01 - SES-PRO System

Last modified by Eric Nantel on 2023/08/03 10:26


The Lynxmotion Servo Erector Set Professional System (SES PRO) comprises a lineup of powerful and precise modular actuators as well as brackets and connectors used to make anything from a simple winch to a complex multi-degree of freedom robot. The first Servo Erector Set (SES V1) system came out in 2009 and used RC servo motors. The second was released in 2019 and was based around Lynxmotion Smart Servo (LSS) motors and was designed mostly for hobby, research and educational use. One of the goals was to make smart servo technology easy to use; everything from mechanical connections and electronics as well as the simplicity of the communication protocol and software. The professional erector set continues this approach by ensuring the smart servos which form the basis of the system are easy to connect mechanically and electrically, and are controlled using a simple, human-readable communication protocol. 

  • Continuation of the Servo Erector Set lineup
  • Advanced features with minimal complexity
  • Daisy chained CAN BUS communication and power
  • USB input & direct control
  • SES PRO - Power

The Lynxmotion PRO actuators are meant to be operated at 30V. This higher voltage means lower current consumption for each actuator. The actuators can be powered by a lab power supply, wall adapter or battery pack (for example an 8 cell Lithium battery pack).  Although each actuator has two XT60 connectors, users can use either one for power input (NOT BOTH) and the second connector is meant to allow power to be daisy chained to other actuators in the communication BUS. 

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Use the menu below to get more information about the SES-PRO system, and the various kits available. You can also view SES-PRO sample assemblies and guides below.

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SES PRO - Mechanics

The Lynxmotion PRO actuators and parts use primarily metric dimensions. The servos have two main mounting locations: at the front of each the gearbox, as well as the side plate. Each of the three gearboxes has a distinct mounting pattern, while each of the two side plates have mounting for all three gearbox patterns, as well as a larger pattern for mounting the clamp and other mechanics. The strain wave gear used in each actuator can support high axial and radial loads. 

SES PRO - Software

The PRO actuators use a human readable communication protocol. For basic configuration, the LSS PRO Config software allows users to send action and configuration commands as well as queries. Use it to easily assign a unique ID number to each servo before creating an assembly. 

SES PRO - Electronics

Currently the SES-PRO can be powered by either the 30V, 10A wall adapter or the larger 30V, 30A. Additional modules and interfaces may be developed in the future. 
Created by Eric Nantel on 2023/06/21 11:43
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