Drive serves low power applications

An addition to the ACOPOSmicro product family from B&R allows users to integrate different drive types, changeover from a stepper motor to a servo version.

12/08/2010


A variation of ACOPOSmicro from B&R now also offers support for servo motors. This new addition to the ACOPOSmicro product family allows users to integrate different drive types. The flexible drive architecture enables a problem-free changeover from a stepper motor to a servo version and vice versa. In industries, such as packaging or printing, users profit from the ability to easily combine both technologies in a single application.

The ACOPOSmicro also supports up to two axes with performance levels of 500 W each on one module. The new B&R drive solution requires a base surface of less than 50 cm² per axis. This makes it possible to implement multi-axis applications with minimal space and wiring requirements.

The ACOPOSmicro product family can be used in a nominal voltage range from 18 VDC to 80 VDC for low power applications. Semiconductors ensure a low amount of heat loss – this eliminates the need for expensive cooling concepts that can be difficult to implement. Furthermore, the intelligent power supply module with a network connection offers completely new options for machine and system diagnostics.

In addition to the Safe Torque Off function and trigger inputs, the servo version of the ACOPOSmicro also has a 24 VDC output that can, for example, be used to drive external brakes. Additional optional modules make it possible to adapt to customer-specific requirements at any time - without taking up more space.

www.br-automation.com

B&R Industrial Automation Inc.

- Edited by Amanda McLeman, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com



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