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Maxon Motor has developed a customised ‘high-vacuum’ brushless DC motor for Instrument Design Technology for use in the Diamond Light Source particle accelerator in Oxfordshire.

The motor has been used in the synchrotron’s new double crystal monochromator, which is helping scientists understand the Earth’s climate, atmosphere and volcanic activity before the birth of humankind.

Maxon redesigned its brushless, stainless steel EC22 heavy-duty motor — originally intended for subsea oil applications. Instead of epoxies, the engineers assembled the motors using micro laser welding.

Key benefits of product application

  • The motor has delivered high performance and excellent reliability.
  • It is tolerant of extremely high temperatures — this has been essential as the high vacuum would make dissipating heat by convection impossible.
  • The construction of the motor means it is not susceptible to outgassing.

maxon motor is the world’s leading supplier of high-precision drive systems.

maxon has earned a reputation for constant innovation and unflinching reliability – seeing the company’s products used by the world’s top engineers in fields as demanding as space exploration, formula 1 racing and sub-sea applications.

The maxon product range is developed on a modular basis, giving literally hundreds of thousands of perfectly compatible motor, gear and controller combinations to suit a huge array of applications. With full customisation possible for almost every product, maxon’s experienced sales engineers are on-hand to assist design engineers select precisely the right solution for their needs.

DC motors with ironless winding and flat motors (up to 500W output power, mechanical and electronic commutation).
Planetary, spur and special gears.
Sensors (encoders, DC tachos, resolvers).
Servo amplifiers, position controllers.
High-tech CIM and MIM components.
Customer specific drive solutions.

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