Swiss motors are driving exoskeletons all over the world
At the first Cybathlon in Zürich, researchers are presenting the world's best exoskeletons – devices that enable paraplegics to walk again. Motors from Switzerland play a central part in this development.
The drive specialist maxon motor has created the Young Engineers Program to work more closely with schools and start-ups. Their innovative projects benefit from discounted drives and expert consulting.
maxon is opening an e-bike test centre in Switzerland.
Last year, maxon motor presented a high-tech motor for e-bikes and caused quite a stir. Because the maxon BIKEDRIVE retrofitting kit is compatible with almost any bicycle. Now the Swiss drive specialist, which is renowned for its participation in missions to outer space, is opening a test center in Obwalden, Switzerland. The goal is to make it a meeting point for ambitious e-bikers.
British Antarctic Survey contacted maxon motor uk with a requirement for a powerful motor with high torque, in a small diameter, to fit in their ice core drill. They needed to be able to vary the speed and get constant torque even at a slow speed; yet still be able to get the maximum torque.
Stories, blogs, and innovations in drive technology
A treat is in store for drive technology aficionados: drive.tech, a brand-new website with interesting stories, news, and blog posts. In addition, drive.tech is a platform for start-ups and student projects supported by Swiss drive specialist maxon motor.
Compact power for your motion control application.
maxon motor's EPOS range of controllers has been very successful in the market for 10 years. More than 100,000 units are in use worldwide. To continue this success, the Swiss drive specialist launches the EPOS4 as the next generation of positioning controllers.
We know more about the surface of the moon than the depths of the ocean. That's no surprise given the conditions there and yet an increasing number of ever more sophisticated vehicles are making their way down to the seabed. driven, the maxon motor magazine, goes on a dive and brings back surprising facts and stories.
Introducing Rich Walker, Managing Director of Shadow Robot
Shadow designs and manufactures state-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands and related systems. In this short video the Managing Director, Rich Walker, talks about the company and its relationship with maxon motor uk.
A significant problem when operating on the brain is trying to reach a lesion whilst avoiding obstructions. A traditional straight needle insertion has the potential to injure an area, causing irreversible consequences, or the surgeon could deem it too dangerous to even attempt, resulting in an inoperable diagnosis. Imperial College, London has been working with maxon products to develop a groundbreaking robotic steerable needle.