Multi-axis motion controller

The art of synchronizing with precision.

With the powerful and programmable maxon multi-axis controllers, you can synchronize and position several axes with precision. In addition, you can execute jerk-limited motion profiles or cam disks.

Drive synchronization: With micrometer precision.

Robotic, analysis, and handling systems require control technology with increasingly higher precision. maxon motion controllers ensure the compact integration of a large number of energy-efficient drives, combined with highly dynamic controllers and a linked bus system.   

This enables you to program complex motion sequences. The multi-axes controllers support various kinematics, such as Delta or Scara. They work autonomously or can be integrated into a superior system via CANopen or EtherCAT.

maxon motion control: Key information at a glance.

We offer solutions for equipment, systems, or machinery as well as for mobile applications or lightweight robotics.

We have structured our motion controllers in accordance with key parameters to help you find the appropriate maxon controller faster.

Product comparison table - Motion controls
Fully programmableYesYesYesYesYesYes
Integrated power stageNoYesYesYesNoNo
Number of axes66 (4)6 (4)6 (4)332
Ethernet interfacesYesNoYesNoYesYes
EtherCat slaveNoNoYesNoNoYes
EtherCat masterNoNoNoNoNoYes

Our product portfolio.


Ultra compact






For large quantities

MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10-IF1 EtherCAT

Powerful with EtherCAT


For the highest performance standards


Free development environment.

The Integrated Development Environment, ApossIDE, is a comprehensive, license-free automation software that enables application-oriented programming of all multi-axis controllers from maxon. This tool is used for programming, testing, and debugging motion control functions of all MACS devices. ApossIDE has a similar syntax to that of the widespread C programming language. For this reason, it is easy to learn. ApossIDE provides assistance in the effective programming of drive solutions and has been expanded to include highly powerful commands. Even extremely complex positioning and synchronization functions can be triggered using simple commands.

Motion Library

ZbMotion Software Library

The ZbMotion software library is a motion library that generates the motion profiles for independent and high-precision synchronized axis. The library consists of a trajectory generator that creates profiles for position and velocity commands. It calculates and generates jerk-limited and trapezoidal profiles, and has advanced functions, such as calculating the simultaneous arrival of multiple axes. Die ZbMotion library is based on C and can therefore be used by anyone with programming experience. The software is available in connection with the acontis EtherCAT-Stack and thus provides a complete solution for real-time communication and motion.

Application engineering

Engineering tailored to your needs.

Our engineers have many years of practical experience in controller and application development. Due to their application-oriented thinking, they understand requirements quickly and implement them efficiently.

zub machine control AG, part of the maxon Group since 2017, offers extensive support from the programming of customer-specific application solutions to commissioning. The intensive, collaborative partnership with regard to OEM R&D projects ensures a continuous transfer of know-how. This strategy reduces the development risk and possible misunderstandings significantly. An agile approach is supported and development times are reduced.  

Easy to configure. Large selection.

Quick availability, support during purchasing, and customized configuration for your application upon request. And there are many more reasons to use our online shop:  

  • Product programs


    Find the right drive system by entering a few parameters. 

  • Selection


    Products with more than one million possible combinations. 

  • Information


    CAD and product data, manuals, and software can be downloaded via the shop. 

  • Shipping

    Fast delivery

    Fast prototyping and automated processes ensure that configured drives are produced and ready for delivery within a short period of time.

  • Global network

    Customer service

    The maxon sales support is available for all customer-specific queries. Worldwide.

  • Configuration

    Your ideal drive

    The online configurator guides you through all options step by step.