Miniature drives suit medical robots and multi-axis systems

maxon is once again expanding its range of configurable drives with more brushless DC motors, gearheads, and encoders from the ECX series. There is also news on positioning controllers in the micro segment.

The ECX series is growing with the addition of the maxon ECX Speed 4. This tiny powerhouse with a diameter of only 4mm is designed for use in medical technology. The brushless DC motors are available in two versions - M (medium) and L (long) - and can reach speeds of up to 50,000rpm. They can be combined with the new GPX 4 C gearheads, which are available as two, three, or four-stage versions. With the GPX planetary gearheads, the pressure angle of the toothing has been optimised to achieve longer uptimes.

The matching ENX 4 MAG incremental encoder expands the ways the drive system can be used, for example in surgical robots. MAG stands for magnetic. In this size class, the ENX 4 MAG encoder is a first on the market. It uses the same magnetic principle as the slightly larger ENX 6 MAG and ENX 8 MAG versions.

These new drive systems from the maxon ECX family, launching mid-April, can be conveniently configured online and ready for shipping in 11 working days.

The EtherCAT version of the EPOS4 Micro 24/5 positioning controller is another brand-new product. The controller's functionality, operation, software, and accessories are derived almost directly from the existing products in the EPOS4 range. It is suitable for use with both brushed DC and brushless EC motors with a continuous power of up to 120 W and has comprehensive feedback options such as Hall sensors, as well as digital incremental and SSI absolute encoders. The motion controller with its very compact design is well suited for integration into single-axis and multi-axis systems, such as small devices or robotic systems.

In addition to the new Micro design, the EPOS4 Compact 24/5 EtherCAT 3-axes will follow in the summer of 2020, as a very compact plug-and-play 3-axis positioning system. The 3-axis positioning system is based on the EPOS4 Micro and impressively demonstrates the small size and high functionality of these multi-axis devices.

For more information go to www.maxonmotor.co.uk. If you are working on a project to help fight Covid-19 then contact maxon immediately, as the company has put in place a Fast Track system: call +44 (0)1189 733337 or email sales.uk@maxongroup.com.

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