Drive specialist maxon is unveiling the next generation of motion controllers with its MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10. The controller is used wherever PLC solutions are too expensive or cannot meet customer-specific requirements.

maxon’s new multi-axis controller, the MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10, offers precise and highly dynamic control of up to six DC motors or four BLDC motors (up to 540 W continuous output power and 1.6 kW peak output power). The controller is an economical and compact solution for system designers who develop autonomous robots or shuttle systems.

MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10-IF1 (IF1: with EtherCAT slave option card

A significant advantage of the new multi-axis solution is that it is programmable with the comprehensive ApossIDE automation software and the licence-free Motion Control Library (written in C). Integrated bus interfaces enable efficient data exchange with higher-level controllers. However, it is also possible to run complete process sequences autonomously, without a PLC or PC.

The MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10 will be available in early 2021.Discover more about the MiniMac at maxon’s new online trade fair

Digital trade fair experience

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of nearly all trade fairs. Drive specialist maxon is now offering a digital trade fair experience.

A view of maxon's virtual booth

Visit the virtual maxon booth to discover the latest products: in addition to the MiniMACS6 master controller, they will find high torque BLDC motors as well as flat motors for robotics. They’re also invited to find out more about the Mars rover. See:

You can also watch a video introducing all the products maxon brought to the market this year, you will find it here:

The Swiss specialist for quality drives

maxon is a developer and manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, as well as gearheads, encoders, controllers, and entire mechatronic systems. maxon drives are used wherever the requirements are particularly high: in NASA's Mars rovers, in surgical power tools, in humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications, for example.

To maintain its leadership in this demanding market, the company invests a considerable share of its annual revenue in research and development. Worldwide, maxon has more than 3000 employees at nine production sites and is represented by sales companies in more than 30 countries.