Ultra Motion - New CAN Protocol For Servo Cylinder

Ultra Motion has released a new general-purpose CAN protocol for the Servo Cylinder that allows for easy and reliable control with commercial autopilots, custom microcontroller implementations, Python test setups, and more.

Ultra Motion has released a new general-purpose CAN protocol for the Servo Cylinder that allows for easy and reliable control with commercial autopilots, custom microcontroller implementations, Python test setups, and more. This simple to implement protocol leverages the networkability and extremely reliable hardware layers of CAN to create robust motion control solutions. Ultra Motion's CAN protocol is highly configurable which makes it compatible with a variety of off-the-shelf autopilots and J1939 systems.


Aside from the simplified wiring of CAN compared to typical RC PWM control systems, this CAN protocol allows for detailed logging of actuator telemetry like real-time position, current, bus voltage, temperature, and status for preventative maintenance, post-flight analysis, and real-time control adjustments.

This new CAN functionality is available on all models including our submersible (Series AU) and shock/vibration hardened (Series AM) Servo Cylinders, so we can offer a solution to your most challenging environments.

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