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Compact Intelligent Drive

Thu, 07/25/2013 - 9:00am
Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor

Company's compact intelligent drive features a cost-effective EtherCAT interface that is designed to cover medium-to-high volume applications. The drive offers a universal solution for the control of rotary or linear brushless, DC brush, and step motors of powers up to 400 watts 50 volts. Each drive features:

  • Delivery as either open-frame, plug-in modules with vertical (VX models) or horizontal (MX models) mounting on the user’s main board, or as a closed-frame boxes equipped with retractable connectors (BX models)
  • Operation either as a standard EtherCAT drive that accepts the CAN application protocol over EtherCAT (CoE), or as an intelligent drive that can be programmed to execute complex motion profiles directly at drive level using its built-in motion controller and the high level Technosoft Motion Language (TML)
  • Two feedback connectors that allow the drive to be used in dual-loop control applications where motor and load sensors can be single-ended, differential or sine/cosine encoders
  • Ability to work with EtherCAT communication cycles down to 200 μs for all working configurations: open loop micro-stepping or closed loop control of 2 or 3-phase steppers, DC brushed motor control, sinusoidal (FOC) or trapezoidal (Hall based) control of brushless motors
  • Configuration, tuning and local programming of the iPOS4808 BX-CAT using Technosoft’s powerful graphical platform EasyMotion Studio

Technosoft, www.technosoftmotion.com

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