Motion Control & Drives


Bringing product innovations to Hannover Messe

June 2023 Motion Control & Drives

This year’s Hannover Messe, from 17 to 21 April, featured maxon motor’s latest product developments, and was based on the theme of “more torque and more dynamics in the smallest of spaces”.


The new ECX PRIME products are particularly powerful, brushless motors with four-pole rotors and ironless windings. The ECX PRIME 6 in its M HP version is available for the first time with a motor diameter of just 6 mm. The technology, which has already proven itself in larger motors, has been further developed based on customised designs, and engineered for commercial production in small diameters. The result is a small powerhouse with speeds of up to 50 000 rpm and continuous torques of up to 0,57 mNm. The ECX PRIME 6 is suitable for demanding applications with limited space, or where special performance or control dynamics are required, as in the case of prosthetic hands, surgical devices and implants.


Two new additions are the EC frameless DT65 and EC frameless DT85 motors, which come with an encoder solution in the form of the TSX 65 MAG and TSX 85 MAG, which open up unique possibilities for the design of complex robotics applications with large hollow shafts.

With the GPX70, maxon is expanding its planetary gearhead series by adding a large, configurable industrial gearhead. The gearhead is offered in three versions: standard, reduced noise level, and ultra-performance, each with either one- or two-stage reduction. When combined with the IDX70 motors and drives, this expansion provides exceedingly powerful, dynamic drive solutions for both stationary and mobile industrial applications.


With the new ECX FLAT motors with integrated electronics, the market sees the arrival of compact, brushless maxon motors that add an integrated 4-Q speed controller to a proven high-torque motor design. The new compact drives can be operated easily via four digital and analogue inputs and outputs. What makes them especially unique is that the extensive functions and parameters of the integrated electronics can be configured directly online.


The ECX FLAT is newly available in a diameter of 22 mm in two versions. The standard version is particularly suitable for confined spaces, while the high-torque version is designed for maximum torque. In addition, the new ENX MILE has been added to the maxon encoder range. It can be combined with both the ECX FLAT 22 and the ECX FLAT 32.


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