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Celera Motion, a business unit of Novanta, recently introduced its Everest S servo drive. The company said it’s about 30% smaller than its predecessor and that the EtherCAT and CANopen versions deliver bus latency reduced to 1 cycle.
Designed with 3 kW of power and a starting weight of just 18 grams, the Everest S is designed for applications such as surgical robots, exoskeletons, collaborative robots, legged robots and autonomous mobile robots.
The Everest S includes all the features of other Everest servo drives plus Dual BiSS-C feedback support. Celera Motion said it combines 16-bit differential current and four configurable ranges.
“We’re excited to introduce the Everest S to meet the growing demand for smaller, faster servo drives that provide more space for applications and even better performance,” said Marc Vila, Director of Strategy & Business Development for Celera Motion. “Our goal is to give product designers as much freedom and flexibility as possible, and the Everest S delivers that and more.”
Celera Motion said the Everest S offers:
- An optimized hardware architecture that allows for high-speed communication protocols with minimum latency
- A current loop running at 50 kHz and a velocity loop at 25 kHz
- An ultra-compact design with a low profile and a lightweight design
- Multiple integration options and power management
- Its latest motion-control software with a user-friendly configuration wizard and diagnostics
Celera Motion said high-speed SPI bus communication is available for optimized EtherCAT/CANopen multi-axis architectures. Everest S also has been designed to meet industrial functional safety standards to ensure continuous safe operation.
Everest S is the latest version of Summit Servo Drives Series. Others include the Capitan Series and the Denali Series.
In 2021, Novanta acquired acquiring Schneider Electric Motion USA for $115 million and ATI Industrial Automation for $172 million. After officially acquiring Schneider Electric Motion, Novanta renamed the company Novanta IMS.