Robotic exoskeleton: For more quality of life
Worldwide an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auckland (New Zealand) has developed innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility impairment get back on their feet: the robotic exoskeleton from Rex Bionics. The integrated maxon motors ensure smooth limb movement.
Black gold and extreme motors
Petroleum is the black gold of the earth – to get to this treasure, innovative and modern technology for recovery of petroleum and natural gas is required. The materials used in deep drilling are subjected to extreme conditions: Up to 200°C, vibrations and very high pressures. Motors by maxon motor are used for many tasks, such as operation of the valve controllers, as well as for triggering mechanisms and measuring devices.
2012-01-10 EC22HD- Black gold and extreme motors »
CANopen for small drives
Although designed as a fieldbus with line lengths of several meters, the CAN-bus today is widely accepted as a communication bus within compact machinery and devices. For applications where space is limited maxon motor offers new, extremely compact positioning controllers with CANopen interface for permanently energized brush DC and brushless EC motors.
2011-02-21 CANopen for small drives »
Drives for Antarctic Temperatures of -125°C
The Dome C telescope in the Antarctic is in constant use, even under some of the toughest weather conditions on the planet.
2011-02-15 maxon Astro-Physics »
Planetary Gearhead GP 32 BZ, low Backlash – ingeniously under Tensionsion!
For sure; as the perpetuum mobile will never become reality, neither will 100% zero backlash gears be possible. But, maxon motor has discovered a way to come as close to minimized backlash as technically feasible.
2011-01-31 Planetary Gearhead GP 32 BZ, low Backlash »
Stability and Dynamics – and this all on a Ball?
An interdisciplinary team of students has impressively brought to reality what sounds, at first, kind of crazy and appears to contradict most basic laws of physics. Their Ballbot1 “Rezero” accomplishes not only a balancing act on the ball, but equally impresses by its convincing technical solu-tions, unprecedented agility and appealing design.
2011-01-05 The Ball Robot Rezero »
Intensity-Modulated Radiosurgery System
Driven by more than 100 maxon motors, the shape-shifting multileaf collimator focuses radiation on tumors while protecting surrounding healthy tissue in sensitive areas of the body.
2010-10-28 The Varian Radiosurgery Technology »
maxon flexes muscles.
Researchers on the EU Eccerobot project are working on a new type of humanoid robot that will eventually not just look like a human, but also move and act like one. The artificial muscles of this still rather scary looking model are set in mo-tion by precise DC drives from maxon motor.
2010-08-16 The Eccerobot »
maxon motor drive systems
All over the world - and even as far afield as Mars - maxon motor's precision drives are working efficiently, resiliently and reliably in all kinds of imaginable applications and under the toughest conditions.
2010-05-25 maxon drive systems »
Powerful and silent – a winning combination
Comfort has not been a top priority in the past development of powerful small gearheads, but maxon motor's Koaxdrive is now writing a new and "whisper-quiet" chapter. A highly miniaturized, extremely powerful but also very quiet gearhead is available for the very first time.
2010-05-03 The maxon Koaxdrive »
Nothing runs without Movement.
Precise electric motors are the artificial muscles of robots. maxon motor manufactures such drives. A look at the technology and its practical uses.
2010-01-06 Robotics Applications »