To disinfect surfaces without taking risks, the Bataillon de Marins-Pompiers (marine fire service) from Marseille has equipped itself with two Colossus robots. These remote control and highly modular autonomous robots are proving to be valuable assets in the fight against Covid-19. Fitted with maxon motors, these versatile robots are also capable of supporting the unit in large-scale incidents. A report on a heroic collaboration.
In the coming weeks, NASA will send its fifth rover to Mars. Its main mission is to collect soil samples that will be analyzed on Earth later. The rover will also carry a helicopter that will perform the first flights on the Red Planet. maxon's precision DC and BLDC motors will be used for numerous mission-critical tasks.
Smart farming, precision agriculture and Agriculture 4.0 involve the integration of advanced technologies into existing farming architecture to increase production efficiency and product quality, as well as reducing overall costs. Inclusion of Smart technologies into Irish agriculture is inevitable with increased pressure placed on farming practices to remain profitable, as well as adhere to environmental regulation.
By Andrew Gibson, Aerospace Sales Engineer, maxon UK & Ireland
What will the aerospace industry look like going forward? The skies are eerily silent, as flights are restricted, the aerospace industry is seeing its worst-ever global decline due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the industry resets to a “new normal”, there will be a continuing push for driving costs down and providing a greener operation. I have been considering how maxon meets the challenge.
maxon is once again expanding its range of configurable drives with more brushless DC motors, gearheads, and encoders from the ECX series. There is also news on positioning controllers in the micro segment.
maxon, high precision drive specialist, launches high-torque product innovations this Spring. These include higher performance flat motors, drives with higher torque output, and new additions to the GPX gearbox family.
maxon Aquatic Solutions, part of the global maxon Group, recently launched a range of pressure compensators for Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). These are compensated to operate to depths to 6,000m and are highly efficient and reliable.