Technosoft solutions (www.technosoftmotion.com) is proud to introduce the IDM680, a new intelligent servo drive with EtherCAT communication interface. The servo drive combines the manufacturer’s versatility with the speed of the Ethernet for a centralized control of a multi-axis system. The full bandwidth and synchronization capabilities of EtherCAT are very important in motion applications where the synchronization of a large number of drives is needed. It lowers the installation costs by removing the need for Ethernet start topology and switches routers and hubs.
Aside from EtherCAT, the IDM680 embeds motion controller, PLC and drive functionality in a one compact unit. The servo drive can operate as a standard EtherCAT slave with a CANopen-over-EtherCAT (CoE) protocol, or can be programmed to perform complex motion programs at drive level, with the use of the built-in-motion controller, as well as the EasyMotion Studio platform, which generates all the TML instructions.
The IDM680 intelligent servo drive is ideal for the operation of brushless, linear or DC motors up to 640W continuous/1.3kW peak voltages. The addition of the EtherCAT compatibility to the IDM680 offers a strong combination of speed and several operating modes, which include third order PVT and first order PT interpolation, speed or position profiles (S-curve, trapezoidal), analogue or digital external reference, electronic gearing and camming, open/closed loop and microstepping (256 µsteps/step) for step motors.
The drive is equipped with several sensors: SSI, digital and linear Halls, BiSS, EnDAT, sine/cosine incremental resolver and encoders. PC/PLC motion libraries are also available for the quick industrial integration of the IDM680.