Compact EtherCAT drive modules for servo, step and voice coil motors feature a dual/quad-axis universal drive. The UDMSD Series is for motors with a continuous power range of 10 to 100 W (200 W peak). The type of motor is selected by the user and can be set differently for each drive.
These drives address the needs of multi-axis motion applications with limited space, such as moving inspection heads, small manipulators, moving coil actuators and table-top motion stages.
The small size, low weight and minimal cable interface makes them suitable for mounting remotely on moving stages. The compact EtherCAT drive module supports up to four digital incremental encoder channels and up to two absolute encoder channels. It includes a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) to support other feedback devices, such as autofocus signals.
The UDMSD Series operates under any ACS EtherCAT Master Motion Controller. Such a controller can manage networks with up to 64 axes and thousands of I/O points. It is available with currents of 1.25/2.5 A and 2.5/5 A (continuous/peak). The unit is powered by a 12 to 48 Vdc drive supply voltage and by a separate 24 Vdc ± 20% control supply that keeps all logic signals alive during emergency conditions.
ACS Motion Control
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