JVL has released Add-On-Instructions for its ServoStep integrated motors for fast and easy setup and programming in Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 software. It makes commissioning fast and easy and the motors can be set up in 5 minutes or less.
The motors have the ability to be upgraded with other protocols or newer versions of the same protocol at any time. Because of the upgradeability, the JVL industrial Ethernet interface is also ‘future proof’ as newer versions of the protocols will always fit into the design. The user can switch between Profinet, EtherCAT, Powerlink, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP and SERCOS.
The ServoStep integrated motors are all-in-one units featuring a motor, absolute multiturn encoder, drive, controller, a PLC and Ethernet Switch as well as TÜV-approved STO option. The integrated design with the controller in the motor minimizes the size of the control cabinet. With less components in the cabinet, the cooling requirements will be lower, reducing both system cost and running costs.
ServoStep motors offer state-of-the-art performance that in some applications can rival servo motors at a lower cost. The high torque at low speeds make compact solutions without gears possible. The ServoStep family offers up to double the power in the same size compared to similar motors, due to higher current/voltage and advanced regulation.
JVL’s closed-loop ServoStep technology eliminates loss of steps and never stalls. Ultra-high torque enables direct drive without gearing. The motor series also has current control, which lowers power consumption and allows 100% duty cycle without overheating. The ultra-high step resolution of 409,600 step/rev decreases acoustic noise and results in a smooth-running motor.
The wide speed range from 0 to 3,000 rpm can be adjusted in increments of 0.01 rpm. Due to automatic tuning, programming is fast and easy.
The motors have 8 programmable inputs/outputs; each can be set up as digital input, digital output or analog input. Motors are equipped with EtherNet/IP interface and options include STO (Safe Torque Off) versions.
The motors are perfect for multi-axis applications and format adjustments where high positioning speed is required. Due to ultra-high torque, no gear is needed. For end-of-line packaging and food and beverage applications enclosure class IP65 can be delivered. To fulfil the demands for diagnostics and easy maintenance in factories of the future the motors are designed for IIoT and are Industry 4.0 ready.
The motors include a 2-port Ethernet switch to reduce wiring in daisy-chain configuration (DLR). Several LEDs enable technicians and operators to get a quick status overview.
For more information, visit www.jvl.dk.
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