maxon motor has developed an exoskeleton drive for use in robotic limbs. This complete joint actuation unit consists of a pancake brushless DC motor with inertia optimized rotor.
According to maxon, also included with the exoskeleton drive is an internal high resolution encoder, planetary gearhead with absolute encoder, and a position controller with CAN and RS232 interface.
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Fitting the absolute encoder directly at the joint rotation provides designers increased positioning accuracy, maxon says. The unit delivers 54Nm of continuous torque and 120Nm on a 20% duty cycle and may be operated on supplies between 10 and 50V DC and the actuation speed is up to 22rpm.
Other key features include:
- Compact housing
- integrated controller
- Reduced weight and cost
The ideal choice for use in Hip and Knee Exoskeletons.
For more information, contact maxon motor at email@example.com.
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