Actuators in aviation
2nd Quarter 2014, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
In the aviation industry a wide range of applications are controlled by actuators. For example they are used to control and limit velocity and engine speed by adjusting levers and flaps. It is important ...
Powerful motor for heavy duty applications
2nd Quarter 2013, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Maxon’s new, electronically commutated EC-4pole 32 HD motor has all the features of the award-winning EC 22 HD 22 mm heavy duty motor. This larger, more powerful version is designed for extremely rough ...
Underwater inspection on 12 wheels
1st Quarter 2013, Pneumatic systems & components
The seawater manipulator is capable of manoeuvring underwater in pipes, where it can be used to perform inspections with the help of high-performance cameras.
A new generation of humanoid robots
1st Quarter 2013, Robotics & Mechatronics
A pioneering project by the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich, is developing one of the most modern humanoid robots around. More than 50 brushless maxon drives are responsible ...
Robotic snake-arm for tight spaces
4th Quarter 2012, Robotics & Mechatronics
Very confined and hazardous spaces are common in many industrial sectors. They are not only difficult for humans to access, but often have to be inspected frequently. Problems occur frequently, and whilst ...
maxon goes to Mars
4th Quarter 2012, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Encoder technology from maxon is playing a part in the successful excursion of the rover.
2nd Quarter 2012, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Deep drilling technology allows previously unreachable oil reserves to be opened up, with drilling depths of 5000 metres and drill lengths of up to 11 000 metres.
Mars rover driven by maxon motors
1st Quarter 2012, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Motors manufactured by maxon motor ensure that the Mars rover is able to safely navigate the surface of Mars
Crawling search and rescue robot
4th Quarter 2011, Robotics & Mechatronics
Students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a multipartite articulated crawling robot. Its name is Traloc, short for ‘track’ and ‘localisation’. It utilises the concept ...
More torque from Maxon
4th Quarter 2011, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The EC 45 series of brushless flat motors from maxon motor has been extended with the introduction of the new EC 45 flat 70 W version, which has a very flat speed/torque gradient. Flange pattern, fixation ...
A motor for extreme conditions
4th Quarter 2010, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The EC 22 HDA from maxon motor is a heavy duty motor for extremely harsh operating conditions.