Maxon Motor Australia celebrates 50 years of maxon motor ag and 50 years of innovation, quality and continuity. Originally planned as a production site of the Braun GmbH electrical group in Frankfurt in December 1961, today Maxon is a company with a worldwide reputation and been marked by innovation and created a new understanding of high-precision drive systems.
One particular order helped maxon become world-famous and catapulted it into the public limelight - this was when NASA's Sojourner rover landed on Mars on July 4, 1997, as it was fitted with 11 maxon DC motors. Apart from the prestigious orders for NASA, two factors were principally behind the company's continued success: innovation and outstanding quality.
In 2010, maxon won the Innovation Prize from the Central Switzerland Chamber of Commerce for the second time for the EC 22 HD - its precision motor for extreme conditions - which documents the company's continuing power of innovation.
Apart from space travel, maxon motors are used in many other areas such as:
- Medical technology
- Industrial automation
- Cars and planes
- Measuring and security technology