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Motion controller and drive

With PLC functionalities

Technosoft (Switzerland) has added the iPOS3604 HX-CAN to its iPos series of drives. It is a motion controller and drive in a single unit supporting CiA 301, CiA 305, and CiA 402.

Programmable protections of the device are over-current, over-temperature, and short circuit (Photo: Technosoft)

THE PRODUCT IS BASED ON A DESIGN CONCEPT for closed-frames drives, offering a solution for the control of rotary or linear, brushless, DC brush, and step motors of powers up to 144 W. The drives were designed to cover low to medium volume applications and embed motion controller, drive, and PLC functionalities into a single unit. When used as a so-called intelligent drive - like all other members of the iPos series - the iPOS3604 HX-CAN is empowered by the TML (Technosoft Motion Language) instruction set.

Acting as a programmable motion controller and drive, the unit can replace the host in various single or multi-axis stand-alone applications. Complex motion sequences can be programmed and executed automatically at power-up from the non-volatile memory of the drive. Positioning profiles, I/O and program flow control, data transfer between axes, subroutines, ISRs and multiple homing modes ease the motion application implementation task.

In systems that require a host, the drive operates as a slave executing motion sequences triggered via commands received on EIA-232 or CAN while supporting the CiA 301, CiA 305, and CiA 402 CANopen protocols as well. It also comes with digital and analog I/Os: five digital programmable inputs of 5 V to 36 V, four digital outputs of 5 V to 36 V, and one analog input with 12-bit resolution and 0 V to 5 V.

Technosoft will be presenting the drive at the SPS IPC Drives 2014 in Nuremberg November 25 to 27.