can operate either as a standard EtherCAT slave using a CANopen over EtherCAT
(CoE) protocol, or it can be programmed to execute complex motion programs
directly at drive level, using the built-in motion controller and the EasyMotion
Studio platform. EasyMotion Studio automatically generates all the TML
instructions. Using TML programming, you can reduce the development time of
complex applications by distributing the intelligence between master and drive:
you can call complex motion functions, pre-stored in the drive memory, or
trigger their execution via I/O signals.
is suitable for the operation of brushless, dc or linear motors up to
640 W continuous / 1.3 kW peak voltages. Adding EtherCAT
compatibility to the IDM680 drive provides a potent combination of speed and various
operating modes, including: position or speed
profiles (trapezoidal, S-curve); 3rd order PVT and 1st
order PT interpolation; electronic gearing and camming; analogue or digital external
reference; open / closed loop and microstepping (up to 256 Î¼steps/step) for
drive is equipped with various sensors: digital and linear Halls, SSI, EnDAT,
BiSS, sine/cosine incremental encoders and resolver. PC/PLC motion libraries
are available for the drive's quick industrial integration.
with EtherCAT is useful to motion control applications that require high data
transfer rates, short data processing times and high synchronicity with low
jitter, such as plant or building automation industries.
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