Building an AGV with SOMANET Circulo provides many advantages like a very compact design and a significant space and cost saving compared to other AGV architectures available. A lesser complexity of the system reduces R&D times, makes maintenance easier and enables longer runtimes due to more space for batteries.
“Traditional AGV Architecture” has lots of many different components like extra servo drive, encoders, safety controller, safety IO, complex and space consuming cables lesser space for batteries and makes R&D and maintenance very complex and time consuming.
The all in one AGV Axis Solution includes wheels, motor, servo drive, encoders and optionally FSoE and brake in one single unit. The obvious consequence: development is much simplified, production is leaner and more cost-effective, and maintenance is less complex.
Less complexity of the system
More space for the batteries
Lesser system failures
Faster R&D time
Fewer components with the same function
Saves space and money
Only a hybrid Cable (EtherCAT + STO/SBC) and a single power supply cable (48V) are needed to build the AGV. This saves lots of space inside the AGV and is much more economic.
Large hollow shaft 20mm and 40mm allows positioning of SOMANET Circulo directly on the motor / axis. The compact dual encoder arrangement saves lots of space compared to other solutions available. Encoder readhead alignment, thermal management and hollow shaft support bearing complete the well engineered mechanical integration features. We even offer further customization e.g. cable restrain element, 3rd party encoders and IMU.
SOMANET Circulo now comes with a BRAKE System preventing the motor from unwanted rotary motion.
The brake system’s latching solenoid is only activated when the motor drive is disabled, or in the event of an emergency stop.
This brake system, which acts as a holding brake, prevents any movement of the robot. This prevents unwanted contact with the workpiece to be machined, just like unwanted contact between robot and human.
60 – 90%
50 – 90%
65% – 90% reduced power
CISPR 11 Class B (EN 55011:2016)