Servotronix Partners with STXI Motion to Release softMC Compact Microcontroller

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 12, 2021


Servotronix Partners with STXI Motion to Release softMC Compact Microcontroller
(Image courtesy of STXI Motion)

Servotronix, in partnership with STXI Motion, released the softMC compact microcontroller.

With STXI’s ethernet/IP interface, the microcontroller allows OEM PLCs to control an array of motion control components such as robots, drives, and motors.

Furthermore, the controller provides Industry 4.0 machine-to-machine communication while reducing the cost of motion control system design. softMC also allows for packaging machine builders to interface with Rockwell Automation PLCs and EtherNet/IP networks.

According to the company, a centralized method for designing and integrating additional motion axes and/or robotics capabilities lets machine builders design and use standard robot models such as delta, SCARA, and cartesian/gantry.

Additionally, a decentralized method is featured, which allows machine builders to customize a system using motors and drive from STXI Motion’s product portfolio.

softMC further provides the ability of robotics control and gateway to motion with communication amongst motor technologies and feedback devices.

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Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including (Phoenix), (Phoenix),, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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