|Client||Control Techniques – Nidec|
Control Techniques have been collaborating with Smallfry for over twenty years. In that time their markets have evolved but CT have continued to be a pioneer in their field. Consistently producing innovative solutions and bring ‘world’s first’ products to market.
Control Techniques wanted to replace their flagship Unidrive range with a new targeted product range. Our challenge was to set the design standard for the range that will carry CT and its Emerson partners forwards into the next decade. A key factor of the Servo Drive range success was its compact form factor and revolutionary modularity, whilst delivering on intuitive usability.
Incorporating the key features that were best suited to the users needs, we arrived at a general mechanical layout. Smallfry’s designers then worked with CT’s engineers to improve usability and introduce a sophisticated aesthetic to this compact, technically focused solution.
Using our Human Centered Design tools, we produced an array of assets from 2D magnetic backed illustrations to 3D printed hands-on models to test with a range of technical focus groups.
This allowed us to gather insights and implement feedback that fed directly into the Product Design Specification. This enabled us to be confident that we were developing a product that not only met users needs, but was also the right product for Control Techniques.
The Digitax HD servo drive series extends the Unidrive M range with maximum servo performance at a minimal size. Optimised for high-dynamic applications, Digitax HD provides the flexibility of standalone and modular configurations.
The minimal footprint and exceptional power density makes Digitax HD one of the smallest servo drives on the market. Capable of greatly reducing the necessary cabinet space without compromising on performance.