Kollmorgen’s (www.kollmorgen.com) AKD(TM) servo drive functionally provides support to the CANopen® drive, EtherCAT® drive, base analog drive and indexing drive with just a single drive SKU.
This delivers more efficient prototyping and bench testing to packaging, converting, medical, printing and other machine builders as well as enable smooth transition from a bus type to another.
“Where most servo drive hardware and firmware support just a single motion bus, a single AKD servo drive supports multiple motion buses that would otherwise require two different sets of hardware and firmware. With a simple parameter change and a power cycle, machine builders can quickly and easily change the AKD’s communication protocol between EtherCAT and CANopen giving them a clear competitive advantage in getting new and better machines to market, faster,” said Josh Inman, Product Manager at Kollmorgen for North America.
Without the need for a separate option cards, the AKD servo can also support various Ethernet motion buses from the base hardware as well as feedback devices.
It currently supports feedback devices such as BiSS, Endat, Analog Sine/Cos encoders, Smart Feedback Devices (SFD), HIPERFACE®, incremental encoders, and resolvers. Aside from CANopen and EtherCAT motion buses, the AKD also supports PROFINET, Modbus/TCP, EtherNet/IP and SynqNet®.
AKD servo drives cater great operational flexibility and quality at reduced costs, increasing overall footprint associated with integrating option card, as these capabilities are available within the base product’s dimensions.
The servo drives also feature 120/240 VAC or 480 VAC operation, power ranging three to 24 Arms continuous current and at peak, nine to 48 Arms.