Mar 10, 2019, 4:31 PM
The SILA EC-205 actuator has been put through a number of tests during February to measure the latest performance capabilities. Increases in speed and maximum lift, along with a reduction in noise levels have been logged and new benchmarks set.
Nov 11, 2015, 9:45 AM
WaveDrives Ltd will be attending IREX 2015 where they will be demonstrating their linear actuator technology. Dec 02 - Dec 05 2015 LOCATION: Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Tokyo Big Sight Tokyo Japan EVENT TYPE: Conference
Nov 5, 2015, 9:45 AM
Nov 5, 2015, 9:32 AM
A first batch of 5 SILA EC-210 units are now being built by WaveDrives Ltd in their Bath workshops. Advances in the core design of the actuator have enhanced SILA performance and simplified manufacture, providing a benchmark actuator for test under the most rigorous conditions.
Oct 25, 2015, 9:43 AM
Sep 30, 2015, 9:40 AM
Sep 30, 2015, 9:40 AM
WaveDrives will be attending Innovate 2015 in London on the 9th-10th November.
Aug 1, 2015, 9:22 AM
The high efficiency achieved by the latest SILA prototype enables back-drivability, essential for lower limb free swing (a natural gait). This is extremely beneficial to lower limb prosthetics. The non-contact transmission and resulting high efficiency also produce very low noise levels, again critical to prosthetics and various other applications.
Jun 1, 2015, 9:16 AM
P5, the latest version of SILA, successfully hit the target force of 1kN while operating at only 50V and drawing under 4amps during the dynamic lift stage.
May 1, 2015, 8:54 AM
High band-width, slow but forceful motion and back-drivability is essential for development of the user-friendly and cost-effective, performance enhancing products needed by our ageing population and for human-centred manufacturing. The most widely used approach involves complex, bulky and expensive configurations of servo-motors and gearing, where the motor may be overdriven by up to 500% to achieve the bandwidth required so limiting its useful lifetime. This constrains the market. Manufacturers are looking for more viable solutions: “Service robots designed for the disabled must be reliable, safe, and easy to use. Having the right motion system components is essential.” Maxon Motor 2015.