Trinamic Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG, now part of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. has released an open-source, fully integrated reference design that simplifies the development of industrial robotic end-of-arm tooling (EoAT). The TMCM-1617-GRIP-REF reference design integrates hardware-based field-oriented control (FOC) and three communication ports, supporting industrial EtherCAT, IO-Link or RS-485 communication.
Trinamic said the design shrinks the size of the robotic grippers by three times, while reducing development time in half thanks to the fully integrated, intelligent hardware platform that provides motor control algorithms as well as protocol stacks. All of these features – hardware-based FOC, software configurable input/outputs, and three communication protocol stacks – fit into a compact solution size that measures 4,197 mm2.
The end-of-arm tooling reference design features Maxim Integrated’s industrial-grade MAX22000 high-precision configurable analog input/output and MAX14906 quad-channel digital input/output to adjust the multiple modes of the Trinamic TMCM-1617 single-axis servo driver.
Designed to fit within the standard form-factor used for EoAT grippers, the TMCM-1617-GRIP-REF reference design can be configured using the Trinamic Motion Control Language Integrated Development Environment (TMCL-IDE). The reference design is available now for $571.10 from Trinamic authorized distributors. The design CAD files for the TMCM-1617-GRIP-REF are freely available on the Trinamic’s GitHub repository.
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Maxim Integrated also offers the MAXREFDES177# IO-Link reference design that demonstrates the performance of the MAX22000 software-configurable analog IO and MAX22515 IO-Link transceiver in smart factory applications for faster reconfiguration to reduce factory downtime.
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