With the EPOS4 series, maxon is offering a reliable and extremely versatile platform of high-performance motion controllers. It addresses the needs of system integrators and fulfills the requirements of a variety of applications, such as industrial automation, apparatus engineering, and robotics. The platform is now being complemented with two new Compact EtherCAT models.
A successful strategy for growth is being continued.
The maxon motor group is adding another valuable new member: maxon acquired the British geared motor manufacturer Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd. The acquisition expands the maxon portfolio with powerful drives for applications in medical technology and industrial automation, among other fields.
In just a few days, the InSight probe will land on Mars to shed new light on the formation of rocky planets. The mission entails driving a measuring probe five meters deep into the Martian ground. maxon engineers pulled out all the stops to make their motor fit for the job.
After two years of construction, maxon motor ag opened its new Innovation Center at the headquarters in Sachseln, Switzerland. This new innovation center will house the production of microdrives for the medical technology industry.
Two years from now, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. Included: a small helicopter, which will take the first aerial photos of Mars. The rotors will be controlled by robust DC motors from Switzerland.
There are several benefits to using frameless motors that include reduced space envelope, reduced mass and a lower parts count. These are all interlinked and can be key factors in numerous applications.
Developing Exoskeletons for children present their own engineering challenges simply because children are still growing.
Exoskeletons were largely developed for people that have sustained paralysis or suffer muscular dystrophy. For adults who have stopped growing there is no risk of outgrowing the exoskeleton. However for children their growth and ability present a multitude of challenges for design engineers.