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High-Precision Drive Solutions for Medical Technology

maxon motor develops and builds precision drive systems. The company's DC motors with ironless windings are among the best in the world and are used wherever the requirements are high and engineers cannot afford compromises.

Brünigstrasse 220,
PO Box 263,
6072 Sachseln,

maxon motor develops and builds precision drive systems. The company’s DC motors with ironless windings are among the best in the world and are used wherever the requirements are high and engineers cannot afford compromises.

maxon motors drive Nasa’s Mars rovers. They can also be found in insulin pumps, surgical power tools, humanoid robots and in precision industrial applications.

Precision motors for medical markets

maxon medical is a business division within maxon motor. Wherever maximum power is needed in the smallest spaces, the precision motors of maxon medical are employed. We serve a variety of specialised markets within the medical industry, such as diagnostics, therapy, surgery, prosthetics, laboratory technology, dental technology and pharmacy.

For use in high-speed medical applications of up to 90,000 rpm, maxon motor extends the product range by two sterilisable 50W drives 'EC Size 5' and 'EC 13'.
Highly accurate motion control is necessary when manipulating robotic surgical tools to perform an operation inside the human body. All DC servootors are designed and manufactured by maxon.
Smallest dimensions, largest performance – maxon medical’s micro drives have a modular concept: motor, gearhead and electronics are combined in one system.
maxon motor 9.2 flat custom-made design.
The ironless rotors are reliable, longer-lasting and, thanks to their 90%-plus efficiency, have exceptionally high performance. The end results are superior acceleration, long service life and reduced energy consumption.
A 3D model of the Scalevo wheelchair, which uses Maxon's brushless DC motors.
Maxon's GP 52 C Gearhead and the EPOS2 70/10 Controller were both used in the Scalevo Wheelchair.
The da Vinci robot uses 39 DC motors by Maxon and is operated by a surgeon at the console.
Maxon's RE and RE-max 29 motors were used in the da Vinci robot, providing strong performance at low-cost.

High-precision drives for medical devices

You’ll find our reliable drive solutions in such medical devices as:

  • Insulin pumps
  • Surgical robots
  • Prostheses
  • Incubators
  • Ophthalmosurgical devices
  • Operation microscopes
  • Radiation equipment
  • Precision liquid handling systems
  • Respiratory care devices

Drives for battery-powered medical devices

Developed and produced for the well-being of mankind, our reliable drives enable battery-powered medical devices, for example, to become smaller and more efficient.

Customised drives for medical devices

The premium-quality drive solutions from maxon medical fully satisfy medical industry demands for high quality and superior service. Along with our standard product programme designed and assembled within our modular system, maxon medical offers customised drive solutions developed in close collaboration with our customers. The latest standards and international norms are an integral part of our business processes, which undergo continual improvement. maxon medical is certified according to ISO 13485 and 9001:2008.

maxon motor stands for premium quality, innovation, competitive prices and a worldwide sales network. However, what distinguishes us most is the quality of the solution that we achieve with and for our customers. See what we can do for you.

«driven» by Maxon Explores the Fourth Planet, Mars

Our attraction to Mars is more powerful than ever, drawing researchers to it over and over. Currently, another robot mission is on its way to uncover the secrets of the fourth planet, involving the first helicopter flight in space.

1 October 2020

How E-Mobility Will Change Our World

It's a silent revolution. However, it can't be stopped. People are increasingly using electrical power for personal transportation and for moving goods, which creates new requirements for drive technology.

6 June 2019

maxon Prepares for Round Two of CYBATHLON

Once again at CYBATHLON, people with physical disabilities will compete against each other in exciting races supported by state-of-the-art technical assistance systems.

16 May 2019

First Mars Helicopter to Fly with maxon’s DC Motors

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

12 November 2018

New Revenue Record for maxon motor

The maxon motor group achieved a new revenue record in 2017. The company has increased its revenues to CHF459m with growth in all markets and expansion of production capacity at all sites.

14 August 2018

A Flat Motor for High Torque

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

2 August 2018

ENX 16 RIO Encoder For High-Precision Positioning

maxon motor’s ENX 16 RIO encoder is a top-of-the-range, high-resolution encoder that offers an impressive resolution of up to 65,536 counts per turn in a compact and rugged housing.

23 July 2018

maxon motor at MedFit

maxon motor is a developer and manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, as well as gearheads, encoders, controllers, and entire mechatronic systems.

19 June 2018

Robotic Assistance Systems for Eye Surgery

While robotic assistance systems are available for most types of surgery today, eye surgery used to be an exception. Dutch company Preceyes has changed that by developing a new robotic system.

2 October 2017

maxon motor Introduces Sterilisable Drive System

maxon motor is set to introduce steam sterilisable encoder ENX EASY for its brushless direct current (DC) motors for the first time, opening up a range of new possibilities in medical technology.

31 May 2017

Configure High-Speed Drives From Your Sofa

The maxon configurator is expanding its offering with a simple, customised, high-end drive, with access at work or at home using maxon motor's online configurator.

7 December 2016

maxon motor Group Reports Stable Revenue and Cash-Flow

The maxon motor Group has announced it maintained its revenue level during the 2013 business year, in spite of the strong Swiss franc, the weak development of the economy in some areas and high commodity prices.

1 July 2014

Driven 3/13: High-Tech Cameras – Lightning-Fast, Ultra-Sharp and Legendary

In the new edition of 'driven', the maxon motor magazine, everything revolves around high-tech cameras: from professional SLR cameras and camera stabilisation systems to modern projection devices for telescopes. All these applications have one thing in common: they all use high-precision drives by maxon motor.

11 November 2013

Technology of Today and Tomorrow

The new issue of 'driven', the maxon motor magazine, brings stories and applications from the field of technology to your tablet, interactive and easy-to-understand.

30 July 2013

maxon motor Group: a Difficult Year Well-Mastered

The maxon motor Group looks back on a successful business year 2012. In spite of modest market development, high-commodity prices and the strong Swiss franc, maxon increased its revenue to Sfr360.5m (+6.2%) in comparison to the previous year.

1 July 2013

New Servo Motor Controller – the ESCON 70/10

maxon motor's new range of servo controllers continues to expand. Just like the existing motor control units in the range, the new maxon motor ESCON 70/10 possesses incredibly easy usability and peak control properties.

3 May 2013

EC-4pole 32 HD with Planetary Gearhead

The Heavy Duty Motor EC 22 HD, innovation of the year in 2010, has now been joined by a larger and more powerful version. The new, electronically commutated EC-4pole 32 HD motor has all the features of the award-winning 22mm motor.

29 April 2013

maxon Releases Wearproof Ceramic Small Spindle Drives

With the GP 8 S and GP 16 S spindle drives, maxon motor is expanding the programme and simultaneously launching the ceramic spindle. The ceramic spindle is an extraordinary product, with several advantages.

26 April 2013

The RE 30 EB 15W maxon DC Motor for Fine Rotary Motions

Haptic applications are well-known in medical engineering, robotics and aeronautics. For example: an active helicopter sidestick generates forces that provide tactile feedback to the pilot of a conventional system.

23 April 2013

maxon Launches Miniaturised OEM Plug-In Module for Servo Controller Series

New to the ESCON servo controller family, maxon motor introduces a miniaturised OEM plug-in module; the ESCON Module 50/5. The compact, powerful 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller offers efficient control of permanent-magnet activated brushed and brushless DC with Hall sensors up to approximately 250 Watts.

9 April 2013

driven 1//13: Strong Replacements in Medical Technology

The new issue of 'driven', the maxon motor magazine, brings stories and applications from the field of medical technology to your tablet, interactive and easy to understand. This issue is all about implants and prosthetics, ranging from a state-of-the-art motorized prosthetic hand to an implanted medication pump.

4 April 2013

The Final Spurt: In Two Months, Roboy Will Be Brought to Life

Roboy has a bright future, as he represents a completely new generation of robots. The pioneering project of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab) of the University of Zurich started six months ago, with the target of developing one of the most modern humanoid robots within nine months.

21 January 2013

maxon motor Starts Production in Korea

Starting January 11, 2013 maxon motor manufacturing will be producing the first brush-less DC motors in Korea. The new production site will strengthen the range of services in all East Asian countries.

11 January 2013

maxon motor Launches Magazine for iPad and Android

As of October 25, 2012, there is a new publication from the drive specialist maxon motor. "driven - the maxon motor magazine" will be issued three times a year for iPads and Android tablet PCs.

26 October 2012

Drive Selection on the Internet with the Maxon Selection Program

A new web tool by maxon motor, the leading provider of precision drives and systems, is now available at The "maxon selection program" (MSP) looks for appropriate drive systems that match the individual specifications of the user.

4 September 2012

maxon motor Helping Develop Switzerland’s First Tendon-Controlled Humanoid Robot

A project team with experts from science and industry, including the drive specialist maxon motor, is developing a new humanoid robot: "Roboy". On 9 March 2013, "Roboy" will be presented to the public at the "Robots on Tour" international robotics fair that will take place in Zurich as part of the 25th anniversary of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab) of the University of Zurich. This development can now be followed and supported.

28 August 2012

maxon motor Technology On-Board Mars Rover Curiosity

The landing of the Mars rover Curiosity took seven exciting minutes. Now it will be looking for signs of life on the Red Planet. maxon encoder technology will pay a part in the successful excursion of the rover.

7 August 2012

Maxon Motor Releases New Formulae Handbook for Drive Technology

The extensive collection with illustrations and descriptions includes formulae, terminology and explanations of the calculations that are relevant for drive systems. A flow chart provides assistance in selecting the right drive for each purpose.

20 June 2012

maxon motor Group Enhances its Global Network

The worldwide leading provider in precision drives and systems is integrating its long-time sales partner, Kwapil &Co, into the maxon motor Group. With this step, maxon motor is further strengthening its presence in Austria.

17 April 2012

The ESCON 50/5 from maxon

Following the ESCON's launch in fall 2011, maxon motor's new series of servo controllers welcomes its second family member; the ESCON 50/5.

17 April 2012

maxon motor Extends its EC 22 Motor Series

In addition to its well-approved EC 22 motors, maxon now offers variants for both 40W and 100W. Sterilisable versions are also available for medical use. The performance-optimised drives are equipped with preloaded ball bearings and latest generation Neodymium permanent magnets. The mot

13 April 2011

maxon motor ag

Brünigstrasse 220
P.O. Box 263
6072 Sachseln

maxon japan corporation

5-1-15 Shinjuku
Tokyo 160-0022

maxon motor (Suzhou) Co., Ltd

5F, Block 1, No. 1128, East Jiangxing Road,
Wujiang Economic Developing Zone,
215200 Suzhou, Jiangsu Province

maxon motor Taiwan Co. Ltd.

6F.-7 No. 16, Lane 609, Sec. 5
Chongxin Rd., Sanchong Dist.,
New Taipei City 241

maxon motor Korea Co., Ltd

27, Banpo-daero 14-gil, Seocho-gu,
Seoul 06652
South Korea

motor uk Ltd.

Maxon House
Hogwood Lane, Finchampstead
RG40 4QW
United Kingdom

maxon precision motors, inc.

101 Waldron Road
Fall River, MA 02720
United States of America

maxon precision motors, inc. 1065 (West Coast)

East Hillsdale Blvd, Suite 210
Foster City, CA 94404
United States of America

DJ Stork Drives AB

Box 1158
Solna Strandväg 116
Solna Strandväg 116

maxon motor gmbh

Truderinger Strasse 210
81825 München

maxon ceramic

maxon motor GmbH
Untere Ziel 1
79350 Sexau

DJ Stork Drives ApS

Naverland 2, 10.
2600 Glostrup


21, Porte du Grand Lyon
01700 Neyron

DJ Stork Drives OY

Mäenalantie 773
24260 Salo

maxon motor ibérica s.a.

C/ Polo Norte nº 9
28850 Torrejón de Ardoz

maxon motor benelux B.V

Josink Kolkweg 38
7545 PR Enschede

maxon motor italia S.r.l.

Società Unipersonale
Via Sirtori 35
20017 Rho MI

DJ Stork Drives AS

Garverivegen 6
2740 Roa

maxon medical

Brünigstrasse 220
PO Box 263
6072 Sachseln

maxon motor benelux B.V.

Mechelen Campus
Schaliënhoevedreef 20 C
2800 Mechelen

Kwapil & Co GmbH

Kammelweg 9
1210 Wien

maxon motor australia Pty Ltd

Unit 1, 12-14 Beaumont Road
Mount Kuring-Gai
NSW 2080

maxon precision motor India Pvt. Ltd

Niran Arade, No. 563/564,
New BEL Road, RMV 2nd Stage
Bangalore - 560 094

Kwapil & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Hlavní 1054/131
624 00 Brno
Czech Republic

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