Metronix Servo Drives

Metronix Servo Drives

Monitoring of servo controllers
SABO Mobile IT – Apex Metronix – Monitoring and parameterization of industrial servo controllers

Project Goals

More than 70,000 tested servo controllers leave the Metronix Braunschweig factory every year. The wide range of different products is based on a shared platform and can be quickly adapted to customer-specific requirements. This customization offers the user many new degrees of freedom. The goal was to develop a multi-platform application for smartphones and tablets that allows remote connection to Metronix servo controllers to view and control their status, operating values, operating modes, and protocols.


Challenges

  1. Wireless real-time monitoring of servo controllers in a demanding industrial production environment

  2. Support of a wide range of products 

  3. Intuitive operation on many different mobile devices

  4. Parallel development processes of application and firmware
SABO Mobile IT – Apex Metronix – Monitoring and parameterization of industrial servo controllers

SABO Mobile IT – Apex Metronix – Monitoring and parameterization of industrial servo controllers

Solution

SABO Mobile IT has developed a multi-platform application called Servo Drives which enables wireless connection to industrial servo controllers, which control servo motors.

The communication layer is BLE GATT (Bluetooth Low Energy) with a high data throughput, which enables fast data updates and a highly stable asynchronous connection to several servo controllers simultaneously, even under demanding conditions.

The application's intuitive user interface provides a clear display of the status, operating values, and mode of the controllers on a variety of different mobile iOS and Android devices.

SABO Mobile IT is able to quickly implement customized software development and maintain a high level of quality thanks to powerful technologies, an efficient project team, and modern project management techniques:



  • Bluetooth ™ LE, GATT, Microsoft® Xamarin, Xamarin Forms, .NET Framework, SQLite
  • Intuitive and functional UI/UX solutions from our partner company CaderaDesign

  • PractiTest ™ as a test platform to ensure and maintain high product quality.

Metronix Servo Drives

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Results

Working closely with Metronix developers, we were able to create a solution that gives Metronix a significant competitive advantage and covers exactly those functions that end customers demand the most.

SABO Mobile IT – Apex Metronix – Monitoring and parameterization of industrial servo controllers
Client:
Metronix
Date:
2020
Industry:
Industrial Automation
Results:
Intuitive, multi-platform application for smartphones and tablets, stable 4.2 LE connection
Technology:
Bluetooth ™ LE, GATT, Microsoft® Xamarin Forms, .NET Framework, SQLite
Partners:
  • Display of the values of the connected servo motors, e.g. temperature, speed, motor current, position, torque, DC voltage, power, etc.

  • Monitoring of warning and error conditions
  • "Hello" function to quickly identify the controller you are looking for among other devices

  • Lightning-fast response and data transfer via BLE

  • Highly professional design for maximum user comfort

  • Multiple language support

  • Dark Mode for iOS
Features
Client:
Metronix
Date:
2020
Industry:
Industrial Automation
Results:
Intuitive, multi-platform application for smartphones and tablets, stable 4.2 LE connection
Technology:
Bluetooth ™ LE, GATT, Microsoft® Xamarin Forms, .NET Framework, SQLite

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