Single- and dual-axis CANopen drives handle positioning requirements on machine tools. The intelligent drives are available in seven single-axis versions with output ratings from 8.9 to 100 A rms continuous (10 to 141 A peak), and three dual-axis versions with output ratings from 6.3 + 6.3 to 20 + 20 A rms continuous (10 to 35 A peak). These options give machine tool builders a choice to ensure that the control system hardware‚â€™s capabilities match the machine specification.
The drives are an extension of the NUMDrive C with its book-style form-factor. NUM‚â€™s CNC controller kernels, Flexium and Axium Power, are available with CANopen interfaces and are compatible with the new drives.
The drives implement a subset of the standard DSP 402 drive profile and suit auxiliary tasks to the coordinated multi-axis control of the machine‚â€™s tooling, such as feeding and unloading material.
Filed Under: Machine tool industry + subtractive manufacturing, Ethernet — cables • hubs • switches, Motion control • motor controls