• maxon launches additional EtherCAT motion controllers.

    The EPOS4 product family is now complete.

    With the EPOS4 series, maxon is offering a reliable and extremely versatile platform of high-performance motion controllers. It addresses the needs of system integrators and fulfills the requirements of a variety of applications, such as industrial automation, apparatus engineering, and robotics. The platform is now being complemented with two new Compact EtherCAT models.

  • maxon acquires motor manufacturer Parvalux

    A successful strategy for growth is being continued.

    The maxon motor group is adding another valuable new member: maxon acquired the British geared motor manufacturer Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd. The acquisition expands the maxon portfolio with powerful drives for applications in medical technology and industrial automation, among other fields.

  • Electric drives are taking over in passenger planes.

    Now Available: the latest issue of maxon’s driven magazine.

    In passenger aircrafts, small electric motors are taking over many tasks that used to be performed mechanically or hydraulically. This is a rapidly growing trend. Welcome on board!

  • Swiss motor ventures deep under the surface of Mars.

    maxon is a part of NASA's InSight mission.

    In just a few days, the InSight probe will land on Mars to shed new light on the formation of rocky planets. The mission entails driving a measuring probe five meters deep into the Martian ground. maxon engineers pulled out all the stops to make their motor fit for the job.

  • More than a 100 square meters of high-tech.

    Drive technology connoisseurs can look forward to a number of new maxon products in Nuremberg.

    maxon motor will present exciting new products at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair. The Swiss drive specialist's extensive product portfolio includes three new high-end BLDC motors.

  • maxon motor opens Innovation Center at Lake Sarnen.

    The drive specialist is focusing its competences.

    After two years of construction, maxon motor ag opened its new Innovation Center at the headquarters in Sachseln, Switzerland. This new innovation center will house the production of microdrives for the medical technology industry. The drive specialist is also taking a look back at its storied past with the release of a new book.

  • The first Mars helicopter will fly with maxon’s DC motors.

    NASA is again working with maxon motor.

    Two years from now, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. Included: a small helicopter, which will take the first aerial photos of Mars. The rotors will be controlled by robust DC motors from Switzerland.

  • Compact controller communicates via EtherCAT

    The EPOS4 Compact positioning controllers from maxon are ready for effortless, industrial Ethernet connectivity.

    The devices from the successful EPOS4 Compact series can now also be incorporated into EtherCAT networks, thereby creating new opportunities for a huge range of applications.

  • Opportunity is waiting for light

    The 15-year-old Mars rover Opportunity is fighting another sandstorm.

    On July 7, 2003, the NASA twin robot Opportunity embarked on its journey to the Red Planet from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, 15 years later, it is still sending life signs back to Earth – despite a heavy sand storm.

  • New revenue record for maxon motor

    maxon motor group increases revenues to CHF 459 million – growth in all markets – expansion of production capacity at all sites – unbroken innovative power – positive outlook for the future

  • A flat motor for high torque

    maxon’s brushless EC 90 flat motor with 1 Nm.

    maxon's new brushless EC 90 flat motor features maximum torque in a compact design. This and all other drives in this series of motors are now also available with cables.

  • Taking a page out of Natures book

    maxon’s driven magazine takes a look at bionics.

    Engineers from all over the world are getting inspiration from nature and are developing technologies at the highest level, from bionic prostheses, to exoskeletons for children, and even a salamander with a spine.

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