maxon motors now in Formula cars

The Formula Renault 3.5 series, a very important feeder race championship for Formula 1. Many  F1 drivers have graduated from the Renault series.  Toro Rosso drivers Jean Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo,  and World Champion Sebastian Vettel to name a few.

Race car and engine manufacturer, Zytek Engineering has been selected for the supply of the engine for the Formula Renault 3.5 series for the next two years with the  Zytek engine which was designed in the UK. The Zytek engine is a 3.4 litre V8 producing 530 HP and 9250 rpm, an upgrade of 50 horsepower on previous years. Notably this year is a new fly-by-wire mechanism which uses DC servo motors from the Swiss manufacturer maxon, The DC motor and planetary gearhead combination has 3 position chart profiles selectable for changing track conditions. The new engine system and control has taken over 4s off lap times. The fly-by-wire servo system was specially adapted to meet the demands of the high vibration and high temperature environments.

Zytek’s Operations Director John Manchester:  ‘We began testing maxon’s products in July 2011 and have been extremely impressed with their technical backup and service. The motors need to work in a very hostile environment and maxon really understood the product and the problem and even made suggestions on how to improve the product to help us.‘

‘It was a great privilege for Zytek to be awarded the FR 3.5 contract and when you work with a major motor manufacturer such as Renault in such a high profile racing series you have to ensure that you can deliver. Working with maxon motor means we can exceed expectations.‘

Sales Engineer at maxon motor Paul Williams: ‘We are delighted to work in partnership with Zytek. 80% of our business comes from modifying our products for our customers and we thrive on challenging projects.‘

About maxon Group Australia

maxon is a manufacturer of world-class precision drive systems. 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. Since 1961, businesses from a wide range of industries including medical technology, robotics, industrial automation, mobility, and aerospace place their trust in reliable drive systems by maxon. Our drives are perfectly suited for wherever extreme precision and the highest quality standards are necessary and where compromises cannot be tolerated – on Earth, and on Mars. We are driven by progress. We are certain that we can continuously improve – even what seems to be perfect – over and over again. We believe that outstanding engineers and technicians can make a positive impact on the world. This is why we support them in their efforts to go off the beaten path and provide the right drives for their ideas. We do this because we share in their uncompromising drive to excel in technology.

2 responses to “maxon motors now in Formula cars”

  1. Melaine Kirschenbaum says :

    Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Cheers

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