A multi-turn absolute encoder feature is now available integrated with all-in-one motor and electronics Lexium MDrive products. Without increasing product size, NEMA size 17 (42 mm) and 23 (57 mm) rotary and linear stepper motors with integrated electronics deliver multi-turn absolute encoder benefits in a compact size and at an extremely competitive price.
Now with a 1,000 line count multi-turn absolute encoder, robust Lexium MDrive (LMD) products continue leading the trend of integrating more components into single units to improve operations while reducing costs. Providing increased performance with no increase in product size, LMD products with absolute encoders can detect and store position information even when powered down. Sensors and homing routines can be eliminated and setup time at system startup reduced.
LMD products with absolute encoders include a fully programmable motion controller and may be operated in several modes including: closed-loop, torque control, and variable current control for energy savings and reduced heating. Available communication protocols include EtherNet/IP, Profinet, ModbusTCP, CANopen, and serial RS-422/485.
PackExpo, taking place at Chicago’s McCormick Place October 14-17, will host the new Lexium MDrive Absolute Encoder product launch. Stop by the company’s booth #8707 to see working demos and discuss application needs with their motion experts. See details at https://motion.schneider-electric.com/news/trade-shows/
To learn more about the performance benefits of absolute encoders, visit https://motion.schneider-electric.com/dloads/white-papers-and-ebooks/ for a white paper on absolute encoders.