Precision drive systems can be found in the home, in vehicles, and at work, making our lives simpler and safer. The current issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine, provides interesting insights into the world of drive technology. It also goes in search of an old friend.
BLDC motor, gearhead, and encoder from a single source.
With the ENX EASY, maxon motor is offering a sterilizable encoder for its brushless DC motors for the first time. This opens up a range of new possibilities in medical technology – and it's not the only innovation coming from the Swiss drive specialist.
Company to invest CHF 30 million at its headquarters
Swiss drive specialist maxon motor is expanding its headquarters in Switzerland. Construction of the new Innovation Center is due to start in February. The building is scheduled to be ready for use by summer 2018. At this location, the company will also develop and manufacture its smallest drives.
maxon motor introduces additional brushless DC motors in its ECX series. They are fast, powerful, and easily configured on a computer. These motors are complemented with new modules for the compact EPOS4 positioning controller, which has a high power density and easy handling. Drive technology is becoming even better and more intuitive.
The new issue of driven, the maxon motor magazine, is out!
In medical technology, there are thousands of patent applications every year. New robots, measuring devices, and other tools minimize the risks of surgery. Some of the latest technologies are presented in driven, the maxon motor magazine.
Never before has it been this simple to put together a customized, high-end drive, at work or at home, using maxon motor's online configurator. A variety of brushless, high-speed motors and gearheads are now available.
Swiss motors are driving exoskeletons all over the world
At the first Cybathlon in Zürich, researchers are presenting the world's best exoskeletons – devices that enable paraplegics to walk again. Motors from Switzerland play a central part in this development.
The drive specialist maxon motor has created the Young Engineers Program to work more closely with schools and start-ups. Their innovative projects benefit from discounted drives and expert consulting.
maxon is opening an e-bike test center in Giswil (OW, Switzerland).
Last year, maxon motor presented a high-tech motor for e-bikes and caused quite a stir. Because the maxon BIKEDRIVE retrofitting kit is compatible with almost any bicycle. Now the Swiss drive specialist, which is renowned for its participation in missions to outer space, is opening a test center in Obwalden. The goal is to make it a meeting point for ambitious e-bikers.
Stories, blogs, and innovations in drive technology
A treat is in store for drive technology aficionados: drive.tech, a brand-new website with interesting stories, news, and blog posts. In addition, drive.tech is a platform for start-ups and student projects supported by Swiss drive specialist maxon motor.