Drive technology and integration: how much design freedom?
While the development of e-commerce requires the design of compact AGVs, the democratisation of autonomous and connected e-mobility vehicles poses safety challenges. In this context, companies need to develop motorised solutions, with specific designs.
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?
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 key points when motorizing an AGV
AGVs cannot fail, and so the choice of their motorization is crucial.
“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.
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.
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.
Head of Training at maxon
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.
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.
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.
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.
Motion Control Specialist