maxon Robotics feature: Part 6

Surgical robots: the maxon motor drive solution.

In the final part of our 6-part Robotics feature, we take a look at the maxon motor and drive solutions for Surgical Robots.

Robots increasingly are supporting surgeons in operating theatres worldwide. Operating laparoscopically in the patient through small incisions, the instruments can be maneuvered with a greater level of precision and flexibility than is capable from a Surgeon’s hand. The advantages being less invasive, less risk of nerve damage or major bleeding and quicker recovery due to smaller cuts. Several dozen maxon DC motors are used to accurately transmit the movements of the surgeon and have the robot execute the surgeons movements to the nth degree. With no cogging torque these DC motors are ideal for surgical robot applications.

The maxon motor drive solution for Surgical Robots

Brushed DC motors from the maxon DCX series. With very quiet operation, high energy efficiency, backdriveable gearhead, minimal heat build-up, ironless maxon winding (providing smooth running) and linear characteristics – these properties combined give excellent control properties.

Pictured above: DCX 22 motor with GPX 10 planetary gearhead and ENX Encoder © 2016 maxon motor

Other maxon drive solutions to consider

  • DC motors with precious metal brushes: RE 30, 15 W and RE 40, 25 W
  • Controllers: EPOS2 Module 36/2.

View the entire maxon motor with precious metal brushes program

For information on this article or any of our Robotics Feature articles please contact maxon motor Australia on +61 2 9457 7477.




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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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