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maxon 06.07.2020
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maxon 03.07.2020
Acht Mitarbeiterinnen aus der Produktion haben erfolgreich die zweijährige Erwachsenenlehre zur Automatikmonteurin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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DRIVEN: Think Tank

Will the smart factory fully abolish the need for people in production? Or is this just a vision that lags far behind the actual reality?
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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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5 key points when motorizing an AGV

AGVs cannot fail, and so the choice of their motorization is crucial.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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Young Engineers Program

A Greek exoskeleton for Cybathlon

HERMES is the first team in Greece which builds an exoskeleton device for participating in the Cybathlon 2020.
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maxon supports the 2020 Cybathlon

The Cybathlon event, which was first held in 2016, will return in 2020 – with even more teams and more challenges.
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
Two rovers on their way to Mars
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Two rovers on their way to Mars

Two space agencies each plan to send a rover to Mars. We show the differences between the high-tech vehicles.
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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.
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Get a move on, furniture!

Modular robotics is offering a wealth of new possibilities. A team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has declared war on boring and static interior design.
The organic express of Lausanne
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The organic express of Lausanne

The bikers of Plateforme Bio Lokal supply fresh organic vegetables to restaurants and bars – quickly and emissionfree. Even 200 kg of potatoes do not faze them.
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The delivery robots are coming!

People look up at the sky and see more and more drones. Yet the breakthrough for delivery robots will take place on the ground.
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