Sales Launch of Compact Drive for Drive Solutions for AGV/AMR smartris

February 27, 2024

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Shinji Shimomura) will launch Compact Drive as a new addition to Drive Solutions for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)/Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) smartris on March 1, 2024. It is a compact and lightweight drive achieving 80% reduction in size compared to the conventional one (Normal Drive).

Compact Drive is a highly compact and lightweight product with 120mm in width and 0.3kg in weight. It maintains high performance comparable to Normal Drive while being compact, contributing to space-saving and low floor design in AGV/AMRs.

■ Features
(1) Compact
The in-wheel structure realizes space-saving in AGV/AMRs. It contributes to lower the height of AGV/AMRs and more effective use of internal space.

(2) Capable of supporting a wide range of payloads
Multiple sizes and reduction ratios are available, allowing you to design AGVs and AMRs that support a wide range of payloads.

(3) High performance servo control
High speed, high precision, and high responsiveness are achieved by high-resolution servo control (the drive’s internal control resolution is 16384 inc/rev).
The system can operate at an industry-leading max speed of 2.0m/s and max acceleration of 1.0m/s².

(4) Superior safety
The CYCLO gear reducer principle with excellent impact resistance is used for the gear part.
With a focus on compliance with “ISO 3691-4: 2020 Industrial Trucks - Safety Requirements and Verification” and “JIS D 6802: 2022 Automated Guided Vehicles and Automated Guided Vehicle Systems - Safety Requirements and Verification”, an optional version with STO (Safe Torque Off) capabilities is also available*.
*Regarding the STO function of the Compact Drive, it will be supported soon.

■ About Drive Solutions for AGV/AMR smartris
“smartris” is a packaged product that consists of gear, servo motor, and servo drive as the drive components for AGV/AMRs. The packaged components simplify the design and production work of AGV/AMRs.

■For more information about the product