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A Technosoft Intelligent Drive with High-speed EtherCAT Communication

Article-A Technosoft Intelligent Drive with High-speed EtherCAT Communication

A Technosoft Intelligent Drive with High-speed EtherCAT Communication

IDM680 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.

IDM680 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 I.25steps/step) for step motors.

This 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.

IDM680 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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