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Tiny servodrive is the world’s ‘smallest and fastest’

21 October, 2022

The Spanish servodrive developer, Ingenia, claims to have produced the world’s smallest and fastest servodrive. Its 3kW Everest S drive has a starting weight of just 18 grams and is about 30% smaller than its predecessor. It is aimed at applications such cobots (collaborative robots), AMRs (autonomous mobile robots), exoskeletons, pan/tilt gimbals and surgical robots.

EtherCat and CANopen versions of the drive deliver bus latencies of just one cycle, making them the fastest servodrives on the market, according to Ingenia. High-speed SPI bus communications is available for the EtherCat/CANopen multi-axis architectures. The drives have current loops running at 50kHz and velocity loops at 25kHz, for optimal motor performance.

Ingenia also claims that the drives offer best-in-class motion-control performance, efficiency and integration capabilities. The motion control software includes a configuration wizard and diagnostic functions.

The Everest S servodrive weighs 18g and is about 30% smaller than its predecessor

“We’re excited to introduce the Everest S to meet the growing demand for smaller, faster servodrives that provide more space for applications, and even better performance,” says Marc Vila, director of strategy and business development at US-based Celera Motion, which acquired Ingenia in 2019. “Our goal is to give product designers as much freedom and flexibility as possible – and the Everest S delivers that and more.”

The Everest S is said to include the best functions of other Everest servo drives and adds support for dual BiSS-C feedback. It combines 16-bit differential current and four configurable ranges, and has been designed to meet industrial functional safety standards to ensure safe operation.

The Everest S servodrives are is the latest release in Celera’s Summit series of drives, which also includes its Capitan and Denali series.

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