Covina, Ca. – QuickSilver Controls, Inc. has added CANopen® DSP 402 (CiA® DSP 402 v3.0) to its OEM line of controllers/drivers for NEMA 11, 17 and 23 frame brushless servo motors, further extending the capabilities by adding encoder following and hard-stop homing capabilities as a manufacturer extension to the specification. This adds the QCI-D2-MG-C and QCI-D2-IG-J low-cost and small format controllers to the QuickSilver products supporting CANopen. These controllers provide 3.5A continuous and 4.5A peak output at 12 to 48V.
CiA 402 refers to CAN in Automation (CiA) CANopen Drives and Motion Control Profile 402. This profile defines such functions as start-up and homing techniques as well as motion profiles. A host controller, for example a PLC, supporting CiA 402 could command multiple CiA 402 motor controllers from multiple vendors.
CiA 402 runs on top of CANopen (CiA DSP 302 v4.0) which can be configured for peer-to-peer, master or slave. This allows controllers to share I/O and registers with other CANopen enabled SilverDust™ controllers or 3rd party CANopen devices such as I/O blocks, encoders, PLCs, etc.
For more information on CANopen and CiA DSP 402, visit http://www.can-cia.org/