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PPMA Show 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

29/09/2020 - 01/10/2020

PPMA Show 2020 is the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and packaging (more)

Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Unmanned ground vehicles ideal for dull, dirty and dangerous tasks

Unmanned ground vehicles ideal for dull, dirty and dangerous tasks

Ross Robotics specialises in building unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that replace people where they shouldn’t or can’t work. The robots are extremely resilient and designed to perform in unstructured environments, to avoid obstacles, to react to unpredictable events and cope with vibration, dust and radiation. It is these characteristics that have brought the company to the attention of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, the EDEN project at Chernobyl, the security forces, first responders and the emergency services.

In 2010 the company contacted Maxon to enquire about motors for a new UGV. Ross Robotics CTO Philip Norman said: "We were looking for a DC motor that was easy to drive at a low speed, had a high torque and importantly was of a certain size because of the small space envelope we had. Maxon’s standard EC 45, 70 watt, flat BLDC motors are ideal. We enjoy working with Maxon, they are always happy to help."

 

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