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Peripherals: Drives

Getting a Second Grip on Life

POSTED: 07/06/2015

Losing a hand in a tragic event turns everyday tasks into a constant battle. Nothing is the way it was before and even small things suddenly seem impossible. The high-tech Michelangelo Hand prosthesis gives back quality of life

Inked to Precision

POSTED: 07/06/2015

The tattoo scene is driven by younger artists who have little in common with the old stereotypes. They create true masterworks using the latest technology. And they all know the maxon “Swiss motor”. The age of rockers

Keeping Muscles in Shape

POSTED: 07/02/2015

For paraplegic people, rehabilitation is frequently a long process; this is why methods and tech-nology that optimize these measures for the patient

Kenshiro: Strong Robot with 160 Muscles

POSTED: 07/02/2015

The tendon-controlled humanoid robot created by the University of Tokyo has more than 160 artificial muscles and is the result of many years of experience. Around 100 brushless maxon motors ensures that the only 1.58 m tall robot has humanlike

Over Rough and Smooth – Robots on a Mission to Explore

POSTED: 07/01/2015

Intelligent robot systems are increasingly being used in disaster control, rescue missions and salvage operations – wherever it is too dangerous for humans. Robots that can

Relaxed Golfing with Maxon Motors

POSTED: 06/30/2015

Golf is becoming increasingly popular and has become a common recreational sport. In the spring and summer millions of people around the world head to the greens to work on their handicap or to

Vacuum Compatible Maxon Motors for Extreme Conditions.

POSTED: 06/30/2015

maxon motor spent several months working alongside Instrument Design Technology (IDT) to customize a small, brushless

Selecting the Right Motor Supply Cable

POSTED: 05/08/2015

Selecting any cable involves getting the right performance without overspecifying—and overpaying—for what you don’t need. For powering motors, the choice ranges from PVC/nylon-insulated wires in a conduit to precision VFD cables. The most obvious requirement is a cable that meets the power-handling requirements of the motor over the distances between

How to Pick the Right VFD Cable

POSTED: 05/08/2015

Variable-frequency drives (VFD) allow sophisticated control by AC motors by allowing their speed and torque to be precisely adjusted. Control is achieved by varying the frequency to the motor. It does not, however, send a pure sine-wave frequency to the motor. Rather it sends a series of pulses, whose width

Cycle Times for Trackmotion Robotic Cells

POSTED: 05/04/2015

CYCLE TIMES FOR TRACKMOTION ROBOTIC CELLS Placing a robot on a track greatly expands its reach envelope, potentially allowing it to tend many more machines or to transfer

High-Acceleration Servo Motors Create Cabling Challenges

by Lucas Kehl, Product Marketing

POSTED: 03/13/2015

In automated production machines, faster acceleration and deceleration of motion axes can lead to productivity gains. It’s no wonder that machine builders have started to adopt new low-inertia servo motors that offer maximum accelerations up to 5g, compared to less than 3g for conventional servo motors. The new motors can reach

Robotic Snake-arm Flies into Tight Spaces

POSTED: 08/15/2014

A robot as agile as a snake can explore almost any hidden nook and cranny. Problems often occur in confined and hazardous spaces, and whilst these spaces are difficult for humans to work in, a

Model making: A dwarf-sized Caterpillar.

by Anja Schütz

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.

by Deb Setters and Anja Schütz

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


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