Smart Motion Devices

Smart Motion Devices

Components for Building Custom Robots and Motor Control Systems
Smart Motion Devices are used for building multi-axis, daisy-chained robotic systems with various motor types, add-on sensors and different type master controllers.

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OVERVIEW

ACROME SMD Family is a versatile and powerful solution for robotic projects and motor control applications. Products in the family have features to optimize the motor's performance and ease the cabling process. Multiple boards can be synchronized for simultaneous control of multiple motors, simplifying the complex robotics tasks. The hardware options provide support for different motor types, supply voltage ranges, and current capacity. Overall, the ACROME SMD family offers an efficient and comprehensive solution for controlling and optimizing DC motor applications.

SOFTWARE OPTIONS

LabVIEW, Real-Time (optional), FPGA (optional)
Altair Activate
Executable & GUI
Python
LabVIEW, Real-Time, FPGA (optional)
Python and OpenCV
API for External Control (Examples for LV, Matlab, Python)
MatLab/Simulink
C with STM32 software
API for External Control (Examples for LV, Matlab, Python)
* Different controllers may require

CONTROLLER OPTIONS

USB (PC based)
Raspberry Pi + Shield
NI myRIO
Arduino Mega + Shield

APPLICATION AREAS

Professional Photography
Medical Applications
Wearable Items
Quality Assurance
Engineering Research Applications
Positioners' Algorithm Research
Smart Motion Devices
Starting From
$7,499
Stewart platform
Ready to use GUI
API for external programming
Customization options available
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SPECIFICATIONS

4" Version
Customizations Options
Payload
12 kgs (26,5 lbs)
Up to 150 kgs (331 lbs)
Workspace Options
X and Y Axis +/-60 mm
Z Axis +/-50 mm
Roll, Pitch, Yaw +/- 20°  
Up to +/-300 mm
Up to +/-150 mm
Up to +/- 45°  
Position Repeatability
+/- 100 µm
Down to +/- 25 µm
Angular Sensivity
0.2°
Down to 0.1°
Max. Linear Speed
40 mm/sec.
Up to 80 mm/sec.
Height (min-max)
406-506 mm
330-920 mm
Platform Diameter
320 mm
250-1000+ mm
Base Diameter
450 mm
450-1000+ mm
Weight
14 kgs (31 lbs)
Based on custom options

FEATURES

Brushed DC Motor Driver

Real-time Sensing and built-in PID Controller

Built-in Quadrature Encoder Input for closed-loop velocity/position control

RS-485 based daisy-chainable communication protocol for multi-axis applications

Ready-to-use GUI (Windows/MAC/Linux) for easy commissioning

Daisy-chainable sensor add-ons for ease-of-cabling

Python and Arduino APIs and example projects

On-board voltage regulator with a wide (7-48Vdc) DC power supply input

FAQs

What is Smart Motion Devices?
Smart Motion Devices are a type of robotic components, used for building different robotic systems.
What is a Smart Motion Devices used for?
Smart Motion Devices are used for controlling electrical motors, acquiring data from robotic sensors and used for connecting the motors and sensors to micro-controllers in a special network topology.
Why should I select Smart Motion Devices compared to other robot kits, such as DIY Arduino shields or Raspberry Pi hats?
The Smart Motion Devices are specifically designed for robotic applications in mind. There are many fundamental benefits such as well-documented programming libraries, CPU and I/O pin offloading, resillient communication network protocol.
What motor types do SMD products support?
Currently BDC, Stepper Motor and BLDC motor support coming soon. There is also the Servo add-on module for controlling RC-Servo motors via the same daisy-chain communication network.
Does the product comes with a controller and software/courseware?
There are many controller options for SMD, hence they are not included in the package. Users are free to use any controller. API and example codes are availalbe for Python and Arduino languages.
Is there any after-sales support or training for the product?
Customer support is provided via e-mail and/or via remote desktop connection.

CURRICULUM

GETTING STARTED PROJECT
Cabling the components
Installing the GUI Application
Commissioning the DC Motor
MOTOR CONTROL WITH EXTERNAL SENSORS
Cabling SMD Sensor Network
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3D Parts and Building Instructions
Assembling the Robot
Obstacle Avoidance Example Project
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3D Parts and Building Instructions
Assembling the Robot
Kinematics Example Project

SPECIFICATIONS

*We offer customization in our product upon customer’s request.

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