Maxon brushless DC motors setting speed records.

Reaching speeds of up to 46 km/h, the fastest in the world for a Robot of its type, the Raptor robot is equipped with a maxon brushless DC motor in each of its two legs.

Developed by researchers in South Korea, the Raptor was engineered on a model of the Velociraptor Dinosaur. Weighing a total of 3kgs and 50 centimeters in height, the Raptor is powered by a maxon drive system consisting of a high-performance EC-4 pole brushless DC motor. Fitted with a planetary gearhead GP 32 HP and an MR Encoder, all controlled by a maxon ESCON module 50/5.

The lightweight yet powerful drive system allows the Raptor to balance on its own and jump over obstacles reaching 10cm in height.

For more information on maxon brushless DC motors and robotic applications please contact a sales engineer on +61 2 9457 7477.


The EC4-pole 30 brushless DC motor and the Raptor Robot © 2015 maxon motor ag and KAIST


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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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