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maxon 19.10.2020
Meet the team ALEX, that has been developing an exoskeleton specially for participation in the Cybathlon. maxon Chi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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A prosthetic hand that feels
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A prosthetic hand that feels

A small start-up is set to turn the market for hand prostheses on its head – with an innovative spirit, compact DC motors, and a touch function.
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NASA is about to uncover the secret of rocky planets

To learn about Earth’s past, NASA scientists are turning their gaze to Mars. They send the InSight lander to take the Red Planet’s pulse and temperature.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Sintered Sleeve and Ball Bearings

Sales engineers Angelica Perzan on bearing systems in DC motors.
Angelica Perzan
Angelica Perzan Sales Engineer
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These robots crawl into every nook and cranny

It started as a project by two engineers who were close to retirement. Today, the modular inspection robots by Canadian company Inuktun are successfully in use all over the world.
Extraordinarily commonplace
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Extraordinarily commonplace

Although we rarely notice them, electrical drives are everywhere around us – at home, on our commute, at work, and even when we grab a kebab for lunch.
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This prosthetic leg is highly intelligent

Hiking, going cycling with friends. With the right prosthetic leg, amputees can once again lead an active life.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

Participating in an international robot competition

A students team from Tunisia designed and built a two wheeled robot for the EUROBOT competition.
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48 DC motors
from maxon are installed in the environmental control system of a Boeing 787.
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On the trail of wild animals

Elephants, lions or entire herds of antelopes – with a digital camera specially designed for documentaries, wild animals can be captured quickly.
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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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Taking showering to the next level

A Swiss company wants to turn showering into an event. In order to achieve this, it takes a powerfull DC motor.
Hidden resources
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Hidden resources

The surface of the ocean conceals many secrets – unexplored depths and precious resources. To find resources, a Norwegian company has developed a technology for scanning the bottom of the ocean in greater detail.
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Expert Blog

Inked by maxon

Felix Herger on why many tattoo machine manufacturers want DC motors from Switzerland.
Felix Herger
Felix Herger Sales Manager
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This arm lends a strong hand

A collaborative robot takes care of the heavy lifting.
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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