Lots of progress has been made in testing routines! Only fixing of couple of issues remains before its given a green light.
The look of Argon production testing app
The app records all data collected during testing with great detail to an SQL database which makes it possible to find anomalies in results afterwards if problems arise among shipped units.
A view from SQL database with some test results
However, my work will cease for the rest of the week as I’m heading to a beach ultimate tournament and monthly disc golf competition to Yyteri. I wish joyful summer weekend for all readers!
Testing procedure of Argon drives is ~80% done now. The testing system consists of:
- Hi-pot tester which verifies insulations at 1.5 kV AC voltage
- Testing hardware (artificial test load, various I/O testers, etc)
- Testing software for the above hardware
- Test functionality in firmware
The testing software is based on Granity with some modifications.
Argon testing application work in progress. Most of the UI stuff will be ripped off from the polished testing version and instead provide only a simple “start test” button to eliminate human error.
I will start testing the first drives as soon as the test software fulfills it’s all technical requirements and bring first drives to market ASAP. Polishing the software for assembly house can wait couple of weeks as it will affect only next production batches.
Here are some fresh product photos of the Argon servo drive. Special thanks to Aki Korhonen for photography! Check out his blog for more amazing stuff.
Argon in all its glory. It’s not a render! © Aki Korhonen
A multi-axis setup with sinle SimpleMotion V2 link. © Aki Korhonen