Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Motion Controller softMC 3 wins innovation award in China

Servotronix announced today that the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit has presented it with a prestigious Editor Recommendation Award for its softMC 3 motion controller and its ability to handle 6-axis motion control in a compact form factor. Servotronix’ softMC 3 fits into an important and growing niche for complex motion control applications where reduced size and complexity are critical.

The annual Industrial Automation Show (IAS), held this year in Shanghai, November 1-5, is an international trade fair for industrial automation technology. Since its inception, the event has become the industry barometer of China’s automation market. Promoted in conjunction with sister-events such as the Robotics Show and Metalworking & CNC Machine Tool Exhibition, this year’s 5-day IAS attracted a professional audience of more than 120,000 visitors. Exhibitors presented industrial automation, electrical systems, robotics and IT solutions with a focus on intelligent manufacturing.

During IAS, Control Engineering China (CEC) and Plant Engineering China (PEC), together with leading suppliers in the industry organized the Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit-China to help Chinese manufacturing companies improve domestic and international competitiveness. Presentations included the latest designs and innovations in R&D, intelligent manufacturing, automation, energy efficiency management, and diversified services.

Earlier in the year, the Summit collected nominations for awards for the best and most innovative products. From among 165 products from 65 companies, a shortlist of product groups, including sensors, process control systems, PLC&PAC, instruments, motor drives and motion control, was produced.

Based on technology innovation, market influence, user-friendliness and product service, 12 of these products received the Editor Recommendation Award, Servotronix’ softMC 3 motion controller among them. softMC 3 won the award due to its innovative design making it the smallest 6-axis Motion Controller in its performance class. The innovative motion controller attracted a great deal of attention from editors and readers.