Research & Development

Magnets to Control Prosthetic Limbs

For people with amputation who have prosthetic limbs, one of the greatest challenges is controlling the prosthesis so that it moves the same way a natural limb would. Most prosthetic limbs are controlled using electromyography, a way of recording electrical activity from the muscles, but this approach provides only limited control of the prosthesis. […]

News

Innovative Magnetic Designs in New BLDC Motors from maxon

Two new brushless DC motors from maxon of Switzerland feature innovative magnetic aspects that enable them to provide important capabilities for design engineers. A frameless brushless-DC motor with new winding technology and a matching encoder really comes into its own in dynamic applications. A new series of flat motors, shown above, also feature special winding technology along with segmented magnets, designed particularly for design engineers grappling with tight spaces. […]

Software and Design

Magnetic Encoder Onboard Trinamic Motion Control Module

Trinamic has introduced a small, low-power servo control module with integrated motion control for stepper motors that features an on-board magnetic encoder. The single-axis controller-driver module is designed for two-phase bipolar stepper motors used in robotics and automation equipment. It optimizes speed and synchronization […]