S EB 12.5 mNm DC-max 22 S GB 28.8 mNm DC-max 26 S EB 32.7 mNm DC-max 26 S GB 0.23 mNm ECX SPEED 4 M 0.34 mNm ECX SPEED 4 L 0.33 mNm ECX SPEED 6 M 0.42 mNm ECX SPEED 6 M HP 0.98 mNm ECX SPEED 8 M 0.98 mNm ECX SPEED 8 M (Flex) 1.26 mNm ECX SPEED 8 M HP 1.26 mNm ECX SPEED 8 M HP (Fl.) 2.7 mNm ECX SPEED 13 M 4.3 mNm ECX SPEED 13 M HP 3.3 mNm ECX SPEED 13 M 5.2 mNm ECX SPEED 13 L 7.1 mNm ECX SPEED 13 L HP 7.8 mNm ECX SPEED 13 L 5.1 mNm ECX SPEED 16 M 7.5 mNm ECX SPEED 16 M HP 6.8 mNm ECX SPEED 16 M 10.6 mNm ECX SPEED 16 L 16.0 mNm ECX SPEED 16 L HP 16.3 mNm ECX SPEED 16 L 7.6 mNm ECX SPEED 19 M 11.2 mNm ECX SPEED 19 M HP 11.1 mNm ECX SPEED 19 M 15.3 mNm ECX SPEED 19 L 23.2 mNm ECX SPEED 19 L HP 23.9 mNm ECX SPEED 19 L 12.1 mNm ECX SPEED 22 M 20.3 mNm ECX SPEED 22 M HP 17.6 mNm ECX SPEED 22 M 20.2 mNm ECX SPEED 22 L 29.3 mNm ECX SPEED 22 L HP 28.3 mNm ECX SPEED 22 L 12.9 mNm ECX SQUARE 16 L 32.4 mNm ECX TORQUE 22 M 48.8 mNm ECX TORQUE 22 L 79.9 mNm ECX TORQUE 22 XL
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85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
3 W 6 W 3 W 5 W
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5 W 10 W 5 W 11 W 6 W 14 W 11 W 20 W 18 W 40 W 70 W 80 W
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100 101 102 103 104 105 106 109 110 111 112 113 114 181 182 183 184 185 185 186 186 187 188 191 192 195 196 199 200 203 204 207 208 211 212 215 216 221 225 226 227 231 232
2 W 3 W 5 W 8 W 9 W
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0.5 W 1.0 W 1.5 W 2.0 W
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2 W 2 W 3 W 3 W
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12 W 25 W 25 W 25 W 50 W 50 W 20 W 40 W 40 W 40 W 80 W 80 W 30 W 60 W 60 W 60 W 120 W 120 W 40 W 80 W 80 W 80 W 120 W 120 W 20 W 30 W 40 W 45 W 330 W 450 W 230 W 280 W
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640 mNm IDX 56 M 1040 mNm IDX 56 L 516 mNm IDX 56 M 794 mNm IDX 56 L
Nominal torque mNm
0.7 0.8 0.9 1
80 90 100
600 700 800 900 1000
Description of numbers with detailed information about the connection on page 49
0.3 W DCX 6 M EB 0.5 W DCX 8 M EB 1 W DCX 10 S EB 1.5 W DCX 10 L EB 1.6 W DCX 12 S EB 2.5 W DCX 12 L EB 3 W DCX 14 L EB 6 W DCX 14 L GB 3 W DCX 16 S EB 5 W DCX 16 S GB 5 W DCX 16 L EB 10 W DCX 16 L GB 5 W DCX 19 S EB 11 W DCX 19 S GB 6 W DCX 22 S EB 14 W DCX 22 S GB 11 W DCX 22 L EB 20 W DCX 22 L GB 18 W DCX 26 L EB 40 W DCX 26 L GB 70 W DCX 32 L GB 80 W DCX 35 L GB 2 W DC-max 16 S EB 3 W DC-max 16 S GB 5 W DC-max 22 S EB 8 W DC-max 22 S GB 9 W DC-max 26 S EB 22 W DC-max 26 S GB
0.5 W 1.0 W 1.5 W 2.0 W
ECX SPEED 4 M ECX SPEED 4 L ECX SPEED 6 M ECX SPEED 6 M HP
2 W ECX SPEED 8 M 2 W ECX SPEED 8 M (Flex) 3 W ECX SPEED 8 M HP 3 W ECX SPEED 8M HP (Fl.) 12 W ECX SPEED 13 M 25 W ECX SPEED 13 M HP 25 W ECX SPEED 13 M 25 W ECX SPEED 13 L 50 W ECX SPEED 13 L HP 50 W ECX SPEED 13 L 20 W ECX SPEED 16 M 40 W ECX SPEED 16 M HP 40 W ECX SPEED 16 M 40 W ECX SPEED 16 L 80 W ECX SPEED 16 L HP 80 W ECX SPEED 16 L 30 W ECX SPEED 19 M 60 W ECX SPEED 19 M HP 60 W ECX SPEED 19 M 60 W ECX SPEED 19 L 120 W ECX SPEED 19 L HP 120 W ECX SPEED 19 L 40 W ECX SPEED 22 M 80 W ECX SPEED 22 M HP 80 W ECX SPEED 22 M 80 W ECX SPEED 22 L 120 W ECX SPEED 22 L HP 120 W ECX SPEED 22 L 20 W ECX SQUARE 16 L 30 W ECX TORQUE 22 M 35 W ECX TORQUE 22 L 40 W ECX TORQUE 22 XL 350 W IDX 56 M 400 W IDX 56 L
233 W 283 W
IDX 56 M IDX 56 L
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maxon selection guide The right drive based on just a few parameters
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maxon selection guide DC motors (brushed) DC motor
0.3 W 0.5 W 0.75 W 0.75 W 1.2 W 1.5 W 1.5 W 2.0 W 2.0 W 2.5 W 3.0 W 3.2 W 4.5 W 10 W 15 W 20 W
RE 6 RE 8 RE 10 RE 13 RE 13 RE 10 RE 13 RE 13 RE 16 RE 13 RE 13 RE 16 RE 16 RE 25 RE 30 RE 25 RE 25 RE 40 RE 30 RE 35 RE 40 RE 50 RE 65
0.3 mNm 0.6 mNm 0.8 mNm
zz zz zz ep en zz zz zz zz zz ep en zz ep en ep en ep es ep es ep en ep en ep en ep en
z z z z in in es en
119/120 125/126 123/124 121/122 131–134 129/130 127/128 135-138 140/141 142/143 139
0.5–1.3 mNm 0.5–1.3 mNm 1.5–1.6 mNm 0.2–1.2 mNm 1.5–3.0 mNm 1.5–2.5 mNm 1.4–3.0 mNm 1.2–2.4 mNm
zzz zz gl gm in elen
z z in en
zzz zz zzz zz zzz zz gl gm in elen gl gm in gl gm in elen elen
zz z z zz z z zzz zz eo u ep en eo u gl gm in elen
2.4–5.6 mNm 2.2–4.8 mNm 11.4–28.7 mNm 21.9–32.9 mNm 11.1–30.0 mNm 87.6–88.2 mNm 51.6–89.7 mNm 53.0 mNm
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144 147 145 146 150 148 149 151 152 153 158 157 160 164
20 W 25 W 60 W 90 W
74.2–108.0 mNm 94.9–192.0 mNm 405.0–452.0 mNm 427.0–888.0 mNm
150 W 200 W 250 W 0.5 W 0.75 W 1.2 W 1.5 W 2.0 W 2.5 W 3.5 W 4.5 W 5.0 W 6.0 W
A-max 12 A-max 12 A-max 16 A-max 19 A-max 16 A-max 19 A-max 22 A-max 26 A-max 22 A-max 22 A-max 26 A-max 26 A-max 32
0.8–0.9 mNm 0.8–1.0 mNm 0.7–2.2 mNm 1.3–3.6 mNm 0.6–2.4 mNm 0.8–3.9 mNm 4.8–6.3 mNm 4.5-13.4 mNm 4.8–6.3 mNm 5.9–7.0 mNm 4.5–15.8 mNm 5.5–18.7 mNm 43.1–45.5 mNm
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zzz zz gl gm in eles
zzz zz zzz zz zzz zz gl gm in eles gl gm in gl gm in eles eles
zz zzz zz zz z z zzzzz zzz z zz ep es ep es gl gm in eles eo es fn gl gm in fn eles el el
168 172 167
zzzzz zzz z z fn gl gm in fn eles el el el
ep es ep es
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7.0 W 11 W 20 W
Nominal torque mNm
0.7 0.8 0.9 1
80 90 100
600 700 800 900 1000
Description of numbers with detailed information about the connection on page 49
0.3 W RE 6 0.5 W RE 8 0.75 W RE 10 0.75 W RE 13 1.2 W RE 13 1.5 W RE 10 1.5 W RE 13 2.0 W RE 13 2.0 W RE 16 2.5 W RE 13 3.0 W RE 13 3.2 W RE 16 4.5 W RE 16 10 W RE 25 15 W RE 30 20 W RE 25 20 W RE 25 25 W RE 40 60 W RE 30 90 W RE 35 150 W RE 40 200 W RE 50 250 W RE 65
0.5 W A-max 12 0.75 W A-max 12 1.2 W A-max 16 1.5 W A-max 19 2.0 W A-max 16 2.5 W A-max 19 3.5 W A-max 22 4.5 W A-max 26 5.0 W A-max 22 6.0 W A-max 22 7.0 W A-max 26 11 W A-max 26 20 W A-max 32
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