Linear Actuators with Programming CapabilityLinear Actuators with Programming Capability
November 30, 2010
Haydon KerkMotion Solutions' IDEA Drivetechnology is now available across the line of linear actuator productsincluding the Size 17 stepper motor linear actuators, LRS and RGS linear railsystems and ScrewRail linear actuators. For maximum flexibility, the IDEA Drive is also available in astand-alone compact programmable drive module that will operate all Haydonlinear actuators up to and including the size 23.
The IDEA Drive technology utilizes apatent-pending Graphic User Interface that allows easy programming of theunit. Programming the IDEA Drive isthrough the use of on-screen buttons instead of command sets or otherproprietary programming languages. Thesoftware allows the system designer to troubleshoot programs throughline-by-line or multiple line program execution using the interactive "debug"feature. I/O can be simulated and testedin software before connecting any I/O hardware.
Other features includeprogrammable current control, a single supply voltage of 12 to 48V dc, up to2.6 Arms (3.68Apeak) max rated current per phase, and 8 opto-isolated generalpurpose I/O. The inputs are rated for 5to 24V dc, 4mA max per input. Theoutputs are open collector, 5 to 24V dc, 200mA maximum per output.
The IDEA programmable system isuseful for small gantry robots, motion systems for optics and lasers, highresolution imaging and precision fluid dispense.
Linear Actuators with Programming Capability
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