This document is associated and shall be used together with the main Application Guide for the Summit line of products.
Its purpose is to serve as a complementary guide, where some of the circuits, recommendations, and resources from the main Application Guide are implemented into the resolution of a specific application; in this case, diving into the topic of robotic arms. The Guide offers the set of resources required to obtain a manufacturable design of a practical PCB capable of driving 2 robot joints and ready to be embedded in a minimal space inside one or more of the robot's mechanical links.
Not only context design notes and criteria are given, but the full project fonts including component libraries, schematic, PCB layout, and manufacturing outputs are available to download. Hence, the user does not need to start from scratch, taking the risk of makings errors in the process, but only modifying a finished and tested design with the minimum changes required to adapt it to a specific context.
Finally, this design example uses Capitan NET-E as the motor drive and main component (although can be easily adapted to use EVS-NET-E instead). Capitan’s advanced motion control capabilities and cutting-edge power density in combination with the inherent benefits of an EtherCAT network make the best possible deal to embed a state-of-the-art smart servo drive in the smallest volume. To have the most up-to-date information, always use this Design Guide in combination with the Capitan NET Product Manual.