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maxon precision motors, inc.

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  • Member Since 1998
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maxon precision motors, inc. manufactures small, high quality, DC brushless motors used in such industries as medical, semiconductor, test and measurement, robotics and manufacturing, among others. These motors range in size from 4mm - 90 mm and are available up to 500 watts. maxon's rhombic wound ironless rotor motors provide exceptionally high efficiency, low EMI emissions, fast acceleration, no preferred rotor position, linear speed and torque constants (accurate control) and long life. maxon also offers gearheads, encoders and tachometers to compliment its motors as well as a complete family of control electronics for velocity, torque and position control.

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Model making: A dwarf-sized Caterpillar.

POSTED: 03/04/2014

maxon drives also play an important role in model making – for example, many locomotives run their rounds powered by maxon motors. But even crazier things can be found in the world of model making: like the bright yellow Cat track

Robotic Rib Spreading Tool to help patients hurt less and heal faster.

POSTED: 03/04/2014

One advanced technology company is taking on the challenge of developing hand-held, robotic surgical instruments to help patients hurt less and heal faster. High torque maxon motors

Robotic Exoskeleton: For more quality of life

POSTED: 11/11/2013

Worldwide, an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auck-land (New Zealand) has developed innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility impairment get back on their feet: the robotic exoskeleton from Rex Bionics. The integrated

Not a hair out of place, even at 100 miles.

POSTED: 09/06/2013

With the AIRCAP®, Mercedes-Benz offers for its E-Class Convertible an automatic draft stop that can be activated at the push of a button, thus greatly reducing turbulence in the interior. Actuated is the AIRCAP® by a maxon drive system. The

Firefighting Humanoid Robot

POSTED: 04/29/2013

With funding from the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory, Virginia Tech’s RoMeLa laboratory is designing and building their Shipboard Autonomous Fire Fighting Robot, or SAFFiR.   Agility, speed, strength, balance are all qualities needed to fight fires,

Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot

POSTED: 04/29/2013

In the world of robotics engineering there are two primary ways to view how a robot walks. Either the robot has to be quasi-statically stable at every moment of movement, or it

Motors Continue to Operate in Antarctic -120°F Temperatures

POSTED: 02/15/2012

The Dome C telescopes in Antarctica must operate continuously in weather that is the most severe on the planet. At Concordia Station in Antarctica there is a telescope mount that has been operating for a At the Laboratoire Universitaire d'Astrophysique de Nice</p>
    
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Getting Swinging Lights to Stop on a Dime

POSTED: 02/15/2012

At the Royal Shakespeare Company’s refurbished venue, lightweight lights are hung from swinging cables. A unique design stops the swinging to put the spotlight on the actors.   The Royal Shakespeare Company recently went through a $200 million refurbishment atThe RSC Lightlock system operates using Newton’s third law of motion:

Focusing on Dark Energy

POSTED: 02/15/2012

The HETDEX project is the first major experiment to search for dark energy in the universe using a set of spectrographs to map the three-dimensional positions of one million galaxies.   The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) is located at the McDonald Observatory in West Texas.The Hobby-Eberly Telescope (left) shown with its

Humanoid Robotic Hand Moves

POSTED: 01/18/2012

The human hand is undoubtedly one of the most universal and complex tools of nature. Researchers have been studying the characteristics and special features of this evolutionary design for years. Now the findings of this research are being used and implemented for the robotic hand of the future.

Robot performance moves NASA. Cape Canaveral tour guide will have same motors as the Mars Rover

POSTED: 01/18/2012

A versatile robot actor, created in the UK, has beaten off international competition to become the public face of NASA’s world-famous Kennedy Space Center. First developed in 2006 by Cornish company Engineered Arts, “Robothespian” stands five feet nine inches tall, with

Motor Type Selection

POSTED: 10/13/2011

Parameters that define a motor type are the mechanical output power, the shaft bearing system, the commutation system used, and the possible combinations with gearheads and sensors. The most important criteria include the

Choosing the Right Drive Technology

POSTED: 10/13/2011

Coming up with the right drive technology for your application often depends on the options before you. Here are five of the most common drive configurations being used today, along with their benefits and drawbacks.   Although there are a number of variations of drive technologies for motion applications, there

Minimally Invasive Tissue Removal System

POSTED: 07/25/2011

Medical engineers consistently look for ways to provide devices to physicians that offer smaller incision requirements, a more accurate procedure, and the opportunity for a quicker recovery.   The five man engineering team at Interlace Medical worked on their latest tissue removal system for about two and a half years

DC Motor Selection Automated Patient Transfer Device

POSTED: 01/21/2011

Nurses face the daily challenge of caring for an overweight population, which leads to debilitating injuries. A motorized lateral transfer device allows even the smallest nurse to move a heavy patient.   One of the growing problems facing the nursing career is a thinning staff, and with it the need

Machine Optimization Through DC Motor Selection

POSTED: 09/21/2010

Selecting the right DC motor is an important aspect of optimizing medical machine performance.   There are so many motors on the market today, from heavy-duty AC motors to tiny DC brushless and stepper motors. To use any of the motors users must have a full understanding of the

Intensity-Modulated Radiosurgery System

POSTED: 09/21/2010

Engages a shape-shifting multi-leaf collimator to focus radiation on tumors while protecting surrounding healthy tissue in sensitive areas of the body.   The problem can be a matter of life and death to the patient. Until a few years ago, head and

Mini Pan/Tilt for HD Cameras

POSTED: 12/22/2009

With digital television fast approaching, camera manufacturers are flooding the market with new, lightweight units, but few companies are providing the professional equipment that goes with the upcoming change.  Up until 2006, the only broadcast-use professional motorized Pan/Tilts in the market were very heavy. This is because the equipment

Portable Ultrasound Probe System

POSTED: 12/22/2009

Plug-and-play probe connects to any computer’s USB port for instant ultrasound use.  The Ultrasound Probe System developed by Interson (Pleasanton, CA) delivers all the capabilities of a standard ultrasound probe but without the six-figure price tag. The device does not require the dedicated detection and display hardware that the

Surgical Simulators

POSTED: 12/22/2009

Surgical simulators that impart the actual feeling of performing surgery provide obvious training benefits. Here’s how one company helps clinicians perfect the practice.  Immersion Medical (Gaithersburg, MD) designs and manufactures surgical simulators. Similar in idea to that of flight simulators for pilots, a surgical simulator allows a medical student


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