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Technosoft intros intelligent stepless motor

Posted: 03 Dec 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Technosoft? stepless motor? motion controller? magnetic encoder?

Technosoft has unleashed the iMOT172S XM-CAN intelligent stepless motor as the latest member of its iMOT line of motors with integrated motion controller and drive. The device is based on a cost-effective hybrid step motor that features a magnetic encoder. The product incorporates iPOS motion controllers into a 42 x 42 x 70mm package.

For high reliability, the design is made with only one PCB incorporating the encoder and the iPOS controller that uses the Technosoft MotionChip technology and provides seven I/Os. The configuration, tuning and local programming of the iPOS drive can easily be done using Technosoft's powerful graphical platform, EasyMotion Studio, stated the company. The position sensor is absolute single-turn, providing 4096 counts per revolution for accurate speed and position control, down to five arc minutes.

While an EtherCAT version is under preparation, the device covers two CAN versions: the standard CANopen, in accordance to the CiA 301, 305 and 402 profiles, and the TMLCAN protocol.

Technosoft Motion Language (TML) opens the possibility to use the motion controller, allowing it to operate as an independent intelligent device. As an example, any homing routine can be customised to match the application needs. Standalone single- or multi-axis applications with communication between drives without the need of a CAN master are possible, while various types of CAN masters are supported through an extended set of Technosoft Motion Control Libraries.

The intelligent stepless motor reaches a peak torque of 500mNm at 1000rpm without a gearbox, achieved from a motor with a square flange of 42mm. The maximum length of the integrated unit is 70mm. The high efficiency of the solution is obtained due to Technosoft's implementation of current and torque vector regulation under a field oriented control method (FOC) that practically transforms the motor into a stepless servo motor, dramatically reducing the current consumption and heat dissipation typical to hybrid steppers, indicated Technosoft.

The standard NEMA17 flange ensures multiple sources of gearheads that are available for fitting to the motor, depending on the requirements of the application.

An intelligent motor can be used in many applications, but it has been developed for medical analysis and dosing machines, pick and place and welding robots, instrumentation and optical equipment, unmanned military vehicles, packaging, bottling and labelling machines, detailed the company.





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