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Parvalux congratulates NASA on the successful landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars!

Our parent company, maxon, has supplied electric motors on Perseverance which will assist in the collection of soil samples from the Jezero crater, which is believed was once filled with water, to search for traces of earlier life.

Also arriving on-board the rover is Ingenuity, the first helicopter drone sent to another planet. Six brushed maxon DCX motors, measuring just 10mm in diameter, will control the tilt of the rotor blades on the drone when the first flights take place around May 2021.


Parvalux couldn’t be prouder to be part of the maxon group and wishes all phases of the forthcoming mission success!

19 February 2021 12:29:07 GMT By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,


DC motors are used in a wide variety of industries, from the workplace to leisure. However, one of the main industries they serve is rail. DC motors are commonly used to power trains and their individual parts, such as windscreen wipers. If you are considering a durable and high-quality motor solution for a train, our team at Parvalux can recommend DC motors that will perform well for years to come.

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5 November 2020 08:25:46 GMT By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

If you are considering manufacturing hoists for the healthcare industry, you might be wondering which design would work best for both you and your customers. Patient hoists can be operated by an electric hoist motor or manually by human lifting. Whilst manual hoists can be considered cost-effective upon initial purchase, electric hoists can bring an array of long term advantages that benefit both the healthcare practitioner and the patient.

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27 August 2020 17:21:26 BST By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

The history of DC motors extends way back into the 19th century. From initial testing and development to widespread use across global industries, DC gear motors have evolved significantly into the present day.

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10 August 2020 17:13:07 BST By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

If you are unsure whether to choose an AC motor solution for your product, you might be interested to know the exact benefits they can bring and the applications they are most suited to. We offer a range of AC electric motors at Parvalux to suit your needs and preferences. Here are the main benefits and things to consider before investing.

What is an AC motor?

An AC motor converts electric energy into mechanical energy and is powered by alternating current. ‘Alternating current’ means the direction of flow around a circuit is regularly switched. Whereas, a DC motor is driven by current that always flows in the same direction. The alternating current is powered by an alternator to encourage the change in direction.

What are the benefits of AC motors?

As an electric motor manufacturer, we understand the huge array of benefits that our AC gear motors can bring to industries across the globe. Here are some of the main benefits to bear in mind:

  • Durable

AC electric motors are extremely durable because unlike most DC motors, they do not have brushes. Brushes can become worn down easily and creates the need for more regular maintenance. As AC motors do not have this problem, this means they usually have a long lifespan and are favoured by those looking for an extremely long-wearing solution.

  • Low power required for start-up

With low power required for start-up, this means AC motors can distribute their power more evenly and can maintain a consistent level of power throughout their operation. It also decreases the chance of burn out, which can occur when a motor becomes overworked at start-up.

  • Controlled acceleration

Controlled acceleration within AC motors means they allow for steady and controlled movement, which is key for many demanding applications across the globe. It also reduces wear and tear as speeds are not increasing and decreasing abruptly, therefore placing less pressure on the motor. Controlled acceleration is particularly important for an application such as caravan movers, where speed must remain stable and constant to ensure it performs as it should.

  • High speed

AC motors are known for being able to cope with and deliver high speeds, making them suitable for a range of demanding industry applications.

What applications are AC motors found in?

AC induction motors are found in a range of applications worldwide. Parvalux produce electric motors for the UK and beyond, in industries such as healthcare, leisure and work. If you are considering an AC motor, here are some of the most common industries where you might find them:

Why should I choose Parvalux for AC electric motors?

When you choose Parvalux for AC motors, you can guarantee a seamless process from start to finish. Our 70+ years of experience means we have a wealth of knowledge to help you find your ideal AC motor. Not only do we offer standard motor options, we can offer you a fully customised solution to ensure your motor meets the exact needs of your application. We have a range of product customisation options available which our engineers would be more than happy to discuss with you. These include extending cable lengths, modifying shafts and optimising armatures to meet the speed requirements of your application.

To learn more about which AC gear motor would work best for you, contact our friendly team at Parvalux. Give us a call on +44 (0) 1202 512575 or email

15 July 2020 17:05:00 BST By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, the spirit of teamwork and support that underlines the Parvalux culture continues as strongly as ever.

Our first priority is of course the safety of our staff, customers and suppliers and early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, our parent company, maxon, was very clear about the way forward. Accordingly, we cancelled travel arrangements and restricted access to external visitors to our offices and factories. The nature of our business already requires us to maintain a high degree of cleanliness and we’ve provided our staff with additional guidance on hand-washing and social distancing, as well as increasing the availability of hygiene equipment and supplies. If you’ve been affected by any of these measures, thank you for your flexibility and patience.

Thanks to a Herculean effort by our colleagues in the IT team, those of us that are able to work from home now currently do so but in order to keep production going and as designated key workers, we need to have people operating on-site. Every day presents a new challenge and we’ll continue to adapt our plans to make sure everyone is as safe as possible, as we fulfil critical orders.

Our customers, understandably, are as concerned as we are about managing their own response to this unprecedented crisis and we are communicating with them regularly by telephone and email.

We all face a hugely difficult and worrying situation but through mutual support, good communication and common sense, we will prevail, together.

Stay safe and we’ll provide updates as the situation changes.

25 March 2020 14:10:55 GMT By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

If you are looking for an electric motor for golf buggy production, are you better off choosing an AC or a DC motor? It’s a great question and in our opinion, AC motors are the right choice for use in a golf buggy thanks to their high power and speed.

At Parvalux, we want to help you find the perfect golf buggy motor solution to suit your needs. Here are four reasons why we think you should consider an AC motor for your golf buggy or cart.

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4 March 2020 14:16:17 GMT By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

Over the years, the electric motor has evolved extensively and continues to play a key (and growing) role in today’s society.

As the leading electric motor manufacturer and supplier for over 70 years, Parvalux is fascinated by the growth in popularity of the electric motor.

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4 March 2020 14:03:24 GMT By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

We are very pleased to announce that Nick Parker has joined Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd as its new Managing Director. In this role Nick will be responsible for driving the strategy for revenue and profit growth and the operational development plans for the business as well as working as part of the maxon senior management team to complete the integration of Parvalux into the maxon Group.

Nick brings a wealth of experience working at senior level in a range of technology-led industries including medical systems, aerospace, oil and gas, electronics manufacturing and hydraulics products. He started his career in technical and R&D management, moving into operations and commercial director roles and has most recently been Managing Director of a manufacturing business, based in Dorset UK and supplying to global OEMs as well as smaller niche customers.

Swiss manufacturer maxon, the specialist for mechatronic drive systems, acquired the British-based Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd in December 2018. Parvalux has more than 70 years of experience in the development and production of brushed DC motors, AC motors, and gearheads. The company has c. 200 employees at four production sites in the UK. Parvalux generates revenues of £23 million annually, with just over 40% being exported around the world. The acquisition has opened up exciting new markets and sales channels opportunities for Parvalux and maxon, as well as for the sharing of technology, product development and manufacturing process expertise within the broader maxon Group.

We would like to thank Nick Spetch for his services over the last 11 years and look forward to our further close collaboration. We are delighted that Nick Parker has joined to lead the team at this exciting time.

Contact: Phone +44 (0)1202 254 308  |

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25 February 2020 11:17:26 GMT By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

Parvalux has been making electric motors for more than 70 years and this short blog sets out to explain the essential differences between brushed and brushless DC electric motors.

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17 February 2020 17:16:53 GMT By Ryan Arnett Comments Parvalux News,

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