Maxon develops custom brushless DC motor for Diamond Light Source monochromator

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.


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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