Drive systems for mobility solutions

For a mobile world.

It is hard to imagine everyday life without mobility. Whether on the road, the bike trail, in the logistics sector, or under water, maxon drive systems for mobility solutions get things moving reliably and efficiently.

Our mobility solutions get things moving.

  • Since

    2012

    we have been developing and manufacturing components for Formula 1.

  • Just under

    1,9

    kg

    is the weight of our BIKEDRIVE AIR e-bike drive.

  • Up to

    5 kW

    is the peak power delivered by our drives for active suspension control.

Drives

Power, compact size, and energy efficiency.

Robot joint

The compact and modular design of maxon’s robot joints is optimized for power and size. A variety of options are available, such as hollow shafts, torque sensors, brakes, and electronics. The robot joints are integrated systems and can be built according to the customers’ wishes.

  • High level of integration in the structure of the machine
  • High torques due to multi-pole external rotor
  • Plenty of space for cable glands
  • High overload capacity
  • Hall sensors
  • Thermal sensors (NTC)

Wheel drive

The maxon wheel drive is a compact solution for AGVs and self-driving vehicles in intralogistics and outdoor applications.

  • Highly efficient
  • Compact
  • Modular
  • Extremely reliable
  • Perfectly adaptable components

BIKEDRIVE AIR

The maxon BIKEDRIVE AIR light e-bike system is mounted out of sight inside the frame. Only an inconspicuously integrated control element on the top tube hints at the extra power hidden in the bike. The system is suitable for all bike types and offers especially natural handling.

  • System weight 3.5 kg
  • Maximum torque 40 Nm
  • Maximum power 250 W
  • Battery 250 Wh + Range Extender 250 Wh
  • Efficient, quiet, connected

EC-i motors

To make autonomous driving safe, LiDAR technology is used. It features laser scanners consisting of a laser diode and receiver in a motorized, rotating head. maxon flat motors with compact servo controllers are optimal for this. 

  • Highly dynamic due to internal, multi-pole rotor
  • Mechanical time constants of less than three milliseconds
  • High torque density
  • Speeds of up to 15 000 rpm

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Configurations

Every project needs new ideas.

That’s why maxon drives are configurable. Our range includes basic solutions for the mobility sector, the components of which are optimally matched and used in a large number of applications. In addition, maxon drives can be configured to adapt to complex or highly specific project requirements.

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Certificate

Our drives are IATF certified.

maxon is IATF certified for the development and manufacturing of electric motors and encoders. Our project management process complies with the principles of APQP and best practice standards in the automotive industry. From the very first sketch, we emphasize a multidisciplinary approach and apply the principles of DFM/DFA.

IATF-compliant manufacturing at two locations in Europe

IATF-compliant quality management system for the development of sensor-equipped motors

Dedicated test laboratory for qualifying our products across all development stages (DV - B-sample/PV - C-sample)

maxon is committed to a process of continuous evaluation and improvement

We meet the international standard SN EN ISO 9001 for quality management systems

We meet the international standard SN EN ISO 14001 for environmental management systems

We undergo annual audits

Electric drives for mobility solutions

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Get an initial overview of the fields of application of our mobility solutions and find out more about maxon drives for electromobility, the automotive industry, and robotics.

Project management and collaboration

Successful cooperation needs strong partners.

Drawing on our 60 years of experience, we apply our project management expertise to meet the unique demands of complex applications.

The experienced engineers and technicians in maxon’s development teams support customers from the specification phase to the start of production and beyond. Clearly defined procedures with milestones help maxon guarantee a smooth-running project with constant transparency, high flexibility, and a proactive flow of information.   

Feasibility study
Concept phase
Design phase
Integration phase
Series production

The maxon team works with customers to develop a comprehensive solution pathway. Through research and technical clarification, the most efficient and economical option is weighed up in a short time and a project organization is defined. 

Jean-Jacques Topalian

Managing Director

Shark Robotics

“Our robots require highly resilient motors that can withstand extremely harsh operating conditions.”

Xavier David Beaulieu

CTO

Vitrirover Solutions

“To enable our robots to navigate hilly terrain, the developers took some cues from Mars rovers. The solutions are the result of a long-standing partnership between Vitirover and maxon France.”

Sébastien Buemi

Racing driver

Formel E 

“I’m very happy to be part of the maxon family, since we share the same commitment to precision, persistence, and solutions in electromobility.”

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Success stories

On the road, the bike path, in the logistics sector, or under water, maxon drives get things moving worldwide. 
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Robots enhance upper limb therapy for patients with neurological conditions

Robotics has the potential to provide therapy to people with neurological disorders, assisting clinicians and potentially improving the care outcome. Human Robotix, a start-up formed by a team of academic researchers, has developed a robot that can provide assessment and therapy of the wrist, elbow, and ankle. Early results suggest a positive response for people with conditions such as stroke and cerebral palsy. To provide the robot’s drive system, Human Robotix has partnered with maxon.    
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“Artificial intelligence is still in its infancy”

Felix Herger talks about three theses on the subject rescue robots and artificial intelligence.
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Get more out of your camping trip with Mover.

Out and about with a camper trailer – for many this is their travel dream come true, if only parking the caravan was easier. With the maneuvering systems from Truma, this task can be carried out comfortably using a remote control. For the maneuvering systems to be able to take the load, Truma installed electric drive systems from Parvalux.Imagine a holiday close to nature, in your own bed, your personal comforts at hand, and the feeling of being free. If you have ever traveled in a camper trailer, you likely never want to travel any other way again. In 2021, the Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD) with its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, recorded around 78,000 new travel trailer registrations (excluding motor homes) in Europe alone, globally as many as 670,000 – an increase of 34.6 percent. Traveling with a camper trailer is a major trend.QUOTE01-Get more out of your camping trip with Mover
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Frequently asked questions

  • Which applications are maxon automotive products suitable for?

    maxon products use high-quality magnetic materials to achieve extremely compact motors. Our drives are therefore suitable for all applications involving space constraints, high torque, or difficult environmental conditions.

  • Are there COTS products for automotive applications?

    We develop specific solutions according to our customers’ needs. For small quantities, maxon catalog products can be used for initial functional samples. These comply with ISO 9001.

  • Which products are IATF certified?

    maxon is IATF certified for the development and manufacturing of customized drive components and systems (motor and encoder).

  • How much torque is provided by the maxon BIKEDRIVE AIR light e-bike drive?

    40 Nm maximum.

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