maxon motor unveil the first complete sterilisable motor, gear and encoder drive system


The first of its kind! Brushless DC motor (BLDC motor), Planetary Gearhead and a choice of incremental and Absolute encoder all assembled to order in sterilisable form.

This is the first time a sterilisable encoder has been offered and it opens up new possibilities for the medical automation, laboratory automation and dental fields. A full position controllable system that is sterilisable.

The new encoder will have the optional output formats of both incremental to 1024 counts per revolution or Absolute with a 4096cpt (12 Bit). In standard combination with high speed brushless motors in 13mm and 16mm diameter speeds of 120,000rpm are possible and power levels over 100W. The high input speed gearheads can be selected with the correct ratio so match the applications speed and torque requirements and are of a robust stainless steel laser welded construction. Medical hand tools and specialist tools for controlled environments will benefit from this new development.

For more information please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

New issue of driven out now


The latest issue of the maxon motor magazine, driven, contains interviews, technological insights and the latest from maxon’s DC motor experts.

maxon motor’s first issue of 2017 looks at:

  • Electric motors and the role they play in our day to day life
  • Roboy! Where is he now?
  • Women in engineering: an interview with two maxon motor engineers
  • Examples of the latest applications containing maxon DC motors.

driven focuses on drive technology and is published twice per year in three languages. The print version is available free of charge at

All issues are also available on the driven app, which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store.

For more information on DC motor technology please call maxon motor Australia on +61 2 9457 7477.




maxon Australia sponsors lecture series featuring leading surgical robotics expert, Dr Catherine Mohr


Maxon motor Australia and the Institute of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ) are teaming up to deliver a series of lectures with guest speaker Dr Catherine Mohr.

Dr Catherine Mohr is Vice President of Strategy at Intuitive Surgical, the US company responsible for the da Vinci® Surgical System. The da Vinci is a ground-breaking surgical robot that assists surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures and the world’s first robotic surgical system with 3D HD vision. Maxon motors are in the da Vinci® Surgical System.

The Pickering Lecture series are free and held from May 16 – 19 in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Dr Catherine Mohr will talk about how advances in technology can save lives. At the forefront of medical technology, robotics, engineering and product design with a background incorporating all these disciplines and more, Dr Mohr evaluates new technologies to assimilate next generation of computer aided surgical devices. With more than a dozen patents to her name, Dr Mohr serves on the faculty of Singularity University, an institution teaching and studying the impact of exponentially changing technologies and regularly lectures at Stanford University School of Medicine.

For more information and to reserve a place at a Lecture, visit or contact maxon motor Australia on tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

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