Posts Tagged 'EtherCAT'

ADVANCED Motion Controls introduces the FE060-25-EM – FlexPro Digital Servo Drive

Available immediately, the FE060-25-EM is the first servo drive of the new FlexPro digital drive family from ADVANCED Motion Controls (AMC). Designed with compact form and power density in mind, the micro-sized FE060-25-EM can outperform larger-sized digital servo drives and still be integrated into tight spaces.

FE060-25-EM Digital Servo Drive

At just 1.5 x 1 x 0.6 inches (38 x 25 x 16 mm) in size, the footprint of the drive is approximately the same as two standard postage stamps. In other words, four of these drives can fit on a standard business card.  Even with its small size, the FE060-25-EM can supply brushed, brushless, stepper, and linear servo motors with up to 25 amps continuous current and 50 amps peak current.

Features include:

  • 1.5 x 1 x 0.6 inches (38 x 25 x 16 mm) in size
  • 10-55 VDC supply voltage
  • 25A continuous current
  • 50A peak current
  • Highest power density servo drive from ADVANCED Motion Controls to date
  • EtherCAT Communication
  • Incremental encoder and BISS C-mode feedback
  • Torque, velocity, and position operating modes
  • Configuration and full loop tuning
  • IMPACT architecture

A developer version is available for proof-of-concept and testing purposes – part number FD060-25-EM. It comes with an FE060-25-EM soldered to a larger board that is equipped with various connectors for simplified interfacing.

Projected Industries & Applications:
The small size of the FE060-25-EM makes it perfect for cobots (collaborative robots), AGVs, portable devices, lab and warehouse automation, military equipment, and any other integrated design.

About FlexPro:
FlexPro is AMC’s newest family of digital servo drives. With cutting edge engineering, FlexPro is meant to expand the capabilities of AMC’s already powerful and diverse product selection. The IMPACT architecture allows FlexPro servo drives to maintain the intelligence and power of larger-sized servo drives while fitting into much more compact packages. The FE060-25-EM is the first drive in the series with many more to come.

About IMPACT:
IMPACT (Integrated Motion Platform And Control Technology) is the architecture that makes AMC’s FlexPro drives possible. The stacking of circuit boards with creative selection and placement of high-power components allows for much higher power density than previously produced servo drives. The expanded processing capabilities ensure the drive’s intelligence is unmatched. IMPACT makes its debut with the FE060-25-EM. This technology will be used in subsequent FlexPro drives as well as any future custom products where it is desired.  

About ADVANCED Motion Controls:
ADVANCED Motion Controls, a U.S. company in business for over 31 years, was founded with the idea of designing and manufacturing lower cost / higher power density servo drives. The company’s focus remains to create and deliver the best motion control drives for brushed or brushless servo motors. With approximately 3 million servo axes shipped, ADVANCED Motion Controls has become one of the fastest growing servo drive companies in the world.

Information on the FE060-25-EM from Advanced Motion Controls can be viewed at:

https://www.electromate.com/assets/catalog-library/pdfs/advanced-motion-controls/Advanced_Motion_Controls_FE060-25-EM.pdf

For further information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

 

Tags:  Servo Amplifier, Servo Drive, BLDC Drive, AMC, Electromate, EtherCAT

New DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller from Galil Motion Control

Galil DMC-500x0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller

Galil DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller

The DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Controller is Galil Motion Control’s newest entry in its latest generation of digital motion controllers.  Incorporating all of the features of our flagship Accelera series controller and designed with compatibility and flexibility in mind, the DMC-500×0 allows integration of remote EtherCAT drives into new and existing applications with just a handful of configuration commands.  The DMC-500×0 is offered in 1 through 8 axis formats.  Axes 1 – 4 can be configured as either local or EtherCAT drives while axes 5 – 8 can be configured for additional EtherCAT drives.

Unique to the motion control industry, this ability to mix and match local and EtherCAT drives on the same controller provides increased flexibility for any application.  In addition, the DMC-500×0 is fully compatible with Galil’s internal servo and stepper motor amplifiers as well as third party external drives.

CLICK HERE to view more information on the DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master Multi-Axis Motion Controller  from Galil Motion Control.

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

 

Tags:  Galil, DMC-500×0, EtherCAT, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Automation, Motor Control, EtherCAT Master, Electromate

Introducing the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master. Galil’s first 32 axis motion controller

Galil Motion Control introduces the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT master, Galil’s first 32 axis motion controller. This new addition to Galil’s EtherCAT family is a pure EtherCAT controller with the ability to control up to 32 drives and 2 I/O modules. This space efficient package also provides uncommitted I/O for easy integration into any EtherCAT application.

Galil's DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master Motion Controller

Galil’s DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master Motion Controller

The DMC-52xx0 is offered in 2, 4, 8, and 16 axis formats (32 axis coming soon). Coordinated moves can be done within banks of up to 8 axes allowing for minimal changes of Galil’s programming language. The DMC-52xx0 operates in Cyclic Synchronous Position mode (CSP). In this mode, the servo control loop is closed on the EtherCAT drive while the Galil controller sends motion profile commands at a rate of 1 kHz. Galil supports a host of EtherCAT devices for virtually any application. See the list below for more details.

Designed to solve complex motion problems, the DMC-52xx0 can be used for applications involving jogging, point-to-point positioning, position tracking, contouring, linear and circular interpolation, electronic gearing, ECAM and PVT. The DMC-52xx0 makes configuration and programming easy with just a handful of EtherCAT configuration commands and Galil’s intuitive, two-letter programming language.

The DMC-52xx0 comes with one Ethernet port for communication with a host PC and one EtherCAT port to communicate with EtherCAT drives. Multiple EtherCAT drives can be linked together in a daisy chain configuration and connected to the controller’s EtherCAT port, simplifying wiring and decreasing setup time. One USB port is also provided for alternative communication with a host PC. The DMC-52xx0 is packaged in a compact metal enclosure measuring 9.75” x 5.00” x 1.60” and is powered by a single 90-250 VAC supply.

CLICK HERE for information on the DMC-52xx0 EtherCAT Master Controller from Galil.

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

 

Tags:   Electromate, Galil, DMC-52xx0, EtherCAT, EtherCAT Master, Motion Controller, Motion Control, Machine Control, Motor Control

Servo Drive Broadens Range of Power and Industrial Fieldbus Options

Kollmorgen’s new 32kW drive is one of the most power dense on the market, consuming only 576cm2 of panel space; the smallest drive in the AKD family, at 1kW, consumes only 99cm2. The AKD platform is one of the highest performing on the market, with a 0.67µs current loop: Approximately 100x the industry-standard speeds of 62.5µs.

Kollmorgen AKD Servo Drive Family

Kollmorgen AKD Servo Drive Family

In addition to high-servo-performance motors, drives, gearing and actuation, Kollmorgen is known for broad connectivity and ease-of-use: The AKD platform supports Ethernet /IP, Profinet, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, CANopen, SERCOS III, SynQnet, and TCP/IP. Recent enhancements to HTTP and UDP support in the intelligent “PDMM” version of AKD—Kollmorgen’s drive-resident multi-axis motion controller—satisfies growing demand to interface with PC networks for back office analytics and PC-based SCADA control.

“Whether you specify a complete Kollmorgen system or use one of our elements in an existing architecture, more options means less compromise.” said Scott Evans, Director of Product Planning at Kollmorgen. “Partnering with Kollmorgen enables machine builders to maximize performance while reducing implementation time.”

CLICK HERE to view Kollmorgen’s family of AKD AC Servo Drive + Motor Systems.

For more information, please contact:

EDITORIAL CONTACT:

Warren Osak
sales@electromate.com
Toll Free Phone:   877-737-8698
Toll Free Fax:       877-737-8699
www.electromate.com

 

Tags:  Ethernet /IP, Profinet, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP, CANopen, SERCOS III, SynQnet, TCP/IP, Kollmorgen, Electromate

Ethernet or EtherCAT for Motion Control Webinar: Choosing the Right Network for Your Applications

JANUARY 26, 2016  |  11:00 AM ET

With the increasing presence of EtherCAT in the motion control industry, choosing between EtherCAT and Ethernet is becoming an increasingly important question. This presentation will cover the technical differences between both methods and provide advice on how to choose between them based on application requirements.  Strengths and weakness of both Ethernet and EtherCAT will be discussed including development time, ease of use, cost, and complexity.

Additionally, Galil’s DMC-500×0 EtherCAT Master and DMC-40×0 Ethernet controller will be reviewed with regards to the capabilities and advantages they can offer.  This presentation is geared towards system developers looking to understand the differences, costs, and capabilities of both Ethernet and EtherCAT.

Can’t make the live webinar?  Register today and we will send you a recorded copy after the live presentation.

Meet the Speaker:
 Matt Klint pic Matt Klint
Applications Engineer
Galil Motion Control
Matt Klint joined Galil in 2013 as an Applications Engineer. Before coming to Galil, he worked as a development engineer in the Physics department at UC Davis where he was involved in developing hardware and software solutions for experiments in Condensed Matter and Astrophysics. Matt has brought this expertise to Galil and has worked with numerous research institutions on motion control and data collection projects. At Galil, he has worked closely with other Applications Engineers and R&D on development of Galil’s EtherCAT compatible controllers. Matt holds a BS in Physics from the University of California at Davis.

 

Pre-recorded Webinar. EtherCAT as a Master Machine Control Tool

YouTube 50minute Video by Galil Motion Control

Topics include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

There is an increasing demand in the automation and motion control industries for a localized motion control solution that can coordinate motion between multiple remote components. Previously, field bus protocols such as Modbus or Ethernet/IP have been implemented to address remote I/O connectivity. Although successful in moving data across automation networks, these protocols lacked the real time performance necessary for a distributed motion control system.

The EtherCAT communication protocol provides a high speed, low overhead communication scheme that allows efficient, deterministic communication between motion controller and remote components. Based on CANOpen and streamlined specifically for point to point transmission of real time data, the EtherCAT standard is quickly becoming the preferred choice for centralized control of tightly coupled motion between remote components. This presentation is aimed at designers of automation and motion control systems with a basic understanding of Ethernet/IP and EtherCAT communications. Topics will include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

Webinar Presenter: Matt Klint, Galil Motion Control

To watch this pre-recorded Webinar, click on the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNh-dA3LH-o

 

Tags:  EtherCAT, Machine Control, Motion Control, Electromate, Galil, Galil Motion Control, Webinar

Live Webinar- EtherCAT as a Master Machine Control Tool

Join us for a Live Webinar Presented by Galil Motion Control on March 3, 2015 11:00am EST

There is an increasing demand in the automation and motion control industries for a localized motion control solution that can coordinate motion between multiple remote components.  Previously, field bus protocols such as Modbus or Ethernet/IP have been implemented to address remote I/O connectivity.  Although successful in moving data across automation networks, these protocols lacked the real time performance necessary for a distributed motion control system.

The EtherCAT communication protocol provides a high speed, low overhead communication scheme that allows efficient, deterministic communication between motion controller and remote components.  Based on CANOpen and streamlined specifically for point to point transmission of real time data, the EtherCAT standard is quickly becoming the preferred choice for centralized control of tightly coupled motion between remote components.  This presentation is aimed at designers of automation and motion control systems with a basic understanding of Ethernet/IP and EtherCAT communications.  Topics will include an overview of the communication scheme, physical layout and applications where EtherCAT is the right solution.

Webinar Presenter: Matt Klint, Galil Motion Control

Click on the link below to register for this Live Webinar.

http://www.motioncontrolonline.org/webinars-detail.cfm?id=245

 

Tags:  Galil, Galil Motion Control, Electromate, EtherCAT, Webinar, Machine Control, Automation, Motion Control

 


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