We build customer-specific drives for you, even if it's only a single unit. We combine brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, sensors, and controllers into mechatronic drive systems.
Use our e-shop to assemble your specific maxon DC or BLDC drive: For example, you can configure gear stages, motor bearings, shafts, and encoders online – and much more. We will have your drive ready for shipment within 11 working days – including modifications to gearhead and sensor.
Since 1961, businesses from a wide range of industries, including medical technology, robotics, industrial automation, mobility, and aerospace, place their trust in reliable drive systems by maxon. Our drives excel where extreme precision and the highest quality standards are indispensable and compromises cannot be tolerated – on Earth, and on Mars.
DC motors from maxon have been used in virtually all successful robot missions on Mars. More than 100 of these drives from Switzerland are already on the Red Planet and the number will go up again when the Perseverance rover starts its work. Its mission is to collect soil samples on Mars that will be analyzed on Earth later. The rover also carried the Ingenuity helicopter drone, which will be performing the first flights on the Red Planet. maxon's precision motors and gearheads are used in numerous mission-critical tasks. For example, they power the small robotic arm in the rover that moves the valuable samples from station to station. maxon BLDC motors are used for sealing and depositing the sample containers as well. There are also six micromotors with a diameter of 10 millimeters that control the tilt of the rotor blades, which determines the direction of Ingenuity's flight. maxon is proud to be part of another pioneering achievement in engineering on Mars.