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Intelligent minidrive fits in tight motion-control apps

Posted: 06 Mar 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:intelligent minidrive? motion control? brushless motor?


Technosoft has announced the PIM2401, its new intelligent plug-in minidrive designed for motion control applications where space is limited. The device measures 39mm x 44mm x 14mm and weighs 15g, allowing it to be mounted horizontally or vertically, inside the machine or near the motor. The drive is manufactured with simple pins, reducing the time needed to assemble it. PIM2401 controls DC, brushless, linear and step motors up to 25W (24V, 1A).

With its small dimensions, PIM2401 embeds a digital drive, a powerful motion controller and PLC functionalities in the same unit. One of the key advantages of PIM2401 is its ability to execute complex motions without requiring any external controller. Complex movement sequences can be programmed directly on the PIM, while system control functions are handled from the supervising PC or PLC. Motion modes such as contouring, profiling, gearing, electronic camming and PVT are easily executed in standalone or multi-axis configurations.

PC and PLC motion libraries are available for the drive's quick industrial integration. Starter kits will help users evaluate it and develop specific projects. PIM2401 supports CiA standard DS-30 v4.02 CANopen. Incremental encoders, digital and linear Halls are incorporated by default.

All these featuresplug-in design, embedded intelligence and miniature sizemake PIM2401 a suitable motion control solution for all industrial applications where space is critical and the machines/PCBs need to be kept uncrowded.

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