New Product: EC 60 flat with MILE Encoder

The multitude of possible combinations makes the new EC 60 flat the ideal drive in a wide range of applications. Whether the focus is on high nominal torque, on high-dynamic positioning tasks with superb repetition accuracy, or on robustness and insensitivity against environmental conditions, the choice is all up to the end user.

Versatility, power, and robustness for flat motors has a name: EC 60 Flat

  • Versatility: Various windings for battery-powered and industrial applications, direct or belt drives, torque and repetition accuracy.
  • Power: Nominal torque up to 319 mNm, almost non-existent detent of 7 to 12 mNm.
  • Robustness: Radial load 100 N, protection class IP 54 (spray water), grounding connection directly at the flange, cable strain relief, environmental conditions of -40 to +100°C.

The MILE encoder is used to make optimal use of the flat motor in high-precision applications and positioning tasks. Behind the abbreviation MILE hides Maxon’s Inductive Little Encoder, the worldwide smallest inductive rotary encoder. Its operating principle is based on the detection of high-frequency inductivity which generates eddy current in an electrically conducting target.

The advantages of a high-frequency inductive method of measurement compared to traditional encoders are:

  • High robustness towards dust or oil vapour thus making additional protective measures, such as a cover, unnecessary.
  • High speed.
  • Insensitivity against interference pulses (for example from PWM controllers or motor magnets).

The EC 60 flat’s extraordinary characteristics come into full effect in battery-powered mobile applications, as well as in the industrial field; for example in variable flow valve drives, in dialysis systems, or in direct drive centrifuges with extended service life and large radial loads.

The EC 60 flat’s various possible combinations permit the use in a wide range of applications. For example, the focus can be laid on torque, robustness, or repeating accuracy making the following key data possible:

  • High continuous torque: as direct drive up to 319 mNm, as IP 54 version up to 257 mNm
  •  Very low detent of <12 mNm
  • High radial load of 100 N
  • Protection class IP 54 (spray water)
  • High repeating accuracy due to resolutions up to 2048 impulses per turn
  • Encoder suitable for special environmental conditions (dust, oil, magnetic fields)

The new EC 60 flat MILE is particularly ideal for use in applications demanding high torque and positioning tasks, as well as for high-precision variable speed setups.

EC flat with MILE encoder

EC flat with MILE encoder

EC 60 flat with MILE-Encoder (exploded view).jpg

EC 60 flat with MILE-Encoder (exploded view)


About maxon motor Australia

maxon motor is the world’s leading supplier of high-precision drive systems. More than 40 years’ experience, constant innovation, top-quality products and competent customer service make maxon motor a reliable partner in the drive technology sector. We are driven by your specific requirements. The product range incorporated in the modular system is comprehensive: Brushed and Brushless DC motors with the unique ironless maxon winding Flat motors with iron cores Planetary gears, spur gears and special gears Sensors (encoders, DC tachos, resolvers) Servo amplifiers, position controllers and control electronics High-tech CIM and MIM components Customer specific drive solutions. maxon motor is a Swiss company headquartered in Sachseln (Central Switzerland) that employs more than 2000 staff worldwide. With 14 sales companies based in over 30 countries, sales partners in another 10 countries and with six production sites, maxon motor are able to provide locally-based and competent customer service. maxon motor helps provide innovative solutions at competitive prices for numerous applications in various markets, such as Medical technology, Industrial automation and robotics, Aerospace industry, Automotive industry, Communication, Consumer applications, Inspection and Instrumentation and Safety engineering. maxon motor Australia is based in Mt Kuring-Gai NSW and our staff will be happy to help you with all your DC motor and technical enquiries.

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