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 weigh 8 grams and work in the 250 W power range. They are designed for service robots, surgical robotics, industrial grippers, end-effectors, haptic devices, lab automation applications, small joints and other compact robotics applications.
“Robotics is a very competitive market, evolving rapidly and requiring best-in-class servo drive technology,” said Marc Vila, business director for servo drives at Celera Motion. “Application-focused servo drives like Denali, where we have included features specifically required for the advanced robotic market segment, dramatically help engineers to accelerate their designs, be more competitive and keep the focus on their core business.”
-The pluggable design is optimal for a carrier board, with single or multi-axis integration. –Both are available with EtherCAT and CANopen communication protocols, optimized for demanding multi-axis applications.
-Denali supports EtherCAT with a bus latency down to 1 cycle. This improves the cost-efficiency of embedding multiple axes into a single PCB. Key features:
-Dual loop support for unparalleled precision
-Fast servo loops for smooth operation
-PWM frequency up to 150 kHz for low inductance motors
-High efficiency and low standby power consumption (up to 99% efficiency)
-Cost-optimized (single PCB) for distributed-centralized multi-axis configurations.
-The Denali series offers versions that support multiple safety features for high-performance robotic applications.
To learn more, visit the Denali Series website here.