The servo drive solution must also be small and lightweight to fit in the application’s limited space. Most importantly, however, it needs to be able to respond to any sudden movement as these robots usually walk on uneven terrain or may hit obstacles. All in all, service robotics require high power-dense drives, capable of performing in a precise fashion in compact housings.
Ingenia’s Servo Drive technology covers a wide range of performance requirements, specially designed for such applications. That is the Summit Collection, which includes a diverse range of performance drives all in compact form factors, fitting any application’s particular specification needs. Any Summit servo drive may be used in multi-axis applications, as well as with CANopen or EtherCAT.
Applications for Service Robots and Surveillance
- Surveillance robots
- Service robots
- Dog robots
- Patrolling robots
Compact Integration and Form Factor
Reducing the size of any electronic motion application is only possible if the component’s designs are compact. Servo drives are key to be optimized for reducing space and adapting to the specific form-factor of the final application. With the buried-via multi-layer technology it is common to find 16 or even 32 stacked layer designs embedded in a nail-size servo drive. This high level of compactness and integration allows the multi-axis robots to be modular, more efficient, and minimize wiring.
Minimum Standby Power Consumption & Highest efficiency
Minimum standby power consumption ensures that the servo drives use as little energy as possible when idling. Most importantly, however, low standby power consumption ensures that the overall temperature of the system stays low, especially in applications where people or delicate objects are involved, as it won’t lead to any damage. Ingenia’s drives have an optimized standby power consumption down to 1.2 W per axis while keeping the efficiency up to 99%.
In applications where weight is crucial, a lightweight servo drive is one of the first, most important requirements. We make sure to minimize the components assembled in our products to decrease their weight to the absolute minimum while still satisfying our customer’s needs and application requirements while maintaining the best performance in the market.
Ingenia’s drives allow for system latencies of down to 1 EtherCAT cycle. Such a feature is mandatory for highly responsive systems where motion commands must be executed instantly, minimizing lag, and maximizing safety and efficiency.
STO SIL3 PLE – Functional Safety
All our products feature certified STO SIL3 PLE Functional Safety, providing any application with a function to set motors in a state where no torque is produced. This allows for safe applications for the electronics and, most importantly, for any person who may be around the final motion control application.
Reliable and Resilient
Our servo drives are designed to last under any circumstance. Independent testing reports that our servo drives can work for well over ten years in continuous operation, setting a new standard for reliability and low maintenance costs. Novanta Drives excel where others fail, obtaining the best-in-class test scores.