MassRobotics and maxon announce a partnership to support the robotics innovation ecosystem through collaboration and exploration of motion control technologies around automation and manufacturing-related applications. With maxon’s extensive expertise and knowledge of electric drives, this partnership will support and advance the latest innovations and technologies in motion control with automation-focused companies in the robotics sector.

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Left to right: Colleen Anderson, Director of Community and Events at MassRobotics, Biren Patel, Business Development Manager at maxon, Debora Setters, National Marketing Manager at maxon, Carsten Horn, Application Engineering Manager at maxon, and Juan Necochea, Director of Strategic Partnerships at MassRobotics

Based in the Boston area, MassRobotics is the first and largest independent nonprofit robotics startup escalator in the world whose mission is to grow and support robotics innovators and entrepreneurs.

maxon is a worldwide leader in the development of high-precision electric drive systems – combining brushed and brushless DC motors, gearheads, sensors, spindle drives, and control electronics into complete mechatronic drive systems. For more than 60 years, businesses from a wide range of industries including medical technology, robotics, industrial automation, mobility, and aerospace place their trust in maxon’s reliable drive systems.

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maxon will showcase their latest drive system technologies at the Robotics Summit & Expo on May 10-11 at the Boston Convention Center. Visit maxon at booth 223 on the showcase floor and see their lineup of products offering more torque and more dynamics in the smallest of spaces, solutions geared for a variety of robotic applications.

“The growing demand within the automation space for robots to perform more complex tasks requires advanced controls and drive systems,” said Tom Ryden, executive director, MassRobotics. “MassRobotics’ partnership with maxon gives our startups and other partners access to global control technologies to help the robotics industry continue to advance motion-related hardware.”

maxon will team up with MassRobotics and the other companies, organizations, and leading research centers that it works with to create new innovations across a wide range of applications, especially in the medical and mobility robotic markets. As a global company, maxon can leverage qualified suppliers, standard and customized products, as well as validated processes.

With full engineering design services, technology development, and drive system manufacturing capabilities in Massachusetts, maxon helps design engineers reduce their time-to-market.

“maxon is excited to partner with MassRobotics to push the boundaries of technology working with the robotics community on advancements in this fast-growing robotics industry,” said Chris Blake, CEO at maxon USA.

About MassRobotics

MassRobotics is a nonprofit robotics innovation hub, accelerator, and incubator. The result of collaborative work among engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs with a shared vision to create a strong, vibrant robotics ecosystem, MassRobotics is headquartered in Boston and reaching and supporting robotics innovation globally. MassRobotics’ mission is to help create and scale the next generation of successful robotics technology and connected devices companies by providing innovative entrepreneurs and startups with the workspace and resources they need to develop, prototype, test, and commercialize their products and solutions.
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About maxon

maxon is a developer and manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, as well as gearheads, encoders, controllers, and entire mechatronic systems. maxon drives are used wherever the requirements are particularly high: in NASA’s Mars rovers, in surgical power tools, in humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications, for example. To maintain its leadership in this demanding market, the company invests a considerable share of its annual revenue in research and development. Worldwide, maxon has more than 3,500 employees at nine production sites and is represented by sales companies in more than thirty countries.
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