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Design your own small DC drives online

15 November, 2012

The Swiss small drives specialist, maxon motor, has announced a new generation of DC motors, encoders and gearheads that users can configure online. The ironless rotor DCX motors are claimed to be the most powerful of their type, delivering about 20% more power than similar-sized rivals.

“By optimising the sub-assemblies and using high-performance magnets, we have succeeded in making the new drives smaller and more powerful,” explains maxon CEO, Eugen Elmiger. “Simultaneously, we have developed new production technologies and significantly improved existing processes.”

For example, the new 35mm-diameter DCX 35L motor has a speed/torque gradient of 4 rpm/mNm – compared to 3.5 rpm/nNm for maxon’s current 40mm-diameter RE 40 DC motor.

“With just a few clicks of the mouse, it is possible to configure own powerful drives with reliable and fast delivery date confirmation,” Elmiger adds. “Detailed product data can be viewed online immediately, and 3D data for the configuration is available for downloading.”

Configurable options include: stainless steel or graphite brushes; preloaded or sintered bearings; a choice of six ironless windings for different voltages; drives shafts of various lengths and diameters; cables and connectors; and flanges with different screw threads and mounting centring options. For small spaces, there is an extremely short configuration without a flange.

maxon is also offering matching gearheads and encoders for the DCX motors. The low-noise GPX gearheads consist of individually configurable gear stages, and offer configurable flanges and shafts in different lengths. The ENX encoders include two- and three-channel models with configurable cable lengths up to 1m.

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