Subsea brushless DC motors.

The first maxon subsea DC motors and thruster demonstrators arrive in Australia.

As the industry starts to focus on heading over to WA at this time of year, maxon motor Australia are gearing up with the new line of subsea motors, gearheads, thrusters and compensators. Extensively using the current range of Heavy Duty brushless motors and gearheads, maxon motor have created a range of subsea housings to allow for oil filling and pressure compensation connection. The thrusters are fitted with Subcon connectors as standard however they can be customised for specific cable / umbilical requirements. Shown in figure 1) is an example of a 30mm brushless DC thruster with up to 10kg of bollard force. The unit has been manufactured in a clear case for demonstration purposes. The unit shows the special internal planetary gearhead with oil flow holes in the outer body and the brushless motor with oil flow holes in the rear surface. Figure 2) shows a subsea actuator for robotic applications and an associated compensator. This is a larger diameter high torque combination using a 42mm planetary gearhead. The range of subsea thrusters and actuators will become an industry benchmark for power to weight ratio and quality. maxon motor are also able to supply motor control units for use in subsea applications.

Contact maxon motor Australia for assistance with selecting a brushless motor for submersion in water. Ph. +61 2 9457 7477.

Figure 1) Subsea brushless DC motor and thruster assembly © 2016 maxon motor 




Figure 2) Subsea brushless DC motor and thruster assembly © 2016 maxon motor 



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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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