IPM (interior permanent magnet) motor is an Alternating Current (AC) synchronous motor, where the permanent magnets are inserted inside the rotor, while in brushless dc motors the permanent magnets are mounted on the surface of the motor, as illustrated in Figure 1.

Mixed Mode Steering, also known as tank style steering or skid steering, is easily achieved by selecting from a simple drop down menu in our dual channel controllers.

Because they are mobile, AGVs and AMRs can be complicated to troubleshoot. Problems can occur during a particular phase of the motion only or under certain undetermined conditions. Resolving these issues typically requires understanding of what exactly the system’s conditions are at the time of the even.

RoboCAN is a powerful networking protocol designed to allow RoboteQ products to easily communicate with one another. However, it can be a bit confusing initially to new RoboteQ users or those unfamiliar with CAN.

RoboNidec AGV2020 Instructions

This instructional booklet outlines the assembly process for Roboteq’s 2020 AGV/AGC model. This booklet is broken down into five mechanical parts and two electrical parts. 

 When a motor is spinning faster than it would normally at the applied voltage, such as when moving downhill or decelerating, the motor acts like a generator. 

Induction motor parameters calculation

The motor parameters of Induction Motors are crucial when the Field Oriented Control Close loop torque/speed control is needed. More specifically, the rotor’s flux absolute position is determined mathematically using known speed, voltage and current, and a model representation of the motor’s main parameters. This blog shows how to determine these parameters.

CANopen is a communication protocol that uses several classes of "objects" for managing a network of motor controller,s sensors, PLCs and other devices. A complete description of CANopen can be found on Wikipedia.

Building an R2D2 Replica

Star War's R2D2 has inspired a generation of engineers and engineers-to-be to pursue the field of Robotics. If you ever dreamed of having your own droid, this use blog article will shows how you could.

The data sent from the Arduino are 0-3V and can be directly connected to the controller's RS232 input where it will be captured as valid 0-1 levels.The data at the output of the controller is +/-10V. 

RFID tags and antenas are a cost effective and efficient method for determining the location of a robot along its track. CANOpen RFID reader/writers are a challenge to interface directly to a motor controller. This is because CANOpen is a master/slave architecture and both the RFID antena and the motor controller are slave devices. In a typical system, a CANOpen master (a PLC for example) must fetch data from the antena and send it to the controller.

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See how to build an omnidirectional robot with just two Roboteq dual channel DC motor controllers to independently drive four mecanum wheels.

Nowadays ROS - Robot Operating System is one of the essential robotic development platforms in the industry. The Roboteq is now finally coming up with ROS compatible Roboteq Motor Controller Driver for their users..

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Engineers at Roboteq have developed an ultra-low cost, lightweight AGV demonstrator based on a Utility Cart and inexpensive hub motors.

Monitoring the performance of a RoboteQ motor controller is essential to mastering the usage of our motor controllers. In this article, we will be demonstrating the advanced techniques that RoboteQ engineers...

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Every modern motor controller for Brushless motors now features Field Oriented Control (aka VectorDrive).

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