Lenze (www.lenze.com), a leading specialist in drive and automation technology, has announced that its ECS servo system now comes with a clock-synchronized EtherCAT interface.
The company’s new ECS servo system offers the servo drives high dynamic performance, which is vital in motion tasks requiring the highest precision and speed. Specifically engineered for multi-axis applications in central control architecture, the new system, when combined with new L-force Controller 3200 C, effectively and economically solves even the most demanding and complex motion tasks in terms of precision and the number of axis required.
The versatile system also provides a vast array of axis and power supply modules which can be easily connected to produce an integrated unit, while the ECS drives are compatible with the MCS range’s highly dynamic motors. The drives can be also combined with asynchronous and synchronous motors.
Based on the energy-efficient Intel Atom processor, the L-force Controller 3200 C has been specifically developed for use in the control cabinet. The integrated 48 MBit/s backplane bus enables I/O modules from the I/O system 1000 to be side-mounted to the controller. A combination of the time stamp with the short cycle time and the minimum jitter ensures that the motion system conforms to speed and synchronism requirements.
“With our combination of Controller 3200 C and ECS servo system, we offer the optimum solution for tasks with a large proportion of motion,” said Sören Mirbach from Control Technology Product Management at Lenze.
“And integration of the ECS in the EtherCAT-based control environment rounds off our uniform, end-to-end portfolio for setting up central control architectures.”