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Wanted: hacker

Written by: admin | September 19, 2017 | In category: Uncategorized

Curious to learn what’s inside in the top-tier servo drives? Want to put your ideas in motion? Are you a natural born microcontroller hacker suited for the job?

In other words, we’re now hiring the best of the best hacker available to take a major role in servo drive firmware development. If your socks started spinning already, don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance and drop us your CV now!

Meet us at SPS IPC Drives 2017 Nuremberg, Germany

Written by: admin | August 23, 2017 | In category: News

We’re pleased to invite you to meet us at the world famous automation & robotics exhibition – SPS IPC Drives! The exhibition is worth visiting to see glimpses from the future.

SPS IPC Drives is held in Nurember, Germany on 28. – 30.11.2017. Granite Devices booth location is 3A-310. Herzlich Willkomen!

Community forum open

Written by: admin | March 28, 2017 | In category: Announcement

Granite Devices has opened an community forum to spark discussion about all motor control related topics, such as robotics, simulation and, of course, servo drives. The forum is also a meeting place to ask from us and share your ideas.

Join us at community.granitedevices.com!

SimuCUBE force feedback controller released

Written by: admin | March 30, 2016 | In category: Announcement

Tampere, Finland – March, 30th, 2016, A Finnish Company, Granite Devices, has released a new kind of Direct Drive Force Feedback Controller for professional class motorsport simulator market.

Today’s high-end professional force feedback wheel simulators use direct drive technology. Direct drive means that the simulator steering wheel is directly attached to an electric motor’s shaft without any gears or belt transmission. With direct drive wheel, the driver can sense even tiniest bit of details from the road, such as gravel and temperature changes. In addition to direct drive technology, one major difference versus a commercial wheel is the extended range of wheel torque. SimuCUBE systems typically yield torque of 20 Nm while typical consumer products are limited to torque of 3-8 Nm. Extended wheel torque increases the realism to a level comparable to a real race car. Today’s market does not completely lack a product like SimuCUBE, however the existing products may lack in simplicity and are only available to high paying customers.

The purpose of developing the SimuCUBE is the simplification of the simulator construction and improvement of the simulation realism by the means of adding artificial physics effects such as wheel inertia and friction. In addition to wheel control, SimuCUBE also features input ports for pedals, shifters and buttons. By utilizing modern technologies and smart construction, Granite Devices has been able to push everything into a significantly lower price class compared to earlier and existing solutions. “Such technologies could make professional grade simulators finally affordable also to a casual hobbyists”, says Tero Kontkanen, the leader of the SimuCUBE team.

SimuCUBE product will be available for OEM & DIY customers from June 2016. The retail price of the controller board is 169€ excluding the other parts necessary for a working simulator system.

SimuCUBE announced

Written by: admin | February 9, 2016 | In category: Announcement

We’re proud to release the details of the upcoming force feedback simulator controller – SimuCUBE! This device will change the way force feedback systems are built and operated. For more info, see granitedevices.com/simucube.

Web site launch celebration campaign

Written by: admin | February 1, 2016 | In category: News

To celebrate the launch of the all new main web site, we are running a limited time discount campaign on the web shop. Use coupon code RELAUNCH to get 15% off from Argon and Ioni servo drives. The coupon is valid until 8th of Feb 2016.

ATOMI drive announced

Written by: admin | January 27, 2016 | In category: Announcement

We’re proud to announce ATOMI, the revolutionary multi axis drive for CNC applications. It is a closed loop stepper drive that essentially turns stepping motors into servo motors. ATOMI gives the benefits of both worlds: reliability of servos and high torque of steppers. Read more at openservodrive.com.