• Keyhole surgery using robots

    The Bristol Robotics Laboratory are incorporating maxon products as part of a project to develop Robot Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (RAMIS).

  • Modifying and customising DC motor controllers

    By Amir Janjua, Technical Engineer, maxon motor UK&I

    In addition to offering a range of standard motor controllers, maxon also have a lot of experience in modifying and customising controllers to meet specific application requirements.

  • maxon strengthens its presence in South East Asia

    New sales company founded.

    Together with its long-term partner Servo Dynamics, drive specialist maxon motor has founded a new sales company for the South East Asia region – a move that also takes into account the changed global economic situation.

  • When is a Standard not a Standard?

    By Andrew Gibson, Sales Engineer at maxon UK&I

    maxon motor has become well known in the small precision drive market for its large catalogue of standard products. However, most people will not be aware that around 80% of product supplied worldwide is modified in some way or another.

  • maxon launches additional EtherCAT motion controllers

    The EPOS4 product family is now complete.

    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.

  • maxon acquires motor manufacturer Parvalux

    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.

  • Electric drives are taking over in passenger planes

    Now Available: the latest issue of maxon’s driven magazine.

    In passenger aircrafts, small electric motors are taking over many tasks that used to be performed mechanically or hydraulically. This is a rapidly growing trend. Welcome on board!

  • Swiss motor ventures deep under the surface of Mars

    maxon is a part of NASA's InSight mission.

    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.

  • maxon motor opens Innovation Centre

    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.

  • The first Mars helicopter will fly with Swiss DC motors

    NASA is again working with maxon motor.

    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.

  • Why maxon recently introduced a range of frameless motors, supplying just the stator and rotor

    By Andrew Gibson, Sales Engineer at maxon UK&I

    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.

  • The robot musicians

    An overheard conversation on a commuter train led to an exciting new venture for the Manchester based Hallé orchestra.

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