Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are most often used in industrial applications to transport heavy materials around warehouses or factories. It is critical AGVs don’t fail. The choice of motorisation is key. If you’re thinking about motorising an AGV we have five fundamental points to bear in mind and introduce maxon’s IDX drive.
In February, Solar Orbiter will start its mission to provide scientists with new data about the Sun. Swiss research and industry have played a significant role in the construction of the space probe – with drives from Obwalden among the contributions.
maxon is launching a new, miniaturized controller with a size of only 32 mm x 22 mm as part of its successful line of positioning controllers. The attractive price-performance ratio, with a functionality that's virtually identical to the larger units, addresses cost-sensitive single- and multi-axis applications.
Danny Florence lost both legs, a hand and most of his fingers, after contracting meningitis at the age of 5. For 21 years he managed adequately with one hand, but when Danny became a father, he realised it had an impact on the bond he had with his son.
Danny Florence’s new hand shows how DC motors change lives
For 21 years, Danny Florence has lived with one hand. But when he became a father, he decided to apply for an Open Bionics Hero Arm. With the help of the maxon driven prosthesis he can now build a strong bond with his son.
maxon is renowned for its precision DC drives. maxon offers standard and customised products as well as completely bespoke systems. This article introduces maxon’s Business Units and industry specialists covering the UK and Ireland. The Sales Engineers role is to support customers with their projects and applications. These specialists work with customers to find a matching drive and controller for the application or look to develop a tailored solution.
Digitization and automation will completely change the way we develop and produce products. But what exactly does that mean? And what is behind the terms commonly used to refer to the smart factory? This issue of driven – the maxon motor magazine – provides answers to these questions.