March 18, 2021

maxonSailboat400x275Maxon Group, which develops brushed and brushless DC motors, has offered their congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand, winners of the 36th America’s Cup. The company, an official supplier to the team, provided several motors, controllers and gearbox combinations to the team as an official supplier.

“Creating a boat from simulation and the use of AI technology were big risks for Emirates Team New Zealand, who were frank about the lack of boat-on-boat racing experience in this new AC75 class at the beginning of the cup,” said maxon in a statement. “This meant the team had to lift their game and learn fast, taking key lessons out of regatta as they moved forward one race at a time.” The team from New Zealand retained the cup by defeating the Italian challenger, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, seven races to three.

“... We have been learning all week, and today we really showed what this boat can do – and so to win on home waters is something our entire team is incredibly proud of,” said winning team skipper Peter Burling.

In 2018, maxon joined the team as an official supplier, supplying 480W DC motors with 42 mm gearbox combinations, and EPOS motor controllers. The company said this particular DC motor combination was selected due to its outstanding power density and ability in even the harshest of environments. 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.

“We’ve been watching the races globally across our offices cheering on Emirates Team New Zealand,” said Brett Motum, maxon motor’s Australia managing director. “We’re proud to have supported Emirates Team New Zealand as an official supplier and see them cement their place in history winning the 36th America’s Cup match.

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