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Servo Solutions For Mobile Automation Challenges April 16, 2015

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Servo Solutions For Mobile Automation Challenges

With automation expanding out of the factory, machine builders are faced with a varying set of new challenges.  Mobile platforms, such as unmanned systems, are expected to operate in extreme environments and carry their own power source; all while being light weight and compact.

To meet the current and future needs of the market, enabling technologies need to be applied and discovered.  At the forefront of the enabling technologies are servo drive controllers.

Servo controllers not only make a robot or mobile platform move, they can also be solutions to the other design requirements.  A servo is an integral component to any mobile solution and can help with power efficiency, communication, agility and dexterity.  This webinar will touch on the challenges presented to robot designers and how servo drives can make them successful.

Presenter: Shane Beilke, Advanced Motion Controls: Executive Team – Product Strategy

Tags:  AMC, Servo2Go, Advanced Motion Controls, Webinar, Mobile Automation, Servo Drive, Servo Amplifier, Servo Controller, robot, mobile platform, servo, automation, motion control

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Galil Controller Helps Deliver Amazingly Clear 3D Images January 21, 2014

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Viewing ultrasound images of a developing child is a sight to behold — even if it is a bit hard to make out.  Those once fuzzy images are more revealing than ever due to the iU22 ultrasound system from Philips Medical Systems. I t fully integrates 2D, 3D and real-time 4D imaging modes, as well as multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) resolution that rivals acquired 2D plane definition.  As a result, expectant parents can quickly identify the very distinct anatomic features of their child — including the fetal heart.  And, clinicians and doctors can diagnose with greater depth and accuracy.

The iU22 delivers detailed images using its mechanical probe or transducer, which incorporates a unique gimble mechanism that is powered by a single brushless motor.  Prior probes used gears that provided slow frame rates, causing the image to “chunk” along as the clinician moved the probe over a patient.

The motor is controlled by a customized, single-axis motion controller and drive combination from Galil.  The controller features a Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) filter with acceleration and velocity feed-forward functionality for accurate control and smooth motion.  It also handles high bandwidths and compensates for high-frequency noise.  These features help the iU22 3D probe perform with high accuracy and stability between frames, which eliminates any wobbly or bouncing images.

To help speed the iU22 to market, Philips went to Galil for the motion controller to keep costs down and knowing that Galil could handle the noise and accuracy specifications.  Galil was able to take Philips existing single axis DMC-1412 controller and integrate it with an amplifier on a small-sized board to save space and costs while not compromising on performance.

The Galil controller already offered a contour mode and arrays that can buffer the position data that is sent on the fly from the Philips CPU.  These include constant, linear speed generation of profiles that are coming from the scan head.  By offloading this and other intensive motion tasks to the controller, the CPU is freed to focus on handling the image computations for the 3D renderings.

Reducing user fatigue was another critical consideration, as examiners had found the all-day, back-and-forth movement of the ultrasound probe to cause stress to their hands, wrists, back and shoulders.  To prevent this, the iU22 features an ergonomic probe and a flat, articulating display/control panel that adjusts for each user.  It also has a lightweight, portable chassis for scan-ning flexibility, foot-controlled swivel lock and brakes, and voice recognition software that lets users stay productive when their hands are full. Such features have improved workflow and productivity to the point that doctors report savings of 3 – 5 minutes per exam.   With a typical day running at 50 exams, that adds up to almost four hours of time saved for other tasks or additional patients. In addition to 3D images inside the womb, the iU22 isused for gynecological imaging and scanning of the breast, prostate and muscular systems.

To view the complete article go to: http://www.galilmc.com/support/customers/philips.pdf

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Tags:  Galil, Servo2Go, Motion Controller, Automation, Servo, Philips Medical Systems, DMC-1412

ADVANCED Motion Controls announces increased output capabilities from M/V™ Series motor controllers November 10, 2013

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Models AB200A100 and AVB200A100 output 125A continuous and 200A peak for up to 10 seconds at voltages from 20-80VDC, a nearly 50% increase in operating voltage from previous models.  Models AB100C200 and AVB100C200 output 100A continuous at voltages from 40-175VDC, a 25% increase in output current from previous models.  The new additions maintain the same dimensions as their predecessors and bring to a total of 8 different models to choose from allowing engineers to use the additional output with no additional size constraints.

Electric Vehicle Controller

Electric Vehicle Controller

The M/V™ series motor controllers are fully functional, four-quadrant servo drives purpose designed and built to operate today’s modern mobile electric vehicular platforms.  Specific applications include: mobile robots, AGV’s, UGV’s, material handling and transport vehicles in both industrial and military environments.  Providing high power from battery supplies with multiple operating modes, IP65 rating and compact design for either permanent magnet brushed or brushless motors, propels this motor controlling series ahead. Whether for traction / propulsion, steering, lifting or any other electrically driven actuation such as compressors, wenches and hoists, the M/V™ series is the newest member in a long line of successful motor controlling solutions from ADVANCED Motion Controls.

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M/V™ series servo amplifiers from Advanced Motion Controls

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Warren Osak
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Tags:  Servo2Go, Servo2Go.com, Advanced Motion Controls, Servo Drive, Servo Amplifier, Electric Vehicle Controller, Mobile Robot, Motor Controller, Motor Control, Automation, Servo