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maxon 21.06.2021
As head of the maxon SpaceLab, Robin Phillips is always on the lookout for new technologies. «Inspiration doesn’t c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
maxon 17.06.2021
maxon's first global Keynote is out now! Get to know our four Business Units Aerospace, Industrial Automation, Medi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Why AGVs can be the solution in logistics

Logistics services now need new solutions. Are AGVs the perfect assistant in this booming market?
Expertise
Expertise

Dual Loop Control: No more Gear Backlash

Can loads be positioned dynamically, with high precision and no oscillation, despite mechanical backlash and elastic components? Yes — using an intelligent system.
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

Starter kit for a moon factory

In their MoonFibre project, researchers developed a miniature system to produce continuous glass fibers under adverse conditions.
Interview
Interview

“We will get incredibly valuable data”

For the first time, a helicopter will take off from the surface of Mars. Aerospace engineer Matt Keennon explains how this impossible mission became a reality.
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Maxon Inside

maxon takes to the air

The drive system specialist is making inroads into the new UAV market, where the reliability and quality of components are becoming more important.
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Story

A revolution in concealed threat detection

Radio Physics Solutions (RPS) is a small technology company based on the outskirts of Cambridge, UK. This unassuming company works on leading-edge surveillance technology and has already won several awards.
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Story

Customizations to standard motors for space

Through a combination of standard industrial motors and creative collaboration, technology-forward customizations are made to allow high-precision, long-life motors to make it to Mars and beyond.
Robin Phillips
Robin Phillips Aerospace Specialist
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Webinar: Agriculture 4.0 and drive technology

Watch this webinar to discover how maxon drives are being used in the fourth agricultural revolution.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

«Quickly switching to crisis management mode»

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of laboratories had to quickly increase their testing capacity in 2020, and acquire additional devices for liquid handling. For maxon, this meant express orders.
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Story

In search of signs of life on Mars

Mars once had liquid water and an atmosphere—was there life too? To answer this fundamental question, NASA has sent the Perseverance rover, a robot of unparalleled complexity.
maxon drives on the Red Planet
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maxon drives on the Red Planet

More than 100 electric motors from maxon have been used on the Red Planet. From Sojourner to the new Perseverance rover - the key to success is the same.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

When all other materials fail

maxon has its own injection molding department for ceramics and metals. It not only produces ceramic spindles, but also special parts for watchmakers and the music industry.
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Green walls for fighting climate change

All around the world, urban planners are looking for solutions for green architecture and infrastructure.
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Story

Affordable Prosthetics empowers amputees

Amputees have lacked robotic prosthetic options that are reasonably priced and offer long-term dependable use. Easton LaChappelle of Unlimited Tomorrow wants to change that.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

Better Gears through Space projects

maxon’s new product family GPX UP (Gear Planetary X-series Ultra Performance) is now available as a standard product offering and a selectable planetary gear type for a configurable X-drives assembly.
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