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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.

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HP to drive peak performance for Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand 16 April, 2019.

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.

 

Coastguard, Communities throughout New Zealand and America’s Cup to benefit from Lotteries Fund

The Royal New Zealand Coastguard is set to benefit from the Lottery Fund for Community Benefit related to the 2021 America’s Cup to the tune of $9.8 million.

The fund will see a fleet of 26 boats, 24 Rayglass RIBs (rigid-inflatable boats) and two Salthouse powerboats, being built for the on-water operations running the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA.

At the conclusion of the America’s Cup Match in March 2021 the fleet will be distributed to Coastguard units throughout the country benefiting the safety of boaties around New Zealand’s vast coastline, major rivers and lakes.

Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton said, “We are delighted this grant from the lottery fund will ultimately benefit Coastguard. They are the unsung heroes of our waters around the country and the timing of the delivery to Coastguard after the America’s Cup is ideal due to the combined fact that we will have no immediate use for the fleet post racing in 2021 but more importantly, a number of the Coastguard boats are due to be decommissioned in the same year.”

The Royal New Zealand Coastguard is staffed by volunteers stationed at 63 units around the country with 82 vessels in its current fleet. Coastguards rescue vessels operate in challenging conditions and although carefully maintained, have a limited working life so by 2021, many will be nearing the end of their operational life.

Coastguard CEO Patrick Holmes said the boats will help Coastguard continue its life-saving work on the water.

“As a charity, fundraising is a big part of what we do to replace boats in our fleet and for the ongoing training of our volunteers, which is vital when it comes to assisting people on the water,” Mr Holmes said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that will be cherished not only by our volunteers but by the public for many years to come.” Lotto New Zealand Chief Executive Chris Lyman offered his congratulations to Coastguard New Zealand, and is looking forward to following the impact these vessels will have in communities all around New Zealand.

“The positive impact these vessels will have on New Zealand communities cannot be underestimated, with each one helping Coastguard save countless lives at sea each year,” says Mr Lyman.

“Lotto NZ exists to generate funding for New Zealand communities and we’re proud that profits generated from our games support initiatives like this that make a real difference in local communities.” Lotto New Zealand’s profits are distributed back into Kiwi communities via the Lottery Grants Board, providing a major source of funding for sport and recreation, arts and culture, environment and heritage and community projects throughout New Zealand.

All of the boats will be constructed in New Zealand, benefiting the wider marine industry, and will be utilised for course marshalling, umpire boats, media and photo boats, as well as Emirates Team New Zealand chase boats to support the on-water operations of the new AC75 race boats. Following the New Zealand hosted America’s Cup in 2003, five Rayglass boats used to support the event were gifted to Coastguard- two vessels are still in operation in Great Barrier and Auckland but overdue for retirement.

Lotto New Zealand’s profits are distributed back into Kiwi communities via the Lottery Grants Board, providing a major source of funding for sport and recreation, arts and culture, environment and heritage, and community projects throughout New Zealand.

The boats to be used by America’s Cup Event Limited will have a logo in recognition of the Lottery contribution to the event and Coastguard.

Emirates Team New Zealand 15 January, 2019.

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

DC motor drive systems at 30,000 feet.

The new look edition of maxon’s driven magazine discusses the role DC motor and drive systems play in passenger aircraft.

The new look issue of maxon’s driven magazine focuses on five exciting trends in the aerospace industry and poses the question, “what will travel look like in the future?”. Air travel usage has increased immensely over the years. Prices are at a record low and planes are becoming even more efficient – in part due to electric drive systems, which are replacing outdated hydraulic systems. Several hundred drive systems are installed in every modern long-haul aircraft.

Also discussed are critical features of high-precision insulin pumps and a technical report on sensorless control of brushless DC motors.

To download a free copy visit magazine.maxonmotor.com

driven, the maxon motor magazine, is printed twice a year in three languages and is full of interesting stories, interviews, and news from the world of drive technology. The current issue is now available online and can be ordered in print, free of charge.:

maxon motor Australia tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

Defender and Challenger of Record progress AC36 planning

Source America’s Cup – The plans for the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada are progressing, with clearer guidelines now set for the future.

Following on from meetings held in Auckland last week between the Defender and Challenger of Record, an agreement has been reached to resolve a series of issues in the best interest of the event.

Patrizio Bertelli, CEO of the Prada Group and Chairman of the Challenger of Record met with the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand, in Auckland and an agreement was reached to resolve a number of pending issues, some of which were already before the Arbitration Panel.

Together they have agreed all current outstanding issues including a mutually agreed settlement to the America’s Cup Arbitration case filed on the 12th of February 2019 regarding the dispute on the validity of late entries. Under the settlement agreement an amendment to the Protocol allowing the deferred payment of the late entry fee has been agreed and the validity of the three late entry challenges accepted.

The settlement therefore clears the way for the Defender and Challenger of Record to continue to work progressively on planning the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada as well as all associated events between now and the end of the event in March 2021.

“We welcomed Mr. Bertelli and his team to Auckland and appreciated his positive engagement to the event. We share an overarching desire for this event in 2021, as well as all lead up events, to be remembered as the best America’s Cup ever,” said Emirates Team New Zealand CEO, Grant Dalton.

“It is no secret there have been some outstanding issues that needed to be resolved, but the fact that Mr. Bertelli took the time to personally come down to Auckland is testament of the mutual respect between us, which bodes well for the event in general. The path is therefore now clear for the late entries to continue building their respective campaigns to try to participate and the Defender and Challenger of Record will give whatever support they can.”

Mr Bertelli and Grant Dalton also met with the Hon David Parker and Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff to discuss the plans for the event and presented Mr. Bertelli’s vision for the America’s Cup village which were well received, details of which will be released in due course.

“It was an honour and a pleasure to meet the Hon David Parker MP and Mayor Goff, to share the Challenger of Record’s vision for the Event Village of 36th America’s Cup. This time spent in Auckland was very important for me to understand how to best integrate our event with the New Zealand culture and with its unique waterfront. It sends a strong signal of friendship and cooperation for the months to come,” said Patrizio Bertelli.

Download Amendment 03 to the Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup.

Emirates Team New Zealand March 5th, 2019.

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

Kiwibank announced as Banking Partner of Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand is teaming up with Kiwibank in the lead up to the 36th America’s Cup, to be held in Auckland in 2021.

We are proud to be banking with a New Zealand-owned bank that has Kiwis at its heart,” says Grant Dalton, CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand.

Kiwibank CEO Steve Jurkovich says: “When sailors, designers and boat builders are in partnership – that’s what creates the magic that makes the boat go faster. In the same way, business works best when business bankers and business customers are in partnership.

“Every New Zealander that has followed the journey of Emirates Team New Zealand has seen the ups and downs, the wild successes and resilience they’ve shown. For me, Emirates Team New Zealand is a big inspiration.

“The decision by Emirates Team New Zealand to switch from an Aussie-owned bank to Kiwibank is a demonstration of the momentum we’re seeing right now. More and more Kiwi businesses are making a deliberate choice to support New Zealand Inc by aligning themselves with a bank that keeps profits right here in Aotearoa.

“Emirates Team New Zealand’s drive for results, and their relentlessness to be a bit better every day, aligns with Kiwibank’s attitude and resolve. We strive to marry technology and thought leadership to deliver for our customers but ultimately it comes down to people. In the same way the wider crew behind Emirates Team New Zealand makes all the difference, the people in behind Kiwibank make all the difference too.

“Both Kiwibank and Emirates Team New Zealand are 100 percent committed to New Zealand and its success. This is a show case of the very best New Zealand has to offer on a global stage. We are really pleased to play our part in what will again be an immense challenge,” Mr Jurkovich said.

Grant Dalton said: “We are really excited to have Kiwibank, yet another great Kiwi brand onboard, supporting the team as we work toward defending the America’s Cup in 2021. The event will be huge for the New Zealand economy. It is something all Kiwis can get behind and it is great to have Kiwibank standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us as we welcome the world to New Zealand.”

Emirates Team New Zealand 13 March, 2019.

 

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

History on the water, history in the making

Emirates Team New Zealand is proud to have Steinlager return as an Official Sponsor and Official Beer Partner of Emirates Team New Zealand for the defence of the 36th America’s Cup – here on home waters in Auckland in 2021.

Steinlager has been a long time supporter of Emirates Team New Zealand dating back to New Zealand’s first attempt at America’s Cup glory in 1987 in Fremantle.

Grant Dalton, Team New Zealand’s CEO, says: “Steinlager is a truly iconic Kiwi brand that has always stayed strong and believed in Emirates Team New Zealand and our quest for the America’s Cup. They’ve been on the boat for every win we’ve had, and we had Steinlager in our hand when we grasped the Cup in Bermuda in 2017 – a ritual we plan to keep alive in March 2021. Although it is always about the end result when we’re on the water, Steinlager helps to remind us to enjoy the journey.”

Rory Glass, Lion NZ Managing Director, says: “We are really excited and honoured to be back on the boat again. Steinlager has a long and proud history with yachting and with Emirates Team New Zealand, dating back to their first tilt at the Cup in 1986/87. 2021 will be our 35th year of support as the team endeavour to keep their hands on the oldest trophy in international sport.

We will be revealing more plans later in the year on how we will bring our sponsorship to life off the water as well – with epic environments for fans to support Emirates Team New Zealand across the country.”

In 2021, it will be over two decades since Team New Zealand successfully defended the America’s Cup on home waters. History now has the chance to repeat itself at one of New Zealand’s most iconic sporting events and Steinlager will be there on the boat again, and as the cold one that crew and fans can celebrate with when the hard work is done.

Let’s make history again!.

Emirates Team New Zealand 21 February, 2019.

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

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