New DC motor and drive catalogue


maxon motor have released the digital edition of the new 2017 / 2018 catalogue. Answering the how to’s of motor control it contains valuable motor and motor control reference material.

Containing 480 pages of motor, gearhead and controller information and useful educational material including a technology breakdown, calculation examples and conversion tables the manual is available now for downloading or online reading. New technology listed includes the customisable stainless steel DC motors in 6mm and 8mm. Information on the new very high speed 13mm BLDC brushless DC motor technology that can be sterilised for medical applications. Ultra-small diameter planetary gearing and high speed gearbox designs and the very latest in motion control, explaining modular decentralised DC motor position controllers and high power density DC servo amplifiers.

The link directly to this free information is or contact our Sydney, Australia office 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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Brushless frameless DC motors from maxon.



The latest edition of maxon’s magazine driven features the made to order brushless frameless DC motors.

For high torque and low speed applications such as the joints of a robot, the fundamental DC pancake motor can be difficult to integrate. Maxon offers a brushless frameless motor as a kit, available on request, with outer diameters from 32mm through to 90mm. These powerful DC motors are compact. The stator and rotor are delivered separately (without bearings and motor shaft) and are only connected at the very last minute when the components are assembled. The windings are available in 12V, 24V, 36V and 48V DC. This can be tailored to the application allowing space for the passing of fiber, electrical or air cabling and hoses. The brushless frameless DC motors have high numbers of pole pairs and can be delivered with or without a Hall sensor for easy control.

Maxon motor Australia delivers Australia-wide and to New Zealand. For more information please contact a Sales Engineer Tel. +61 2 9457 7477 or visit the latest edition of driven.

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Brushless Frameless DC motors supplied on request. © maxon motor