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maxon 26.10.2020
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The swiss startup Clearspace is developing the first debris removal mission in the Earth’s orbital field. Learn mor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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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.
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
“I just want to walk, walk, walk”
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“I just want to walk, walk, walk”

Since a car accident Andre van Rüschen can no longer feel his legs. In spite of this, he still walks every day.
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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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Maxon Inside

Putting motors to the test

maxon motor has an in-house development laboratory where motors and gearheads are subjected to harsh testing.
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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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5 key points when motorizing an AGV

AGVs cannot fail, and so the choice of their motorization is crucial.
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.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

From motor to drive system

Complete mechatronic drive solutions offer many advantages over individual components. Yet to reach the goal, some important questions first need to be answered.
Urs Kafader
Urs Kafader Head of Training at maxon
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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.
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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Once again, NASA relies on maxon drives

Swiss manufacturer maxon supplies several drives specifically developed for the Perseverance rover.
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
A new friend
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A new friend

Pepper wants to be an entertainer, a friend and a member of the family.
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The invisible door opener

Elevators travel up and down all day long. Who actually stops to think about the little motors that open and close the doors?
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