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maxon motor 22.06.2017
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maxon motor 22.06.2017
"Just do it!" Two female maxon engineers talk about their experience in a male dominated field.……
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On the trail of wild animals

Elephants, lions or entire herds of antelopes – with a digital camera specially designed for documentaries, wild animals can be captured quickly.
12 thousand
12.474 patent applications were filed for medical devices in Europe 2016.
Story277 views

The invisible door opener

Elevators travel up and down all day long. Who actually stops to think about the little motors that open and close the doors?
Expert Blog
Expert Blog286 views

Encoder Selection – part three: Speed Control

Urs Kafader on how to choose the right encoder for your application.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program322 views

Engineers revolutionize the helicopter landing system

Helicopters hit their limits when faced with steep or uneven terrain. A group of engineering students aims to make this a thing of the past.
“The motor either turns, or it doesn’t.”
Maxon Inside432 views

“The motor either turns, or it doesn’t.”

Two female maxon engineers talk about their experience in a male dominated field.
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He is 4 years old and 1.40 meters tall, with a rather large head. He speaks fluent English and German. However, he can’t walk. He was last seen in Munich.
31 Million
robots helping in households worldwide by 2019, a report by the International Federation of Robotics says.
Guest Article
Guest Article264 views

Colossus with feet of analog technology

A reverse steam locomotive in the digital new world. Author Michael Funk, academian and PhD candidate, essayist and writer about the digital new world.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog345 views

Inked by maxon motor

Felix Herger on why many tattoo machine manufacturers want DC motors from Switzerland.
Felix Herger
Felix Herger Sales Manager
Hidden resources
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Hidden resources

The surface of the ocean conceals many secrets – unexplored depths and precious resources. To find resources, a Norwegian company has developed a technology for scanning the bottom of the ocean in greater detail.
Micro Story

The first sterilizable drive system

maxon motor introduces the world's first steam sterilizable encoder ENX EASY. It is available in an incremental (1024 counts) and an absolute version (4096 steps) for diameters of 13 and 16 mm and is designed for 1000 autoclave cycles. The encoder can be integrated into the brushless drives ECX 13 and ECX 16 SPEED without increasing the length. When the gearheads GPX 13 and GPX 16 SPEED are added to the combination, engineers receive a fully sterilizable positioning system.
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In search of a lost veteran

Researchers finally found a long lost submarine wreck – with the aid of an underwater robot.
1939 First appearance
The first humanoid robot was presented in 1939. Elektro could speak 700 words and was seven feet tall.
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The lifesaver

There are some situations where we wouldn’t mind being replaced by a robot.
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