maxon motor named official supplier to America's Cup champs
A three-time winner and current defender of the Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand believes maxon motor’s technical assistance will be key to its success. The team’s vigorous defence of the 36th America’s Cup will thus be assisted with the support of maxon DC motors.
The America’s Cup AC75 Class Rule allows the use of electric motors to operate hydraulic valves, drive clutches, rudders and foils. Teams may also use motors for driving simulator platforms and numerous test jigs.
“The motors selected have high power density and they are configured to operate under extreme conditions,” said maxon motor Australia Managing Director Brett Motum, who has been working with key members of Emirates Team New Zealand’s design and engineering team.
“The DC motors are also at the forefront of technology and, like the nation of New Zealand, they are small but powerful. The Emirates Team New Zealand designers and engineers cannot afford any compromise in their vision and maxon motor is excited to assist Emirates Team New Zealand to realise their full potential.”
“In our search for a compact and powerful electric DC motor, maxon motor stood out head and shoulders from its competitors,” said Emirates Team New Zealand Design Engineer Luke McAllum. “During the initial specification and feasibility studies the team at maxon motor Australia have been outstanding and very knowledgeable.
“We are looking forward to an exciting and innovative collaboration over the next two years developing key components on the race boat in our quest to defend the America’s Cup.”
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