Technosoft (www.technosoftmotion.com) has expanded its iPOS portfolio with the addition of the iPOS3602 MX, which is a µ-sized pluggable servo drive. Specifically designed for use in motion control applications where space is a premium, the iPOS3602 MX features a horizontal plug-in design, allowing it to be easily integrated into the user’s PCB machine or motherboard.
Measuring 55 mm x 26 mm x 13 mm, this compact plug-in module seamlessly integrates the basic motor control functions with PLC and motion control features. Offering CAN/CANopen and an optional EtherCAT interfaces, the iPOS3602 MX offers a flexible solution ideal for decentralized/coordinated control of any linear or rotary brushless, step or DC motor.
The µ-sized pluggable servo drive can work in multi-axis, single axis or stand-alone configurations, while performing speed, position or torque control. Technosoft Motion Language (TML) and EasyMotion Studio makes tuning, drive setup and motion programming easy and simple, while its embedded intelligence eliminates the need for an external motion controller when executing complex motion.
In addition, the iPOS3602 MX can operate in different communication modes, such as TMLCAN, CANopen and EtherCAT (when offered with an EtherCAT interface board). This implies that it can be controlled through the appropriate masters when the CANopen/EtherCAT mode is chosen. If the TMLCAN mode is employed, the iPOS3602 MX operates like the usual Technosoft intelligent drive, which conforms to Technosoft protocol when exchanging TML commands through CAN-bus.
When operating as a standalone, the iPOS3602 MX plays the role of a master, coordinating both the motion application and the network communication/synchronization. However, if a higher level of coordination is required, aside from the mentioned masters, the iPOS3602 MX can also be controlled through a PLC or a PC using one of the TML_LIB motion libraries.