world record golf course made easier with DC motors

What do maxon DC motors have to do with Australian golf courses? Not just any golf course but the worlds longest golf course, the Nullarbor Links. Out of all the locations to play, this is one where a motorised golf caddy would come in handy. maxon motor supply quiet and powerful DC motors with efficiencies up to 90% to manufacturers of these caddies requiring the highest power density rare earth DC motors.

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Can brushless DC motors build themselves?

All this talk about artificial intelligence, swarm technology and autonomous systems poses the question – Could a robot make itself? As reality often follows science fiction any fan of Terminator or Transformers has already thought about it, but what they may not realise is, … has already started.

It is starting at a component level. As I walk around the maxon motor factory in Switzerland I see much of the manufacturing equipment like robotic arms, actuators, rotary stages, test equipment and so on are often custom designed machines full of maxon motors. -motors making motors-. But it goes even further. Modern warehousing systems that contain fully autonomous vehicles that can obey traffic rules and calculate the fastest, least congested route are also driven by maxon brushless DC motors. -motors getting the parts to build motors with motors-! The latest manufacturing systems feature direct communications with customers via online portals. All we need now is an assistant robot or software or both to interact with the portal and we have gone full circle. And I will probably be out of a job :-)

: Brett Motum

To understand permanent magnet DC motors you must understand magnetics.

Building the smallest most powerful DC permanent magnet motor requires deep knowledge of the fundamentals. maxon academy have compiled this know how and would like to share it.

Everything from the historical discoveries and fundamentals through to superconductivity and even the Physiological effect of magnetic fields are covered.

“I am sure you constantly wonder about the magnetic susceptibility of haemoglobin and biomagnetism”. “If not I am sure you can’t resist reading about cosmic magnetic fields”. The book magnetism by Dr Otto Stemme is truly comprehensive.

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The final phase: In two months, Roboy will be brought to life.

More than 50 brushless maxon drives are responsible for the humanoid’s precision movements.

Roboy has a bright future, as he represents a completely new generation of robots. The pioneer project of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AI Lab) of the University of Zurich started six months ago, with the target of developing one of the most modern humanoid robots within nine months. Now the robot has received a new face and is able to move his arms. On March 9, 2013, Roboy will be presented to the public at the “Robots on Tour” robotics exhibition held in Zurich on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the labSince the start of the project in the summer of 2012, Roboy’s development has progressed fast. The torso of the 1.30 m robot has been completed and assembled. The two arms are finished and can move; furthermore Roboy has now received a new face. This friendly face is projected onto the head of the robot with a miniature projector and gives him a whole range of facial expressions. This makes his humanlike appearance almost perfect. Roboy will additionally be able to recognise faces that he has learned beforehand. The humanoid is a so-called “soft robot” – a further development of “Ecce”, his famous brother, which was also driven by maxon products. Roboy has been designed as a humanoid tendon-controlled robot (in “normal robots”, the motors are in the joints); this will enable him to move almost as elegantly as a human.

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Robotic movements made lifelike by DC motors

Critical requirements for robotic motor drives are explained in detail by Dr Urs Kafader in the latest issue of Driven. The detailed publication from the leading manufacturer of DC motors. Power density, Multi pole motors, Brushless flat motors, Ironless DC gearmotors and many other important options are covered. From commercial to consumer robotics applications the highest efficiency and power density is becoming required from smaller and smaller motors.

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4mm micro motor!

A milestone for mini motors, the new brushless DC motor at only 4mm.
This motor sets a new benchmark in power density in 4mm. There is a complete range of 4mm diameter components including short and long versions. Also 4mm diameter planetary gearheads and 4mm diameter encoders.
This range of microdrives is perfectly suited for laboratory robotics, test equipment and measuring devices.  Contact maxon motor Australia if you have any application enquiries or read a full article about the product in the new maxon tablet magazine