maxon adds EtherCAT to positioning platform

maxon adds EtherCAT to positioning platform

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By eeNews Europe

The EPOS4 Compact 24/1.5 EtherCAT measuring 56.5×55.0x31.9mm and the EPOS4 Compact 50/5 EtherCAT measuring 56.5×55.0x31.9mm are the latest models of this scalable and modular platform delivered different designs (module, compact, or encased version). The controllers offer excellent dynamic properties, control quality, and power density while requiring only minimal installation space. In addition, their automatic controller setting makes them ideally suited for easy control of both brushless (BLDC) and brushed DC motors. While maxon expands its family of EPOS4 products, the company is also upgrading the capabilities of the entire platform by enabling dual loop control. Dual loop control simultaneously controls motor and load feedback for optimum performance within the system. The EPOS Studio software ensures the minimum possible set-up times with its automatic Regulation Tuning feature. The controllers continuously deliver hundreds of data points about the drive system for online condition monitoring and transmits this data to a higher-level system via CANopen or EtherCAT in real time. This supports complex predictive maintenance systems that anticipate impending failures to avoid costly repairs, resulting in higher productivity and lower cost.

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