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maxon 10.05.2021
Meet Rowesys, a field robot that destroys the weeds growing between crops - and makes herbicides unnecessary. Devel… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
maxon 06.05.2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Winnipeg Ventilator project by StarFish medical had to make some critical… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Water jet technology for wound healing

All over the world, people suffer from chronic wounds due to diabetes and other causes. A new micro water jet technology promises improved treatment.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

Putting motors to the test

maxon motor has an in-house development laboratory where motors and gearheads are subjected to harsh testing.
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High-altitude wind energy from kites

A Dutch team is currently changing an entire industry. With a new method to make use of wind energy.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Encoder Selection – part three: Speed Control

Urs Kafader on how to choose the right encoder for your application.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

Active rear wheel steering

A formula student team from Germany wants to improve the handling and the overall driving stability of their race car.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

From motor to drive system

Complete mechatronic drive solutions offer many advantages over individual components. Yet to reach the goal, some important questions first need to be answered.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
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.
The people behind the Mars drives
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The people behind the Mars drives

Meet the people behind the drives that handle the precious Mars samples in the Perseverance rover and steet the first Mars helicopter.
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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.
Stepping it up a notch
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Stepping it up a notch

Stairs are still unsurmountable obstacles for many robots. Yet a young team at ETH Zurich is building a vehicle designed to negotiate steps with ease – by hopping.
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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.
5 Trends in aviation
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5 Trends in aviation

Learn more about some thrilling projects that researchers and engineers are working on.
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.
Europe is searching for life on Mars
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Europe is searching for life on Mars

Was there once life on Mars? Or does it perhaps still exist under the surface? The ExoMars rover may hold the key to solving this great puzzle.
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Reliability is everything

Medical technology is a key market for maxon. Many of our drives are used in insulin pumps. What exactly do our motors do in these devices?
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