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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.
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
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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?
Maxon Inside
Maxon Inside

When is a Standard not a Standard?

maxon motor has become well known in the small precision drive market for its large catalogue of standard products. However, most people will not be aware that around 80% of product supplied worldwide is modified in some way or another.
On the right track
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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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driven: Ready for take-off

The brand new issue of DRIVEN – the maxon motor Magazine – is all about Aviation. Electric drives 30,000 feet above sea level. Find out more!
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The pace-maker

A powerful bionic foot prosthesis helps its wearer to regain lost freedom of movement.
A duo on its way to Mars
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A duo on its way to Mars

Two space agencies each plan to send a rover to Mars in 2020. We show the differences between the high-tech vehicles.
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Five incredible animal robots

Take a look at five highly advanced robots which were inspired by nature.
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Walking with robot technology

How the Taiwanese Company FREE Bionics wants to help people with a new exoskeleton solution.
Controlled naturally
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Controlled naturally

The spinal cord is a miracle of nature, and it is a long way from being fully understood. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, a team is building robots to explore the secrets of the spine.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

Braking power for a highly efficient car

A Student Team from TUfast has built an UrbanConcept car for the Shell Eco-Marathon.
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.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

Creating a humanoid robot - piece by piece

In a long-term project, the Polytechnique Montréal is building a humanoid robot. Every year, new parts will be added to the body.
The art of building a robot
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The art of building a robot

Philip Norman used to be an architect and a painter. Then he made an invention that could prove to be a game-changer for the way robots are built in the future.
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