B&R has extended
its range of plug-in modules for the ACOPOS
servo drive family to include a module for evaluating BiSS encoders. The
BiSS fully digital bidirectional sensor interface is an open and license-free
communication standard that allows sensor data to be read synchronously,
securely and quickly. The BiSS interface is characterized by a high transfer
rate and reliable error detection.
ACOPOS is an
intelligent servo drive that increases production volume, reduces production
cycles and improves quality with greater precision. With ACOPOS, B&R offers
bus-capable servo drives for machine manufacturing in the power range from 400W
to 64 kW. With Ethernet POWERLINK, it is possible to operate up to 240 axes on
one line using the same network.
Highlights of the BiSS interface
communication, secure data transfer, digitization right on the sensor and error detection.
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