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Elmo’s Miniature Servo Drive Tested Successfully under Extreme Underwater Pressure

Elmo Motion Control, Inc.

Gold Twitter servo drive The ultra-small, already rugged by nature Gold Twitter servo drive was modified to match the needs of deep underwater applications, having to withstand high pressures up to 700atm.

Petah-Tikvah, Israel – Elmo Motion Control (Elmo), a leading provider of advanced motion solutions, announces unique solution for typical underwater applications such as Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which don’t always allow for a fully controlled pressurized vessel for the servo drive.

Elmo’s vast experience in designing innovative and reliable servo drives for harsh environments was a key element in executing this customization. The new solution required both R&D expertise in designing special components, as well as the know-how necessary for the implementation of a specialized production process. The modified G-TWI was tested and verified to operate without compromise at 700atm (atmospheric pressure), equivalent to -7000 meters below sea level. Operation verification was executed at a dedicated facility lab used for testing high-pressure oil & gas technologies.

About Elmo Motion Control
Elmo Motion Control – a leading manufacturer of advanced servo and motion technologies– has been offering intelligent, high power-density servo drives and motion controllers for more than 30 years. Elmo’s award-winning ultra-small drives and multi-axis controllers enhance overall machine precision, speed, and ensure fast, real-time responses for any application. Founded in 1988, the company is headquartered in Israel, employs more than 300 staff worldwide, and has a dedicated presence in the United States, China, Germany, Italy, Korea, Poland and the United Kingdom.

For more information, visit www.elmomc.com

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