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In the aviation industry, a wide range of applications is controlled by actuators. For example, they are used to control and limit velocity and engine speed by adjusting levers and flaps. In many of... (View Full Article)
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Imagine you enter a room and see a twin in front of you. It is not made of flesh and blood, but the humanoid robot already bears an uncanny resemblance to its human counterpart. In China, this... (View Full Article)
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The upcoming company YLOG builds autonomous robots for transporting containers at logistics companies. The Autonomous Intelligent Vehicle (AiV) helps to cut energy costs and to optimize the use of... (View Full Article)
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For the past three decades, French company LPG has been offering a special treatment for tightening skin and tissue, using mechanical stimulation powered by maxon motors.... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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Intra-aortic pump powered by miniature brushless DC motors provides heart failure patients an aid to help hearts rest and heal.... (View Full Article)
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A robot able to climb transmission towers makes short work of routine checks. Equipped with powerful maxon drives, autonomous robots can go almost anywhere, to great heights or into narrow cable... (View Full Article)
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One of the growing problems facing the nursing career is a thinning staff, and with it the need to care for overweight patients with very little help. This effort has led to musculoskeletal disorders... (View Full Article)
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Finding the right motor is one of the core elements in the selection of dynamic drive components. Due to their high starting torque maxon DC motors with or without brushes are the perfect matches for... (View Full Article)
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Aseptico (Woodinville, WA) is an innovator, designer, and manufacturer of endodontic, implant, and portable dental equipment. The company performs all its design and manufacturing in-house. As with... (View Full Article)
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Implantable pump systems are used to treat many medical conditions - including ascites. Severe disorders are frequently the cause for this symptom. To control the fluid that has collected in the... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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 into his... (View Full Article)
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Specially designed robotic crawler navigates around the underwater portion of a ship to remove the biofilm layers that accumulate there. As a battery operated, autonomous vehicle, component selection... (View Full Article)
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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 can walk like a human... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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Implantable medication delivery systems can have a decisive influence on the quality of life of the patients. In many cases, such delivery systems are vital for the survival of the patients - the... (View Full Article)
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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".... (View Full Article)
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The problem can be a matter of life and death to the patient. Until a few years ago, head and neck tumors could not be safely bombarded with radiation without the possibility of damaging organs like... (View Full Article)
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For paraplegic people, rehabilitation is frequently a long process; this is why methods and technology that optimize these measures for the patient are so important. At the Bern University of Applied... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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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 application... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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Up until 2006, the only broadcast-use professional motorized Pan/Tilts in the market were very heavy. This is because the equipment was built to hold analog video cameras, which could weigh as much as... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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:... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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The Dome C telescopes in Antarctica must operate continuously in weather that is the most severe on the planet.... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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 look for survivors after an... (View Full Article)
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Digital SLR cameras can deliver extremely sharp photos - regardless of whether the photo-grapher is a professional or a hobbyist. Not only does the skill of the photographer, but also the technology... (View Full Article)
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oday, various microassembly tasks present ever greater challenges to drive technology. Whereas the microcomponents and systems are continuously getting smaller, the development of production systems... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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The Onyx guided parachute designed and manufactured by Atair Aerospace (NY) is an autonomous precision airdrop system. Each system fulfills the precision airdrop requirements under the U.S. Army's... (View Full Article)
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The Pegasus robot, which was created by students of the ETH Zurich during a research project, does not have wings like the famous horse from Greek mythology. But instead, the autonomous robot has... (View Full Article)
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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 just... (View Full Article)
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here are a multitude of sleep diseases and sleep disorders - therefore there is also a large range of available therapy options. Respiration devices for use in clinics and those for home use have one... (View Full Article)
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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.... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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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 ensure jerk-free... (View Full Article)
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A robot as agile as a snake can explore almost any hidden nook and cranny.... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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Driver assist systems can help save lives by alerting driver of potential danger.... (View Full Article)
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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 to practice an... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)
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The HETDEX project is the first major attempt to find "dark energy" in the universe. With special spectrographs, the three-dimensional positions of one million galaxies are recorded. In the summer of... (View Full Article)
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We did not find any little green men on Mars, but we did find dried out lakes and river beds. The NASA missions keep discovering new secrets of the red planet. Always on board: Reliable DC motors by... (View Full Article)
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At the world's biggest solar boat regatta in the Netherlands, everything revolves around sustainable high technology. This year, maxon motor benelux supported two of the leading teams and has thus... (View Full Article)
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Hard and repetitive work weakens the body. The consequences are chronic back pain and other ailments that keep workers off the job, resulting in high costs to employers. The Cobot robotic arm is aimed... (View Full Article)
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When it came to designing a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) device, ViewRay (Oakwood Village, OH) took on the challenge to produce an end product that would be more accurate than others on the market.... (View Full Article)
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Enjoying life to the fullest - Taking carefree strolls through shopping malls, cycling with friends or perhaps going on a mountain hiking tour. With the right leg prosthesis, being active can be part... (View Full Article)
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Inspecting flooded pipes of power plants requires skilled, high-precision handling. And the robotic vehicles have to be optimized accordingly, for example to dive 20 m deep. The new seawater... (View Full Article)
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maxon motor spent several months working alongside Instrument Design Technology (IDT) to customize a small, brushless motor to perform in the extreme vacuum conditions of the synchrotron. This article... (View Full Article)
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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... (View Full Article)