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Intralogistics: AGV vs. AMR
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Intralogistics: AGV vs. AMR

Until recently, AGVs were the only option for automating internal transport tasks. Today, a more sophisticated technology is competing with them: Autonomous Mobile Robots AMR. Although both AGVs and AMRs allow materials to be moved from point A to point B, the comparison ends there.
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In the vacuum workshop

In the semiconductor industry, cleanliness and precision are absolutely critical. Swiss vacuum specialist VAT therefore partnered up with maxon to develop a drive system for wafer processing.
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Maxon Inside

Digitization needs to pay off

Industry 4.0 has been a hot topic at maxon since the drive specialist introduced configurable drives. Now we’re continuing to drive digitization – but not at all costs.
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Challenges for the packaging industry

The packaging world needs solutions that offer greater profitability and meet environmental requirements.
Danny gets his bionic hand
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Danny gets his bionic hand

Danny Florence’s new hand shows how DC motors change lives.
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The hero of Notre-Dame

In spring 2019, the famous cathedral of Notre-Dame was damaged in a devastating fire. However, the Paris fire department prevented the complete destruction of the building – with the help of a special unit.
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A servo control kit for engineers and students

Two leading names in motor control work together to ease development challenges for engineers and students. They jointly created a plug-and-play servo control development kit for drives, robotics and automation.
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5 key points when motorizing an AGV

AGVs cannot fail, and so the choice of their motorization is crucial.
Journey to the sun
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Journey to the sun

Our knowledge about the Sun is still very limited. But this is about to change.
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Training robots revolutionize therapy

When two Swiss robotics engineers developed a new computer-controlled leg press, that was surprisingly effective in the rehabilitation therapy.
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Young Engineers Program

Robots on the set

These intelligent robotic cameras that automate live transmission are used on stages, racetracks, and playing fields, operate autonomously - and provide a perfect TV experience.
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Maxon Inside

“A result of global collaboration”

The IDX is a new compact drive consisting of a motor, gearbox, and controller. The responsible sales engineer Sébastien Gissien explains why maxon is taking a different approach with this product and which markets will benefit from the new drive.
Me and the machine
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Me and the machine

Paralyzed people can learn to walk again with the aid of electromechanical exoskeletons. However, it’s not easy. It takes a lot of engineering and hard training.
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DRIVEN: Think Tank

Will the smart factory fully abolish the need for people in production? Or is this just a vision that lags far behind the actual reality?
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A strong impression

Hardness testers are used to check whether materials have the desired characteristics. These days, this is done in a fully automated, networked process.
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