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High-Tech Micro-Drives

Supplier: maxon motor australia

Compact, efficient and durable: these attributes are a perfect de-scription of motors in the 'maxon micro drive' product range. They include brushless and brush DC motors with diameters of between 6 - 10 mm, the design of which brings substantial benefits to customers.


DC motors with maxon's ironless winding are characterised by the absence of magnetic detent, rapid acceleration thanks to a low mo-ment of inertia, low electromagnetic interference, low inductance and high efficiency.

This group includes the RE 8 with an external diameter of 8mm and 0.5 watt assigned power rating and now its new little brother, the RE6 at 0.3 watt. Both have high-tech ceramic shafts which are superior to steel ones in many respects. At 0.8 mm in diameter, their motor shafts are as thin as a pencil lead.

The central feature of the cylindrical, brushless EC motor is the electronic rather than mechanical commutation. This means that the bearings are practically the only restricting factor in terms of service life.

The motor rotation is free of any detent and reaches high speeds, even at low voltages. maxon's winding system means that the winding can be constructed to suit specific applications.

The tiny EC6 with a 6 mm diameter and 1.2 watt assigned power rat-ing is in this category.Brushless DC external rotor motors, also known as flat motors, are the ideal drive for many applications thanks to their flat design.

They come in two types, namely the EC 6 flat motor at Ø6 x 2.2 mm and the new EC 10 at Ø10 x 2.52 mm.