Maxon’s Sterilizable Motors EC Size 5 and EC 13

Maxon’s Sterilizable Motors EC Size 5 and EC 13


Small, precise and incredibly fast.

Maxon motor launches two sterilizable motors for use with or without planetary gearheads in high speed medical applications of up to 90,000 rpm. The brushless DC servo motors are characterized by their high nominal speed, extremely low-noise and low-vibration operation, marginal thermal emission and small size.

Maxon EC5 EC13

The BLDC motors are identical and possess equal performance data and characteristics.

The motor and gearhead of Size 5 version possess dimensions in U.S. Customary Units resulting in an outside diameter of ؽ inch and a shaft of Ø0.125 inch. The motor has a “Servo Mount”, a well-established type of motor fixation. The EC13/GP13 version is expressed in metrics, which results in an outer diameter of Ø13 mm, a Ø3 mm shaft and a flange with 3 face side threads.

Despite their “personalized outer wrapping”, the two motors are characterized by their similarities. Both are ideal for medical design applications; compact design with very high nominal speed, quiet running, minimized thermal emission and sterilizability of typically 500 autoclave cycles. Both are available either equipped with Hall sensors or sensorless as well as with three different windings. The gearheads come with versions of one, two or three stages as well as with or without output end shaft sealing.

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Beyond the EC 5 and EC 13, maxon offer a full family of sterilizable motors.  Click on the link to view the specification on them.


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