Thanos Motion Controller

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The AMC-AASD15A servo motion controller can control the AASD-15A servomotors safely and accurate. The controller ensures a few things when the servomotor is attached to an actuator:

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  • Automatic Home calibration on power up or hot plug re-connection
  • Protection from exceeding physical limits of the actuator
  • Optional Platform Health check, to ensure all actuators are active during gaming.
  • Additional hardware Spike Filter to handle crashes in racing without lose details in motion.
  • Smoothing filter for the servomotors to minimize vibration and noise on the actuators.
  • External safety controls like e-stop and force offline switches and buttons.
It will allow to set the following parameters to match your actuators:
  • Adjustable stroke from 10mm to 2500mm
  • Adjustable screw lead Pitch, 4mm, 5mm, 10mm or 25mm advance per revolution
  • Adjustable direction for Inline or Foldback placement of servomotor
  • Optional selection of belt reduction ratios (1:1, 1:1.5, 1:2) for foldback actuators.
  • Also supports rotary actuators with planetary or worm gearboxes.
  • Definition of rotary actuators in angles and optional external limit switch.

Latest questions

Hi all, I'm hoping someone can help me with a few problems I'm having with my system.

I have an SFX150 setup with 5 actuators (4 vertical + surge) connected to a thanos board then using SRS for assetto corsa. I originally had the system up and running with all 5 actuators but it would lean to the right while racing (the 2 left actuators would raise more than the 2 right actuators over time). I would get a similar effect in the SRS software when teting motion and even when the slider for tilt left and right (sway?) was in the central position the rig would be at an angle. When I tried moving the actuators via the buttons on the thanos controller they would all work as expected (remaining level when moving up, tilting an equal amount to the left and right when pressing left/right). Any thoughts on what might be causing this?

As a new development today, when I turn everything on the 2 right actuators wont callibrate (i.e. on the thanos display, actuators 1,2 and 5 turn on and change to P, actuators 3 and 4 turn on and stay showing C). I have tried jogging them without the thanos board turned on and they move ok. I have checked the data cables are all connected. I have tried resetting all of the motor controllers and re-inputting the PNxxxx settings. Any other suggestions?
Do the 220v 80st and 90st servo motors use the same AASD15 driver?
Tronicgr_6DOF
Authorised Vendor
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I seem to missed this question, yes both servos use same drive with different model in the parameters as they have different inertia values because of the dimensions.
Thanos, I’m attempting to update my firmware to the most recent release on GitHub for my AMC-AASD15 2560 (says PT-Actuator on the case) and the AVRUBD is showing “Connect Success” but then “Too Many Retry!” “Update Fail”

I think I am taking the correct steps, based on the firmware update video and the guide on the SRS website. Any solutions for this? Thanks!
Tronicgr_6DOF
Authorised Vendor
Premium
Hi, you should try using another USB cable, and make sure to have installed the FTDI drivers. If the issue persists, you should contact the seller for replacement (the error also indicates manufacturing defect on the soldering of the Atmega2560 chip). Perhaps you can open the controller case and send me some photos of the PCB boards (PM or on my Discord), maybe I can spot the issue.
Thanks for the quick reply. Tried again with a different usb cable. I tried with and without a powered USB hub. Also tried using a different COM port. I believe I have the most updated FTDI, since I installed it last night. I will PM a photo of the controller with the case removed.
Thanks for the quick reply. I believe I have the updated FTDI driver since I downloaded and installed last night. I tried with a different COM port and a different USB cable, and both with and without a powered USB hub. Picture sent via PM.

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