maxon motor launches configurable DC drives

On the Swiss drive specialist’s microsite, you can find innovative brushed DC motors, planetary gearheads and sensors. The performance features of the precision drives are impressive, but it is a special service that sets them apart: DCX motors, GPX gearheads and ENX encoders can be configured and ordered online.

Cross section of a maxon DCX drive system. © 2012 maxon motor ag

“We have invested all our know-how in the maxon DCX program. By optimizing the subassemblies and using high-performance magnets, we succeeded in making the new drives smaller and more powerful. Simultaneously, we have developed new production technologies and significantly improved existing processes,” says Eugen Elmiger, CEO of maxon motor.

For individual requirements: Configure and order online.
The DCX 22 S has stainless steel or graphite brushes, can be equipped with standard preloaded ball bearings or sintered bearings and covers a large voltage range with six different ironless windings, System maxon®. With the new housing, almost all mechanical configurations are possible. For example, the flange can be equipped with different fastening screw threads and mounting centering options. For use in small spaces, the DCX motor is also available in a very short configuration without flange. The length and diameter of the drive shaft can be selected, with or without face. The DCX motors can also be ordered with or without cables. Cables are available in various lengths and with plugs.

For the entire system: Configure GPX gearhead and ENX encoder with the drive
Furthermore, maxon motor has developed new gearheads and encoders for the DCX motors. The GPX gearhead consists of individually configurable gear stages and is now even more silent and robust. With a strong laser weld, the gearhead interface is joined seamlessly to the DCX motor. The GPX gearheads also come with a configurable flange. The shaft is available in different lengths, with or without a face, and even with cross holes or a key.

Direct access to R&D
Combined, maxon DCX, GPX and ENX form a high-precision, robust drive system for a wide range of applications: The new maxon products are of interest in particular for medical technology, robotics, or in the aerospace industry. All DCX products can be operated with positioning controllers and servo amplifiers of maxon motor.
“These new configurable drives provide our customers with direct access to the maxon development. With just a few clicks of the mouse, it is possible to configure customers’ own powerful DCX drives with reliable and fast delivery date confirmation. Detailed product data can be viewed online immediately, and 3D data for the configuration is available for downloading,” says Eugen Elmiger.

For detailed product information and direct access to the configurable drives, visit

maxon motor ag
Brünigstrasse 220
P.O. Box 263
CH-6072 Sachseln
Tel: +41 (41) 666 15 00
Fax: +41 (41) 666 16 50
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