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Technosoft unveils new DSP intelligent drives

Posted: 31 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Technosoft? DSP? servo drives? IDM/IDS640? motion control?

Technosoft has announced the new generation of its DSP intelligent drivesthe IDM/IDS640touted to offer a powerful CANopen communication option for motion automation builders currently using the CANopen DSP 402 standard. Technosoft supports the CANopen protocol, recognized as a dominant CAN solution for motion control applications.

The new intelligent drives embed motion control, drive and PLC functionalities in a single compact unit (136-by-95-by-26 mm). They are software configurable to drive brushless, DC, linear or step motors up to 640W (80V, 8A). Lower-power IDM/IDS240 versions capable of up to 240W (48V, 5A) are also available.

In addition to the DS-402 modes of operationvelocity profile, position profile (with trapezoidal or S-curve speed), homing and interpolated position (3rd order PVT or 1st order PT)Technosoft said the new devices also offer other motion modes like electronic camming and gearing with the option of adding a second motion reference generator.

Due to their embedded motion controller, the devices can be programmed to independently execute complex TML motion functions. This drastically reduces the load of the master, which can simply call the motion functions and then wait for their confirmation, said the press release.

Motion programming can also be done via the TML language of the integrated motion controller; a PC host using motion libraries (C, VB, Delphi, Labview) or a PLC using PLCopen libraries.

The CANopen interface enables machine builders to use a low-cost, high-speed serial communication bus based on a simple twisted-pair cable, to link all the various motion control elements in automation equipment, said Technosoft.

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