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maxon 25.01.2021
All successful Mars landings at a glance - with interesting brackground information and maxon's contribution:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
maxon 22.01.2021
Six things to know about the #Mars helicopter. And six DC motors from maxon inside. #countdowntomars #drivenbymaxon twitter.com/NASAJPL/status…
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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.
Young Engineers Program
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.
Maxon Inside
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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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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Smart Gripper for Small Collaborative Robots

Providing the right motor for small precision devices can be challenging.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

energy to go

No matter if it’s a flashlight or a Tesla: They don’t work without a battery. maxon recently started a small but excellent workshop for manufacturing lithium-ion battery packs.
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maxon joins Emirates Team New Zealand as Official Supplier

Current Defenders of the America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand, will be competing in the 36th America’s Cup. maxon motors’ technical assistance will be a key factor towards success.
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Engineered to the last pour

Where motion is the key to a great cup of coffee, duplicating the precision and reliability of the motion of a person’s hand, wrist, and elbow require a unique robotic design.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Sensorless control of brushless motors

Many applications would benefit from a brushless motor without a sensor. There are various options for realizing this. A method developed by maxon is now setting new standards for precision and reliability.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
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.
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