SOMANET servo drives, distinguishing the generic Servo Node series and special hollow-shaft integration Circulo series, are among the smallest and most efficient in the industry. This allows OEMs to reduce or entirely avoid control cabinets, as the drives move close to motors and sensors, embedded directly inside the robot arm, servo motor, AGV or machine’s structure.
SOMANET comes with leading functional safety features, all certified, and provide the option to decentralize safe motion functions: Usually requiring an expensive safety PLC, with SOMANET, functional safety and safe motion functions are integrated into the servo drives. Serving a bleeding-edge trend in robotics for better functional safety, OEMs can significantly save production using SOMANET.
As SOMANET servo drives are relieving the multi-axis motion computer, this system component becomes significantly smaller and can be embedded into a robot’s base, further contributing to the decentralization of the entire motion control system.
With SOMANET Servo Cores, servo drive system-on-chips that are the heart of every SOMANET product, SOMANET is the only motion control platform in industry to economically scale into high-volume applications and provide OEMs with the possibility to customize servo drive designs and even inhouse their production at very high volumes.
The SOMANET portfolio is completed by drive-integrated encoders in the Circulo series, OBLAC Drives, innovative configuration and tuning tools and IoT edge devices, as well as a MOTORCORTEX, a corresponding multi-axis motion control suite, based on EtherCAT and Linux.