With the EPOS4 series, maxon is offering a reliable and extremely versatile platform of high-performance motion controllers. It addresses the needs of system integrators and fulfills the requirements of a variety of applications, such as industrial automation, apparatus engineering, and robotics. The platform is now being complemented with two new Compact EtherCAT models.
A successful strategy for growth is being continued.
The maxon motor group is adding another valuable new member: maxon acquired the British geared motor manufacturer Parvalux Electric Motors Ltd. The acquisition expands the maxon portfolio with powerful drives for applications in medical technology and industrial automation, among other fields.
In just a few days, the InSight probe will land on Mars to shed new light on the formation of rocky planets. The mission entails driving a measuring probe five meters deep into the Martian ground. maxon engineers pulled out all the stops to make their motor fit for the job.
Two years from now, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. Included: a small helicopter, which will take the first aerial photos of Mars. The rotors will be controlled by robust DC motors from Switzerland.
The 15-year-old Mars rover Opportunity is fighting another sandstorm.
On July 7, 2003, the NASA twin robot Opportunity embarked on its journey to the Red Planet from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, 15 years later, it is still sending life signs back to Earth – despite a heavy sand storm.
Engineers from all over the world are getting inspiration from nature and are developing technologies at the highest level, from bionic prostheses, to exoskeletons for children, and even a salamander with a spine.
The drive specialists at maxon motor have developed the EPOS4 70/15 positioning controller, the most powerful model of the series so far, with a maximum output of 2.1 kW. However, there is exciting news from the field of BLDC motors as well.