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maxon 07.08.2020
Merita Lluhani ist zweifache Mutter und hat bei Maxon eine «späte Lehre» als Automatikmonteurin EFZ absolviert. Wir… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
maxon 04.08.2020
The #Ingenuity Helicopter is on its way to Mars. Florbela Costa, project manager in our SpaceLab Team, can't wait t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
maxon drives on the Red Planet
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maxon drives on the Red Planet

More than 100 electric motors from maxon have been used on the Red Planet. From Sojourner to the new Perseverance rover - the key to success is the same.
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In the vacuum workshop

In the semiconductor industry, cleanliness and precision are absolutely critical. Swiss vacuum specialist VAT therefore partnered up with maxon to develop a drive system for wafer processing.
Journey to the sun
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Journey to the sun

Our knowledge about the Sun is still very limited. But this is about to change.
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.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Challenge us!

Electrical engineer Felix Herger on environmental simulations to test the robustness of drive systems.
Felix Herger
Felix Herger Sales Manager
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Once again, NASA relies on maxon drives

Swiss manufacturer maxon supplies several drives specifically developed for the Perseverance rover.
Hidden resources
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Hidden resources

The surface of the ocean conceals many secrets – unexplored depths and precious resources. To find resources, a Norwegian company has developed a technology for scanning the bottom of the ocean in greater detail.
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.
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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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Expert Blog

"On the rim of the Valles Marineris"

Robin Phillips, Aerospace Project Manager at maxon motor ag in Sachseln (Switzerland), comments to three controversial theses on the subject of hypersonic flights and manned trips to Mars and to the Moon.
Robin Phillips
Robin Phillips Aerospace Specialist