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maxon motor - High-Precision Drive Systems

maxon motor develops and builds precision drive systems. Our DC motors with ironless windings are among the best in the world. They are used wherever the requirements are high and engineers cannot afford compromises. maxon motors drive NASA's Mars rovers. They can also be found in insulin pumps, surgical power tools, humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications.

Besides brushless and brushed DC motors, we offer flat motors with iron core - and also planetary and spur gearheads, spindle drives, encoders and control electronics.

Our many years of experience are of great benefit to customers. Since 1961, maxon's engineers have been real partners when it comes to finding specific solutions. Prototypes, custom systems, or large series: whatever the requirement, we are happy to be of assistance with our global sales network, six production sites, and more than 2,100 employees.

Maxon motor helps provide contemproary solutions at competitive prices for numerous functions in various markets, such as:

  • Medical technology
  • Industrial automation
  • Security technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Communications
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer applications

Maxon DC motors are processed in:

Three Multileaf Collimator

ViewRay collaborated with Maxon motors for important components, including a custom motherboard, DC motors, encoders, gearheads and individual motor control modules to design the Three Multileaf Collimator.


World headquarters

maxon motor ag
Development and production of micromotors,
drive systems and control electronics
Brünigstrasse 220
P.O. Box 263
CH-6072 Sachseln
Tel.:+41 41 - 666 15 00
Fax:+41 41 - 666 16 50

maxon motor GmbH, Sexau
Development and production of gearheads and ceramic components
Untere Ziel 1
DE-79350 Sexau
Tel.:+49 7641 - 91 14 -0
Fax:+49 7641 - 91 14 14

maxon motor hungary kft, Veszprém
Production of sub-assemblies
Tartu u. 4.
HU-8200 Veszprém