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What part do DC motors play in the medical industry?

What part do DC motors play in the medical industry?
  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 applications that maxon have featured in.
12th March 2018

Brushless motor designed for robotics applications

Brushless motor designed for robotics applications
Several different versions of the high torque, brushless EC-i motors from maxon motor are now available in small diameters. They are suitable for hand-held devices and applications in robotics. With the EC-i 30, drive specialist maxon motor is introducing a new brushless DC motor (BLDC). It has a diameter of 30mm and is therefore smaller than the EC-i 40 currently available.
19th December 2017

Brushless flat motors offer space for cable glands

Brushless flat motors offer space for cable glands
  In robotics applications, the motors used must be lightweight while simultaneously providing high torque in order for arms and grippers to move dynamically. This is why Swiss drive specialist maxon motor is offering a new solution - the tried and tested brushless flat motors as frameless kits. This gives rise to a number of benefits.
27th October 2017


Why do DC motors fail?

Why do DC motors fail?
Nothing lasts forever, and everything in this world has a limited operating time. So what factors play a key role in putting a DC motor out of action? There are numerous reasons why motors fail and here a few factors that cause service life to deteriorate which lead to failure:
29th September 2017

One lightweight motor drive takes one big leap into space

One lightweight motor drive takes one big leap into space
It takes a year for the Earth to revolve around the Sun, and without that Sun there would be no Earth or us. The Sun plays a vital role in our existence and yet we know so little about it, until now. In 2018 ESA is sending a Solar Orbiter into space which will be equipped with a thick heat shield.
19th July 2017

High quality DC motors feature optimised magnetic circuit

High quality DC motors feature optimised magnetic circuit
  With their optimised magnetic circuit and special rotor, the new brushless DC motors from Maxon Motors deliver an impressive amount of torque. The EC-i 52 drives are considered by the company to be high quality at a good price.
5th July 2017

When to choose an ironless DC motor

When to choose an ironless DC motor
Many engineers consider a low voltage DC permanent magnet motor as something they would find at home in tools and appliances. This is the more conventional iron core DC motor where the windings are wrapped around an iron core with the magnet on the outer casing. Often this as the first type of motor we are introduced to in our science class in school. By Paul Williams, Senior Sales Engineer at Maxon Motor
5th July 2017

Choosing a brushed or brushless DC motor

Maxon Motor's UK Technical Engineer, Amir Janjua talks about choosing a brushed or brushless DC motor.
25th May 2017

Taking a look at the efficiency of drive components

There are a lot of questions around the subject of which motor shows the highest efficiency, in particular when talking about applications with limited power supply, such as a battery driven tool or a solar panel powered satellite. However, it is believed that it’s worth expanding the question to the full drive system consisting of controller, motor, gearhead and other mechanics.  
31st March 2017

Explaining motion and automation controllers

A motion control system is a system that controls the position, velocity, force or pressure of some machines.  As an example, an electro-mechanical based motion control system consists of a motion controller (the brains of the system), a drive (which takes the low power command signal from the motion controller and converts it into high power current/voltage to the motor), a motor (which converts electrical energy to mechanical energy), a feedback device (which sends signals back to the motion controller to make adjustments until the system produces the desired result), and a mechanical system (including actuators, which physically produce the desired end result).
20th January 2017

Motors drive exoskeletons to help paraplegics walk

Motors drive exoskeletons to help paraplegics walk
Researchers are to present the world’s best exoskeletons– devices that enable paraplegics to walk again at the first Cybathlon in Zürich. Motors from Switzerland play a central part in this development. Taking place 8th October, and with motors from Switzerland playing a central part in this development, people with paraplegia are going on a footrace at the Cybathlon in Zürich. 
29th September 2016

World’s first modular robot system

World’s first modular robot system
Architectural designer Philip started to develop a superior construction toy for his children, when it unpredictably resulted in the world’s first modular multi-functional robot system. A robot can traditionally handle one task at a time, but it is an unknown area as to happens when the working environment demands multiple tasks.
14th July 2016

Powerful motor created for British Antarctic Survey

British Antarctic Survey contacted maxon motor uk with a requirement for a powerful motor with high torque, in a small diameter, to fit in their ice core drill. They needed to be able to vary the speed and get constant torque even at a slow speed; yet still be able to get the maximum torque.
13th July 2016

State-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands

Introducing Rich Walker, Managing Director, Shadow Robot. Shadow designs and manufactures state-of-the-art anthropomorphic robot hands and related systems. In this video Rich Walker talks about the company and its relationship with maxon motor uk.
15th March 2016

Compact underwater DC drives

Compact underwater DC drives
Today’s modern technology must be equipped to withstand extremely harsh conditions found deep in the ocean, including high pressure and high oxidation levels. maxon motor has worked closely with research institutes and universities to provide solutions that meet the many demanding challenges for electrical and mechanical components required for underwater systems.
3rd February 2016

Place your bets with maxon motor

Place your bets with maxon motor
When it comes to innovative products, maxon have been involved in quite a few over the years, but when maxon’s brushless DC motors and gearheads were utilised in a revolving poker table, it was certainly a first.
21st January 2016

The ultra-fast brushless DC motor

The ultra-fast brushless DC motor
maxon motor launches new high-speed motors that are configurable online. The new ECX brushless motors are quiet and feature very high efficiency. These brushless drives are ideal for use in hand-held surgical tools and industrial spindles. 
8th December 2015

maxon motor commissions its second photovoltaic system

maxon motor commissions its second photovoltaic system
maxon motor not only produces exceptionally efficient electro drives, but also undertakes great effort in preserving natural resources and, wherever possible, makes use of renewable energies. Following a first installation at its subsidiary located in Sexau (Germany), an additional photovoltaic system within the maxon group just commenced operation at the headquarters in Sachseln (Switzerland).
17th December 2009

HCPV High-Concentrate Photovoltaic

HCPV High-Concentrate Photovoltaic
Manufacturing of highly efficient photovoltaic systems is marching on. A Korean development sets a new benchmark not only in respect to the efficiency of the solar cell itself, but also condenses the sunlight and multiply concentrates it. The result is an outstandingly power dense system designed to most advantageously harvest energy from a so far still sparsely used natural resource. maxon supplies the drives for continuous tracking of the actual solar position.
17th December 2009


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