Elmo’s servo technology empowers the automated vehicles and automated warehouse solutions with the ability to face the challenges of scalability and flexibility.

With proven industry-leading power density, high efficiency, and unparalleled motion performance, global manufactures are turning to Elmo to achieve a compact, intelligent, and smooth operating solutions for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles (ROVs) and Smart Warehouses.

In AGV electronics powered by Elmo drives, the autonomous robotic platform is capable of high speeds while providing precise, accurate steering. Elmo offers powerful servo drives for AGV solutions which utilize a built-in phase advance algorithm to surpass RPM ratings, with negligible impact on motor efficiency.

For ROV solutions, beyond the physical advantage, Elmo addresses the need for high-speed underwater thrusting with ultra-high voltage drives, thrusters’ start-up against water currents with advanced servo algorithms, and mandatory robustness for deep-water pressures and shocks.

In automated smart warehouse solutions, the drives are a perfect fit for low profile, compact robots, which must be able to lift heavy loads and have the longest possible lifetime per charge, while achieving maximal maneuverability and motion paths in any direction.

Compact and Light

The limited space available for the components in a vehicle requires small but powerful servo drives. Extreme power density is crucial for overall footprint and weight reduction.

High Current Operation

Elmo’s servo drives supply high current for periods as long as several minutes, with high level precision and smooth, jitter-free motion when carrying sensitive heavy loads, with maximized system performance and no tracking errors.

Rugged Design

Elmo’s servo drives are ruggedized to handle extreme temperature (-40 to 70°C), high pressures, shocks and vibrations. In extensive testing, the Elmo drives survived prolonged exposure to track conditions without any issues.

Efficient Operation

Over 99% efficiency of Elmo’s servo drives enables the target vehicle to be operated for all day on a single charge. Elmo’s proprietary “FASST Power Conversion” technology results in the lowest heat dissipation, which in addition to prolonging battery operating time and extending battery life, reduces the “environmental pollution” (Heat and EMI) to negligible levels.

Boosting Motor Speeds

Elmo drives apply a technique known as phase advance to enable motors to safely operate at speeds several times faster than rated.

High Speed, Power Thrusting

Elmo’s wide range of drives can provide the vehicles with ultra-high currents and voltages to accommodate any speed or acceleration of thrusters. Elmo is the ideal partner for the all-electric ROV solutions, whether to precisely control the manipulators, or smoothly rotate thrusters.

Thruster Start-Up against Water Currents

Advanced servo algorithms such as Hot Plugging allow ROV thrusters to begin rotating regardless of any existing thruster motion due to water current.

Recommended Products

While all of Elmo’s drives can handle the rigors of AGV or Smart Warehouse applications, the Gold Drum, the Gold Whistle and the Gold Guitar are amongst the most popular choices for this industry for their power and footprint, while for ROV applications, the Gold DRUM is the most common choice.

Gold Mandolin

Very Small High voltage Servo Drive
Miniature Servo Drive for High Voltage
5-7A/400VDC

Case studies

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Powered by Elmo

Elmo’s servo drives are helping AB Dynamic build high-power, low-profile Advanced Driver Assistance Systems testing platforms

Flexible, Modular Laser Guided Vehicle Accelerates Time To Market with Integrated STO

A leading global supplier of innovative intralogistics and material handling solutions for warehouses turned to Elmo Motion Control to help it develop a flexible, modular laser guided vehicle (LGV) that would replace most of their shuttles on fixed rails.

Revolutionizing parking with an automated guided vehicle

An autonomous guided vehicle (AGV) needed high power in a small package for a safe, reliable, effective and space-saving parking.

Smooth, Precise Motion for a Heavy-Load Transport System

WFT upgraded its industrial transporter with Elmo’s Gold Drum servo drives, and gained high current over extended periods

Intelligent servo drives help lifting and conveying loads of varying weights

A leading manufacturer of AGV systems upgrades his latest model with Elmo’s advanced servo drives and solves a long-time operational problem.

High-Power-Density Drives Run Mobile Robots in Smart Warehouse

The success of an e-commerce giant’s fully automated sorting facility hinged on low-profile mobile robots powered by Elmo’s compact, high-performance servo drives.

The Eco Car, Steer by Wire Technology and the Race to Save Energy

Some of the advantages of steer by wire technology are clearly apparent, as demonstrated in the Shell Eco-marathon, an energy saving competition.