Configurable DCX motors.

maxon motor launches new, configurable DC drives. While the performance characteristics of these precision drives are impressive, it is a special service that truly sets them apart: DCX motors, GPX gearheads and ENX encoders can be configured and ordered online.

In the fall of 2012, the Dragon capsule of the private US aerospace company SpaceX flies to the ISS for the first time. The capsule has brushless maxon EC motors on board to perform important functions, such as adjusting its two solar panels. In addition, the NASA rover Curiosity touches down on Mars in August. Encoder technology by maxon motor contributes to the success of the mission.

At the end of the year, maxon launches its new customer magazine “driven”. It appears twice annually, in a tablet and a print version.