New DCX motors and GPX gearboxes from Maxon
By Alyssa Dalton
May 10, 2015 – Four more motor sizes are being added to Maxon‘s existing portfolio of brushed DC motors – the Maxon X drives. The 14, 16, 22 and 26 mm diameter models are now each available in a long version, which boasts higher continuous torque and higher continuous output power. At the same time, the company is presenting four matching GPX planetary gearheads, in the sizes 14, 19, 26 and 37 mm. All these gearheads are designed with scaled gear stages. The biggest news, according to Maxon, is that each of the new 3-stage gearheads can be driven with the next smaller motor. This brings many advantages, as the resulting drive system is smaller, lighter and more economical, it notes.