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The delivery robots are coming!

People look up at the sky and see more and more drones. Yet the breakthrough for delivery robots will take place on the ground.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

DC motors as Generators

Brushed and brushless DC motors can be operated as generators. However, there are some points to consider.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Brushed vs. brushless DC motors

Which commutation system is better?
Angelica Perzan
Angelica Perzan Sales Engineer
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Precious Metal vs. Graphite Brushes

Sales engineer Angelica Perzan on the two types of brushes for DC motors.
Angelica Perzan
Angelica Perzan Sales Engineer
Power density in robotics - a question of torque
Expert Blog

Power density in robotics - a question of torque

Inspection robots for pipes and ducts, rescue robots in disaster areas, or humanoid robots – they all have one thing in common: They are mobile robots that aid humans. We explain some of their requirements for drive technology in detail.
Guest Blog
Guest Blog

1-Q vs. 4-Q controllers

Often times, customers will come to us asking for guidance on what type of controller they need for their application, and one of the many factors things to consider when recommending a controller would be whether it is a 1Q or a 4Q controller.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

On the efficiency of drive components

maxon expert Urs Kafader shares his knowledge.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
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The high-tech baby that saves lives

The chest of the tiny body slowly moves up and down, veins and arteries are visible under the thin skin. The heartbeat is regular.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

The right controller for your motor

"Precise control engineering is the prerequisite for robotics and automation", says Daniel Hug, Product Manager for Electronics and Systems Technology.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

On the heating of motors in hand-held tools

Motors operated at the rated torque limit can get very hot. But there are ways to avoid that.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
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Five incredible animal robots

Take a look at five highly advanced robots which were inspired by nature.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Is there a maximum length of encoder cables?

Here you learn what measures you have to pay attention to when you work with long encoder or hall sensor cables.
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
Guest Blog
Guest Blog

Why the industry needs new positioning controllers

Biren Patel, motion control engineering manager at maxon motor, talks about the company’s new EPOS4 next-generation positioning controllers.
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Young Engineers Program

Creating a humanoid robot - piece by piece

In a long-term project, the Polytechnique Montréal is building a humanoid robot. Every year, new parts will be added to the body.
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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.
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