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Tech Papers

July 2015

Guardians Between Two Worlds

POSTED: 07/15/2015

The kinetic sculptures of the Korean artist U-Ram Choe are composed of acrylic resin, stainless steel and moving elements, and have been fascinating people for two decades. To breathe life

Maxon Motors for Better Door Security

POSTED: 07/15/2015

Around 5.5 million burglaries are committed worldwide every year – more than ten per minute on average. Using secure doors significantly reduces the risk of a house being broken into. The Spanish

Staying on Track

POSTED: 07/14/2015

Driver assist systems can help save lives by alerting driver of potential danger. The majority of traffic accidents are caused by human error. In the future, computer-controlled cars will significantly reduce the number of such

Beauty Through Technology

POSTED: 07/14/2015

For the past three decades, French company LPG has been offering a special treatment for tightening skin and tissue, using mechanical stimulation

Small Robot is a Big Number in Open Source

POSTED: 07/13/2015

The KUKA youBot is a small mobile robot that has been designed as an open source platform for scientific research and training. The robot consists of a mobile platform and a robotic arm. Both of these

Surgical Robots for Minimally Invasive Procedures.

POSTED: 07/13/2015

The latest, next generation surgeries are being performed today using Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s (Sunnyvale, CA) da Vinci™S HD Surgical System, which allows surgeons to perform the most minimally

Taking to the High Skies with Maxon Motors

POSTED: 07/10/2015

At an altitude of 11 kilometers above the surface of the earth, the air is very thin. Modern pressure cabins and an environmental control system (ECS) ensure a pleasant atmosphere in commercial

Surgical Simulators

POSTED: 07/10/2015

When Every Tenth of a Second Counts

POSTED: 07/09/2015

Triathlon and time trial racing are gaining more and more fans every day. Technological innovations, such as an electronic drivetrain, are highly sought-after components when every second counts on the way to the finish line. The EPS (electronic power shift) system of bicycle component manufacturer Campagnolo from Italy took many

Underwater Inspection on Twelve Wheels

POSTED: 07/09/2015

Inspecting flooded pipes of power plants requires skilled,

Brushless DC Motors for Down Hole and Directional Drilling

POSTED: 07/08/2015

The recovery of petroleum and natural gas requires constant innovation and improvement of technology. This technology used for deep drilling processes are exposed to extreme environmental conditions. Temperatures of 200+°C, high pressure and extreme shock and vibration. Brushless DC motor

From Soaring Heights: Camera Stabilization with Maxon Drives

POSTED: 07/07/2015

Aerial images can be beneficial for many businesses and industries. Often things are revealed from above that are hidden to the observer on the ground. Drives from maxon motor are used in camera stabilizer systems. Mining companies,

Circulatory Support without Surgery for Heart Failure Patients

POSTED: 07/07/2015

Intra-aortic pump powered by miniature brushless DC motors provides heart failure patients an aid to help hearts rest and heal. Chronic heart failure patients draw hope from a new

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


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