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At maxon, we develop and build high precision electric drive systems that are among the best in the world. We combine brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, sensors, and controllers into complete mechatronic drive systems.

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maxon motor Introduces the First Sterilizable Drive System

POSTED 04/24/2017

maxon's Sterilizable ENX 13 Easy EncoderBrushless DC motor, gearhead, and encoder from one single source.

With the ENX EASY, maxon motor’s NEW ENX EASY is a sterilizable encoder for use with maxon’s brushless DC motors. This opens up a range of new possibilities in medical technology.

This is the world's first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1024 counts) and absolute version (4096 steps), both designed for 1,000 autoclave cycles.

As of now, the ENX EASY can be combined with matching BLDC motors and planetary gearheads. The encoder can be integrated into the brushless drives ECX 13 and ECX 16 SPEED (up to 120,000 rpm and 104 W) without any increase in length. When the gearheads GPX 13 and GPX 16 SPEED (0.2 Nm max. continuous torque) are added to the combination, customers receive a fully sterilizable positioning system. This opens up an entire new range of possibilities in medical technology. The compact and robust design is ideal especially for power tools.