The Strength of Soft Motion
Soft Servo Systems, Inc. has developed a unique soft motion technology that provides the basis for superior motion control solutions. This innovative and proprietary PC-based technology has an open architecture that reduces or eliminates hardware requirements by emphasizing software components and by taking advantage of a modern-day computer's CPU.
Our soft motion technology fully exploits the super-fast, super-precise (double-precision floating point) computation power of today's ordinary PCs — computation power which, until recently, was available only with a supercomputer. Our products harness the ever-improving CPUs in computers: as the speed and power of CPUs increases, so does the speed and power of Soft Servo's motion controllers.
Unlike other suppliers of motion control or CNC products who call themselves PC-based but use the PC only as the operator’s interface and still use expensive motion control boards, we take advantage of the true power and cost savings of the PC.
Unique Soft Motion Technology
The core of our technology is real-time motion control software built on a hard real-time kernel for Windows. This multi-tasking/multi-thread real-time software architecture enables the time-critical motion control programs to run on a single host CPU.
The host CPU performs all real-time servo and motion tasks, including feedback loops, accelerations/decelerations, multi-axis coordination, as well as providing the graphical user interface, program interpreting/loading, file management, data processing and network communications, all simultaneously. The multi-axis high-speed servo loops are entirely closed within this single CPU and provide extremely fast and accurate motion control.
General Motion Control and Robot Solutions
Soft Servo Systems' soft motion technology enables customers to build their own products without depending on the proprietary information and black box technology provided by motion control vendors. We believe that factory automation vendors and machine tool builders know the real needs in their fields much better than motion control. Our soft motion technology allows users to implement their unique product concepts and use their valuable know-how to build the best possible motion control products.