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maxon is renowned for its precision DC drives. maxon offers standard and customised products as well as completely bespoke systems. This article introduces maxon’s Business Units and industry specialists covering the UK and Ireland. The Sales Engineer’s role is to support customers with their projects and applications. These specialists work with customers to find a matching drive and controller for the application or look to develop a tailored solution.

maxon products – designed by engineers for engineers>Medical Business Unit

maxon’s medical range has low vibration and heat build-up, is sterilisable and the smallest motor is just 4mm. maxon medical is ISO 13485 certified.

Here are some of the medial applications maxon has been involved with:

  • surgical robots
  • heart pumps
  • drug delivery systems
  • hand and leg prosthesis
  • surgical hand tools
  • exoskeletons

Matthew Dean is the Sales Engineer with a focus on the medical sector. He has worked for almost 20 years in the precision drives business. Matt was educated at Portsmouth University and has experience in both the high-volume and high-precision OEM environments.

Aerospace Business Unit

DC drives for space and aerospace applications must withstand high-temperature variations, have a long life span and be very reliable. maxon aerospace specialises in the development of DC motors that withstand temperatures of –55degC to +85degC and the extreme vibrations during take-off and landing. maxon is certified under the aerospace standard EN 9100.

Here are some of the aerospace applications maxon has been involved with:

  • Fin control
  • Climate control system
  • Actuators
  • Space robot
  • Mars mission

Andrew Gibson has 27 years’ experience in the engineering environment. He completed a mechanical engineering apprenticeship at Reliance Precision and achieved the BTEC HNC. He then continued his studies achieving MSc in Manufacturing, Management and Technology. Andrew has 12 years’ experience in a Sales environment dealing with a wide range of markets and specialises in aerospace and defence.

Transportation Business Unit

People are increasingly using electrical power for personal transportation and for moving goods, creating new requirements for drive technology. Microdrives by maxon are designed to master demanding automation applications. They have high power density and high torque density. Also, they accelerate extremely fast, are efficient and feature a long life span.

Here are some of the transportation and electromobility applications maxon has been involved with:

  • Industrial robots
  • Surveillance camera
  • Pump drives
  • Welding equipment
  • Autonomous electric vehicles
  • Vehicle levelling systems

Greg Dutfield is the Senior Sales Engineer aligned with the Transportation and Industrial Business Units. He achieved an HNC in Electrical Engineering at Langley College before completing an apprenticeship. Greg has been working in the electric motor industry for over 35 years and for most of that time has specialised in the small DC motors and gearbox market.


Martin Leahy has recently joined maxon as the primary Sales Engineer in Ireland. Martin worked previously as a Design Engineer in the agricultural and power transmission industries. He has a Mechanical Engineering and Masters (MSc) degree qualifications from the Institute of Technology, Carlow. Contact Martin on

Technical Engineers

Supporting the Sales Engineers are Technical Engineers, Patrick and Amir. Amir is also maxon’s controller expert in the UK and Ireland.

Amir graduated in BEng Mechanical Engineering with first-class honours. He did a year’s placement as a Design Engineer for factory automation before joining maxon as a Technical Engineer. Amir specialises in speed and positioning controller technology.

Patrick studied Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Portsmouth. Thereafter joined maxon in 2016 as a Technical Engineer, working closely with customers to support and guide them to select the right drive system for their applications.

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