DC motors and drive systems for e-mobility, the automotive industry and robotics

Electric motor systems have a major impact on our everyday life and mobility. Thirty years ago, it was unimaginable that an autonomous delivery robot would bring a pizza or package to our front door. More and more people are using e-bikes or electric scooters for commuting and recreation. Whether on the road, on the race track, in the logistics center or under water, maxon mechatronics systems set you in motion reliably and safely.

 

Our systems consisting of motors, gearheads, encoders, batteries and controllers constitute the basic building blocks for complex applications. Our mobile apps include cloud connectivity and give our customers access to a range of functions, including retrieval of current driving data or positions, customization of parameters, or fleet management. All components are verified by our specialists and then perfectly matched to each other. This allows us to offer a system solution from a single source. Our engineering team develops the optimal solution for specific applications in close cooperation with customers.

 

 

Our experts can advise you in the following areas

Automotive

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maxon mechatronic systems ensure that cars always stay in their lane. For example, lane departure warning systems (LDW) alert the driver when the vehicle crosses the center line. Our motors are also installed in other parts of the vehicle, such as air-conditioning systems, wind deflectors in convertibles as well as in fuel pumps and injection systems. Other components are used in race cars, where they ensure peak performance by controlling the electronic throttle system and operating reliably and with precision, even under extreme strain.



Applications
- SCR systems (exhaust gas treatment for diesel vehicles)
- Dynamic suspension control (passenger cars)
- LiDAR systems (remote sensing technology for autonomous vehicles)

E-mobility

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Faster, farther, more flexible – e-bikes are more popular than ever, whether on city streets or off-road trails. The maxon Bikedrive Air is like having an invisible helper inside the bike so you reach your destination faster. Our systems and drives guarantee a safe trip, whether they are installed in an electric trike, rehabilitation bike or wheelchair.


 
Applications
- E-bike systems with customized maxon BIKEDRIVE solutions
- Electric scooters and trikes
- Electric wheelchairs and rehabilitation vehicles

Logistics and robotics

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High-precision, powerful motor systems are required for logistics and robotics applications. Shuttles and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) dash through the rack systems of modern warehouses and assist people in their daily tasks. maxon supplies the right mechatronic systems for these solutions.



Applications
- Logistics shuttles
- Mobile and autonomous logistics robots (AGVs)
- Farm robots
- Multi-axis lightweight robots
- Collaborative robots

Maritime applications

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In the deep sea, salt water and high pressures are extremely challenging for mechatronic components. maxon Thrusters are reliable drive systems for autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles (AUVs & ROVs). They are specially designed for this demanding application with diving depths of up to 6000 meters. This modern technology makes it possible to inspect otherwise inaccessible places.



Applications
- Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs)
- Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs)

Our expertise

  • motors and drive solutions from a single source with excellent dynamics, high power density and outstanding efficiency
  • Motor systems and mechatronics modules tailored to customer requirements
  • Programmable controllers with application software developed specifically for the customer
  • Production sites in Europe, Asia and the USA
  • Worldwide support and service from the maxon Group


Popular products

Wheel drive

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

EPOS4

maxon's EPOS4 is the perfect motor controller for any task, from dynamic positioning to precise velocity control. The CANopen interface allows for smooth integration with maxon drive systems.



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Battery systems

maxon can make any application mobile, from autonomous robots to sporty electric scooters to hand-held devices. With the maxon Battery Management System (BMS), our specially developed battery packs are perfectly matched to drive systems.

 

Master controllers

Master controllers are the "brain" of a mechatronic system. Precise and lightning fast, they send commands to the individual motor controllers and process data. A wide range of connection and configuration options satisfies virtually any need.



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E-Bike Systems

maxon has rapidly made a name for itself on the e-bike scene with the BIKEDRIVE retrofitting kit, and has positioned itself strongly among established manufacturers. The system solution from maxon includes not only the motor and gearhead, but also a PowerGrip (throttle grip) and battery. Various partners help customers install this system solution, so that they can retrofit their mountain bike, city bike, or trekking bike with a maxon BIKEDRIVE.

 

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Our project management team is goal-oriented and driven

Clearly defined procedures with milestones help maxon guarantee a smooth-running project and constant transparency for the customer.

Quality

maxon's Mobility Solutions business unit is certified to SN EN ISO 9001 for processes, to SN EN ISO 14001 for environmental management systems, and to UN38.3. for batteries.


Application stories

What customers say about us:

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