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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.