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Autonomous towing robots speeding up material handling
“In 2018, I was with a friend who owned a warehouse that moved a mix of large and heavy goods on both carts and pallet trucks.
The electric car giving driving lessons to children under 10
According to the Department for Transport, young drivers, including those between 17 and 24 years old, are more likely to be involved in an accident compared to other age groups.
maxon Drive Technology Insight event for 2023
After the huge success of its inaugural Drive Technology Insight last year, maxon presents its programme for 2023.
Applying electric drives for downhole applications
Although the goals of the oil and gas extraction industry – technological efficiency, environmental compatibility, and cost management – have generally remained the same, the drive toward zero net-carbon emission has highlighted efficiency and sustainability efforts.
Finding alternative motors
This piece from John Walters, Technical Engineer at maxon discusses the many considerations that must go into replacing both DC (direct current) and BLDC (brushless direct current/electronic commutation) motors.
Thermal behaviour of DC motors
During the continuous operation of DC motors, power losses occur to conserve energy. Ronak Samani, Technical Engineer at maxon UK and Ireland, provides an analytical explanation of the thermodynamic response and details the significance behind the thermal parameters listed in maxon DC motor datasheets.
maxon celebrates International Women in Engineering Day
The women in engineering (WIE) at maxon work eagerly to contribute to the success of advanced technology in the motion control industry. This week in honor of International Women in Engineering Day, 23rd June, 2021 - maxon wishes to thank these engineering women for their contributions as they continue to help shape the world we live in.
Mars Ingenuity completes flight with DC motors
Space fans are thrilled: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its pioneering flight on Mars. This is the first time in the history of powered, unmanned spaceflight that a device has flown in a controlled manner on another planet – partly thanks to DC motors that have been modified for this challenge.
Behind the scenes of the Mars Rover motor design
From the first successful Mars Rover mission in 1997, DC motors from maxon have been used in most successful robot missions to the Red Planet. Here Andrew Gibson, aerospace sales engineer at precision drives and motor specialists maxon UK, has discussed the secrets behind maxon’s success, and explores what it takes to make motors that can thrive in the challenging environment found on Mars.
Urban Air Mobility: transport of the future
An important part of a maxon Sales Engineers role is to predict the future. We need to think ahead to what applications the world will need in five or ten years. Here Andrew Gibson, Aerospace Sales Engineer, has looked at urban air mobility, and the transport of the future.
The future of aerospace
What will the aerospace industry look like going forward? The skies are eerily silent, as flights are restricted, the aerospace industry is seeing its worst-ever global decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the industry resets to a ‘new normal’, there will be a continuing push for driving costs down and providing a greener operation. I have been considering how maxon meets the challenge. Andrew Gibson, Aerospace Sales Engineer, max...
ECX series of miniature drives for multi-axis systems
Maxon has announced that it is expanding its range of configurable drives with more brushless DC motors, gearheads, and encoders from the ECX series. There is also news on positioning controllers in the micro segment.
Miniaturised controller for single and multi-axis
Maxon has announced that it is launching a new, miniaturised controller with a size of only 32x22mm as part of its successful line of positioning controllers. The price-performance ratio, with a functionality that's virtually identical to the larger units, addresses cost-sensitive single- and multi-axis applications.
Amputee bonds with son thanks to 3D printed bionic hand
For 21 years, Danny Florence has lived with one hand. But when he became a father, he decided to apply for an Open Bionics Hero Arm. With the help of the maxon driven prosthesis he can now build a strong bond with his son. At the age of five, Florence lost both legs, a hand and most of his fingers.
The first Mars helicopter will fly with Swiss DC motors
Two years from now, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. This trip will include a small helicopter which will take the first aerial photos of Mars. The rotors will be controlled by robust DC motors from Switzerland.
The robot musicians
An overheard conversation on a commuter train led to an exciting new venture for the Manchester based Hallé orchestra. Hallé’s Education Director, Steve Pickett, had listened in to Peter Green’s engineering discussion and rightly concluded that this was the person to bring his ideas to reality.
Using high power density and precision in robotics
maxon motor technology is widely used in robotics, where high power density and precision are prerequisites. This article explains which products are most suited to robot applications and why. By Amir Janjua, Technical Engineer, maxon motor UK.
4.2 litre V8 engine selected for hostile racing cars
In 2017 race car engine company, Gibson Technology, designed, developed and manufactured a new 4.2 litre V8 engine, supplied to all LMP2 racing teams in the most prestigious endurance competitions. Every engine depends on the performance and reliability of a maxon DC motor and gearhead assembly.
Brushless motor designed for robotics applications
Several different versions of the high torque, brushless EC-i motors from maxon motor are now available in small diameters. They are suitable for hand-held devices and applications in robotics. With the EC-i 30, drive specialist maxon motor is introducing a new brushless DC motor (BLDC). It has a diameter of 30mm and is therefore smaller than the EC-i 40 currently available.
Modular Multi-axis Motherboard
It doesn't get any easier than this: Define the number of axes for the Mother-board, click, and done. For the EPOS2 Module 36/2 positioning controller, maxon motor offers a motherboard that can be applied with just a few simple steps to suit drive systems with up to 11 axes.