ACS has launched the first in a new line of high-performance Intelligent Drive Module products. The IDMsm is a 2- or 4-axis EtherCAT DS402 universal servo drive featuring unique control algorithms and processing technologies that enhance the performance of high-precision motion stages. Certified as EtherCAT Conformance Tested, the IDMsm provides up to 5 A continuous and 10 A peak per axis with 12-48 Vdc drive supply.
“We’re excited to offer our unique servo control and motion-to-process synchronization capabilities, backed by more than 35 years of high-performance motion control expertise, for demanding applications that utilize any brand of EtherCAT-based controller,” says Jason Goerges, ACS Motion Control General Manager North America and Global VP of Marketing. “High-tech capital equipment manufacturers have a wide range of EtherCAT servo and stepper drive offerings to choose from. When OEM machines must outpace the competition in throughput, accuracy and time to market for sophisticated features, the IDMsm is the drive to win,” Goerges added.
Features of the new IDMsm include:
- Powerful tuning and performance analysis software tools for stage performance optimization
- Advanced servo control algorithms for gantries and other multi-axis stage configurations
- Intuitive ACSPL+ real time programming with up to 4 simultaneous threads for maximum application flexibility
- Standard DS402/CiA402 CoE EtherCAT interface provides connectivity to any EtherCAT master controller
- Flexibility to interface with multiple motor types for best technology fit on each axis: brushless, brush, voice coil or stepper
- Integral Safe Torque Off (STO), SS1 functional safety capabilities
For more information, visit www.acsmotioncontrol.com.