Getting set to incorporate some ODrives into a prototype robotics exercise for work (See Background below).
Part of the exercise involves planning out how to translate and scale up certain design elements of the prototype to something marketable; eg. how much work it will be to port the embedded arduino controller firmware over to a better MCU and sourcing suitable off-the-shelf Brushless Servo Controllers that fit within our budget and design constraints.
I’m new to robotics in an industrial setting (and in general too) but I didn’t think I’d run into so much trouble sourcing off-the-shelf BLDC Drivers…
Can anyone in-the-know help point me towards a typical setup for Brushless Servo Control for, say, an industrial automation setting. In other words: What is an accepted industry alternative to the ODrive??
So far the top links for Brushless Servo Control yield:
- Some other providers cloaked beneath industry fog
- and ODrive funny enough
The first link almost provides what I’m looking for but I guess I’m just a bit confused why I can’t find a straightforward solution to this problem. Would appreciate any pointers for incorporating Brushless Servos into industry products…
Background: We are planning to drive 3 ~direct-drive BLDCs at very low RPM from our own embedded controller on an MCU in response to dynamic disturbances fed back from some sensors (IMU etc.)- think something similar to a 3DOF camera gimbal. We would like to output control signals that drive motor torque, and receive high resolution feedback about the current motor shaft position and ideally handle all I/O from an embedded MCU rather than a PLC or PC/SBC.