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Maxon Motor wins Central Switzerland's 2010 Innovation Prize with New Brushless DC Motor

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Maxon Motor Australia  announces that their EC 22 heavy duty drive brushless DC motor has won the 2010 Innovation Prize awarded by the Central Switzerland Chamber of Commerce (HKZ).

Designed for extreme conditions, the heavy duty drive brushless DC motor featuring precision gearhead design can withstand 200ºC temperature, 100 G shock and 1700 bar atmospheric pressure conditions. 

Mr Werner Steinegger, Chairman of the HKZ jury said that they were convinced by the unique blend of skills in terms of electrotechnology, mechanics, miniaturisation and use of materials.

Maxon Motor’s EC 22 HD (heavy duty) motor is a standard brushless motor and gearhead with hall sensors to perform in extremely tough operating conditions.  

Developed for the exceptionally high requirements of deep drilling technology, the drive is capable of performing in a variety of equally demanding applications.

Mr Felix Howald, Director of HKZ said that another factor in the winning entry's favour was the fact that Maxon Motor’s innovation was ready for the market, strengthening the company's ability to compete.

Key features of the EC 22 heavy duty drive brushless DC motors

  • Developed for deep drilling and other demanding applications
  • Different variations offered by the brushless DC motor are designed for operation in air or oil
  • Assigned power rating depends on the ambient medium: 80 watts in air and 240 watts in oil
  • Motors are designed for ambient temperatures of more than 200°C and atmospheric pressure of up to 1700 bar
  • Vibration-resistant up to 5 grms
  • Withstands impact and shock of up to 100 G

Maxon Motor wins the innovation prize for the second time

Maxon Motor first won the Innovation Prize awarded by the Central Switzerland Chamber of Commerce in 1996 for developing an economical DC motor range called A-max. 

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