Tag: CANopen

Servo Drive Broadens Range of Power and Industrial Fieldbus Options

Kollmorgen’s new 32kW drive is one of the most power dense on the market, consuming only 576cm2 of panel space; the smallest drive in the AKD family, at 1kW, consumes only 99cm2. The AKD platform is one of the highest performing on the market, with a 0.67µs current loop: Approximately 100x the industry-standard speeds of … Continue reading Servo Drive Broadens Range of Power and Industrial Fieldbus Options

Evolution of Ethernet in Control Systems. A New White Paper from Galil

Authors:  Robin Riley, Ann Keffer, Wayne Baron  Galil Motion Control Ethernet was developed in the 1970’s and was started being used commercially in the 1980’s.   By the end of the 1980’s it was the dominant network technology.  It was initially used to connect computer systems and peripherals in a Local Area Network (LAN) and quickly … Continue reading Evolution of Ethernet in Control Systems. A New White Paper from Galil

Asynchronous vs. Deterministic Communication and Types of Motion Controller Topologies

A motion control system is a system that controls the position, velocity, force or pressure of some machine.  As an example, an electromechanical based motion control system consists of a motion controller (the brains of the system), a drive (which takes the low power command signal from the motion controller and converts it into high … Continue reading Asynchronous vs. Deterministic Communication and Types of Motion Controller Topologies

Motion Control Terminology Primer

What makes a bus based Motion Controller deterministic?   What are the three types of Step Motors?   What is the difference between an Absolute Encoder and a Resolver? These questions (and many more) are quickly answered in a free User Friendly 2page 'Motion Control Terminology' Primer. The Primer covers the following topics: Motion Control Motion Controllers Drives and Amplifiers … Continue reading Motion Control Terminology Primer

Integrated Stepper Motors Feature CANopen Connectivity

Applied Motion Products of Watsonville, CA have just released a new line of High Torque Integrated Stepper Motors with built-in CANopen communications. The STM24 Series is a Nema 24 frame hybrid step motor series with holding torque rated to 340 oz-in . CANopen is a standardized communication protocol for use in distributed automation control systems. … Continue reading Integrated Stepper Motors Feature CANopen Connectivity

New CANopen/Ethernet Integrated Stepper Motors from Applied Motion Products

Watsonville, CA-- Applied Motion Products is pleased to announce that it has expanded it's successful line of Integrated Step Motors to include CANopen and Ethernet communication versions. The STM is a Drive+Motor+Control unit, fusing step motor and drive technologies into a single device, offering savings on space, wiring and cost over conventional motor and drive … Continue reading New CANopen/Ethernet Integrated Stepper Motors from Applied Motion Products

Applied Motion Products adds CANopen option to SV Servo Motor Drives

WATSONVILLE, CA – Applied Motion Products announces an increase in the range of CANopen products by the addition of CANopen communications to the SV series Step Motor Drives. Adding a CANopen option to the SV series Servo Drives adds a third drive to Applied Motions list of CANopen compatible products, with more to come. The … Continue reading Applied Motion Products adds CANopen option to SV Servo Motor Drives

Applied Motion Products adds CANopen option to ST Step Motor Drives

Applied Motion Products announces the addition of CANopen communications to the ST series Step Motor Drives. The addition of a CANopen option card to the range of communication options allows the drives to be controlled by a CANopen master utilizing the DS301 and DSP402 communications protocols and the CAN 2.0b Passive physical layer. Using these … Continue reading Applied Motion Products adds CANopen option to ST Step Motor Drives