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About us

The Henschel-Robotics GmbH is an innovative robotics startup domiciled in Winterthur, Switzerland. Currently we are working in a small team out of industry experienced researchers and senior hardware engineers. 

Mission

Our mission is to build highly integrated servo drives with Ethernet connectivity for R&D and the industrial market. Henschel-Robotics GmbH offers high quality drives which all have a rich web-GUI interface to observe drive relevant operating data in real time. The Henschel-Robotics GmbH unique feature is the simplified commissioning with the help of a XML based, PLC independent communication.

Nema23 Servo with up to 2.5 Nm stall torque

September 25, 2021

Soon we will release a novel power stage for our HDrive which is capable to drive bigger motors with a total current of up to 10A continuously. This power stage will be used in our Nema23 and Nema24 motors. This development will also enable tests with much bigger motors like the Nema34 or Nema42. The release date is scheduled to the end of 2021.  

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Ripple current compensation

July 6, 2019

A beachelor thesis at the zuerich university of applied science (ZHAW) has been made by M. Bill and L. Wyssling prospecting the torque ripple compensation on the field oriented control of the HDrive17. This compensation allows to increase the path accuracy during positioning. The topic was theoretically analyzed in Matlab Simulink and implemented on a HDrive17 Servodrive. Furthermore a laser projector was build to show the improvement while projecting a laser beam along a printed trajectory on a paper. The ripple current…

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Introducing the HDrive17-ETH-i

June 13, 2019

Introducing the HDrive17-ETH-i

We successfully introduced and already shipped 250 units of the HDrive17-ETH-i (Industrial) servo drive.

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Maker-day!

November 22, 2018

Maker-day!

We have been a part of the Maker-day in Winterthur at the Stadtbibliothek Winterthur  

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Swiss robotics industry day

November 13, 2018

We have shown our product and a 6-DOF painting robot arm at the Swiss robotics industry day 2018 in Lausanne – again.

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CE Conformity

June 13, 2017

CE Conformity

After two days of measurement at Eurofins, we successfully passed EMC/EMI and safety tests. Thanks to the friendly experts in the lab!  

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We started a kick-starter project

November 21, 2016

We started a kick-starter project

And failed :(, but learned a lot during the campaign about the market need of our product and the target customers. Check out the campaign here.

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Swiss robotics industry day in Lausanne, Switzerland

October 13, 2016

Swiss robotics industry day in Lausanne, Switzerland

We have shown our product and a 6-DOF painting robot arm at the Swiss robotics industry day 2016 in Lausanne.

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We showed our product together with our partner Austria Microsystems at the Hannover Messe

June 13, 2015

We showed our product together with our partner Austria Microsystems at the Hannover Messe

We had the chance to work with Austria Microsystems to exchange the knowledge about magnetic position systems. This teamwork was very successfully and could increase our drive system accuracy significantly. As another benefit we have been invited to share a booth at one of the biggest automation fair in the world.

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The Henschel-Robotics GmbH is founded

March 3, 2015

The Henschel-Robotics GmbH is founded

Venture kick stage 1.

January 6, 2014

Venture kick stage 1.

We successfully participated in the Venture Kick stage 1. This gave us the right kick mentally and financally. Thank you VentureKick!

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We started to develop the first WiFi stepper drive system

June 13, 2013

We started to develop the first WiFi stepper drive system

The idea was born during the work on the EU project AVERT. The Mockup should show the motion of a 8 wheeled drive system with mecanum wheels. Thus it should approve the kinematic model for the later product. The control was directly out of a Matlab-Script where the kinematics could be changed or tuned instantly. All motors on the robot have been configured as slaves – awaiting commands out of Matlab. The first HDrive used WiFi to communicate. Today this still can be achieved by connecting the HDrive to a Wifi router.

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