The EPOS4 Compact positioning controllers from maxon can now be incorporated into EtherCAT networks, thereby creating new opportunities for a large range of applications. The new EtherCAT models comply with the CoE standard (CAN application layer over EtherCAT) and can be easily integrated into existing EtherCAT networks.
The new, intelligent motion controllers with real-time communication offer a simple, plug-and-play solution for controlling brushed DC and brushless EC motors (BLDC) with peak currents of up to 30 A. With their modular design, they’re particularly suited to applications with single or multi-axis systems in small devices and machines, as well as robotics.
There are also an extensive range of accessories to make the connection and integration process as easy as possible. Besides the intuitive “EPOS Studio” software, Windows DLL and Linux Shared Objects Libraries are also freely available for incorporating the controllers into a variety of master systems.
The versatile EtherCAT controllers are available immediately in two power versions: 50-V/8-A and 50-V/15-A. Other variants in the Compact series (EPOS4 Compact 24/1.5 EtherCAT & EPOS4 Compact 50/5 EtherCAT) will follow by the end of 2018.
More information about EPOS controllers, visit epos.maxonmotor.com.