Deakin University unveils a ground-breaking surgical robot that uses maxon DC motors and controllers

When performing microsurgery using the HeroSurg robot, surgeons have an added sense of touch. Fitted with two maxon motors, the DC RE25 & EC-max, and EPOS controllers.

Sat behind a computer or even thousands of kilometres away, using the HeroSurg robot a surgeon is able to operate with specific precision and a new sense of “touch”. Through the use of ground-breaking technology the HeroSurg gives Surgeons a “feel” for the tissue they are working on. Primarily used for laparoscopic and keyhole surgery, this means less aggravation on healthy tissue leading to improved healing time, less blood loss & risk of infection and a shorter stay in hospital. The patient’s overall healing time is generally lessened too.

The HeroSurg is fitted with maxon RE25 and EC-max22 motors. The RE25 DC motor is high-quality, both compact and powerful, equipped with powerful permanent magnets. The centerpiece of the motor is the ironless rotor. The EC-max is a robust, brushless DC motor with speeds up to 20,000 rpm.

For more information please visit Deakin University website or contact maxon motor Tel +61 2 9457 7477.

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Main Pic: the HeroSurg robot © Deakin University
Above: the maxon DC motors and controller as found in the HeroSurg robot © maxon motor

 

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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. www.maxonmotor.com.au

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