Advanced Motion Controls (www.a-m-c.com) has unveiled its powerful DZE and DZS series of servo drives, which is part of its Z-Drives platform of plug-in servo drives. Ideal for EtherCAT enabled control networks that come in a compact package, these products not only reduce cost but also deliver precise motion when utilized in a multiple networked axes system.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) continuously deliver motion control precision at the most affordable cost. The advent of EtherCAT, which is an open network standard based on Ethernet, has significantly boosted precision and has set new heights for topology flexibility and real-time performance.
In line with this, the company has also developed the DxM, a Demultiplexed Motion technology that allows connectivity of a maximum of three DZS drives (sub-nodes) to one DZE (node) on up to four axes servo motion EtherCAT network. This effectively eliminates the cost of added EtherCAT nodes, leading to reduced overall system cost. In addition, DxM technology makes master tasks in multi-axis systems simpler as it easily handles all sub-node activity through a single node.
Advanced Motion Controls has also introduced its latest DPE series of EtherCAT enabled servo drives, which is part of its panel mount DigiFlex Performance platform. Both DZE’s and DPE’s can be employed as part of a multiple axes EtherCAT network or as stand-alone EtherCAT slave nodes of single axis setups.
Meanwhile, the DZS’s can be utilized as sub-nodes of a DxM configuration that comes with a DZE node.