Power at the press of a button.

Compact drive with integrated positioning controller.

Main benefits of the IDX

The recipe for a success story.

The brushless IDX maxon motor with an integrated EPOS4 positioning controller offers auto tuning as standard, has more power, short lead times, and complies with IP65 protection.

High-performance drive

maxon IDX drives stand out for their high torque density. The compact EC-i motor technology (BLDC) combined with an EPOS4 positioning controller yields extremely high continuous torques and high power density.
Its compact size makes the IDX more efficient than current solutions on the market. The unit's high-quality design is complemented with an IP65-protected housing.

Functionality of the positioning controller

The CANopen and EtherCAT field buses, as well as the adjustable digital and analog inputs and outputs, are matched optimally to the various functions and operating modes of the CiA-402 device profile. In addition to the intuitive commissioning software, there are libraries available free of charge for integration into a wide variety of master systems.

With the graphic user interface of the EPOS Studio, the configurable drive system automatically searches for ideal control parameters (auto tuning) and is ready for use at the press of a button.

Integrated protective functions

The integrated temperature sensors on the winding and in the positioning controller are evaluated directly in the drive and enable optimal utilization of the operating range.

Configurability and quick delivery

With the maxon configurator, you can compile the field bus, the winding, the brake, the cable, and the gearbox to match your machine design. You select, we deliver!

The new IDX compact drive with integrated positioning controller.

A maintenance-free positioning drive with proven components.

  • 56 mm
  • 308 W
  • 794" mNm
  • 6000 rpm

Design of the drive

The compact brushless EC-i motor combined with an EPOS4 positioning controller delivers a highly dynamic, powerful drive package with field-oriented control (FOC), high efficiency, and maintenance-free components in a high-quality industrial housing. The maxon IDX drives are suitable for use across the entire speed range (from standstill to maximum speed) and have an extremely high overload capability. Together with a positioning controller, the integrated sensor (single turn) enables absolute positioning.

Technical Data

The IDX 56 is available in sizes M and L. These drives are able to meet the following performance criteria. See the download for the data sheet and additional information on the various versions.

Nominal Speed 2750 bis 4500 rpm
Max. torque 888 to 1997mNm
Nominal Torque 471 to 794 mNm
Nominal Voltage 24/48 VDC
+VCC 12 to 48 VDC

Product information

Familiarize yourself with the specific product information of the IDX.

Download data sheets Download feature chart Download user manual Download EPOS Setup

The IDX is highly versatile.

Wide range of applications.

Very compact size with a large functional scope for systems with an operating voltage from 12 to 48 VDC: The new maxon compact drives fully cover this requirement. They are extremely flexible for use in industrial, robotics, and logistics applications with the most stringent of requirements, such as autonomous transport systems.

Intralogistics & AGV

The logistics market has grown fast over the past ten years, driven mostly by the e-commerce sector. AGV(Automated Guided Vehicles) have revolutionized the market with compact and efficient solutions. These guided robots make it possible to optimize the handling of goods in warehouses, as well as to offer solutions for delivery support (outdoor AGV). maxon IDX drives are ideally suited for the production of compact, powerful, modular intralogistics robots that are also easy to use.

The 5 key points when motorizing an AGV

The lightning growth in on-line distribution means that order preparation must be highly productive. In response to the demand, the AGV market is developing fast. As an innovative business, you must react fast and flexibly to position yourself quickly in this dynamic market. Your AGVs cannot fail, and so the choice of their motorization is crucial. These are the 5 key points to bear in mind when motorizing an AGV.

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