Synapticon provides several features for enhancing motion control even with low-cost hardware:
Cogging Torque Compensation This feature removes ripples caused by magnetic interaction between motor rotor and stator.
Field Weakening The velocity range of electric motors can be extended by weakening the magnetic field of the rotor linearly over the speed range.
Anti-Windup Control An Anti-Windup alogorithm is used to prevent the Integrator part to accumulate beyond acceptable boundaries.
Gain Scheduling Applies controller gains which will change dynamically regarding the current speed.
Motor Overload Protection (i2t) This feature limits the overcurrent injected to the motor to prevent damage from overheating.
Velocity feed forward To increase the velocity of the robot’s reaction, the target position signal can bypass the position controller.
Torque Offset This feature allows a better performance if the load of the drive suddenly drops.
Velocity Offset An additional velocity offset can be used to improve the positioning performance.
Filtering Digital filters can be used to remove unwanted frequencies such as noise or nonlinear effects.
Command smoothing and Interpolation: Successive setpoints can be smoothed, so that low command resolution and jitter have a reduced effect on the control.
Control supervision Allows to supervise the work of the control loops
Distributed clocks (DC clocks): Allows to synchronize the system time for enhanced performance.