maxon Robotics feature: Part 2

Humanoid Robots: the maxon motor solution.

In Part 2 of our 6 part series, we take a closer look at Humanoid Robots. Across the many and varied robotics applications be they humanoid, surgical, UAV, collaborative or industrial robots, maxon motor offers motor and drive solutions.

These special type of robots are being developed in anticipation of assisting us in our every-day lives. Be it rescue robots, in service or caretaker roles or as teaching aids. The motor/ drive requirements need to be lightweight, compact and powerful.

The maxon motor solution

Maxon motor offer multi-pole brushless DC motors with excellent torque-to-size ratios. In particular the brushless EC-i 40 with EASY encoder offers over 10,000 hours of service life. This motor is high precision due to high resolution encoders of up to 1,024 pulses per turn. Also dust and oil resistant, which is particularly important in rescue robot applications.

Other maxon solutions to consider

  • DC motors: the DC-max or DCX motors.
  • Brushless EC motors: EC-i, EC flat or EC-4 pole motors.
  • Planetary gearheads: GP High Power or GP.
  • Controllers: EPOS2 24/5, EPOS2 Module 36/2, EPOS2 50/5.

View the maxon DC-max program

For more information on solutions to your motor and drive needs for robotics application please call maxon motor Australia on tel. +61 2 9457 7477.

The brushless EC-i 40 motor and EASY encoder © 2016 maxon motor.
Main picture:  Humanoid robots featuring maxon brushless EC-i 40 motors. © 2016 maxon motor.


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About maxon motor Australia

maxon motor is the world’s leading supplier of high-precision drive systems. More than 40 years’ experience, constant innovation, top-quality products and competent customer service make maxon motor a reliable partner in the drive technology sector. We are driven by your specific requirements. The product range incorporated in the modular system is comprehensive: Brushed and Brushless DC motors with the unique ironless maxon winding Flat motors with iron cores Planetary gears, spur gears and special gears Sensors (encoders, DC tachos, resolvers) Servo amplifiers, position controllers and control electronics High-tech CIM and MIM components Customer specific drive solutions. maxon motor is a Swiss company headquartered in Sachseln (Central Switzerland) that employs more than 2000 staff worldwide. With 14 sales companies based in over 30 countries, sales partners in another 10 countries and with six production sites, maxon motor are able to provide locally-based and competent customer service. maxon motor helps provide innovative solutions at competitive prices for numerous applications in various markets, such as Medical technology, Industrial automation and robotics, Aerospace industry, Automotive industry, Communication, Consumer applications, Inspection and Instrumentation and Safety engineering. maxon motor Australia is based in Mt Kuring-Gai NSW and our staff will be happy to help you with all your DC motor and technical enquiries.

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