Losing a hand or a limb, no matter the cause, can turn everyday tasks into trials. The Michelangelo Hand prosthesis returns quality of life to those who have lost a hand. maxon DC brushless motors play a crucial role in the functioning of this prosthesis. Michelangelo Hand The Michelangelo Hand was developed by Ottobock in … Continue reading Application Story: maxon Motors in Prosthetics
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Understanding the Motor Constant in DC Motor Sizing
One of the most often overlooked parameters of direct current motors (both brush and brushless) is the Km or motor constant. The motor constant (expressed as Km) defines the ability of a motor to transform electrical power into mechanical power and is a valuable tool for any project or application engineer looking to recommend a … Continue reading Understanding the Motor Constant in DC Motor Sizing
Brush Servo Motor vs. Brushless Servo Motor: which is better for my application?
By Warren Osak, CEO of Electromate A common misconception is that a brushless servo motor is always going to be a superior solution to a brush servo motor. In many industrial automation applications, this assumption can be furthest from the truth. A comparison of the benefits and drawbacks of brush and brushless servo motors is … Continue reading Brush Servo Motor vs. Brushless Servo Motor: which is better for my application?
New 52mm Brushless DC (BLDC) motor design
Maxon motors new optimisation of the High Torque 52mm brushless motor gives even greater performance. The EC-i 52mm brushless DC motor from maxon has had the iron-wound internal rotor motor redesigned from 7 pole pairs to 8 pole pairs. This significantly reduces the vibration and noise output of the DC motor. Available in three voltage … Continue reading New 52mm Brushless DC (BLDC) motor design
Three critical factors for servo motor sizing
Reprint of December 30, 2015 Linear Motion Tips article from Design World Servo motor sizing is often done with the help of a manufacturer’s sizing program, but it’s important to understand the three most critical factors—speed, torque, and inertia—to ensure you select the best-fit motor for the application. Selecting the right servo motor for a … Continue reading Three critical factors for servo motor sizing
Configure online a Servo Motor, Gearbox and Encoder. Ships in 11 Days !
Configure and combine any DC servo motor (DCX, DC-max), gearbox (GPX) and encoder (ENX) according to your individual customized requirements using Maxon's online platform. The configured drive systems are built in 11 working days and ship directly from Switzerland to your location. Detailed product data can be viewed online immediately and 3D data for the configuration … Continue reading Configure online a Servo Motor, Gearbox and Encoder. Ships in 11 Days !
Understanding the Linear Shaft Servomotor
Nippon Pulse’s Linear Shaft Motor is a brushless, high-precision direct drive linear servo motor with a tubular design. The motor consists of a magnetic shaft and coil assembly (forcer), and is driven and controlled by the flow of current. The Linear Shaft Motor can replace ball-screws, pneumatics, U-shaped motors and other linear motion systems. Design … Continue reading Understanding the Linear Shaft Servomotor
Energy efficiency in microdrives, practical aspects
White Paper by Jan Braun, maxon motor ag, published January 2014 Low energy consumption. Heat. Power density. For microdrives in particular, these factors play an important role when energy-efficient operation is the goal. Energy efficiency is an important factor not only in automotive applications, but also for many smaller sized motors. Typical applications include battery-powered … Continue reading Energy efficiency in microdrives, practical aspects
Free e-Learning modules from Maxon Motor
The maxon academy features several e-Learning modules to help deepen your knowledge on drive technology. We recently introduced a series of How-to Videos that are easy-to-follow tutorials with specific information on topics from motor selection to gears, winding and motor type comparisons. These short videos are perfect for busy engineers that need a quick review … Continue reading Free e-Learning modules from Maxon Motor
Video: DC Motor Type Selection Based on Load Torque & Speed
5 minute YouTube Video Dr. Urs Kafader, of maxon motor AG, provides a short 5 minute tutorial on DC brushless and brush motor type selection based on load torque & speed. For more information, please contact: EDITORIAL CONTACT: Warren Osak firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free Phone: 877-737-8698 Toll Free Fax: 877-737-8699 http://www.electromate.com