Complex CNC applications are increasingly implementing stepper motor technology. In addition, more and more pneumatic systems are being replaced by electrical drives. ACOPOSmicro — an extremely compact drive for operating stepper and servo motors in the lower performance range — provides an innovative and impressive solution. ACOPOSmicro is an addition to the successful ACOPOS and ACOPOSmulti product range.
At only 63 mm wide, it saves space in the switching cabinet. Voltage levels of 80 VDC and 110/230 VAC are available in order to achieve higher torque at high speeds. The performance ranges between 50 W and 1 kW. POWERLINK and the X2X remote backplane are onboard as fieldbus interfaces.
A clever cooling design, like the one already used for ACOPOSmulti, provides advantages for the environment. Side and back wall mounting are possible. Cold plate mounting for oil or water cooling is available in addition to wall and feed-through mounting. This cooling design reduces costs by eliminating the need to carry out additional work for climate-control and the related service tasks.
Using standardized PLCopen motion control function blocks and CNC robotics libraries, all motor types supported by ACOPOSmicro can be controlled via B&R Automation Studio without problems.
ACOPOSmicro is often implemented in the semiconductor, packaging, textile and printing industries.
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Filed Under: Machine tools + subtractive manufacturing, Motors • stepper