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Electric motors in passenger aircrafts
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Electric motors in passenger aircrafts

In passenger aircraft, numerous small electric motors are taking over tasks that used to be performed mechanically or hydraulically. This is a rapidly growing trend.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

A robot inspired by worms

Five young engineers want to take a sewer rehabilitation robot to the market—with a new approach, inspired by nature.
Guest Blog
Guest Blog

A fossil as a friend

Biorobotics specialist Kamilo Melo on developing robots that walk like real animals.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

A spotless room

Medical technology has no tolerance for error. This is why maxon micromotors are made in certified cleanrooms. This kind of special facility takes significant effort to build.
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The bionic glove

A stroke, an accident — and suddenly your hand no longer works as it should. A novel product by two medical technicians promises help.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

To stay on top, you must keep evolving

maxon Group CEO Eugen Elmiger about the necessity of change in the digital age.
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Robots in the vineyard

In France’s Bordeaux region, autonomous robots ensure that the wine is organically good.
maxon supplies automatic filter changer for super telescope
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maxon supplies automatic filter changer for super telescope

maxon has been selected to supply the optical filter changer system for what will soon be the largest wide field telescope in the world.
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The docking system for safe space rendezvous

The European Space Agency (ESA) is working on a new system to enable easy docking between two spacecraft.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

A Greek exoskeleton for Cybathlon

HERMES is the first team in Greece which builds an exoskeleton device for participating in the Cybathlon 2020.
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
A different kind of superhero
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A different kind of superhero

Bionicman has a futuristic prosthetic hand that lends him superhuman powers. He uses it to give children with disabilities more confidence—and cool, 3D-printed hands.
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maxon supports the 2020 Cybathlon

The Cybathlon event, which was first held in 2016, will return in 2020 – with even more teams and more challenges.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

How to optimize your drive system

Drive technology is a basic building block for the performance of machines, robots, and hand-held devices. However, there is much more to consider than just the design and the motor selection.
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

“The differences are huge”

Hydraulic systems are increasingly being replaced by electric systems in aerospace. Aerospace project manager Robin Phillips knows why – and provides an outlook into the future.
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