The latest issue of maxon’s driven magazine explores the challenges in robotic applications.
The new issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine is now available. In this issue, we learn that interaction between humans and robots will become much closer in the years to come, both at home and at work. What will this new interaction look like? What are the technical challenges? This latest issue of driven provides some of these answers and more.
Low noise, no cogging, brushed DC motor with precision control.
Low noise, no cogging, brushed DC motor with precision control. That was Shaun Daniels requirement in order to create a record player, incorporating the best features of yesterday’s world leading designs, along with the technology of today. maxon motor worked with the Sheffield based audio consultant to fulfil his vision.
Often the entire cost of developing a motor controller is not realised.
At maxon motor, we often hear experienced engineers’ talk of developing their own controller for their application, as it’s perceived as being an easy thing to do and, therefore, a cheaper option. But is it?
Using maxon's RE 40 brushed DC motors and motor controllers EPOS2 50/5 and EPOS2-P 24/5
Medical suture specialist, PharmSouth, have expanded their range, using maxon DC motors and controllers, with a new inspection machine, that will save labour and material costs and achieve a much higher quality product.
maxon's smallest DC brushless motor is only four millimeters in diameter and comes in two different lengths. Certified in accordance with ISO 13485, the new brushless micro drive is ideal for medical applications.
Operating in dusty conditions can be hazardous to workers’ health.
Operating in dusty conditions can be hazardous to workers’ health. Casella have launched their new Apex2 range of personal air sampling pumps, using maxon’s DC motors, to monitor the personal exposure to dust, fumes and vapours in high risk occupational sectors and to safeguard the future health of workers against serious respiratory disease.
maxon presents new High Torque DC brushless motors
For applications demanding very high torque, drive specialist maxon motor is now launching its EC-i 40 DC brushless motor in a High Torque version. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm and delivers up to 234 mNm of torque.
Warwick Mobile Robotics (WMR) is an on-going group research project carried out by a team of fourth year undergraduate students at the University of Warwick. This project is jointly run by the School of Engineering and Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). WMG are an institution within the University of Warwick, dedicated to improving organisational competitiveness through the application of technological innovation. maxon motor uk have been involved with WMR on several projects and are delighted to sponsor the team again for 2015.
When we think of a gearhead, we tend to assume that it is incompressible and rigid, the truth is it still bends, compresses and has elastic properties. This has an effect on the difference between the perceived motion (encoder counts) and the actual motion of a drive system –we are not where we are supposed to be!
As an addition to the successful ESCON controller family, maxon motor presents another minia-turised +++OEM plug-in module. The high-performance 4-quadrant PWM servo motor controller, the size of a postage stamp, is designed to command permanent-magnet-activated brushed and brushless DC motors, with Hall sensors up to 48 Watt continuous output and 144 Watt peak output.
Today, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed a small laboratory on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander features ten instruments which may provide important clues to the origin of life. Two DC motors made by drive specialist maxon motor are on board the mission.
Two years ago, maxon motor presented a new generation of brushed DC motors – the maxon X drives. These are extremely powerful, easy to configure online, and ready for shipment within 11 days. Now, four more DC motor sizes are being added to the existing portfolio.
The new issue of driven – the maxon motor magazine – is now available. In this issue, we peek over the shoulder of a surgeon using the da Vinci surgical robot, present a new device for cardiac patients and take a look at the world's first cordless tattoo machine.
maxon motor, leading worldwide supplier of high-precision micromotors, is increasing its presence in France. Effective from October 1, 2014, the Swiss drive specialist is integrating its long-time sales partner mdp sas into the corporate group. The employees will remain with the company.
Climate change, its effect on CO2, on the world’s weather and the future of our planet, is a subject of great discussion; but how do you measure the atmosphere from thousands of years ago? Using maxon motors British Antarctic Survey plans to look further than ever before.
Intra-aortic pump powered by miniature brushless DC motors provides heart failure patients an aid to help hearts rest and heal.
A team of life science entrepreneurs in Houston, Texas has developed the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use in the treatment of chronic heart failure. Procyrion, Inc.’s Aortix™ provides a minimally invasive treatment option for the more than two million chronic heart failure patients who are too sick for medication. This pre-clinical cardiologist tool dramatically reduces risks associated with circulatory support devices and enables treatment of younger, healthier patients before progressive damage occurs.
A partnership between motor manufacturer, maxon motor uk, and the University of Reading has developed an exciting new green material from food waste.
Saeed Mohan, a post-graduate student at the University of Reading, has been working on a project to research various fibres in order to improve their mechanical properties, funded by the European Union in a collaborative project (under EU FP7) with a variety of other partners who are involved in producing materials for use as polymers and in their subsequent commercial exploitation. Polymers are long chains of repeated unit molecules (called monomers) which are particularly useful as they can be braided together to make a strong and light weight material, like carbon fibre.
After more than ten years of travel through space, the European space probe Rosetta has reached the comet Chury. Three months from now, for the first time in the history of space travel, a lander will touch down on the surface of the four-kilometer-wide comet. DC motors manufactured by maxon are part of this pioneering feat.
In addition to manufacturing ceramic parts as components for their DC motors and gearheads, maxon motor also makes ceramic elements for a wide range of industries, from watch production to the construction of dental implants.
maxon motor Group reports stable revenue and cash flow – Record revenue in Asia – High investments in research and development – Positive development for the current year:.
Sachseln/Switzerland. – The maxon motor Group was able to maintain its revenue level during the 2013 business year, in spite of the strong Swiss franc, the weak development of the economy in some areas and commodity prices that remained high. The revenue amounted to CHF 360.2 million. (Previous year: 360.5). At CHF 36.2 million, the cash flow was similar to that of the previous year (36.9). The number of employees in Sachseln (Switzerland), Sexau (Germany), Veszprém (Hungary) and Sejong (South Korea) stayed largely stable at 2091 (+14). Around 9% of revenue is invested in R&D, where more than 220 highly qualified specialists are at work. Last year, maxon launched many new innovations, and the drive specialist is also participating in the ExoMars Mission of the European Space Agency, which is planning a Mars landing in 2018. For the current business year, maxon motor is cautiously optimistic.
Four new types in the performance range 30 to 90 W.
maxon flat motors are used today in many demanding applications: In pumps for diesel emission control, in valve positioners for aircraft, in lift door drives, in humanoid and industrial robots and much more.
High power up to 120 W, speeds up to 100,000 rpm, sterilizable 1000 times.
The new brushless drive with a diameter of 19 mm has been specially designed for high speeds and features low heat development and extremely quiet and low-vibration running. This little powerhouse has applications in centers for miniaturized processing, hand-held tools and medical technology. When combined with planetary gearheads, many possible variations are available for applications in these key markets.
The newest edition of driven, the maxon motor magazine, is available now. Join Formula Renault 3.5 driver Nico Müller on the racing track. Take a seat in the cockpit with him and learn more about why maxon's DC motors are important for fast laps. The magazine is available for free as an app for tablets and as a print version.
The European Conference on Space Debris recently highlighted an urgent need to start removing redundant objects out of orbit. Unless items are eliminated, collisions will be inevitable and space will become extremely hazardous. maxon motor uk has been working with the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) on their experimental solution.
It keeps going and going and going – with maxon DC motors
Ten years ago, the NASA rovers Opportunity and Spirit landed on Mars. NASA chose maxon motor to supply the 39 brushed DC motors that enable each robot to navigate the surface. Opportunity is still exploring the planet, an extraordinarily long time considering the robot was designed for a service life of only 90 days.
From student project to Oscar winning sorbet, with the help of maxon’s DC brushless motor, gearhead and motor controller.
Brad Smith studied industrial design at Brunel University and, for his final year project, looked at specialty chilling for beverages, using liquid nitrogen. After working in industry for a few years, he came back to the idea and changed the design to support a more commercially viable venture – producing ice-cream.