Celera Motion Introduces the World’s Smallest Servo Drives
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Celera Motion Introduces the World’s Smallest Servo Drives

Celera Motion, a business unit of Novanta Inc., announced the launch of two of the world’s smallest servo drives, the Denali Series. Denali is the latest addition to Celera Motion’s line of premium-performance Ingenia servo drives. Denali offers hardware architecture as well as optimized power management, with a minimum standby power consumption of down to 1.2 W. The servo drives…

Faulhaber Launches Calculator to Help Developers Find Drives for Specific Applications
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Faulhaber Launches Calculator to Help Developers Find Drives for Specific Applications

Faulhaber, which develops high-precision miniaturized drive systems, servo components and drive electronics, has announced Drive Calculator, a tool for developers to help them find a suitable drive system for a specific application. The tool comes with global presets that have common average values, but these default settings can be adjusted to individual needs, such as…

Sponsored Video: Oriental Motor’s AZ Series mini Driver
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Sponsored Video: Oriental Motor’s AZ Series mini Driver

The AZ Series mini Driver from Oriental Motor works with a variety of AlphaStep AZ Series, DC input products. This driver can be controlled using EtherCAT or RS-485 communication and daisy chained to maximize design, space and improve installation time. The mini Driver is also designed to be close to the motor, making it ideal…

Case Study: Faulhaber Motors Help Explore the Universe
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Case Study: Faulhaber Motors Help Explore the Universe

Over the next five years, SDSS V plans to observe 4 million stars and 300,000 black holes, analyze spectra and material composition, reconstruct cosmic development histories and verify physical models of the birth of the galaxy. Among other things, two optical large-scale telescopes in the northern and southern hemisphere will be used for the major international project. Fiber optics collect the light from the celestial bodies. The extremely precise alignment of each of the fibers is performed by 500 small robots, which are driven by Faulhaber motors.

 

Celera Motion Launches Ultra-Compact High-Power Servo Drive
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Celera Motion Launches Ultra-Compact High-Power Servo Drive

Celera Motion has announced a new addition to its Everest Series, an ultra-compact, smart and high-powered servo drive built with shielded body construction for “best-in-class heat dissipation and ultra-low radiated emissions.” The small size can be helpful for robotic applications including surgical, exoskeletons, pan/tilt gimbals, collaborative robots and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), Celera Motion said.

 

EPC Launches Design to Enhance Motor Drive System Performance
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EPC Launches Design to Enhance Motor Drive System Performance

EPC has announced the availability of the EPC9176, a 3-phase BLDC motor drive inverter using the EPC23102 ePower Stage GaN IC with embedded gate driver function and two GaN FETs with 5.2 mΩ typical RDS(on). The EPC9176 operates from an input supply voltage between 20 V and 80 V and can deliver up to 28 Apk (20 ARMS). This voltage range and power level makes the solution ideal for a variety of 3-Phase BLDC motor drive applications with 36 V – 80 V input including eBikes, eScooters, power tools, drones, robots, DC servo, medical robots and factory automation.

 

Product Profile: Performance Motion Devices Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller
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Product Profile: Performance Motion Devices Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller

The Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller boards from Performance Motion Devices provide high-performance motion control for medical, scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-axis configurations, these boards support DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors and allow user-written C-language code to be downloaded and run directly on the board. 

 

From Razors to Mars Robots: maxon Highlights 60+ Years of Innovation
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From Razors to Mars Robots: maxon Highlights 60+ Years of Innovation

Switzerland-based maxon recently published a publication and two-minute video showcasing the company’s 60-year history. The “60 Years of Excellence” package is a colorful story that starts with biographical insights on the company’s founder, and continues with backgrounders on the many key personalities who helped develop the company’s diverse products.

 

Resgreen Testing New Brushless Motor for PullBuddy AGV
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Resgreen Testing New Brushless Motor for PullBuddy AGV

Mobile robot company Resgreen Group has announced it is testing a new brushless motor for its PullBuddy Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV), which can move loads up to 3,000 pounds. The brushless motor has a higher torque compared to the currently used brushed motor, which will lead to better performance and increased horsepower, the company said. In addition, the new motor requires less maintenance.

 

Infinitum Electric Raises $80M to Scale Sustainable Motors Production
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Infinitum Electric Raises $80M to Scale Sustainable Motors Production

Infinitum Electric, which develops a sustainable, breakthrough air-core motor, has announced raising $80 million in Series D funding to scale motor production to meet increasing demand. The company said it will use the investment to vertically integrate and automate production of its motors for the commercial and industrial market segments.