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Zikodrive Motor Controllers is a trading name of Round Bank Engineering ltd. Registed Company Number 08288866. VAT Number: GB226504428
Zikodrive Motor Controllers was launched in 2015 as a spin-
Read on to discover how the Zikodrive story continues to develop…
The original Zikodrive stepper motor drivers (the ZDS and the ZDSP) were developed throughout 2014 and early 2015 and Zikodrive Motor Controllers was formally launched as a company in September/October 2015.
The company worked hard to develop a presence in the motor control market throughout 2015/2016 and was recognised for the technical development work that had gone into the range when Technical Director Graham Fick was shortlisted for ‘Motion Control Engineer of the Year’ at the Motion Control Industry Awards 2016.
This event was the first major recognition the company received and we were very proud of Graham making the shortlist.
The company worked hard throughout 2016 to build on this early recognition and establish its standard range of motor controllers as well as building relationships with a range of companies who required more bespoke motor control electronics.
This ongoing work led to the launch of the ZDBL range of brushless motor controllers in mid-
The company spent significant time investigating the growing use of sensorless brushless motors as a lower cost, more reliable alternative to sensored brushless motors and a longer life alternative to brushed DC motors and the resulting ZDBL range of sensorless brushless motor controllers has been hugely successful, delivering compact, intelligent motor controllers capable of working well in a large range of applications.
Considerable investment was spent developing programmes for the ZDBL range of brushless ESCs which would optimise the startup phase and overall energy efficiency of these brushless motor controllers and the ZDBL range is now the company’s most popular range, being sold all around the world.
Following this development and the successful launch of the ZDBL range the company received further recognition by being shortlisted for ‘Startup of the Year’ at the British Engineering Excellence Awards, a prestigious awards ceremony held in London every year.
Tragically, the company once again fell just short of winning the award but as with the Motion Control industry Awards earlier in the year, we were delighted to be shortlisted, given the intense and high quality of competition for such places.
As of early 2017, the company had begun exporting regularly into Europe and further afield into the Middle East and North America and has new product launches scheduled for early and late 2017 in both the sensored and sensorless brushless motor control markets.
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A joint project with S3 Design to deliver a rotating prism display system at very short notice for a high end London retailer. This project highlighted the flexibility of the Zikodrive ZD10 as a programmable stepper motor driver and controller. It also shows how our on site technical support and assistance can be a critical part of delivering a successful project.
This case study highlights the Zikodrive model at its simplest by using an ‘off the shelf’ ZDBL15 brushless ESC with a specific programme optimised for the exact project requirements of compressor manufacturer Vert Rotor.
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