Automatic motor identification and system configuration
Embedded parameter chip enhances B&R's family of servo, synchronous, and torque motors. Machine builders and end users can field swap motors of varying performance without adjusting program files or drive configurations.
B&R Industrial Automation has enhanced its family of servo, synchronous, and torque motors with the embedded parameter chip. This integrated chip stores pertinent mechanical and electronic motor data such as serial number, type, parameters, and manufacturer specifications, making the entire power transmission system clearly identifiable in the application program.
The drive reads the motor data from the encoder. With this data, the encoder automatically determines the current control paramaters to guarantee optimal control of the motor. This substantially reduces the time and resources required for manual entry of motor data during commissioning; it also eliminates any margin for error, according to the company.
Another advantage of the embedded parameter chip is that it supports automatic system configuration. Machine builders and end users can field swap motors of varying performance without adjusting their program file or drive configuration.
The embedded chip acts as a thumbprint for motor parameters so they may be identified and confirmed. When troubleshooting a drive system, the chip lets users promptly verify the accuracy of motor parameters, allowing them to quickly eliminate the motor as the issue and focus diagnostic efforts elsewhere.
- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
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