Eden Prairie, Minn. – ACS Motion Control announces an EtherCAT slave Universal Drive Module that directly drives one or two axes. Designated the SPiiPlus UDMnt, the Universal Drive Module operates as an EtherCAT slave device to any SPiiPlus EtherCAT master controller. The SPiiPlus UDMnt supports AC servo, DC brushless, DC brush, closed and open loop 2- and 5-phase step motors. In addition, many UDMnt devices can be linked together on a network, allowing up to 32 axes of fully coordinated control.
The SPiiPlus UDMnt is available in a 5A, 10A, or 20A peak current rating at up to 60Vdc bus voltage, and has dedicated encoder and limit inputs as well as general purpose I/O and robust fault protection. The drive performs real-time control of position, velocity and current at a 20kHz update rate for each axis.
The SPiiPlus EtherCAT family of products offer advanced, high-level machine control with a small footprint and low cost. The universal drive technology provides a flexible solution for all motor topologies, helping to reduce costs by letting users run multiple axes from one drive module.
For more information about the SPiiPlus UDMnt and other ACS EtherCAT network control components, visit the ACS Motion Control website at www.acsmotioncontrol.com.