First sterilizable drive system

First sterilizable drive system

May 3, 2017

maxon precision motors, inc.
Design Components Motors/Drives/Spindles

maxon motor’s ENX EASY is a sterilizable encoder for use with maxon’s brushless DC motors, opening up a range of new possibilities in medical technology.

This is the world's first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1,024 counts) and absolute version (4,096 steps), both designed for 1,000 autoclave cycles.

As of now, the ENX EASY can be combined with matching BLDC motors and planetary gearheads. The encoder can be integrated into the brushless drives ECX 13 and ECX 16 SPEED (up to 120,000rpm and 104W) without any increase in length. When the gearheads GPX 13 and GPX 16 SPEED (0.2Nm max. continuous torque) are added to the combination, customers receive a fully sterilizable positioning system. This opens up an entire new range of possibilities in medical technology. The compact and robust design is ideal especially for power tools.