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    versatile control modules

    Flexible communication within a mechatronic system

    maxon develops and produces multi-axis control modules for precise positioning and synchronization of drives. These can be quickly integrated into existing systems. We discussed this and other advantages with Fabian Vogel, Managing Director at zub.  
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    6 ways the new maxon website enhances your experience

    Complexity is not a foreign concept for maxon, but rather part of our daily business. And because our commitment to quality, precision, and the best service also applies to our website, we continuously optimize user-friendliness. In this story, you will read how we proceeded in the development of the new website.
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    400 kilometers above the Earth.

    The International Space Station (ISS) is a masterpiece of technology. The world's highest research laboratory also has drive systems from maxon motor on board – for example in experimental robots.
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    Underwater inspection on twelve wheels.

    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 manipulator is capable of maneuvering underwater in pipes, where it can be used to perform inspections. RE motors by maxon motor are responsible for the dynamic drive of the robot.
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    In the vacuum workshop

    In the semiconductor industry, cleanliness and precision are absolutely critical. Swiss vacuum specialist VAT therefore partnered up with maxon to develop a drive system for wafer processing.
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    Romeo – A helpful friend for the future.

    The French company Aldebaran wants to develop robots that can help the elderly with household tasks and even become their friends. Romeo is an important step in this direction. The humanoid robot's each and every movement is driven by maxon's motors.
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    Differences between AGV and AMR

    Until recently, AGVs were the only option for automating internal transport tasks. Today, a more sophisticated technology is competing with them: Autonomous Mobile Robots AMR. Although both AGVs and AMRs allow materials to be moved from point A to point B, the comparison ends there.
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    Autonomous field worker

    At the ETH Zurich, a robot has been developed to mechanically destroy the weeds growing between crops. “Rowesys” is conveniently started via remote control – and makes herbicides unnecessary.
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    maxon | ZUB: new software.

    maxon has released the Aposs Integrated Development Environment and ApossC programming language.
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