Technosoft (www.technosoftmotion.com) has introduced a new range of intelligent servo drives anchored on a revolutionary design concept that provides compact solutions higher-power density — the iPos line.
Modularly engineered to cover both low-volume and high-volume applications, iPOS3602 (36 V, 2 A, 75 W) — which is the first member of this family — offers drive solution fitted on just 21 mm x 54 mm of PCB space as well as a complete motion control. It integrates all the basic motion control functionality, motor control functions as well as the PLC functionality on one compact plug-in module. Featuring CAN / CANopen interfaces and an optional EtherCAT interface, the iPOS drive controls any linear or rotary brushless, DC brush or step motor.
With the integrated EasyMotion Studio platform and motion controller, Technosoft’s iPOS3602 can execute complex motion programs at drive level. It can also operate as an intelligent CANopen and EtherCAT slave. In simple applications the new iPOS3602 can operate as a single-axis motion controller and drive while in a stand-alone mode and independently running the program within its non-volatile memory. In systems that need a host, the new iPOS drive functions as an intelligent slave executing motion sequences propelled by commands or input lines received though RS-232 or CAN bus.
The drive’s iPOS card features motion capabilities that include 3rd order PVT and 1st order PT interpolation, position or speed profiles (trapezoidal, S-curve), electronic gearing and camming, digital or analog external reference, matched with the cyclic synchronous position, torque and speed modes specific to EtherCAT.
The new drive can operate with a vast array of feedback devices. Sin/Cos and incremental encoders, linear or digital Halls are supported by default, while BiSS, SSI, EnDAT absolute encoders as well as resolver interfaces are offered through an additional extension.