Celera Movement Summit Designer simplifies PCB design for robots



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Celera Movement, a enterprise unit of Novanta Inc., launched its Summit Designer device that delivers commonplace market-ready printed circuit board (PCB) designs for robotic purposes.

Celera Movement, headquartered in Bedford, Mass., is a supplier of motion-control parts and subsystems for OEMs serving a wide range of medical and superior industrial markets. Celera Movement stated it affords precision encoders, motors and customised mechatronic options. Celera Movement will likely be exhibiting in sales space 335 of the Robotics Summit & Expo, the world’s premier industrial robotics improvement occasion that takes place Could 10-11 in Boston.

Summit Designer is an open-source PCB design library that includes a various and huge providing of market-ready application-specific PCBs which might be designed, supported and up to date by consultants. It’s a new method to develop compact robotic joints, multi-axis cell robotics programs, industrial end-effectors and surgical robots, amongst many others.

“Summit Designer permits builders to create a really perfect software utilizing examined and confirmed PCB Designs,” stated Marc Vila, director of technique and enterprise improvement, Celera Movement. “This ingenious new platform cuts improvement time, decreases the possibilities of error and reduces prototype iterations. That’s extra necessary than ever as markets evolve quicker and develop extra aggressive. Surprising delays could be catastrophic to initiatives.”

In accordance with Celera Movement, each design is open-source and consists of a totally customizable and absolutely documented Altium venture. Customers solely have to decide on and add their desired modules to create a totally practical servo drive design for a market-ready robotic. The choices are designed to fulfill the commonest necessities, similar to
kind of connectors, communication protocols, security capabilities and motor and encoder specs. Customers then obtain a totally scalable and modular obtain file, able to edit at their comfort. Consultants can be found to reply questions and information customers.

Celera Movement stated your complete course of takes 5 steps:

  • 1. Deliver an concept for a brand new movement management software to the Summit Designer web site
  • 2. Test the PCB designs there to search out the one that matches your wants
  • 3. Customise it with our in-depth software information
  • 4. Discuss to our consultants and get assist each time wanted
  • 5. Plug right into a Summit Drive and go to market

“Summit Designer was developed by prime consultants in movement management purposes and robotics,” Vila stated. “Our objective was to make the method as easy, versatile and seamless as attainable. Every venture permits for prime customization and supplies all the required instruments in a single obtain.”