More often than once in a blue moon, a newly purchased engine would fail to meet expectations—in terms of performance, sizing, ergonomics, or cost of ownership. Some features turn out superfluous, whereas essential functions are missing. A wise solution to save disappointments and prevent trouble before it actually happens is to go after custom servo motors from the start.
Whereas modification implies introducing particular features to tune operating variables, customization is a major redesign to deliver a totally new product based on a standard offer. In contrast to off-the-shelf solutions, tailor-made items are manufactured to comply exactly with technical specifications, or cost limitations, or personal preferences of a specific user
RDrive servo by Rozum Robotics
Though requiring extensive investments at the initial stage, custom-made servomechanisms bring a range of financial and technical benefits in the long-term perspective, such as:
To put it short, customization translates into tangible competitive advantages through boosted performance, enhanced convenience of use and service, and reduced expenses.
Customizing a servomechanism requires not only time and monetary investments, but also extensive engineering efforts to implement desired functionality and meet preset specifications. Specialized expertise in building turnkey motion solutions is a valuable asset and essential prerequisite to succeed in delivering a tailor-made product.
Specialists at Rozum Robotics know what it takes to get an actuator truly matching desired characteristics. Actually, the company‘s way into manufacturing actuators started from developing custom servo motors to accomplish an in-house project—the PULSE robotic arm.
The original intention was to simply buy an out-of-the-box robotic actuator with proper characteristics. The perfect match was defined as having an affordable price, while being robust enough to drive an industrial-grade robot and sufficiently precise to ensure accurate positioning.
The cheapest quotes came from Asia. Though good enough to assemble a hobby robot, the drives were not acceptable for a machine targeted at industrial applications due to quality and functionality issues. Established manufacturers in Europe and America had a lot of more to offer—both in terms of capabilities and robustness, but prices went up accordingly. Any minor deviation from default configurations entailed further expenses, making the idea of ordering even a single tailor-made drive infeasible. And we needed, at least, six actuators.
Finally, we ended up with designing a servomechanism from scratch, personalizing it to our preferences and objectives. Major original features include:
The experience gave us valuable insights into the customization process—both the pricing pressure behind it and development tricks. We got to understand how to approach requirement gathering and utilize the output of the procedure to deliver a fully functional engine with tailored properties.
Customization proposals are about just as numerous and varied as market offers of baseline servo configurations. Some involve structural changes or unorthodox mounting arrangements, others relate to connectivity or communication methods. Based on its standard lineup, Rozum Robotics proposes the below extensions and alternatives to the basic design.
RDrive servo by Rozum Robotics
The extensive list of customizable features and extras enables constructing a turnkey motion system to satisfy whatever needs you have.
Rozum Robotics is there to provide assistance throughout the project stages—from consulting and analysis to subsequent servicing. Note that we have no customization restrictions or additional charges based on order volumes!