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Webinar: Choosing drive systems for lab automation

This maxon webinar looks at the latest motor and drive technologies used in laboratory automation applications.
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Growth in automation in e-commerce

Why is growth in e-commerce intrinsically linked to growth in automation?
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
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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
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

5 challenges an electric motor has to overcome on Mars

Every Mars drive from maxon is based on a catalog product and is modified for the specific mission. Learn more.
Robin Phillips
Robin Phillips Aerospace Specialist
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Strategies to Prevent Component Shortages During a Crisis

In 2020, manufacturers found themselves suddenly in the middle of a global crisis with COVID-19. Its effects have been varied, but deep. Here are some ideas for recovery.
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Covid-19: Drive technology and physical distancing

The sanitary crisis linked to the diffusion of Covid-19 requires everyone to apply measures of social distancing. But there are innovations that reinvent human interactions without dehumanizing them.
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

Digitization needs to pay off

Industry 4.0 has been a hot topic at maxon since the drive specialist introduced configurable drives. Now we’re continuing to drive digitization – but not at all costs.
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.
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
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.
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
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

EPOS: Get the Electronic Data Sheet!

The so-called electronic data sheet (*.eds, *.esi) of an EPOS controller is just some clicks away. It can be easily exported by EPOS Studio and fits 100% to your controller.
Juergen Wagenbach
Juergen Wagenbach Motion Control Specialist
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On the right track

Christian Dörsam from Chur (Switzerland) provides conversion and repair services for model railroads. If he wants to really pamper a locomotive, he gives it a maxon motor.
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