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.
maxon are known for producing controllers, the ESCON, which is a 4-quadrant speed controller and the EPOS, a digital positioning controller. With the acquisition of ZUB Machine Control AG in 2017, the portfolio of products has now expanded to include master controllers.
By Amir Janjua, Technical Engineer, maxon motor UK&I
The maxon EPOS4 digital positioning controller is the next generation of powerful CANopen controllers. maxon’s EPOS Studio software is used to configure initial parameters and set up drive systems for commissioning. The following is a guide on configuring the EPOS4 to suit your motor and application by using the EPOS Studio graphical user interface (GUI) interface.
maxon group increases revenues to CHF 526.3 million. (+14.7%)—Revenues up by 150 million over past four years—Number of employees increases to 3,000—New production site opened in Taunton, USA—Unbroken power of innovation—Moderate growth of 2 to 3% expected for this year
The second CYBATHLON is going to take place on May 2 and 3, 2020. Once again, people with physical disabilities compete against each other in exciting races—supported by state-of-the-art technical assistance systems. There are new challenges for the contestants and the engineers in all disciplines. As a Presenting Partner, maxon is at the forefront.
maxon motor is becoming an international group. This process results in several changes at the management level. At the same time, the Swiss location in Sachseln with its 1200 employees is getting its own local management board.