Archive | April 2019

PMDC motors from Parvalux

Parvalux manufactures an extensive range of Permanent Magnet DC Brushed motors that can be combined with their in-house manufactured right-angle or in-line gearheads.

The Parvalux standard brushed DC motors offer a performance range of speeds across 1,000 – 5,000 RPM, power up to 2,030 W and torques of 0.1 to 4.9 Nm. When combined with in-house manufactured gearboxes these systems are suitable for a varied range of applications found in the healthcare, industrial or leisure industries. These PMDC motors can be off the shelf, semi-tailored or custom-made systems dependent on the application needs.

For more information contact maxon motor Australia tel. + 61 2 9457 7477 or visit Parvalux’s website.

maxon motor acquired British-based Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd in December 2018. Parvalux has been in operation for more than 70 years, covering three production sites across the UK with more than 185 employees. The new technologies available to maxon include AC motors, worm gearboxes and DC drives with power ranges up to 1.5 kW.

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Geared motor for use in large transport wipers.

A robust geared motor up to 220V DC and 230V AC for vehicles across the transport, marine, rail and haulage industries.

The new VIPER3 motor from Parvalux is a high power and reliable geared DC and AC motor solution that has been designed and built to withstand the unrelenting environments that transport sectors face. With IP Protection options ranging from IP42 to IP56, its proven to work constantly in hostile environments. The VIPER3 can comfortably operate when confronted with dust, liquid, high & low temperatures and broad variances in humidity. This design is tailored to vehicles across the rail, marine, haulage and transport sectors. The system can be found on many of the world’s fastest trains and even powers the wipers on the world’s largest passenger ship.

For applications with space constraints the VIPER3 measures at 280 x 126 x 145mm and comes with multiple mounting options allowing it to be easily installed. This, combined with internal wiring and an enclosed commutation brush design, makes this self-contained, IP54 rated, geared motor the ideal solution for use in a large wiper system. The large brush design reduces wear on the brushes in higher speed modes ensuring the VIPER3 works continuously and reliably. A one piece worm spindle, the use of composite materials and a larger diameter gear reduce the wear on the system compared to competitor offerings.

For further information please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

maxon motor acquired British-based Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd in December 2018. Parvalux has been in operation for more than 70 years, covering three production sites across the UK with more than 185 employees. The new technologies available to maxon include AC motors, worm gearboxes and DC drives with power ranges up to 1.5 kW.

HP to drive peak performance for Emirates Team New Zealand

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HP today announced its strengthened collaboration with Emirates Team New Zealand, rejoining for the 36th America’s Cup campaign as an Official Sponsor.

The new level of support will see HP’s logo grace the foils of the boat, while ushering in another three years of innovation through HP technology for Emirates Team New Zealand.

“As the Official PC and Print Technology Supplier for AC35 in Bermuda, HP played an integral part in helping the design team model and simulate the revolutionary foiling catamaran designs. Now we’re taking our support a step further by becoming an Official Sponsor of Emirates Team New Zealand,” says Grant Hopkins, Managing Director of HP New Zealand.

“We’ve worked continuously with HP technology since 2014,” says Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand. “HP’s technical support and expertise has always been excellent. We’re excited to have their commitment behind us as we focus on winning the next America’s Cup.”

HP technology is used throughout the team, but particularly by the thirty engineers who make up the design team. HP workstations have enabled the engineers to work on structural analysis, fluid dynamics, software development, simulation and mechatronics – all integral to refining sailing performance ahead of race day.

“Although the AC campaign is three years long, development timescales are very short, and we will have to cycle through several generations of design to be competitive. We need powerful machines to provide overnight analysis of candidate designs, and fast processors to enable us to simulate the boat in real-time in our simulator,” says Dan Bernasconi, Head of Design for Emirates Team New Zealand.

Emirates Team New Zealand will also be working with HP on emerging solutions in 3D printing, a new category HP is bringing to the NZ market. HP 3D print technology will help the team innovate at speed, by enabling parts to be printed and tested quickly using extremely durable and lightweight materials.

HP wide format print technology is used by Emirates Team New Zealand to print graphics on sails, buildings and other large surfaces, as well as the plans used by the boat builders to construct detailed designs.

“Our relationship with Emirates Team New Zealand is a true partnership. The HP local team take great pride in providing specialist technical advice to make sure Emirates Team New Zealand can forge ahead with their cup bid. Our company ethos of innovation, sustainability and fostering a growth culture are paralleled with the values of Emirates Team New Zealand, and we’re really excited to be back on-board with the team in a bigger capacity for the 2021 cup,” says Hopkins.

For further information on DC motors for use in underwater and extreme environments please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

New products available at maxon

Getting to know the range of AC geared motors from Parvalux.

At the end of 2018 maxon motor acquired Parvalux thus expanding the group’s portfolio with AC motors, worm gearboxes, and DC drives in the power range of up to 1.5kW. The alliance between the two companies enabled maxon to take another step towards becoming a provider of complete systems and Parvalux benefiting from maxon’s global sales network for its continued growth.

Parvalux products are found across hundreds of applications but they are particularly well known in transport, healthcare, mobility, leisure and across various industrial applications.

Particular specifications of the AC motor range include power ranges of 8 Watts to 315 KW, single and Three Phase power options, Parvalux and IEC Frames, asynchronous and synchronous single and two speed versions, IE2 and IE3 versions; all with the availability of die cast zinc alloy, aluminium and cast iron housing materials.

For further information on the AC range of Parvalux products visit https://www.parvalux.com/products/ac-products

For application assistance please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

New management structure at maxon

The mechatronic drive specialist has restructured its management boards to focus on global operations.

A truly global focus is the future direction of maxon motor. A newly created group management board and local management board at HQ in Sachseln will help to bring this together.

Maxon’s existing management board will be known as the group management board and will steer the 2,800 employees within the maxon group to focus on expanding sales, technology development and management of production sites. The local management board at HQ has been revamped. Daniel von Wyl, who headed the maxon medical unit for many years, is taking over as the local managing director at Sachseln.

There are two personnel changes in the group leadership: On January 1, 2019, Björn Axelsson joined the team. He assumes the newly created role of Group Human Resources Officer. COO Peter Grütter has been with maxon since 2013 and is leaving the group leadership to take up a different focus within maxon. Among other responsibilities, he will handle the integration of the British electric motor manufacturer Parvalux with approximately 180 employees, which was acquired by maxon at the end of 2018. Additionally,  he is in charge of developing the newly opened maxon production site in Taunton (USA).

Eugen Elmiger remains the CEO of the maxon group. He says: “We are glad that we have been able to convince Björn Axelsson to join the maxon team. In the newly created position of Group Human Resources Officer, he will play a critical role in moving our company forward. I would also like to thank Peter Grütter for his great commitment over the last five years, and I wish him the best of success in his new role.”

Members of the global maxon management:

  • Eugen Elmiger – Group CEO
  • Norbert Bitzi – Group CFO
  • Ulrich Claessen – Group Research & Development
  • Martin Zimmermann – Group Sales
  • Björn Axelsson – Group Human Resources

Members of the local Swiss management board:

  • Daniel von Wyl – managing director maxon motor ag, Sachseln
  • Roger Lagodny – head of accounting and controlling
  • Dominik Stockmann – head of development: motors & encoders
  • Patrik Gnos – head of development: motion control
  • Stefan Preier – head of human resources
  • Jürg Schneiter – head of production.

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For further information please contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

More innovation revealed from maxon

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From 1st to 5th April maxon will be at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest technology fair showcasing the latest in innovation, technology and industry. maxon will unveil new powerful DC motor drives as well as a larger DC and new AC motor offering, with the addition of UK manufacturer Parvalux.

maxon are excited to announce a new modular drive system, the IDX compact drive, consisting of a motor and integrated EPOS4 motor controller. These systems are of particular use in applications within industrial automation or logistics automation. The IDX compact drives are configurable online.

Making a special appearance is UK motor manufacturer Parvalux. The established company has been part of the maxon group since January 2019 and expands the product portfolio with DC and AC motors up to 1.5 kW as well as suitable angular gearheads. These are used for a wide variety of applications, from stair lifts to transport systems and industrial robots. maxon CEO Eugen Elmiger comments: “We will no longer have an upper performance limit in the future.”

maxon has also boosted the performance of its brushless pancake motors (with diameters of 60 and 90 mm).  Suitable for applications where space is limited but high drive power is required, such as logistics applications like belt drives or autonomous vehicles. A new design has resulted in performance increases of up to 100%. Both the EC 60 flat and the EC 90 flat drives are available as power-up versions, either with an open rotor or with an attached fan. As a result of optimal motor cooling, the EC 60 flat now delivers 200 W of power, while the EC 90 flat reaches up to 600 W.

In addition, maxon will present further innovations such as the ENX EASY XT encoder for use in harsh environments, or the tiny brushless ECX Speed with a diameter of 6mm, which can be configured online like all X drives.

For more information contact maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

 

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