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.
The 15-year-old Mars rover Opportunity is fighting another sandstorm.
On July 7, 2003, the NASA twin robot Opportunity embarked on its journey to the Red Planet from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, 15 years later, it is still sending life signs back to Earth – despite a heavy sand storm.
maxon motor group increases revenues to CHF 459 million – growth in all markets – expansion of production capacity at all sites
Sachseln/Obwalden – The maxon motor group achieved a new revenue record in 2017. Revenues rose by 8.6% to CHF 459 million (up from CHF 422.5 million in the previous year). All markets contributed to the growth. Cash flow increased to just under CHF 50 million (up from 41.7 million). The number of employees in the group rose to 2577 by the end of the year. At a 40% revenue share, medical technology continues to be our strongest sector, followed by industrial automation at 28%. With R&D investments of CHF 34 million and more than 360 employees in our R&D sites worldwide, maxon has succeeded in bringing more than 20 new motors and gearheads to market and expand the company's position as a leading manufacturer of high-quality drive components and system. Based on the good order situation, maxon looks to the future with confidence.
Planetary, spur, worm, spindle - when it comes to gearheads maxon motor has produced customised assemblies for every type. In fact, there is a research and development team solely focussed on producing systems with special gearheads.
The drive specialists at maxon motor have developed the EPOS4 70/15 positioning controller, the most powerful model of the series so far with a maximum output of 2.1 kW. There is also news from the field of BLDC motors as well.
By Patrick Vega, Technical Engineer at maxon motor uk
With DC motors as small 4mm it’s not surprising that 45% of maxon motor’s business is from the medical industry. Patrick Vega, Technical Engineer at maxon motor uk, discusses some of the products and applications.