Schneider Electric (www.schneider-electric.us) unveiled its latest servo drive — the Lexium 32 servo drives — which improves machine performance, simplify interoperability, and with an outstanding power and unprecedented level of sophistication in a motion control solution. With three available models to choose from, use and selection throughout the lifecycle of a machine are easier. These cost-effective models reduce time-to-market, cabinet space and interoperability into existing or new architectures.
The Lexium 32 servo drives features rapid electrical and mechanical maintenance and installation are easily accomplished.
All of the Schneider Lexium 32 servo drives’ wiring connections are at the top or at the front, adding an on-board HMI, incorporating color-coded connectors, and using motors with rotatable, angled and straight connectors to accommodate any orientation.
It has three auto tuning wizards with level of expertise from beginner to advance to help users customize the system.
By incorporating support, the drives enhanced interoperability for a variety of standardized software and hardware motion interfaces such as EtherNet/IP, Profibus DP, DeviceNet and CANopen/CANmotion.
The device also features digital and analog feedback options, which include BiSS, SSI, Hall A/B/I, Hiperface, EnDat 2.1/2.2, and Resolver. It also has an optional memory card, which can help users clone or parameterize servo drives without a PC with the use of traditional commissioning software.
The Schneider Lexium 32 servo drive has a built-in Safe Torque Off (“STO”) function, per IEC/EN 61800-5-2, which prevents motor operation while maintaining AC input power. STO function provides faster restarts and minimize down time after incidents such as normal operator access intervention and emergency stops.
The Lexium 32 servo drives also offers an optional enhanced safety module (“eSM”) that provides additional safety interlock functions with IEC/EN 61800-5-2. This helps the user from having to clarify and engineer complex safety concepts requirements to meet international and federal regulations.
The Lexium 32 servo drives adapt to various machine needs and simplify selection by offering three servo drive models: the Lexium 32 Modular, Lexium 32 Advanced and Lexium 32 Compact. These are complemented by two motor families, the low-inertia Lexium BSH and the medium-inertia Lexium BMH. Each combination offers specific flexibility and benefits.
With nearly 550 Watts/L power density, the Lexium 32 servo drives are very compact and save the users’ control cabinet space which decreases costs and reduces the machine footprint. They also feature direct side-by-side cabinet mounting (“400% overload capacity”) and enhanced motor control features optimizing the life of the machine such as two notch filters, jerk limitation, vibration reduction and other functions.